Dreepy is a small, green Pokémon resembling a reptile or amphibian. It has yellow eyes, pink horns, and a light green tail with two hand-like protrusions at the front of its body, while its head is a darker green. Its tail also possesses a darker green area with three protrusions surrounding it.
Dreepy are reborn ghosts of a prehistoric species that once lived in ancient seas. It tends to wander the locations where it once lived after it is reborn. Dreepy are exceptionally weak in combat, so much that on its own, a mere child could defeat it. However, it has the potential to become much stronger and evolve if it has friends to help it train.
In the anime
In the manga
In the TCG
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Dreepy seems to be a combination of an undead prehistoric amphibian, the Diplocaulus, and a dart or missile. The Dragon typing may be a reference to the Olm, a type of salamander native to central and southeastern Europe that was believed to be a dragon offspring by locals.
Dreepy may be a combination of dragon and creepy or sleepy.
Dorameshiya may be a combination of dragon and うらめしや urameshiya (a phrase typically said by ghosts).