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Dragonair
Dragon Pokémon
ハクリュー
Hakuryu
#148
Dragonair



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shed Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Marvel Scale
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Dragon
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
13'01" 4.0 m
Dragonair
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
36.4 lbs. 16.5 kg
Dragonair
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
144
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
147
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Dragonair
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F148.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

Dragonair (Japanese: ハクリュー Hakuryu) is a Dragon-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Dratini starting at level 30 and evolves into Dragonite starting at level 55.

Contents

Biology

Dragonair flying

Dragonair is a long, serpentine Pokémon with sky blue scales and a white underside. It has a rounded snout, oval purple eyes, and a small, white horn on its forehead. On each side of its head is a small, stylized wing, which is white and curves into a swirl at the base. Three blue, crystal orbs adorn its body: one on its neck and two on its tail.

Dragonair emits a gentle aura that gives it a mystical appearance. As seen in the anime, it can make its wings grow larger in order to fly, but otherwise moves through the air unaided. Dragonair hosts a large amount of energy within its body, which it can discharge through the crystals on its neck and tail. This causes its body to brighten and give off a different aura that changes the weather in its vicinity. Dragonair is a rare Pokémon that inhabits seas and lakes. In the past, Outrage was its signature move.

In the anime

Dragonair in the anime
Shiny Dragonair in the anime

Major appearances

Clair's Dragonair

In Beauty is Skin Deep, Clair's Dratini evolved into a Dragonair as Clair was protecting it from Team Rocket. In Better Eight Than Never, Clair used it as her final Pokémon during her Gym battle against Ash.

Dragonair (anime)

In A Test in Paradise!, a wild Dragonair living on Dragonite Island with three others evolved into a Dragonite. Having befriended it earlier, Ash caught it shortly afterwards.

Other

Dragonair debuted in the banned episode EP035, as a Dratini the warden of the Safari Zone, Kaiser, was protecting. Over the 30 years since Kaiser last saw the elusive Dragon type, it evolved into Dragonair. It also now has a child Dratini.

In On Olden Pond, a Dragonair lived in a lake that Mr. Saridakis planned to build a luxury resort on. Dragonair was discovered to have saved Mr. Saridakis in the past. A second, present-day rescue led to him cancelling his plans for the lake.

In Master Class Choices!, Amelia used a Shiny Dragonair alongside an Espeon during the Fleurrh City Showcase. They made it past the Theme Performance, but they were voted second during the Freestyle Performance, losing to Serena and her team.

Starting in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, the Ultra Guardians employed a Ride Dragonair, which Lana uses during their missions.

In A Test in Paradise!, three Dragonite living with the one Ash would catch as a Dragonite played a major role.

Minor appearances

Dragonair made its English dub debut in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure, where it was briefly seen flying around the rainbow after the storm.

In Imitation Confrontation, Team Rocket's fantasy featured a Dragonair.

Dragonair made its English dub main series debut in Dueling Heroes, under the ownership of a Trainer participating in the Whirl Cup.

Multiple Dragonair appeared in The Island Whisperer!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP035 Dragonair Ash's Pokédex Dragonair, the Dragon Pokémon. A Legendary Pokémon that can freely make it rain or snow. It's said to be able to fly, even though it doesn't have wings.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP251 Dragonair Ash's Pokédex Dragonair, the Dragon Pokémon. Dragonair has the ability to manipulate the elements as it wishes.
Episode Subject Source Entry
JN010 Dragon Dance Goh's Rotom Phone Dragon Dance, a move that combines concentration and rhythmic movement to increase the physical skills of a Pokémon.

In the manga

Dragonair in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Clair's Dragonair

Clair's Dragonair appeared in The Dragonite's Imperial Wrath.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Clair's Dragonair

Dragonair debuted in Long Live the Nidoking!, where it was one of the Pokémon at Fuchsia City's Safari Zone.

A Dragonair appeared with its Trainer in Just a Spearow Carrier at the Indigo Plateau.

Lance owns two Dragonair, one of which he caught previously, the other stolen and brainwashed. The latter was sought by Yellow for surfing, as it was offered as a prize in a surfing contest in Breath of the Dragonair Part 1, the former first appeared in Extricated from Exeggutor. Multiple other Dragonair also make up the Dragon-type army together with his multiple Aerodactyl, together they were used to attack the mainlands of Kanto. They first appeared in Playing Horsea.

Clair's Dragonair appeared in Debonaire Dragonair, where it was seen being used to battle Ryu's Seadra and win. It later cam with its Trainer to the Dragon's Den, where it battled and was defeated by Suicune.

A Dragonair appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

The Battle Factory rented a Dragonair, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Lemme at 'Em, Lapras!.

