Koraidon (Pokémon)

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Koraidon
Paradox Pokémon
コライドン
Koraidon
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Koraidon



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Type
Fighting Dragon
Unknown Unknown
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Ability
Orichalcum Pulse Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
50 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
8'02" 2.5 m
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Weight
668.0 lbs. 303.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
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IV
335
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
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Koraidon (Japanese: コライドン Koraidon) is a dual-type Fighting/Dragon Legendary Paradox Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

While not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it is said to be a relative of Cyclizar[1] from the ancient past or a version of it[2] from a different timeline. It has a future counterpart called Miraidon. Koraidon has five different forms it changes between when it travels the Paldea region or adapts to a situation.

  • Limited Build when it has little power.
  • Sprinting Build when traveling swiftly on land.
  • Swimming Build when traveling in the water.
  • Gliding Build when traveling in the skies.
  • Apex Build during battle and full strength.

Koraidon is the game mascot of Pokémon Scarlet, appearing on the game's box art in its Apex Build. It is a Paradox Pokémon, also known as the "Winged King" (Japanese: ツバサノオウ Tsubasano'ou), and a member of the Paradox duo along with Miraidon.

Biology

Apex Build Koraidon is a large reptilian Pokémon. Most of its body is scarlet in color, with white accents on its cheeks, abdomen, legs, and tail. Its head features a large plume and a pair of long, thin, twisted antennae; its rear has a similar, much larger plume. These plumes and antennae are white in color and blue-purple at the base. It has yellow eyes with brown pupils, webbed feet, and blue features on its elbows and shoulders, as well as blue frills running down its neck. On its chest is a large circular protrusion which resembles a rubber tire. Its texture and black coloration are similar to the base of its tail, and it can inflate or deflate as needed.

Koraidon was brought to this era/timeline through the time machine created by Professor Sada ten years ago, but it is different from the other Paradox Pokémon. She was capable of only bringing two of them and is also the one who coined Koraidon's name. According to AI Sada, Koraidon is a ferocious ancient ancestor related to Cyclizar. However, according to a Sada brought to the Crystal Pool by Terapagos, Koraidon is a counterpart of Cyclizar from another timeline. Its true origin is unknown. It is powerful enough to break the land with just its bare fists. According to the Scarlet Book, it is alternatively known as the "Winged King".

Koraidon is aware of its own impressive strength and derives confidence from this fact, never feeling threatened by its opponents. It is capricious and curious enough to sometimes play with humans, despite usually being cautious of them. While fighting in its Apex Build, Koraidon dominates its opponents using its immense strength and the many natural weapons available to it, including its tough jaws and fangs, sharp claws, and thick, powerful tail. Its legs are strong enough that Koraidon can leap over 65 feet into the air, using both its own body weight and the momentum of falling from such a height to unleash crushing kicks and brutal body slams.[3]

Koraidon is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Collision Course. It is also the only known Pokémon that can have Orichalcum Pulse as an Ability.

Forms

Aside from Apex Build, Koraidon has four other forms it can assume depending on the situation.

Limited Build Koraidon walks on all fours. The head and rear plumes are closed and folded. The chest throat is pulled in, leaving out the rubber tire-like protrusion. The membrane on all four legs is not visible as the central fingers and toes are kept in close contact with each other. Koraidon assumes this form either when weakened or not battling.

Koraidon has the ability to change its form in order to facilitate travel. Sprinting Build Koraidon tucks in its tail and runs on all fours, moving at very fast speeds using its powerful legs. This form also allows Koraidon to climb cliffs. Swimming Build Koraidon can float in the water by turning its throat into a flotation device and using the membrane between its feet to swim. Gliding Build Koraidon can fly by unravelling its twisted tendrils into wings, allowing it to glide through the sky.[4] Gliding Build Koraidon can switch between gliding or unlimited flight.

Apex Build
 
Limited Build
Sprinting Build
Swimming Build
Gliding Build

In the anime

 
Apex Build Koraidon in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

A Koraidon appeared in a post-episode segment that aired with JN137.

