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Dratini dwells near bodies of rapidly flowing water, such as the plunge pools of waterfalls. As it grows, Dratini will shed its skin many times.

This Pokémon lives in pristine oceans and lakes. It can control the weather, and it uses this power to fly into the sky, riding on the wind.

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This Pokémon is known as the Sea Incarnate. Figureheads that resemble Dragonite decorate the bows of many ships.


Dragonite is a "pseudo-legendary" Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon from the first generation, and one of the strongest Pokémon of its time. It evolves from Dratini at level 30, and evolves from Dragonair at 55.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At most Low 7-B | 7-B | High 7-A

Name: Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite

Origin: Pokémon

Gender: Varies

Age: Varies

Classification: Dragon Pokémon

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Breath Attack, Air Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Durability Negation, Flight, Energy Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Elemental Manipulation, Statistics Amplification, Enhanced Senses, Healing, Water Manipulation, Forcefield Creation, Earth Manipulation, Metal Manipulation, Aura and Weather Manipulation (Should still possess some form of Dragonair's ability to control the weather with its aura), Immunity to flinching and Earth Manipulation (Within reason. Attacks far surpassing the threshold of normal Pokémon should be able to bypass this), Resistance to Fighting, Fire, Water, and Grass-type Attacks, Takes half damage from the first attack it receives while in peak condition, Berserk Mode, more with Egg Moves

Attack Potency: At most Small City level (should be comparable, though slightly inferior to Rhyhorn, who can shatter mountains. Can go to toe to toe with the likes of Piplup) | City level (Can obliterate a city. Should be far superior to the likes of Rhyhorn, who can shatter mountains and should be comparable to Pupitar) | Large Mountain level+ (Comparable to Pokémon of this stage, if not stronger. Is consistently portrayed as a match for Charizard, if not more than one). Dragon Rage ignores durability to an extent (Always does a set amount of damage, no matter how strong or weak the opponent is)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ | Massively Hypersonic+ | FTL (Can outpace Poliwrath, is stated to be able to fly faster than any known Pokemon, likely not including legendaries)

Lifting Strength: Class K | Class K | Class M

Striking Strength: At most Small City Class | City Class | Large Mountain Class+

Durability: At most Small City level | City level | Large Mountain level+ (Can take attacks from others of its species)

Stamina: Superhuman (The average pokemon is hardwired for battle and can go on fighting for lots of time despite being injured. Capable of spending a day on foot while fighting hordes of enemies in mystery dungeons with little to no breaks)

Range: Extended melee range, tens of kilometers with most attacks

Standard Equipment: Bitter Berry. Occasionally a Dragon Scale to boost Dragon-Type attacks

Intelligence: Below Average normally (Capable of coherent speech between other Pokémon, a degree of understanding of commands and social situations, and can solve minor puzzles, though still mostly driven by instinct), Above Average in battle as Dratini and Dragonair (Pokémon are hard-wired for battle and even in the wild can master many moves and fight the likes of Machop which train in all martial arts), Gifted in battle as Dragonite (Should be superior to 1st and 2nd stage Pokémon and are able to consistently fight the likes of Machamp which have mastered all martial arts, as well as Alakazam)

Weaknesses: Is severely damaged by Ice -Type attacks from other Pokémon, as well as Rock, Fairy and opposite Dragon-Type attacks. Cannot deal damage to Fairy-Types with his Dragon-Type moves

Notable Attacks/Techniques:


  • Inner Focus: Dragonite is able to resist the stunning and flinching effects of its foes through sheer force of will.
  • Multiscale: Dragonite's many layers of scales offer it additional protection at the start of a fight, halving the damage taken from attack when it is in peak condition. This ability can be reactivated if Dragonite manages to restore itself back to peak condition through recovery moves like Roost.


  • Agility: Dragonite uses psionic energy to greatly increase its speed.
  • Aqua Tail: Dragonite swings its tail as if it were raging wave, slamming the target with a burst of water.
  • Dragon Dance: Dragonite performs a mystic, powerful dance that raises its attack power and speed.
  • Dragon Rage: Dragonite gathers energy in its mouth and unleashes it as a large sphere that detonates on impact.
  • Dragon Rush: Dragonite rushes forward to ram its opponent with draconic energy, potentially stunning the target in the process.
  • Dragon Tail: Dragonite attacks a foe with its tail.
  • Fire Punch: Dragonite wreathes its fist in flame before punching the target.
  • Hurricane: Dragonite generate a hurricane with a flap of its wings.
  • Hyper Beam: Dragonite unleashes a tremendously powerful beam of energy from its maw, but is forced to rest and recharge for a period afterward, rendering it unable to use any of its other moves. However, Dragonites (along with other Pseudos) have been shown to spam this move without the need for recharge.
  • Outrage: Dragonite goes on a rampage, randomly attacking all foes in sight with massive draconic damage. However, it will be confused after this attack reaches completion.
  • Roost: Dragonite lands and rests to rapidly heal its wounds.
  • Safeguard: Dragonite produces a barrier that nullifies status effects used against it or its allies.
  • Thunder Punch: Dragonite coats its fist in electricity before punching the target.
  • Thunder Wave: Dragonite emits a burst of electricity that paralyzes the target's muscles, making it difficult for them to fight back.
  • Draco Meteor: An extremely powerful move exclusive to Dragon types. Dragonite summons comets from the sky onto the target, but using this attack weakens it.

For a list of all of Dragonite's moves, see here (Note that for standard purposes, only Level-Up and Egg Moves are taken into account)


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches: