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Dragonite
Dragon Pokémon
カイリュー
Kairyu
#149
Dragonite



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Type
Dragon Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Inner Focus Cacophony
Cacophony
Multiscale
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
7'03" 2.2 m
Dragonite
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
463.0 lbs. 210.0 kg
Dragonite
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
218
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Dragonite
0
HP
3
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F149.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
35
External Links

Dragonite (Japanese: カイリュー Kairyu) is a dual-type Dragon/Flying pseudo-legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Dragonair starting at level 55. It is the final form of Dratini.

Contents

Biology

The skeleton of a Dragonite in the anime

Dragonite is a draconic, bipedal Pokémon with light orange skin. It has large, grayish-green eyes and a round snout with small nostrils. A pair of long, thin antennae sprout from the top of its head with a small horn set between them. Its striated underbelly is cream-colored and extends from its neck to the tip of its long, tapering tail. It has thick arms and legs ending in three claws each. The leg joints are well defined, while its arms have a smooth, rounded appearance. Dragonite's wings are small relative to its body with teal wing membranes.

Despite its bulky build, Dragonite is capable of flying faster than the speed of sound. It can circle the globe in sixteen hours, which would require traveling at a ground speed of roughly 1,556 mph (2,505 km/h) if done at the equator. A kindhearted Pokémon with human-like intelligence, Dragonite shows signs of altruism: it is said to save humans from drowning and lead lost or foundering ships to safety. As demonstrated in the anime, however, it will go on an uncontrollable, destructive rampage if its environment is threatened. Dragonite will usually clam down and be satisfied after smashing down anything that has angered it to smithereens. It is known to engage in fierce battles with Kingdra whenever they meet. Dragonite has been referred to as the sea guardian and the Sea Incarnate. There are many ships with figureheads decorated with Dragonite's look.

Dragonite is very rare in the wild, typically living near the sea. Some claim that there is an island somewhere in the ocean that only Dragonite inhabit. In the past, Outrage was its signature move.

In the anime

Main series

Dragonite in the anime
The giant Dragonite shown in Mystery at the Lighthouse

Major appearances

Drake's Dragonite

In Hello Pummelo and Enter the Dragonite, Drake has a Dragonite, which he used in a Full Battle against Ash at the Pummelo Stadium.

Lance's Dragonite

In Rage of Innocence, Lance used a Dragonite to defeat the Red Gyarados. In The Scuffle of Legends, it helped stop the feuding of Groudon and Kyogre.

Iris's Dragonite

In Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!, Iris caught a male Dragonite. He had a notably hostile personality and was initially difficult for Iris to train.

Ash's Dragonite

Ash caught a newly evolved Dragonite in A Test in Paradise!.

Other

Dragonite debuted as an unknown giant Pokémon in Mystery at the Lighthouse. In the episode, Bill was deeply fascinated by it.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Dragonite delivered an invitation to Ash and his friends from Mewtwo to come to New Island.

In Fangs For Nothin' and Great Bowls of Fire, a female Dragonite living in the Dragon Holy Land used to belong to the former Blackthorn Gym Gym Leader, but it had become a wild Pokémon following her Trainer's passing. Clair was later revealed to have caught Dragonite sometime before A Pokémon of a Different Color!.

In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, Professor Oak used a Dragonite to battle the Mirage Mewtwo created by Dr. Yung. Despite working alongside Misty's Gyarados, May's Combusken, and Ash's Pikachu, as well as Dragonite's own immense power, they were all defeated.

In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, Provo's Dragonite competed in the Squallville PokéRinger. They went up against Paul; Dragonite battled and lost to Honchkrow after the latter was able to land a critical hit with Sky Attack due to its Super Luck Ability.

In A Test in Paradise!, multiple Dragonite were living on Dragonite Island. One of them was targeted by Team Rocket, but their plan to capture it was thwarted by the Dragonair that would evolve into Ash's Dragonite.

Minor appearances

A Dragonite appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Illusion Confusion!, a group of Haunter and Gengar created an illusory Dragonite.

A Dragonite appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in Imitation Confrontation.

A Dragonite appeared in a fantasy in Control Freak!.

A Coordinator's Dragonite appeared in Deceit and Assist.

In Saved by the Beldum, a Trainer's Dragonite competed in the Ever Grande Conference.

A Dragonite appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure!, under the ownership of Palmer.

In A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, a Dragonite skeleton was an exhibit in the Nacrene City Museum.

In Coming Back Into The Cold!, a Dragonite skeleton was an exhibit in the Ambrette Town laboratory.

In A Showcase Debut!, a Performer's Dragonite competed in the Coumarine City Showcase.

In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, a Dragonite challenged Hoopa in the past but was easily defeated.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP111 Dragonite Ash's Pokédex Dragonite, the Dragon Pokémon. This extremely rare and highly intelligent type is able to fly faster than any known Pokémon.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW089 Dragonite Dawn's Pokédex Dragonite, the Dragon Pokémon. Dragonite is said to live in the sea. With its small wings and large body, it can fly faster than the speed of sound.

Pokémon Origins

Dragonite in Pokémon Origins

Lance's Dragonite

In File 4: Charizard, Lance's Dragonite fought Red's Lapras and lost.

Pokémon Generations

Lance's Dragonite

In The Challenger, Lance's Dragonite it fought Blue's Blastoise but lost off-screen, allowing Blue to become the new Champion. In The Lake of Rage, it helped Lance infiltrate the Team Rocket HQ. Dragonite defeated Petrel and destroyed Team Rocket's radio wave generator, rescuing a group of harnessed Electrode in the process.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Lance's Dragonite

Lance's Dragonite appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer. Alongside Cynthia's Garchomp and Steven's Metagross, it battled Cheren's Stoutland, Misty's Starmie, and Korrina's Lucario. Dragonite used Hyper Beam on Stoutland and Lucario after they were incapacitated by Garchomp's Dragon Claw, but Starmie successfully defended its teammates with Light Screen.

GOTCHA!

Lance's Dragonite

A Dragonite briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Lance.

In the manga

Dragonite in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

A Dragonite appeared in The Dragonite's Imperial Wrath.

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

A Dragonite appeared as a card played by Hiroshi.

Movie adaptations

Main article: Iris's Dragonite

A Dragonite appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back!.

Iris's Dragonite appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

A Dragonite appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Drake's Dragonite

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Drake's Dragonite was the last opponent Ash's team faced. It defeated Squirtle and Charizard, and was eventually defeated by Pikachu.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Ash's Dragonite

Ash's Dragonite debuted in JNM08.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Lance owns a Dragonite, which first appeared in JBA4.

Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King

A Dragonite appeared in LDK1.

A Dragonite appeared in LDK2.

A Dragonite appeared in LDK3.

A Dragonite appeared in LDK4.

A Dragonite appeared in LDK5.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Lance's Dragonite

A wild Dragonite debuted in What a Dragonite, where Red searched for an HM03, containing the move Surf, knowing that his rival Blue had obtained it already. Dragonite confronted and battled Red, during which it showed great resilience by taking Pika's electric attacks to no effect, and withstanding a Double-Edge from Snor. However, it was eventually beaten when Misty arrived with her Gyarados, Gyara. Gyara then was traded for Red's Krabby, as Dragonite destroyed the HM and it was the only Pokémon which knew the move.

Two years later, Lance, leader of the Elite Four, is shown to have an even stronger Dragonite, one whose hide is so thick that it was able to stay in a vat of molten lava for an extended period of time, and none of Yellow's weak attacks had any effect. It was very devoted to Lance's cause of exterminating the human race in order to provide good habitats for Pokémon. It first appeared in Extricated from Exeggutor.

Lance has another Dragonite, which was used to order his Dragon-type army that were used to attack the mainlands of Kanto. It first appeared in Playing Horsea.

In the Dragon's Den, three Dragonite appeared rising out of the water but did not attack Clair. Instead, they make way for her peacefully before Suicune appears and attacks in Debonaire Dragonair.

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

Ultima has a Dragonite, which first appeared in Old Ultima Puts Them to the Test.

Argenta's Dragonite was used to battle Platinum at the Battle Hall in Dealing with Dragonite.

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

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Jun has a Dragonite, which he uses it as a mode of transportation in (Violent) Earthquake! Cyrus's Consuming Ambition.