Biri-Biri

A Koraidon appeared in the music video for Biri-Biri, under the ownership of Anna.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Koraidon (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Main article: Koraidon (game)
  • Pokémon Scarlet: Koraidon is a major character in the game.
  • Pokémon Scarlet: A second Koraidon is the secondary antagonist and a boss in the game. It was brought to the Pokémon world sometime after the first one and is far more aggressive and belligerent. It defeated the first one in a territorial dispute, and later accidently killed Professor Sada during the battle.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#399
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
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Apex Build
Scarlet This seems to be the Winged King mentioned in an old expedition journal. It was said to have split the land with its bare fists.
Violet This Pokémon resembles Cyclizar, but it is far burlier and more ferocious. Nothing is known about its ecology or other features.
Limited Build
Scarlet The ecology and other data about this Pokémon are unknown. It was named Koraidon by the professor who discovered it.*
Violet It has similar characteristics to a creature described in an old book as the Winged King.*


 
Koraidon in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

Generation IX
Scarlet
Poco Path (only one) (Limited Build)
Area Zero (after credits; only one) (Apex Build)
Violet
Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
Total:
670
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.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100100% 15
077 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
1414 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2121 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 10
2828 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 15
3535 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4242 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
4949 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
5656 Collision Course Fighting Physical 100100 100100% 5
6363 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
7070 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
7777 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
8484 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
9191 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
9898 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koraidon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koraidon

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008  TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM024  TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM038  TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM044  TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM078  TM078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM118  TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM147  TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM157  TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM165  TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM167  TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM169  TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM189  TM189 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM200  TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM207  TM207 Temper Flare Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM220  TM220 Meteor Beam Rock Special 120120 090}}90% 10
TM222  TM222 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TM226  TM226 Dragon Cheer Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koraidon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Koraidon

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Koraidon
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koraidon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koraidon

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO1007.png Base HP: 205 Base Attack: 263 Base Defense: 223
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Rock Smash, Dragon Tail
Charged Attacks: Close Combat, Dragon Claw, Outrage, Giga Impact

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Koraidon
 Fighting  Dragon 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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  For other sprites and images, please see Koraidon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Koraidon and Miraidon are the only Paradox Pokémon:
    • Whose names follow regular Pokémon naming conventions.
      • To not have different names between languages.
    • To each have their own unique Abilities.
  • Of all Pokémon, Koraidon and Miraidon have the highest number of forms that are obtainable in some capacity yet unusable in battle, as they each use three forms solely for travel and are obtained in their fourth ‘low-power’ forms, yet can only battle in their ‘high-power’ forms.
    • Curiously, the forms are fully usable in battle when hacked into the game, albeit with various glitches and oddities.[5]
      • In its unused Pokédex entry, non-Apex Build Koraidon is 11'6" / 3.5m tall, the same height as Ultimate Mode Miraidon, and taller than Apex Build Koraidon.
    • Rotom has five forms that are unusable in battle (Pokédex, Phone, Bike, Rotomi, Drone), but Rotomi and Rotom Drone are completely unobtainable.
  • The builds of Koraidon in Japanese and Korean use Sino-Japanese and Sino-Korean words respectively, showing tradition and the past, while the modes of Miraidon in the same languages use borrowed words from English, showing modernity.
  • Despite being able to swim and fly with the player on its back, Koraidon can't learn Surf or Fly. It shares this trait with its counterpart Miraidon.

Origin

Koraidon may be based on an amalgamation of various lizards, dinosaurs, and vague depictions of European fantasy dragons. It notably resembles the anole and the genera Sitana and Sarada — the latter two are collectively known as fan-throated lizards. It also has traits from other lizard species, namely the frills of the iguana, the feet of the gecko, and the prehensile tail of the chameleon. Its feathers may be a reference to feathered dinosaurs, while its bipedal stance in its Apex Build is reminiscent of older depictions of theropod dinosaurs. Furthermore, its signature move of Collision Course alludes to the asteroid that caused the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event, which eliminated most dinosaur species on Earth. Its head shape, its posture in its Apex Build and its alternate name, "Winged King", may be a reference to the Tyrannosaurus, colloquially known as the "King of the Dinosaurs" due to the only known species, T. rex, being named with the Latin word for "king". As they're displayed mostly on the head and in the waist area, the colorful feathers might be reference to ancient cultures in general, as opposed to Miraidon's futuristic look. Ancient civilizations (notably Central and South American) and tribes often used bird feathers as ornaments and symbol of status. Some elements of its design may be based on parts of off road motorcycles (such as choppers or dirt bikes built for off road or natural terrains). This is shown by its antennae and shoulders which are similar to handlebars (especially longer ones known as “ape hangers”), and the protrusion on its chest together with its tail resemble rubber tires, the latter especially when curled. Koraidon may have conceptually been influenced by cave paintings as indicated by the ancient past motifs as well as its red color scheme. This is further enforced by the oldest known cave painting being a red hand stencil found in the caves of Maltravieso. A cave found in Spain, one of the hypothetical inspirations behind the Paldea region.

