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Dratini
Dragon Pokémon
ミニリュウ
Miniryu
#147
Dratini



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
5'11" 1.8 m
Dratini
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
7.3 lbs. 3.3 kg
Dratini
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
67
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Dratini
0
HP
1
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
F147.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

Dratini (Japanese: ミニリュウ Miniryu) is a Dragon-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Dragonair starting at level 30, which evolves into Dragonite starting at level 55.

Contents

Biology

A Dratini shedding its skin

Dratini is a serpentine Pokémon with a blue body and a white underside. It has white, three-pronged fins on the sides of its head and a white bump on its forehead. Above its round, white snout are oval, purple eyes.

Dratini's life energy is constantly building, so it is always growing and can reach lengths of over six feet. As it grows, it sheds its skin regularly and hides behind a rapid waterfall during the process. Although this Pokémon was originally thought to be nothing more than a myth, a small colony has been found living underwater. It stays near the bottom and feeds on food that sinks from the upper levels. In the past, Outrage was its signature move.

In the anime

Dratini in the anime

Major appearances

Clair's Dratini

In Beauty is Skin Deep, Clair owns a Dratini. Team Rocket wanted to steal it from her, but failed. It evolved into a Dragonair at the end of the episode.

Other

Dratini debuted in the banned episode EP035, under the protection of the warden of the Safari Zone. By the end of the episode, it turned out that the Dratini the warden met 30 years earlier had evolved into a Dragonair, and was now raising its own child Dratini.

Minor appearances

Dratini made its English dub debut in Ditto's Mysterious Mansion in one of Team Rocket's fantasies.

A Dratini appeared in Snorlax Snowman.

A Performer's Dratini appeared in a video in Performing with Fiery Charm!.

In Alola to New Adventure!, a Trainer's Dratini was on the Melemele Island beach.

A Dratini appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

A Trainer's Dratini appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

In Battling on the Wing!, a Trainer's Dratini watched the battles during the Manalo Conference.

In A Test in Paradise!, Goh and Ash witnessed a Dratini on Dragonite Island shedding its own skin before it started swimming in some water.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP251 Dratini Ash's Pokédex Dratini, the Dragon Pokémon. Dratini sheds its skin as it grows, often doing so while hidden behind large powerful waterfalls.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Clair's Dratini
Main article: Lance's Dratini

Dratini debuted in Drat That Dratini! in Viridian Forest. It had been attacking Yellow but was calmed by Red. It later appeared again in a flashback of Yellow's in Bang the Drum, Slowbro.

Lance's Dragonite was once a Dratini, as shown in a flashback in The Legend. It was also revealed to be a Pokémon harmed by human industrialization. This motivated Lance to formulate his plot to destroy humanity many years later.

Clair's Dragonair was once a Dratini, as shown in a flashback in The Last Battle II.

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

A Dratini appeared in The Final Battle IV, where it was one of the Pokémon that helped Emerald with his disabilities.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Dratini appeared in The Black Scroll: Nobunaga's Ambition, under the ownership of Ranmaru.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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

A Dratini appeared in Good-Bye, Pikachu?!, where it took a liking to Pikachu. When Giovanni showed up with Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, Pikachu decided to protect it. Dratini then evolved into a Dragonair when it noticed that Pikachu got injured by Giovanni's Jolteon and Electabuzz. It evolved again into Dragonite when Clefairy pulled its tail.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

In PZ06, Satoshi found a Dratini while fishing in the Safari Zone. Soon afterwards, he traded it to a Fisherman in exchange for several Water-type Pokémon and the Safari Zone Warden's missing dentures.

