Dragonite (#0149) | Stats, Evolutions, Moveset, Locations, Battle Strategies

Dragonite
Jul 8, 2024 Reading time : 14 min

Dragonite is a Dragon-Flying type Pokémon appearing in Gen 1, becoming one of the very few Dragon variants of that generation. Despite being a dragon, it has a calm, soft-looking appearance, highlighting its kind heart and human-like intelligence.

Being a powerful Dragon in every generation, it has a wide set of move pools with perfectly matched abilities to boost its stats. Read till the end to learn more about the Dragonite moveset, base stats, the evolutionary line, and more.

About Dragonite

Dragonite
National Pokedex No.#0149
TypeDragonFlying
SpeciesDragon Pokémon
Height2.2 m (7’03”)
Weight210.0 kg (463.0 lbs)
AbilitiesInner Focus
Other NamesJapanese : カイリュー (Kairyu)
German: Dragoran
French: Dracolosse
Korean: 망나뇽 (mangnanyong)

Dragonite appeared first in Generation I and continued to make prominent appearances till the last generation. Even Ash, the main lead of the storyline, owned a female Dragonite who played a prominent role in helping him become the Alola League Champion. 

Fun Fact: Ash’s Dragonite, having a warm and welcoming personality, loved to hug everyone in sight, every time she was called out from her Pokeball.

Here is a quick table of its Pokedex number in different generations, categorized as per their region and series.

GenerationRegionSeriesPokedex No.
Gen IKantoRed/Blue/Yellow#149
Gen IIJohtoGold/Silver/Crystal#243
Gen IIIKantoFireRed/LeafGreen#149
Gen IVJohtoHeartGold/SoulSilver#248
Gen VNo Entry
Gen VIMountain KalosX/Y#147
Gen VIIAlolaSun/ Moon#283
Gen VIIAkalaUltra Sun/Ultra Moon#381
Gen VIIIGalarSword/Shield#196
Gen IXPaldeaScarlet/Violet#349
It has no index in the Kanto, Sinnoh, Isle of Armor, and, Hisui regions.

Origins and Lore

Dragonite may be a combination of dragon with knight, night, or Draconite (a pyramid-shaped stone thought to be found in a dragon’s head). Its appearance may be a reference to Japanese dragons, European dragons, or fairy dragons. Its moniker as the ‘Guardian of the Sea’ could also imply that it has characteristics of the Chinese dragon.

Besides that, the different tales related to its origin can be found in the Pokédex entries of several regions.

Pokédex Entries
Generation I
RedIt is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
BlueThis marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
YellowIt is said that somewhere in the ocean lies an island where these gather. Only they live there.
StadiumHas intelligence on par with people. This “sea guardian” is said to be capable of flying around the globe in about 16 hours.
Generation II
GoldIt is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
SilverThis marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
CrystalIt is said that somewhere in the ocean lies an island where these gather. Only they live there.
Stadium 2It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
Generation III
FireRedCan fly in spite of its big and bulky physique. It circles the globe in just 16 hours.
LeafGreenVery few people ever see this Pokémon. Its intelligence is said to match that of humans.
EmeraldIt can circle the globe in just 16 hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
RubyDragonite is capable of circling the globe in just sixteen hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
Sapphire
Generation IV
DiamondIt is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. Furthermore, it guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGoldIt is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
SoulSilverThis marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
Generation V
BlackIt is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
White
Black 2
White 2
Generation VI
XLikewise, it can fly despite its big and bulky physique. It circles the globe in just 16 hours.
YKnown to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
Omega RubyDragonite is capable of circling the globe in just 16 hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII
SunThis Pokémon saved a shipwrecked man, taking him to a remote island—a paradise occupied solely by Dragonite.
MoonIncur the wrath of this normally calm Pokémon at your peril, because it will smash everything to smithereens before it’s satisfied.
Ultra SunIt flies over raging seas as if they were nothing. Observing this, a ship’s captain dubbed this Pokémon “the sea incarnate.”
Ultra MoonYou’ll often hear tales of this kindhearted Pokémon rescuing people or Pokémon that are drowning.
Generation VIII
SwordIt’s a kindhearted Pokémon. If it spots a drowning person or Pokémon, Dragonite simply must help them.
ShieldThis Pokémon is known as the Sea Incarnate. Figureheads that resemble Dragonite decorate the bows of many ships.
Brilliant DiamondKnown to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides wrecked ships to shore.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX
ScarletThere’s a legend that somewhere in the ocean lies an island where these gather. Only they live there.
VioletIt can fly in spite of its big and bulky physique. It circles the globe in just 16 hours.