Palmer has a Dragonite, which is his only known Pokémon. It was used to battle Hareta's Empoleon in Look for Giratina!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Ken owns a Dragonite, which first appeared in GDZ16.

Pokémon Horizon

A Dragonite appeared in a fantasy in Journey to a New Horizon.

A Dragonite appeared in a fantasy in Traveling Trainer Tokio.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Lance has a Dragonite, which first appeared in Space Havoc!!.

Two Dragonite appeared in The Final Battle!!, where they were revealed to be the parents of Lance's Dragonite.

Red caught a Dragonite prior to Red VS Green?!.

A Dragonite appeared in Good-Bye, Pikachu?!, where it evolved from a Dragonair after Clefairy pulled its tail.

Pokémon Zensho

Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Satoshi faced off against a Dragonite belonging to Lance.

In the TCG

Main article: Dragonite (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Dragonite appears in the background of the Kalos Pokémon League stage of the Wii U version when the stage is in the Dragonmark Chamber.

Trophy information

NA: Dragonite are known for their helpfulness toward people at sea, searching for drowning sailors or leading lost ships back to shore. This is probably why so many are quick to praise Dragonite for their kindness! In battle, though, Dragonite uses its strong body combined with quick moves. Don't worry - win or lose, it'll be friendly when the battle is over.

PAL: A benevolent Pokémon said to search the ocean for drowning swimmers and guide damaged ships to shore. Because of this, many people venerate Dragonite as a guardian of the sea. In battle, on the other hand, it's a fearsome foe, soaring rapidly through the air to deliver incredible attacks. Let's be thankful it's usually friendly.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Unused model

Dragonite appears as a Spirit. It also had an unused model for a Poké Ball summon.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Ranger: After the sixth mission, it is possible to use the Dragonite Bus. The Dragonite must be captured once but afterwards it will fly the player to any of the Ranger bases.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#149
Red An extremely rarely seen marine Pokémon. Its intelligence is said to match that of humans.
Blue
Yellow It is said that this Pokémon lives somewhere in the sea and that it flies. However, it is only a rumor.
Stadium Has intelligence on par with people. This "sea guardian" is said to be capable of flying around the globe in about 16 hours.
Generation II Johto
#243
Gold It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
Silver This marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
Crystal It is said that somewhere in the ocean lies an island where these gather. Only they live there.
Stadium 2 It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#149
Ruby Dragonite is capable of circling the globe in just sixteen hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
Sapphire
Emerald It can circle the globe in just 16 hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
FireRed It can fly in spite of its big and bulky physique. It circles the globe in just 16 hours.
LeafGreen Very few people ever see this Pokémon. Its intelligence is said to match that of humans.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#248
Diamond It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
SoulSilver This marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
White
Black 2 It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #147
Hoenn
#—
X It can fly in spite of its big and bulky physique. It circles the globe in just 16 hours.
Y It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
Omega Ruby Dragonite is capable of circling the globe in just 16 hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #283
Alola
USUM: #381
Kanto
#149
Sun This Pokémon saved a shipwrecked man, taking him to a remote island—a paradise occupied solely by Dragonite.
Moon Incur the wrath of this normally calm Pokémon at your peril, because it will smash everything to smithereens before it's satisfied.
Ultra Sun It flies over raging seas as if they were nothing. Observing this, a ship's captain dubbed this Pokémon “the sea incarnate.”
Ultra Moon You'll often hear tales of this kindhearted Pokémon rescuing people or Pokémon that are drowning.
Let's Go Pikachu It is said that this Pokémon lives somewhere in the sea and that it flies. However, these are only rumors.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #196
Sword It's a kindhearted Pokémon. If it spots a drowning person or Pokémon, Dragonite simply must help them.
Shield This Pokémon is known as the Sea Incarnate. Figureheads that resemble Dragonite decorate the bows of many ships.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Dragonair
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Dragonair
Yellow
Evolve Dragonair
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Dragonair
Crystal
Evolve Dragonair
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Dragonair
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Gateon Port (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Dragonair
Platinum
Evolve Dragonair
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Dragonair
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Route 18 (Hidden Grotto)*
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Dragonair
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Gauntlet (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Gauntlet (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Ballimere Lake (Wanderer)

