Dragonair (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Dratini #147: Dratini
Pokémon
#149: Dragonite Dragonite
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dragonair (disambiguation).
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
Footprint
F148.png None.png
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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.

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. As a result, Dragonair has been referred as a divine Pokémon since ancient times by agricultural people. Dragonair is a rare Pokémon that inhabits pristine seas and lakes. The lakes Dragonair lives in are usually filled with offerings from people in gratitude. There is a saying that a person sees a Dragonair at the start of a year, the person will be healthy all year long. 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

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Clair's Dragonair

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

Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King

A Dragonair appeared in LDK1.

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

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.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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
Crown Tundra #195
Sword This Pokémon lives in pristine oceans and lakes. It can control the weather, and it uses this power to fly into the sky, riding on the wind.
Shield This Pokémon gathers power in the orbs on its tail and controls the weather. When enshrouded by an aura, Dragonair has a mystical appearance.


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
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Ballimere Lake (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)



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 (100)%
Gold Silver   Dragon Scale (2%)
Crystal
Emerald*   Dragon Scale (5%)
FireRed LeafGreen   Dragon Fang (5%)
Diamond Pearl   Dragon Scale (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Dragon Scale (5%)
Black White   Dragon Scale (5%)
Black 2 White 2   Dragon Scale (5%)
X Y   Dragon Scale (5%)
Sun Moon   Dragon Scale (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Dragon Scale (5%)
Sword Shield   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

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
011 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
1515 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
2020 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2525 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3333 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3939 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
4646 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
5353 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
6060 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00——% 20
6767 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
7474 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM13  TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM99  TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR51  TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
    
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
      
      
      
      
 
Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
  Extreme Speed Normal Physical 80 100% 5
      
     
Mist Ice Status —% 30
      
      
 
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
      
      
      
      
      
   
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dragonair in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Dragonair in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bind Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dragon Rage × Dragon Special 0000 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 030}}30% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for 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
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist:  
Dragon
Field move:  
(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
  Walking Speed: 2.1 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  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: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dragon
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#118
 

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

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Dratini
 Dragon 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Dragonair
 Dragon 
 
Level 55
 
Second evolution
Dragonite
 Dragon  Flying 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
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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
  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
  French Draco From draco
  Spanish Dragonair Same as English name
  German Dragonir Similar to English name
  Italian Dragonair Same as English name
  Korean 신뇽 Sinnyong Possibly from 신 (神) sin and 뇽 (龍) nyong
  Cantonese Chinese 哈古龍 Hāgúlùhng A combination of 哈古 hāgú and lùhng
  Mandarin Chinese 哈克龍 / 哈克龙 Hākèlóng A combination of 哈克 hākè and lóng


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External links

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