Biology and Behavior

Dragonite is a bipedal, draconic reptile with pale orange skin. Its eyes are big, and greenish-gray in color, while its snout is round with narrow nostrils. On top of its head, two long, thin antennae emerge, with a little horn positioned in between. 

Its cream-colored, striated underbelly reaches from the tip of its long tail to the neck. Its legs and broad arms split up in three claws apiece. The wings have turquoise membranes and are diminutive in comparison to its body.

Details for Starters
Catch Rate45% (5.9% using PokeBall on full HP)
Growth RateSlow
Base Exp. Points218 (Gen 1-4), 270 (Gen 5-7), 300 (Gen 8-9)
Total Exp. Points1,250,000
Base Friendship (Happiness)Gen 2: 70, Gen 3-9: 35 (Low)
EV Yield3
EV Yield Distribution
HPAttackDefenseSp. AttackSp. DefenseSpeed
000300

Base Stats

In every generation, Dragonite has effectively distributed base stats with a total of 600 values. However, these stats may be impacted by the nature and held items of the caught Dragonite.

Dragonite stats
Range
StatsAt Level 50At Level 100
MinimumMaximumMinimumMaximum
HP151198292386
Attack125204245403
Defense90161175317
Sp. Attack94167184328
Sp. Defense94167184328
Speed76145148284
Min. stats are calculated as per a Dragonite with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and a hindering nature.

Max. stats are calculated as per a Dragonite with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and a beneficial nature.

Evolutionary Line

Dragonite evolves from Dragonair, another Dragon Pokémon, at Level 55. It is the final evolution of Dratini. A trainer may level up their Pokémon by battling or by using rare candies. 

DragonairTaken from internet
Dragonair
National Pokedex No.#0149
TypeDragon
SpeciesDragon Pokémon
AbilitiesShed SkinMarvel Scale (Hidden Ability)
Dragonair stats

Breeding

Female Dragonites can be bred with different male species to create stronger offspring. This can be useful to learn certain egg moves, like Aqua Jet and Dragon Breath, that can not be learned otherwise.

