Dragon Darts (move)

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Dragon Darts
ドラゴンアロー Dragon Arrow
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Type  Dragon
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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.

Effect

  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? Does Follow Me still redirect the attack if the user would take no damage? 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.

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.

Description

Games Description
SwSh 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.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1, Evo.SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

Main series

       
Dragapult
The user attacks the target using Dreepy.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dragapult 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

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


Trivia

  • Dragon Darts is one of only two moves whose animation differs depending on if the Pokémon is Shiny or not, the other being Mind Blown.
  • Dragon Darts has a different animation depending on whether it is used by Dragapult or not.

In other languages

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



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