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Valley
Pinball
Evolve Dragonair
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Phobos Jet, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Dragonair
Ranger
Ringtown
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Dragonair
MD Sky
Evolve Dragonair
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎ (Normal Mode S)
MD Stormy MD Light
Evolve Dragonair*
PokéPark Wii
Flower Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: World Axle - B2F
Conquest
Evolve Dragonair
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: A Flowing Desert (Reward)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Nacht Carnival: Stage 540
Expert Stage: Stage EX10
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Breezy Grasslands (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 10: Stage 03
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Lugia Sea, Zygarde Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal
Masters EX
Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout (Lance's)
Generation VIII
Café Mix
Event

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Dragonite English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Dragonite English United States 70 August 8, 2006
DP Strongest Dragonite Japanese Japan 50 January 15 to February 14, 2008
DP Toys "R" Us Dragonite English United States and Puerto Rico 50 November 8 to 9, 2008
B2W2 Strongest Class Single Battle Dragonite Japanese Japan 100 September 15 to October 28, 2012
B2W2 Strongest Class Pokémon Gift Dragonite Korean South Korea 100 February 24 to May 5, 2013
BWB2W2 Pokémon Game Show Lance's Dragonite Japanese Japan 50 August 17 to 18, 2013
ORAS June 2015 Dragonite American region Online 55 May 9 to October 12, 2015
ORAS Lance's Dragonite Japanese region Online 62 March 15 to April 27, 2016
ORAS Lance's Dragonite American region Online 62 March 15 to April 27, 2016
ORAS Lance's Dragonite PAL region Online 62 March 15 to April 27, 2016
ORAS Lance's Dragonite Korean region Online 62 March 15 to April 27, 2016
ORAS Lance's Dragonite Taiwanese region Online 62 March 15 to April 27, 2016
Pokémon Global Link promotions
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Japanese PGL 55 March 14 to 25, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite English PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite French PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite German PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Italian PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Spanish PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Korean PGL 55 April 5 to May 14, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow* Antidote Antidote (100)%
Black White Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Sun Moon Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Sword Shield Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Events* Yache Berry Yache Berry (100%) Lum Berry Lum Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
91
151 - 198 292 - 386
134
125 - 204 245 - 403
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
600
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 100.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
011 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
011 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
011 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100100% 15
011 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
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
Evo.Evo. Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
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
6262 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00——% 20
4141 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
8080 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • 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 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM13Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM99Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR47Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR51Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • 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 
GolduckKabutoKabutopsTirtougaCarracostaClauncher
ClawitzerPopplioBrionnePrimarina
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardHorseaSeadraKingdra
VibravaFlygonSwabluAltariaBagonShelgon
SalamenceGibleGabiteGarchompDeinoZweilous
HydreigonGoomySliggooGoodraDrampaFlapple
Dragapult
Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
Dragonite Extreme Speed Normal Physical 80 100% 5
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadLombreLudicolo
WingullPelipperSwabluAltariaEiscue
Mist Ice Status —% 30
MantineMudkipMarshtompSwampertWingullPelipper
VibravaFlygonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadNoibat
Noivern
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowkingLapras
RemoraidOctilleryMantineMudkipMarshtompSwampert
WingullPelipperMiloticShellosGastrodonSkrelp
DragalgeClauncherClawitzerGoomySliggooGoodra
SobbleDrizzileInteleon
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dragonite 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 Dragonite in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • 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 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • 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 Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • 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 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Barrier × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
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 Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 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 Heal Bell Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 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 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Razor Wind × Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
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 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
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 Sky Drop × Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 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 Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • × 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

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Whirlwind  Normal  Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Great Bowls of Fire!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin149.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani149.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mystic Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP I fly, but I'm still considered a guardian of the sea.
26%-50% HP My HP's getting down to half.
1%-25% HP I can't keep up... There's no strength left...
Level up Yes! I've leveled up! Let me work even harder for you!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 149.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry R-038
Dragonite transports Rangers from town to town if they are deemed to be worthy.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush149Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 58
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW149.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Dragonite guards the Flower Zone. He's a warmhearted yet mighty Pokémon. And he's truly an expert at Salamence's Air Ace.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP149.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Dragon Rush
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Inner Focus
Ability 2: Confidence
Ability 3: Last Bastion
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Dragonair when its Attack is 132 or higher
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Kagetsuna, Kitsuno, Nagahide, and Yasumasa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT149.png

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dragon
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#119
Shuffle149.png

Dancing Dragons
Increases damage done by any Dragon types in the combo.