A Dragonair appeared in a flashback in One Way or Another.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

In Crystal Orb of Rainfall, Shu meets a Dragonair named Ryuko in the body of a human. He helps her find the blue orb she lost that used to be on her neck.

Later, in GDZ66, Shu catches a Dragonair of his own.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Clair's Dragonair

Clair's Dragonair appeared in The Ultimate Battle…?!.

A Dragonair appeared in Lance's Dragonite's fantasy in The Final Battle!! when it was telling a false story about how it met Lance.

A Dragonair appeared in Good-Bye, Pikachu?!, where it evolved from a Dratini. It managed to take out all of Giovanni's Pokémon. Dragonair then evolved into a Dragonite when Clefairy pulled its tail.

In the TCG

Main article: Dragonair (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#148
Red A mystical Pokémon that exudes a gentle aura. Has the ability to change climate conditions.
Blue
Yellow According to a witness, its body was surrounded by a strange aura that gave it a mystical look.
Stadium Lives in large bodies of water like the sea and lakes. It is said to have the power to change the weather and fly.
Generation II Johto
#242
Gold They say that if it emits an aura from its whole body, the weather will begin to change instantly.
Silver Its crystalline orbs appear to give this Pokémon the power to freely control the weather.
Crystal It is called the divine Pokémon. When its entire body brightens slightly, the weather changes.
Stadium 2 They say that if it emits an aura from its whole body, the weather will begin to change instantly.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#148
Ruby Dragonair stores an enormous amount of energy inside its body. It is said to alter weather conditions in its vicinity by discharging energy from the crystals on its neck and tail.
Sapphire
Emerald A Dragonair stores an enormous amount of energy inside its body. It is said to alter the weather around it by loosing energy from the crystals on its neck and tail.
FireRed It is said to live in seas and lakes. Even though it has no wings, it has been seen flying occasionally.
LeafGreen A mystical Pokémon that exudes a gentle aura. It is said to have the ability to change the weather.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#247
Diamond If its body takes on an aura, the weather changes instantly. It is said to live in seas and lakes.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold They say that if it emits an aura from its whole body, the weather will begin to change instantly.
SoulSilver Its crystalline orbs appear to give this Pokémon the power to freely control the weather.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black If its body takes on an aura, the weather changes instantly. It is said to live in seas and lakes.
White
Black 2 If its body takes on an aura, the weather changes instantly. It is said to live in seas and lakes.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #146
Hoenn
#—
X Its crystalline orbs appear to give this Pokémon the power to freely control the weather.
Y A mystical Pokémon that exudes a gentle aura. It is said to have the ability to change the weather.
Omega Ruby Dragonair stores an enormous amount of energy inside its body. It is said to alter weather conditions in its vicinity by discharging energy from its crystals on its neck and tail.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #282
Alola
USUM: #380
Kanto
#148
Sun It has long been thought that its crystalline orbs are imbued with the power to control the weather.
Moon From time immemorial, it has been venerated by agricultural peoples as an entity able to control the weather.
Ultra Sun Lakes where Dragonair live are filled with offerings from people, because they believe this Pokémon is able to control the weather.
Ultra Moon Some say that if you see it at the start of the year, flying through the sky and twisting its body, you'll be healthy all year long.
Let's Go Pikachu According to a witness, its body was surrounded by a strange aura that gave it a mystical look.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Dratini
Blue (Japan)
Rocket Game Corner
Yellow
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 45 and Dragon's Den (Super Rod)
Crystal
Route 45 and Dragon's Den (Super Rod)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Mt. Coronet (Super Rod)
Platinum
Mt. Coronet (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Dragon's Den (Super Rod)
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 21 (Super Rod)
Friend Safari (Dragon)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Gauntlet, Poni Meadow, Vast Poni Canyon (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Gauntlet, Poni Meadow (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Route 10 (Sea Skim)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Dratini
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 14, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Wyvern Hill (12F-20F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Brine Cave (B8F-B9F, Lower Brine Cave B1F-B5F)
MD Sky
Brine Cave (B8F-B9F, Lower Brine Cave B1F-B5F)
Ranger: SoA
Almia Castle
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎ (Normal Mode A & S)
MD Stormy MD Light
Evolve Wonder Mail unlocked Dratini
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: World Axle - B2F
Conquest
Dragnor
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Slithering Trains, Verdant Plaza: Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Mt. Vinter: Stage 109
Nacht Carnival: Stage 535
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Waterfall Basin (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Jirachi Sea, Zygarde Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow* Protein Protein (100)%
Gold Silver Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (2%)
Crystal
Emerald* Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
FireRed LeafGreen Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
Diamond Pearl Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Black White Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
X Y Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Sun Moon Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
61
121 - 168 232 - 326
84
80 - 149 155 - 293
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
420
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 70.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Dragonair's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Horn Attack Dragonair δ (EX Dragon Frontiers 28)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Flash  Normal  Fangs for Nothin'