Egg GroupsDragon, Water 1
Gender Ratio50% Male, 50% Female
Egg cycles40
Approx. Steps10,024–10,280 steps
Egg MovesCompatible Parents
After Level UpAfter Using TMAfter Hatching
Aqua JetGolduck
Seel
Dewgong
Buizel
Floatzel
Alomomola
Clauncher
Clawitzer
Popplio
Brionne
Primarina
Quaxly
Quaxwell
Quaquaval
Squirtle
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Totodile
Marill
Azumarill
Surskit
Masquerain
Corphish
Ducklett
Sobble
Drizzile
Inteleon
Dragon BreathCharmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Horsea
Seadra
Kingdra
Flygon
Swablu
Altaria
Bagon
Shelgon
Salamence
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Deino
Zweilous
Hydreigon
Goomy
Sliggoo
Hisuian Sliggoo
Goodra
Hisuian Goodra
Flapple
Dragapult
Frigibax
Arctibax
Baxcalibur
Dipplin
Hydrapple
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Treecko
Feebas
Jangmo-o
Extreme SpeedDragoniteDragonite
Dragonair
Dragonite
MistLapras
Wooper
Quagsire
Lotad
Lombre
Wingull
Pelipper
Surskit
Swablu
Altaria
Piplup
Prinplup
Empoleon
Eiscue (Ice Face)
Squirtle
Poliwag
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Paldean Wooper
Feebas
Shellos
Gastrodon
Alomomola
Sobble
Drizzile
Inteleon
Clodsire
SupersonicMudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Wingull
Pelipper
Flygon
Noibat
Noivern
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Marill
Azumarill
Piplup
Water PulseSquirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise
Psyduck
Golduck
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
Horsea
Seadra
Lapras
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
Kingdra
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Wingull
Pelipper
Shellos
Gastrodon
Ducklett
Swanna
Alomomola
Froakie
Frogadier
Greninja
Skrelp
Dragalge
Clauncher
Clawitzer
Goomy
Sliggoo
Hisuian Sliggoo
Goodra
Hisuian Goodra
Sobble
Drizzile
Inteleon
Quaxwell
Quaquaval
Squirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise
Psyduck
Golduck
Poliwag
Poliwhirl
Poliwrath
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
Seel
Dewgong
Horsea
Seadra
Gyarados
Lapras
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Totodile
Croconaw
Feraligatr
Marill
Azumarill
Politoed
Wooper
Paldean Wooper
Quagsire
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
Delibird
Kingdra
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Lotad
Lombre
Ludicolo
Wingull
Pelipper
Surskit
Masquerain
Corphish
Crawdaunt
Feebas
Milotic
Piplup
Prinplup
Empoleon
Buizel
Floatzel
Shellos
Gastrodon
Ducklett
Swanna
Alomomola
Froakie
Frogadier
Greninja
Skrelp
Dragalge
Clauncher
Clawitzer
Goomy
Sliggoo
Hisuian Sliggoo
Goodra
Hisuian Goodra
Noivern
Popplio
Brionne
Primarina
Mareanie
Toxapex
Dewpider
Araquanid
Sobble
Drizzile
Inteleon
Chewtle
Drednaw
Cramorant
Eiscue (Ice Face)
Quaxwell
Quaquaval
Tadbulb
Bellibolt
Clodsire
Squirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise
Psyduck
Golduck
Poliwag
Poliwhirl
Poliwrath
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
Seel
Dewgong
Horsea
Seadra
Gyarados
Lapras
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Totodile
Croconaw
Feraligatr
Marill
Azumarill
Politoed
Wooper
Paldean Wooper
Quagsire
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
Delibird
Kingdra
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Lotad
Lombre
Ludicolo
Wingull
Pelipper
Surskit
Masquerain
Corphish
Crawdaunt
Feebas
Milotic
Piplup
Prinplup
Empoleon
Buizel
Floatzel
Shellos
Gastrodon
Ducklett
Swanna
Alomomola
Froakie
Frogadier
Greninja
Skrelp
Dragalge
Clauncher
Clawitzer
Goomy
Sliggoo
Hisuian Sliggoo
Goodra
Hisuian Goodra
Noivern
Popplio
Brionne
Primarina
Mareanie
Toxapex
Dewpider
Araquanid
Sobble
Drizzile
Inteleon
Chewtle
Drednaw
Cramorant
Eiscue (Ice Face)
Quaxwell
Quaquaval
Tadbulb
Bellibolt
Clodsire
Poliwag
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Poliwag
Dratini
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonair
Dragonite

The male parent must know the particular egg move before breeding. However, if you already have a Dragonite with the egg move, you can simply breed it with Ditto.

In-Game Availability

Every version, based on any Generation, allows players to obtain a Dragonite, directly or indirectly. However, it is unobtainable in Legends: Arceus.

VersionGame Locations
RedBlueEvolve Dragonair
Blue (Japan)Evolve Dragonair
YellowEvolve Dragonair
GoldSilverEvolve Dragonair
CrystalEvolve Dragonair
RubySapphireTrade
EmeraldTrade
FireRedLeafGreenEvolve Dragonair
ColosseumTrade
XDGateon Port (Shadow)
DiamondPearlEvolve Dragonair
PlatinumEvolve Dragonair
HeartGoldSoulSilverEvolve DragonairE
Pal ParkMountain
BlackWhiteDragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2White 2Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Route 18 (Hidden Grotto)
XYEvolve Dragonair
Omega RubyAlpha SapphireTrade
SunMoonPoni Gauntlet (SOS Battle)
Ultra SunUltra MoonPoni Gauntlet (SOS Battle)
Let’s Go Pikachu!Let;s Go Eevee!Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25
SwordShieldTrade
Expansion PassBallimere Lake (Wanderer)
Brilliant DiamondShining PearlEvolve Dragonair
ScarletVioletNorth Province: Area Two, Casseroya Lake
North Province: Area Two (Steel Tera Type)
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)

Sprites in Different Generations

Every Pokémon generation introduces a new modified sprite, with some displaying both normal and shiny variants.