In the TCG

Main article: Dratini (TCG)

In the TFG

One Dratini figure has been released:

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#147
Red Long considered a mythical Pokémon until recently when a small colony was found living underwater.
Blue
Yellow The existence of this mythical Pokémon was only recently confirmed by a fisherman who caught one.
Stadium Even the young are known to exceed 6' 6". It is rare and was long considered to exist only in myth.
Generation II Johto
#241
Gold It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.
Silver This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.
Crystal It sheds many layers of skin as it grows larger. During this process, it is protected by a rapid waterfall.
Stadium 2 It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#147
Ruby Dratini continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.
Sapphire
Emerald A Dratini continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.
FireRed Even the young can exceed 6.5 feet in length. It grows larger by repeatedly shedding skin.
LeafGreen Long considered a mythical Pokémon until recently, when a small colony was found living underwater.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#246
Diamond It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.
SoulSilver This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
White
Black 2 It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #145
Hoenn
#—
X It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
Y This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.
Omega Ruby Dratini continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #281
Alola
USUM: #379
Kanto
#147
Sun It grows by molting repeatedly. Boots made from the tanned cast-off skin are a super luxury item.
Moon After a 10-hour struggle, a fisherman was able to pull one up and confirm its existence.
Ultra Sun It's still weak, so it lurks on the floor of bodies of water, eating whatever food sinks down and living a quiet life.
Ultra Moon It sheds its skin—almost on a daily basis—and grows larger. Its skin is soft just after it's been shed.
Let's Go Pikachu Long thought to be a myth, this Pokémon's existence was only recently confirmed by a fisherman who caught one.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Buy for 2800C in the Rocket Game Corner in Celadon City
Blue
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Buy for 4600C in the Rocket Game Corner in Celadon City
Blue (Japan)
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Yellow
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Dragon's Den (Surfing, Good Rod, and Super Rod)
Route 45 (Good Rod and Super Rod)
Goldenrod Game Corner
Crystal
Dragon's Den (Surfing, Good Rod, and Super Rod)
Route 45 (Good Rod and Super Rod)
Dragon's Den (Master's quiz)*
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Buy for 2800C in the Rocket Game Corner in Celadon City
LeafGreen
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Buy for 4600C in the Rocket Game Corner in Celadon City
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Mt. Coronet (Super Rod)
Platinum
Mt. Coronet (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Dragon's Den (Surfing, Good Rod, and Super Rod)
Safari Zone (Good Rod and Super Rod)
Goldenrod Game Corner
Dragon's Den (Master's quiz)*
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
Blue Lake
Generation V
Black White
Dragonspiral Tower (fishing)
Black 2
Dragonspiral Tower (fishing)
White 2
Dragonspiral Tower (fishing)
Received from Benga in Floccesy Town after he is defeated at White Treehollow (Shiny)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 21 (Good Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Gauntlet, Poni Meadow, Vast Poni Canyon (fishing)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Gauntlet, Poni Meadow (fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Route 10 (Sea Skim)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Valley
Pinball
Blue Field: Celadon City
Blue and Red Field: Safari Zone
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Phobos Submarine, Endless Level 39, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (50F-59F), Wyvern Hill (1F-5F), Far-off Sea (50F-59F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Craggy Coast (B1F-B9F), Marine Resort (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Craggy Coast (B1F-B9F), Marine Resort (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Almia Castle
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎ (Normal Mode A & S)
MD Stormy MD Light
Wonder Mail codes
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: World Axle - B2F
Conquest
Nixtorm, Dragnor
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Slithering Trains
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Galerie Rouge: Stage 64
Nacht Carnival: Stage 532
Rumble World
Black Realm: Soothing Shore (All Areas), Origin Hideaway: Waterfall Basin (All Areas)
Picross
Area 10: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Jirachi Sea, Zygarde Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Hydro Pump Dratini English United States 5 August 9 to 29, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (2%)
Crystal
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
41
101 - 148 192 - 286
64
62 - 127 119 - 249
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
300
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 50.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

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 Dratini's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fury Attack Dratini (Neo Destiny 63)
Pound Dratini (Base Set 26)
Dratini (EX Team Rocket Returns 52)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin147.png Pinani147.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani147.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11%
Friend Area: Mystic Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP I might be small, but I'm still a Pokémon of legend!
26%-50% HP Oh, no... My health is down to half...
1%-25% HP I can't... I have no power left at all...
Level up Yes! I leveled up! So happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 147.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
Dragon
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-218
It attacks by breathing blue flames that are unique to Dragon-group Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush147Body.png Walking Speed: 2.33 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 68 Base Defense: 47 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP147.png HP: ★★ Move: Dragon Rage
Attack: Ability 1: Shed Skin
Ability 2: Instinct
Ability 3: Mood Maker
Defense:
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Dragonair when its Attack is 60 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kagetsuna, Kitsuno, Nagahide, and Yasumasa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT147.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dragon
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#117
Shuffle147.png

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.