Pokémon GO
GO149.png Base Stamina: 209 Base Attack: 263 Base Defense: 198
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Tail*, Steel Wing, Dragon Breath*
Charged Attacks: Hurricane*, Hyper Beam, Outrage*, Dragon Claw*, Draco Meteor, 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 149.png Spr b g1 149.png Spr 1y 149.png Spr b g1 149.png Spr 1g 149.png Spr b g1 149.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 149.png Spr b 2g 149.png Spr 2s 149.png Spr b 2g 149.png Spr 2c 149.png Spr b 2c 149.png
Spr 2g 149 s.png Spr b 2g 149 s.png Spr 2s 149 s.png Spr b 2g 149 s.png Spr 2c 149 s.png Spr b 2g 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 149.png Spr b 3r 149.png Spr 3e 149.png Spr b 3r 149.png Spr 3f 149.png Spr b 3f 149.png
Spr 3r 149 s.png Spr b 3r 149 s.png Spr 3e 149 s.png Spr b 3r 149 s.png Spr 3f 149 s.png Spr b 3f 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 149.png Spr b 4d 149.png Spr 4d 149.png Spr b 4p 149.png Spr 4h 149.png Spr b 4h 149.png
Spr 4d 149 s.png Spr b 4d 149 s.png Spr 4d 149 s.png Spr b 4d 149 s.png Spr 4h 149 s.png Spr b 4h 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 149.png Spr b 5b 149.png Spr 5b 149.png Spr b 5b 149.png
Spr 5b 149 s.png Spr b 5b 149 s.png Spr 5b 149 s.png Spr b 5b 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 149.png Spr b 6x 149.png Spr 6x 149.png Spr b 6x 149.png
Spr 6x 149 s.png Spr b 6x 149 s.png Spr 6x 149 s.png Spr b 6x 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 149.png Spr b 7s 149.png Spr 7s 149.png Spr b 7s 149.png
Spr 7s 149 s.png Spr b 7s 149 s.png Spr 7s 149 s.png Spr b 7s 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back
149MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Dragonite images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Dragonite and its pre-evolved forms share their category name with Horsea, its evolved forms, Salamence, and Goodra. They are all known as the Dragon Pokémon.
  • In Yellow, Dragonite's catch rate was changed from 45 to 9, even though Dragonite couldn't be found in the wild. In all later games, its catch rate was changed back to 45.
  • Dragonite was designed by Shigeki Morimoto.
  • The Dragonite skeleton fossil in the Nacrene City Museum implies that Dragonite is an ancient species, and that it is seemingly unchanged over millions of years.
  • Kingdra's Pokédex entry in Pokémon Sword mentions Dragonite, which was unavailable prior to the release of the second expansion of the game, The Crown Tundra.

Origin

Dragonite resembles Japanese dragons, European dragons, or fairy dragons. Its description as the "guardian of the sea" may also suggest it has elements similar to the Chinese dragon. Similar-looking Japanese dragons exist in art done by Utagawa Kuniyoshi.[1]

Name origin

Dragonite may be a combination of dragon and knight, or night. It could also refer to draconite, a mythical stone said to be found in the heads of dragons and are pyramidal in shape (similar to Dragonite's horn).

Kairyu may be a combination of 海 kai (ocean), 快 kai (cheerful), 怪獣 kaijū (monster), or 破壊 hakai (destruction) and 竜 ryū (dragon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カイリュー Kairyu From kai, kai, 怪獣 kaijū or 破壊 hakai and ryū
France Flag.png French Dracolosse From Draco and colosse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dragonite Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Dragoran From dragon and randalieren
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragonite Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 망나뇽 Mangnanyong From 망망대해 Mangmangdaehae, 날다 nalda, and 뇽(용) (n)yong.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 啟暴龍 Káibouhlùhng Possibly from kái, bouh, 暴風 bouhfūng, 暴龍 bouhlùhng, and lùhng
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 快龍 / 快龙 Kuàilóng Transliteration of its Japanese name, literally "Fast dragon".


Related articles

Notes

External links

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