GenerationNormal DragoniteShiny Dragonite
Gen IIDragonite
Gen IIDragonite1Dragonite2
Gen IIIDragonite3Dragonite4
Gen IVDragonite5Dragonite6
Gen VDragonite7Dragonite8
Gen VIDragonite9Dragonite10
Gen VIIDragonite11Dragonite12
Gen VIIIDragonite13
Gen IXDragonite14

Training and Battling — Type Effectiveness

Dragonite has been reputed as a strong party Pokémon from the very start of the series, in both games and anime. However, to utilize its stats and move pool in the best possible way, a trainer must understand its weak points.

Damage Taken TypeStatus
0xGroundImmune
¼xGrassHighly Resists
½xWaterWeakly Resists
FightingWeakly Resists
FireWeakly Resists
BugWeakly Resists
1xNormalNormally Affected
GhostNormally Affected
PsychicNormally Affected
DarkNormally Affected
SteelNormally Affected
PoisonNormally Affected
ElectricNormally Affected
FlyingNormally Affected
2xFairyWeak 
DragonWeak 
RockWeak 
IceWeak 

Moves and Abilities

Being a Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon, Dragonite comes equipped with 2 abilities – Inner Focus and Multiscale.

Inner Focus
Battle EffectIt prevents the ability-bearer from flinching when attacked with moves like Headbutt.
Multiscale (hidden)
Battle EffectReduces the damage taken when HP is full.

Here’s the latest move chart for Dragonite as per Generation IX.

Gen IX Moves
By Level Up
LevelMoveTypeCategoryPowerAcc.PP
Wing AttackFlyingPhysical Physical60100%35
Extreme SpeedNormalPhysical Physical80100%5
RoostFlyingStatus Status5
Fire PunchFirePhysical Physical75100%15
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical Physical75100%15
WrapNormalPhysical Physical1590%20
LeerNormalStatus Status100%30
TwisterDragonSpecial Special40100%20
Thunder WaveElectricStatus Status90%20
Evo.HurricaneFlyingSpecial Special11070%10
15Dragon TailDragonPhysical Physical6090%10
20AgilityPsychicStatus Status30
25SlamNormalPhysical Physical8075%20
33Aqua TailWaterPhysical Physical9090%10
39Dragon RushDragonPhysical Physical10075%10
41OutrageDragonPhysical Physical120100%10
46SafeguardNormalStatus Status25
53Rain DanceWaterStatus Status5
62Dragon DanceDragonStatus Status20
80Hyper BeamNormalSpecial Special15090%5
Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite.
By Breeding
MoveTypeCategoryPowerAcc.PP
Aqua JetWaterPhysical Physical4010020
Dragon BreathDragonSpecial Special6010020
Extreme SpeedNormalPhysical Physical601005
MistIceSpecial Special30
SupersonicNormalSpecial Special5520
Water PulseWaterSpecial Special6010020
By TM (Technical Machine)
TMMoveTypeCategoryPowerAcc.PP
TM001Take DownNormalPhysical Physical9085%20
TM004AgilityPsychicStatus Status30
TM006Scary FaceNormalStatus Status100%10
TM007ProtectNormalStatus Status10
TM011Water PulseWaterSpecial Special60100%20
TM012Low KickFightingPhysical Physical100%20
TM022Chilling WaterWaterSpecial Special50100%20
TM024Fire SpinFireSpecial Special3585%15
TM025FacadeNormalPhysical Physical70100%20
TM027Aerial AceFlyingPhysical Physical6020
TM028BulldozeGroundPhysical Physical60100%20
TM032SwiftNormalSpecial Special6020
TM034Icy WindIceSpecial Special5595%15
TM036Rock TombRockPhysical Physical6095%15
TM040Air CutterFlyingSpecial Special6095%25
TM043FlingDarkPhysical Physical100%10
TM044Dragon TailDragonPhysical Physical6090%10
TM047EndureNormalStatus Status10
TM049Sunny DayFireStatus Status5
TM050Rain DanceWaterStatus Status5
TM051SandstormRockStatus Status10
TM052SnowscapeIceStatus Status10
TM058Brick BreakFightingPhysical Physical75100%15
TM065Air SlashFlyingSpecial Special7595%15
TM066Body SlamNormalPhysical Physical85100%15
TM067Fire PunchFirePhysical Physical75100%15
TM068Thunder PunchElectricPhysical Physical75100%15
TM069Ice PunchIcePhysical Physical75100%15
TM070Sleep TalkNormalStatus Status10
TM075Light ScreenPsychicStatus Status30
TM077WaterfallWaterPhysical Physical80100%15
TM078Dragon ClawDragonPhysical Physical80100%15
TM080MetronomeNormalStatus Status10
TM082Thunder WaveElectricStatus Status90%20
TM084Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical Physical75100%10
TM085RestPsychicStatus Status5
TM086Rock SlideRockPhysical Physical7590%10
TM089Body PressFightingPhysical Physical80100%10
TM097FlyFlyingPhysical Physical9095%15
TM099Iron HeadSteelPhysical Physical80100%15
TM100Dragon DanceDragonStatus Status20
TM103SubstituteNormalStatus Status10
TM113TailwindFlyingStatus Status15
TM115Dragon PulseDragonSpecial Special85100%10
TM118Heat WaveFireSpecial Special9590%10
TM122EncoreNormalStatus Status100%5
TM123SurfWaterSpecial Special90100%15
TM124Ice SpinnerIcePhysical Physical80100%15
TM125FlamethrowerFireSpecial Special90100%15
TM126ThunderboltElectricSpecial Special90100%15
TM130Helping HandNormalStatus Status20
TM135Ice BeamIceSpecial Special90100%10
TM141Fire BlastFireSpecial Special11085%5
TM142Hydro PumpWaterSpecial Special11080%5
TM143BlizzardIceSpecial Special11070%5
TM149EarthquakeGroundPhysical Physical100100%10
TM150Stone EdgeRockPhysical Physical10080%5
TM152Giga ImpactNormalPhysical Physical15090%5
TM156OutrageDragonPhysical Physical120100%10
TM158Focus BlastFightingSpecial Special12070%5
TM160HurricaneFlyingSpecial Special11070%10
TM163Hyper BeamNormalSpecial Special15090%5
TM166ThunderElectricSpecial Special11070%10
TM169Draco MeteorDragonSpecial Special13090%5
TM171Tera BlastNormalSpecial Special80100%10
TM172RoarNormalStatus Status20
TM174HazeIceStatus Status30
TM192Focus PunchFightingPhysical Physical150100%20
TM193Weather BallNormalSpecial Special50100%10
TM200Scale ShotDragonPhysical Physical2590%20
TM222Breaking SwipeDragonPhysical Physical60100%15
TM226Dragon CheerDragonStatus Status15

