Dragon Tail (move)

Dragon Tail
ドラゴンテール Dragon Tail
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Type  Dragon
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  90%
Priority  -6
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move later on the next turn.

Dragon Tail (Japanese: ドラゴンテール Dragon Tail) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM82 from Generation V to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and TM17 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

Effect

Dragon Tail inflicts damage and has decreased priority. In a Trainer battle, it will switch out the target to the next Pokémon in line that has not fainted (if there is one). In a wild Pokémon battle with a single wild Pokémon, this move will cause the battle to end if the user's level is equal or greater than the target's; however, if there are multiple wild Pokémon in the battle, it works the same as in a Trainer battle.

If using this move causes the user to faint (such as if the target is holding a Rocky Helmet or has the Ability Rough Skin or Iron Barbs), the target will not be forced to switch.

Dragon Tail will fail to end wild Pokémon battles or switch out the opposing Trainer's Pokémon if the target has the Ability Suction Cups, is under the effects of Ingrain, or has Substitute set up.

Dragon Tail can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if any of the moves Spikes, Stealth Rock, or Toxic Spikes was used in the prior turn.

When used on a Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokémon, Dragon Tail will deal damage but not force the target to switch out.

Description

Games Description
BW The user knocks away the target and drags out another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
B2W2 The target is knocked away and switched. In the wild, a battle against a single Pokémon ends.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The target is knocked away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon 26PE
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon 31 31 31SMUSUM
28PE
15
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon 33 33 33SMUSUM
28PE
15
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 33 33 33SMUSUM
28PE
15
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 20
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 65BW
45B2W2
45XY
29ORAS
29 20
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon 27ORAS 24 24
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon 80 80XY
1ORAS
1 1
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 45 45 45 10
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 1, 59 1, 59
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon 30 30 20
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon 30 30 20
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon 17 8
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 17 1
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 17 1
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 23 1
880   Dracozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon 30
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
833   Chewtle
  Monster Water 1
885   Dreepy
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM82
VI
TM82
VII
TM82
TM17
VIII
--
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Bug
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
497   Serperior
  Field Grass
503   Samurott
  Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon Ash's Charizard
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Dragon Tail damages the enemy in front of the user and blows the enemy away. If the enemy hits a wall, it takes 5 damage. If it hits another Pokémon, both Pokémon take 5 damage. In Gates to Infinity, Dragon Tail hits nearby enemies in a 1 tile range around the user when used by a Gigantic Pokémon.

Pokémon Conquest

 
>
 
Stars: ★★★
Power: 33
Accuracy: 90%
Effect: Switches each target with the Pokémon behind it.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Dragon Tail is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Dragon Tail
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 15
Energy boost 9
Duration 1.1 seconds
Damage window 0.85 - 1.05 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 13
Energy boost 9
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                      
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Energy boost: 6 → 9
    • Duration: 1.55 → 1.1 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • May 31, 2021
    • Energy boost: 10 → 9
    • Power: 9 → 13

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user knocks away the target, causing it to be switched out for a different Pokémon.
MDGtI It damages and blows away an enemy straight back. It causes more damage if the enemy crashes into a wall or a Pokémon.
It damages and blows away nearby enemies straight back. It causes more damage if they crash into walls or Pokémon.*
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy and blows the enemy away in a straight line. It causes more damage if the enemy crashes into a wall or a Pokémon.


In the anime

Main series

       
Turtonator Druddigon Serperior Salamence
The user hits the opponent with its glowing tail.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Druddigon Druddigon's tail glows light blue and it hits the opponent with it.
Gail's Druddigon Search for the Clubultimate! Debut
Drayden's Druddigon Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! None
Clair's Druddigon BWS02 None
  Serperior Serperior's tail glows light blue and it hits the opponent with it.
Trip's Serperior Ash, Iris, and Trip: Then There Were Three! None
  Charizard A light blue glow spreads up Charizard's tail, until the whole tail glows light blue. It then hits the opponent with its tail.
Ash's Charizard The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! None
  Heliolisk Heliolisk's tail becomes covered in a green, scale-patterned aura. It then hits the opponent with its tail.
Clemont's Heliolisk Clemont's Got a Secret! None
  Tyrunt Tyrunt's tail becomes covered in a green, scale-patterned aura. It then hits the opponent with its tail.
Grant's Tyrunt Climbing the Walls! None
  Charizard Mega Charizard Y's tail becomes covered in a green, scale-patterned aura. It then hits the opponent with its tail.
Trevor's Charizard A League of His Own! None
  Salamence Salamence's tail becomes covered in a green, scale-patterned aura. It then hits the opponent with its tail.
Sawyer's Salamence A Riveting Rivalry! None
  Gyarados Mega Gyarados's tail becomes covered in a green, scale-patterned aura. It then hits the opponent with its tail.
Lysandre's Gyarados The Right Hero for the Right Job! None
  Turtonator Turtonator's tail glows orange or green, and grows in size and length. It then hits the opponent with it.
Kiawe's Turtonator A Crowning Moment of Truth! None
  Onix Onix's tail becomes covered in a green, scale-patterned aura. It then hits the opponent with its tail.
A wild Onix Caring for a Mystery! None


Pokémon Generations

       
Haxorus
The user hits the opponent with its tail.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Haxorus Haxorus swings its tail and slams it onto its opponent.
Drayden's Haxorus The Uprising Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龍尾 Lùhngméih
Mandarin 龍尾 / 龙尾 Lóngwěi
  Czech Dračí ocas
  Dutch Drakenstaart
  French Draco-Queue
  German Drachenrute
  Greek Δρακοουρά
  Indonesian Ekor Naga
  Italian Codadrago
  Korean 드래곤테일 Dragon Tail
  Norwegian Dragehale
  Polish Ogon Smoka
Portuguese   Brazil Cauda do Dragão
Cauda de Dragão (SM129-SM135)
  Portugal Cauda Dragão
Spanish   Latin America Cola de Dragón
  Spain Cola Dragón
  Thai ดรากอนเทล
  Vietnamese Đuôi Rồng



Variations of the move Dragon Tail
  Dragon TailCircle Throw


Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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