Dratini (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Moltres #146: Moltres
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dratini (disambiguation).
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
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Weight
7.3 lbs. 3.3 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
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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
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body02.png
Footprint
F147.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
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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.

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, which is its horn growing. 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. The shed skin of Draitni can be used to create super luxury boots. Dratini lives a quiet life underwater, eating any food that sinks down to the bottom. Although this Pokémon was originally thought to be nothing more than a myth, a small colony has been found living underwater. It was first discovered by a fisherman who spent 10 hours attempting to capture it. It has been referred as the "Mirage Pokémon". 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

Pokémon Adventures

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.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Dratini was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In The Final Battle IV, a Dratini helped Emerald with his disabilities.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

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

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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.

Pokémon Zensho

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
Crown Tundra #194
Sword Dratini dwells near bodies of rapidly flowing water, such as the plunge pools of waterfalls. As it grows, Dratini will shed its skin many times.
Shield This Pokémon was long considered to be no more than a myth. The small lump on a Dratini's forehead is actually a horn that's still coming in.


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
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Ballimere Lake (Surfing and fishing)


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 (2%)
Crystal
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
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

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
055 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
1010 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
3131 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3535 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
4040 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
4545 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
5050 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00——% 20
5555 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
6060 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dratini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dratini
  • 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 Dratini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dratini
  • 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 Dratini 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 Dratini in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dratini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dratini
  • 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 Dratini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dratini
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor 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 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 Dratini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dratini
  • × 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
Fury Attack Dratini (Neo Destiny 63)
Pound Dratini (Base Set 26)
Dratini (EX Team Rocket Returns 52)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist:  
Dragon
Field move:  
(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
  Walking Speed: 2.33 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 68 Base Defense: 47 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  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: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dragon
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#117
 

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 121 Base Attack: 119 Base Defense: 91
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath, Iron Tail*
Charged Attacks: Wrap, Twister, Aqua Tail, Frustration, Return

In Pokémon GO, Dratini could be obtained by completing 1/6 of the time-limited Special Research, Jump-Start Research.

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
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  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
  Japanese ミニリュウ Miniryu From miniature and ryū
  French Minidraco From mini and draco
  Spanish Dratini Same as English name
  German Dratini Same as English name
  Italian Dratini Same as English name
  Korean 미뇽 Minyong From miniature and 뇽(용) (n)yong
  Cantonese Chinese 迷你龍 Màihnéihlùhng Literally "Mini dragon"
  Mandarin Chinese 迷你龍 / 迷你龙 Mínǐlóng Literally "Mini dragon"


Related articles

External links

  #146: Moltres
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#148: Dragonair  


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