Competitive Usage and Strategies

Dragonite, once evolved, can be a great battle companion if you acknowledge its strong and weak points. Below are a few combinations to utilize different moveset and hold items for your advantage while battling. 

Black/ White/ Black 2/ White 2
3 Attacks Dragon Dance
MovesetDragon DanceOutrage/ Earthquake
Extreme Speed/ Fire PunchExtreme Speed/ Earthquake
Held ItemLum Berry
NatureAdamant
EVs252 Attack, 4 Sp. Defense, 252 Speed
X/Y/Sun/Moon
Dragon Dance
MovesetDragon DanceFly
EarthquakeExtreme Speed
Held ItemFlyinium Z
NatureJolly
EVs252 Attack, 4 Sp. Defense, 252 Speed
Scarlet/Violet
Dragon Dance
MovesetDragon DanceExtreme Speed
Earthquake, Fire PunchIce Spinner/ Fire Punch/ Roost/ Encore
Held ItemHeavy Duty Boots
NatureAdamant/ Jolly
EVs252 Attack, 4 Defense, 252 Speed
TeraNormal

Dragon Dance Dragonite is an excellent starter for many offensive teams due to its large move pool and strong priority in Extreme Speed. Despite its hefty configuration, Dragonite is a solid all-around Pokémon. 

Following a Dragon Dance, a Dragonite may outpace and pose a threat to several common offensive Pokémon, including Meowscarada (the non-choice scarf), Roaring Moon, and even Dragapult when it uses its Joyful nature.

Dragonite in Pokémon UNITE

Charizard is one of the very first UNITE licenses available for a new trainer to choose from on Pokémon UNITE. It undoubtedly has great stats with powerful moves, leading to a good win rate, even for a beginner.