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin148.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani148.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Mystic Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP The sea and the sky... Both are my allies!
26%-50% HP This isn't good. I have only half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I'm done for... Even the power of water is gone...
Level up I've leveled up. I'll make you believe in my power!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 148.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
Dragon
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry R-219
It attacks by breathing blue flames. It also has a mysterious barrier for protection.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush148Body.png Walking Speed: 2.1 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP148.png HP: ★★★ Move: Dragon Tail
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Shed Skin
Ability 2: Instinct
Ability 3: Mountaineer
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Dratini when its Attack is 60 or higher
Evolves into Dragonite when its Attack is 132 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kagetsuna, Kitsuno, Nagahide, and Yasumasa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT148.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dragon
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#118
Shuffle148.png

Dancing Dragons
Increases damage done by any Dragon types in the combo.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Pokémon GO
GO148.png Base Stamina: 156 Base Attack: 163 Base Defense: 135
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Dratini Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath, Iron Tail*
Charged Attacks: Wrap, Aqua Tail, Dragon Pulse, Frustration, Return

Evolution

147Dratini.png
Unevolved
Dratini
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 30
148Dragonair.png
First evolution
Dragonair
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 55
149Dragonite.png
Second evolution
Dragonite
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 148.png Spr b g1 148.png Spr 1y 148.png Spr b g1 148.png Spr 1g 148.png Spr b g1 148.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 148.png Spr b 2g 148.png Spr 2s 148.png Spr b 2g 148.png Spr 2c 148.png Spr b 2c 148.png
Spr 2g 148 s.png Spr b 2g 148 s.png Spr 2s 148 s.png Spr b 2g 148 s.png Spr 2c 148 s.png Spr b 2g 148 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 148.png Spr b 3r 148.png Spr 3e 148.png Spr b 3r 148.png Spr 3f 148.png Spr b 3f 148.png
Spr 3r 148 s.png Spr b 3r 148 s.png Spr 3e 148 s.png Spr b 3r 148 s.png Spr 3f 148 s.png Spr b 3f 148 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 148.png Spr b 4d 148.png Spr 4d 148.png Spr b 4p 148.png Spr 4h 148.png Spr b 4d 148.png
Spr 4d 148 s.png Spr b 4d 148 s.png Spr 4d 148 s.png Spr b 4d 148 s.png Spr 4h 148 s.png Spr b 4d 148 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 148.png Spr b 5b 148.png Spr 5b 148.png Spr b 5b 148.png
Spr 5b 148 s.png Spr b 5b 148 s.png Spr 5b 148 s.png Spr b 5b 148 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 148.png Spr b 6x 148.png Spr 6x 148.png Spr b 6x 148.png
Spr 6x 148 s.png Spr b 6x 148 s.png Spr 6x 148 s.png Spr b 6x 148 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 148.png Spr b 7s 148.png Spr 7s 148.png Spr b 7s 148.png
Spr 7s 148 s.png Spr b 7s 148 s.png Spr 7s 148 s.png Spr b 7s 148 s.png
Front Back Front Back
148MSPE.png For other sprites and images, please see Dragonair images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Dragonair appears to be based on sea serpents or ryu, traditional Japanese dragons or Chinese dragons who bring good luck. It also resembles a snake, its tail even resembling that of a rattlesnake. The wings on its head resemble those on the sandals and hat of the Greek god Hermes, and its long, snakelike body may be a reference to the snakes on his scepter.

Dragonair may also be based on the imugi, a proto-dragon that resembles a snake and lives in water or caves, much like Dragonair. After an imugi lives a thousand years, a jewel (called a Yeouiju) will fall from the sky. If the imugi catches it, it will become a true dragon. The jewels on Dragonair's neck and tail might also be a reference to Chinese dragons's associations with pearls.

Name origin

Dragonair may be a combination of dragon and air (referring to its ability to change the weather or to its air of grace and majesty) or debonair (referring to its graceful appearance and flying). It could also refer to a "lair", the traditional home of a dragon.

Hakuryū could be taken to mean 白竜 (white dragon). Hakuryu was also the name of the dragon-like companion of Zhu Bajie/Cho Hakkai from the legend of the Journey to the West in Buddhist lore.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ハクリュー Hakuryu Literally 白竜. Also the name of the dragon-like companion of Zhu Bajie/Cho Hakkai in Journey to the West
France Flag.png French Draco From draco
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dragonair Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Dragonir Similar to English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragonair Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신뇽 Sinnyong Possibly from 신 (神) sin and 뇽 (龍) nyong
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 哈古龍 Hāgúlùhng A combination of 哈古 hāgú and lùhng
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 哈克龍 / 哈克龙 Hākèlóng A combination of 哈克 hākè and lóng


Related articles

External links

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