Dragon Darts (move)

Dragon Darts
ドラゴンアロー Dragon Arrow
Dragon Darts IX.png
Dragon Darts IX 2.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Dragon Darts (Japanese: ドラゴンアロー Dragon Arrow) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Dragapult.


  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: How does it interact with Ally Switch when targeting an ally? Does substitute or Ice Face cause Dragon Darts to be redirected away from the Pokémon? If the user has Mold Breaker, will Dragon Darts take that into account when determining its targets?
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Dragon Darts is a multi-strike move that deals damage twice.

If targeting an opponent when there are multiple opponents, Dragon Darts' first strike targets the original target and its second strike targets the other opponent. If either the original target or its ally would take no damage from Dragon Darts, both strikes are directed at the other Pokémon instead. If Dragon Darts targets an ally, both hits will hit that ally. Wide Guard does not affect Dragon Darts.

The following reasons for taking no damage from Dragon Darts will cause it to target the other Pokémon:

If both target Pokémon are immune to Dragon Darts, only one of their immunity is acknowledged.

If one of Dragon Darts' strikes is redirected in order to avert a miss due to accuracy and evasion, this will activate the user's Blunder Policy (even if both strikes successfully hit the other Pokémon).

If an opponent is the center of attention (such as due to Follow Me), both strikes will target that Pokémon, even if it is immune to Dragon Darts.

If Dragon Darts targets a Pokémon that has Pressure, even if it was not the original target of the move, it still causes the move's user to lose additional PP.

In a Max Raid Battle, if used by the wild Pokémon, each strike targets two opponents individually, hitting one Pokémon first and then another Pokémon adjacent to the first target.

If the user has Prankster and calls Dragon Darts via a move that calls other moves, such as Copycat, and one of the targets is Dark-type, its type immunity is acknowledged properly and it hits the other target twice.

If a Focus Sash activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent. Sturdy will activate with each hit if the defending Pokémon has a maximum HP of 1.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Dragon Darts cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SwShLA The user attacks twice using Dreepy. If there are two targets, this move hits each target once.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user attacks twice using Dreepy. If there are two opposing Pokémon, this move hits each of them once.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0887   Dragapult
Amorphous Dragon 1, Evo.SwSh Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Physical 4 100 120 100% An opponent Multistrike Attacks twice in a row. Leon (Alt.) & Dragapult

In the anime

Main series


The user attacks the target using Dreepy.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dragapult fires a pair of Dreepy from the holes on its horns at the opponent like missiles.
Leon's Dragapult Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day! Debut

Pokémon: Twilight Wings


The user attacks the target using Dreepy.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dragapult fires four Dreepy from the holes on its horns at the opponent like missiles.
Leon's Dragapult Sky Debut

In other generations


Dragon Darts when used by a Pokémon other than Dragapult
  • Dragon Darts has some unique animation traits in Generation VIII. The move's animation is different if:
    • The move is used by a Pokémon that is not Dragapult.
    • A Shiny Pokémon uses Dragon Darts, with the Dreepy also appearing as Shiny. It shares this distinction with Mind Blown and Syrup Bomb.
      • Due to the change in the move's animation going into Generation IX, it is no longer possible to see either of these differences.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龍箭 Lùhng Jin
Mandarin 龍箭 / 龙箭 Lóng Jiàn
  French Draco-Flèches
  German Drachenpfeile
  Italian Dragofrecce
  Korean 드래곤애로 Deuraegon Aero
  Polish Strzałki Smoka
Portuguese   Brazil Dardos Dracônicos
  Portugal Setas de Dragão
  Russian Дротики Дракона Drotiki Drakona
  Spanish Dracoflechas

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.