Name origin

Koraidon may be a combination of 古来 korai or 古代 kodai (ancient), ライド raido (ride), and dragon, don (Spanish for lord), or -don (common suffix in dinosaur names derived from the Ancient Greek word for tooth).

Its alternate name, Winged King, is literally winged king.

Tsubasano'ou, its alternate name in Japanese, can be taken literally as 翼の王 tsubasa no ō (winged king).

Due to a bootstrap paradox involving a version of Professor Sada time traveling from the past, it is possible that the player in Pokémon Scarlet may be responsible for indirectly coining Koraidon's name.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese コライドン Koraidon From 古来 korai or 古代 kodai, ride, dragon, don, and -don
  French Koraidon Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Koraidon Same as English/Japanese name
  German Koraidon Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Koraidon Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 코라이돈 Koraidon Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 故勒頓 / 故勒顿 Gùlèdùn From and the transcription of the Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 故勒頓 Gulaahkdeuhn From gu and the transcription of the Japanese name


Winged King

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ツバサノオウ Tsubasano'ou From 翼の王 tsubasa no ō
  French Ailes-Royales From aile and royal
  Spanish Reyalado From rey and alado
  German Schwingenkönig From Schwinge and König
  Italian Realato From re and alato
  Korean 날개의왕 Nalgaeuiwang From 날개의왕 nalgaeui wang
  Mandarin Chinese 翼大王 Yìdàwáng From and 大王 dàwáng
  Cantonese Chinese 翼大王 Yihkdaaihwòhng From yihk and 大王 daaihwòhng


Sprinting Build

Language Title
  Japanese しっそうけいたい Shissō Keitai
Chinese Cantonese 疾馳形態 Jíchí Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 疾馳形態 / 疾驰形态 Jíchí Xíngtài
  French Forme de Course
  German Sprintgestalt
  Italian Foggia Scattante
  Korean 질주형태 Jilju Hyeongtae
  Spanish Fisonomía Carrera

Swimming Build

Language Title
  Japanese ゆうえいけいたい Yūei Keitai
Chinese Cantonese 破浪形態 Polohng Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 破浪形態 / 破浪形态 Pòlàng Xíngtài
  French Forme de Nage
  German Schwimmgestalt
  Italian Foggia Nautica
  Korean 유영형태 Yuyeong Hyeongtae
  Spanish Fisonomía Nado

Gliding Build

Language Title
  Japanese かっくうけいたい Kakkū Keitai
Chinese Cantonese 乘風形態 Sìhngfūng Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 乘風形態 / 乘风形态 Chéngfēng Xíngtài
  French Forme de Vol
  German Schwingengestalt
  Italian Foggia Librata
  Korean 활공형태 Hwalgong Hyeongtae
  Spanish Fisonomía Planeo

Limited Build

Language Title
  Japanese せいげんけいたい Seigen Keitai
Chinese Cantonese 制限形態 Jaihaahn Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 制限形態 / 制限形态 Zhìxiàn Xíngtài
  French Forme Limitée
  German Gehemmte Gestalt
  Italian Foggia Parziale
  Korean 제한형태 Jehan Hyeongtae
  Spanish Fisonomía Limitada

Apex Build

Language Title
  Japanese かんぜんけいたい Kanzen Keitai
Chinese Cantonese 完全形態 Yùhnchyùhn Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 完全形態 / 完全形态 Wánquán Xíngtài
  French Forme Finale
  German Vollkommene Gestalt
  Italian Foggia Integrale
  Korean 완전형태 Wanjeon Hyeongtae
  Spanish Fisonomía Plena

Related articles

References

  1. AI SadaS/AI TuroV: "Through analysis of its genetic makeup, as well as its behavioral patterns...I came to realize that what I had discovered was in fact an ancientS/futuristicV form of Cyclizar, the Pokémon commonly ridden in this region." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  2. Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV: "I am researching methods to catch Pokémon that live in different timelines, so I might transport them to the present day in my own timeline." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk)
  3. https://scarletviolet.pokemon.com/en-us/pokemon/koraidon/
  4. Legendary Pokémon — Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet | Official Website
  5. Miraidon & Koraidon's Ride forms on The Cutting Room Floor

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