Pokémon GO
GO147.png Base Stamina: 121 Base Attack: 119 Base Defense: 91
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Dratini Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath, Iron Tail*
Charged Attacks: Wrap, Twister, Aqua Tail, 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 147.png Spr b g1 147.png Spr 1y 147.png Spr b g1 147.png Spr 1g 147.png Spr b g1 147.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 147.png Spr b 2g 147.png Spr 2s 147.png Spr b 2g 147.png Spr 2c 147.png Spr b 2c 147.png
Spr 2g 147 s.png Spr b 2g 147 s.png Spr 2s 147 s.png Spr b 2g 147 s.png Spr 2c 147 s.png Spr b 2g 147 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 147.png Spr b 3r 147.png Spr 3e 147.png Spr b 3r 147.png Spr 3f 147.png Spr b 3r 147.png
Spr 3r 147 s.png Spr b 3r 147 s.png Spr 3e 147 s.png Spr b 3r 147 s.png Spr 3f 147 s.png Spr b 3r 147 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 147.png Spr b 4d 147.png Spr 4d 147.png Spr b 4p 147.png Spr 4h 147.png Spr b 4h 147.png
Spr 4d 147 s.png Spr b 4d 147 s.png Spr 4d 147 s.png Spr b 4d 147 s.png Spr 4h 147 s.png Spr b 4d 147 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 147.png Spr b 5b 147.png Spr 5b 147.png Spr b 5b 147.png
Spr 5b 147 s.png Spr b 5b 147 s.png Spr 5b 147 s.png Spr b 5b 147 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 147.png Spr b 6x 147.png Spr 6x 147.png Spr b 6x 147.png
Spr 6x 147 s.png Spr b 6x 147 s.png Spr 6x 147 s.png Spr b 6x 147 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 147.png Spr b 7s 147.png Spr 7s 147.png Spr b 7s 147.png
Spr 7s 147 s.png Spr b 7s 147 s.png Spr 7s 147 s.png Spr b 7s 147 s.png
Front Back Front Back
147MSPE.png For other sprites and images, please see Dratini images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In early English-language promotional material for Pokémon Red and Blue, Dratini was referred to as "Dragoon". Although this word can mean a European military unit that is transported on horseback but fights on foot, the name was probably selected as a combination of dragon and lagoon.
  • Dratini and its evolved forms share their category name with Horsea, its evolved forms, Salamence, and Goodra. They are all known as Dragon Pokémon.

Origin

Dratini appears to be based on sea serpents or ryu, traditional Japanese dragons or Chinese dragons who bring good luck. Its constant growth is also similar to that of Jörmungandr, a serpent in Norse mythology. Additionally, its reclusive nature, aquatic habitat, and the fact that, for a long time, it was considered a myth are reminiscent of the Loch Ness Monster.

Name origin

Dratini is a combination of dragon and a corruption of tiny; tini-tiny is a phrase to indicate smallness. -ini is also an Italian suffix, applied to a word to imply endearment or smallness. Despite this, it is fairly large for a Pokémon, being 5'11" (1.8 m) in length. The name therefore may be in comparison to the size of Dragonair, whose length is 13'01" (4.0 m).

Miniryu is a combination of miniature and 竜 ryū (dragon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミニリュウ Miniryu From miniature and ryū
France Flag.png French Minidraco From mini and draco
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dratini Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Dratini Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Dratini Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 미뇽 Minyong From miniature and 뇽(용) (n)yong
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 迷你龍 Màihnéihlùhng Literally "Mini dragon"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 迷你龍 / 迷你龙 Mínǐlóng Literally "Mini dragon"


Related articles

External links

Moltres #146: Moltres
Pokémon
#148: Dragonair Dragonair


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