Dragoniite
All-Rounder, Melee, Difficulty: Novice
Dragonite is all set to wreak havoc through the battle in Pokémon UNITE as a Melee All-Rounder. Equipped with the power of fire, water, and electricity, Dragonite is a mighty force that’s ready to thrash its way to victory.
EvolutionLevel 8
MovesTwister (Lvl. 1/3)
Dragon Dance(Lvl. 5)
Extreme Speed (Lvl. 5)
Dragon Breath (Lvl. 1/3)
Hyper Beam (Lvl. 8)
Outrage (Lvl. 8)
Unite MoveDraco Impact
Stats
Offense4/5 ⭐
Endurance2.5/5 ⭐
Mobility2.5/5 ⭐
Scoring3/5 ⭐
Support0.5/5 ⭐

Role in the Pokémon World

Dragonite debuted first as a rather mysterious giant Pokémon in Mystery at the Lighthouse. Bill, the Pokemaniac, was deeply fascinated by its existence.

Major Dragonite Trainers
DrakeIn Hello, Pummelo! and Enter the Dragonite, Drake uses his Dragonite in a full battle against Ash at the Pummelo Stadium.
LanceIn Rage of Innocence, Lance used his Dragonite to defeat and catch the Red Gyarados. Similarly, in The Scuffle of Legends, Dragonite helped stop Groudon and Kyogre.
IrisIn Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!, Iris caught a male Dragonite. He had a notably hostile personality and was initially difficult for Iris to train with.
AshAsh caught a newly evolved Dragonite in A Test in Paradise! who became a prominent part of his team throughout Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Other episodes with Dragonite’s appearances include:

  • In Mewtwo Strikes Back and Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Dragonite comes to deliver an invitation to Ash and his friends from Mewtwo to visit the New Island.
  • In Fangs For Nothin’ and Great Bowls of Fire, a female Dragonite that resided in the Dragon Holy Land belonged to the former Blackthorn Gym Leader who passed away. Clair later caught the same Dragonite at some point before A Pokémon of a Different Color!
  • In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, Professor Oak used a Dragonite to battle the Mirage Mewtwo but was defeated. 
  • In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, Provo’s Dragonite fought in the Squallville PokéRinger. Dragonite battled against Paul’s Honchkrow and lost after the latter landed a critical hit with Sky Attack.
  • In A Test in Paradise!, multiple Dragonites lived on Dragonite Island. One of them was preyed upon by Team Rocket, but their plan was foiled by the Dragonair that would later turn into Ash’s Dragonite.

Trivia and Fun Facts

  • Although Dragonite was not found in the wild, its capture rate was reduced from 45 to 9 in Pokémon Yellow. Its catch rate returned to 45 in all subsequent games.
  • Prior to the introduction of The Crown Tundra, Pokémon Sword’s second expansion, Dragonite was unavailable, as stated in Kingdra’s Pokédex record in Pokémon Sword.
  • Dragonite is the only Pokémon owned by one of Ash’s companions that he himself captures later in the series.
  • In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Dragonite cannot learn Outrage at Level 41 and must be trained through a Move Reminder instead.
  • Dragonite and Salamence are known to have the highest total base stat among all Flying-type Pokémon (excluding Mega Evolutions and Legendary Pokémon).

Given its potency and adaptability, Dragonite is a popular pick for offensive and large teams. It can easily operate a Dragon Dance or Choice Band set on high offense and DragMag squads. With the right strategy and experience, it can become an effortless Dragon to work with.

Frequently Asked Questions
What does Dragonite do if a person dies?

Dragonite is a very kind-hearted Pokémon, it must help any person with injury or in danger. It is often referred to as the Guardian of the Sea, which saves people from drowning.

Is Dragonite a Flying Pokémon?

Yes, Dragonite is a Dragon-Flying type Pokémon that was introduced in Gen I. It is a pseudo-legendary Pokémon whose evolutionary line is the only complete Dragon line in Gen 1.

What level does Dragonite evolve?

Dragonite evolves from Dragonair at Level 55. It is the final evolutionary form of Dratini. However, it must not be holding a stone to evolve.

Sources

Dragonite by Pokémon.com

Dragonite by Pokemon UNITE

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