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Village of Dragons
竜の里 Village of Dragons
Village of Dragons.png
Village of Dragons
Region Unova
Debut The Bloom is on Axew!

The Village of Dragons (Japanese: Village of Dragons) is a location in the Pokémon world.


In the anime

Young Iris leaving the Village of Dragons for Opelucid School

In the Pokémon anime, the Village of Dragons is a village in the Unova region located near Opelucid City. It is the hometown of Iris and Shannon.

The Village of Dragons is a place where people raise and admire Dragon-type Pokémon. An elder who lives there will also give out Axew for Trainers to raise into Haxorus. It was first mentioned by Iris in The Bloom Is on Axew! when she explained how she obtained her Axew.

Statues of the Legendary Reshiram and Zekrom were built in the center of the village to commemorate them.

Dragon Pokémon roam around the village freely, such as Axew and its evolved form, Fraxure. Not all the Pokémon here are Dragon type though: other Pokémon such as Drilbur live here as well.

Every year, there is a Pokémon battle tournament that Iris and her Excadrill were seen competing at. Iris competed in it one time and did very well. She felt confident enough to challenge Drayden to a battle, but Drayden and his Haxorus easily overpowered her and won.

According to Iris, most people from the village dream to become a Dragon Master.

Ash and his friends visited the village in A Village Homecoming!.

Pokémon seen in the Village of Dragons

Iris Axew debut.png
Drayden Haxorus.png
Village of Dragons Axew Fraxure.png
Village of Dragons Axew Fraxure.png
Shannon Zweilous 1.png
Shannon Hydreigon.png
Zweilous → Hydreigon
Young Iris playing with Pokemon.png
Young Iris playing with Pokemon.png
Young Iris playing with Pokemon.png
Iris Deerling.png
Young Iris Minccino Pansear.png
Young Iris Minccino Pansear.png
Iris Drilbur.png
Village of Dragons Druddigon.png
Village of Dragons Patrat.png
Village of Dragons Watchog.png
Village of Dragons Darumaka.png
Village of Dragons Altaria Ducklett.png
Village of Dragons Altaria Ducklett.png

In the games

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, when using Memory Link in Opelucid City, Drayden mentions the Village of Dragons as the place he met Iris.

In Pokémon X and Y, an Ace Trainer in the Lumiose City Museum gives the player TM82 (Dragon Tail) and mentions that their partner learned the move in the Village of Dragons.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In One Way or Another, during the Pokémon League tournament battle between Black and Iris, she revealed that her hometown, the Village of Dragons, is in fact Blackthorn City in the Johto region. It is also where she had first met Drayden, who had taken her to the Unova region to train with him


  • In the anime, the Village of Dragons is located in Unova, near Opelucid City. In the games, it is stated to be in a remote region far away from Unova.
    • According to the Pokémon Adventures manga, the Village of Dragons is Blackthorn City in Johto, a place known for its long history with Dragon Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 龍之鄉 Lóng-zhī Xiāng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Dragernes By
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Drakendorp
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lohikäärmekylä
France Flag.png French Village des Dragons
Germany Flag.png German Dorf der Drachen
India Flag.png Hindi ड्रेगन का गांव Dragons ka Gaon
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Desa Naga
Italy Flag.png Italian Villaggio dei Draghi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용의 고을 Yong-yi Goeul
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Village of Dragons
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Dragelandsby
Poland Flag.png Polish Wioska Smoków
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Vila dos Dragões
Russia Flag.png Russian Деревня Драконов Derevnya Drakonov
Spain Flag.png Spanish Aldea de los Dragones
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Drakebyn
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Quê hương của rồng

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