Village of Dragons

Village of Dragons
竜の里 Village of Dragons
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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, first mentioned in Pokémon the Series: Black & White.

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 a Dragon-type Pokémon for Trainers to raise. 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 living in the surrounding forests.

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 Opelucid City Gym Leader 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.

Following on Iris's suggestion, the group visited the village in A Village Homecoming!. Iris caught up with the village elder, who gave a positive evaluation of her and Axew's progress. Iris's childhood friend Shannon was revealed to be training to become a Pokémon Breeder, and she was currently raising two Zweilous. However, one of the Zweilous evolved into a Hydreigon and began to panic. Iris and her Pokémon worked together to calm the Dragon-type down, and her efforts caught the attention of Drayden, who invited Iris to challenge the Opelucid Gym.

Pokémon seen in the Village of Dragons

Egg → Axew
Zweilous → Hydreigon

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 where 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 his partner learned the move in the Village of Dragons.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

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
  Danish Dragernes By
  Dutch Drakendorp
  Finnish Lohikäärmekylä
  French Village des Dragons
  German Dorf der Drachen
  Hindi ड्रेगन का गांव Dragons ka Gaon
  Indonesian Desa Naga
  Italian Villaggio dei Draghi
  Korean 용의 고을 Yong-yi Goeul
  Malaysian Village of Dragons
  Norwegian Dragelandsby
  Polish Wioska Smoków
  Portuguese Vila dos Dragões
  Russian Деревня Драконов Derevnya Drakonov
  Spanish Aldea de los Dragones
  Swedish Drakebyn
  Vietnamese Quê hương của rồng

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