This Dragonite is a Dragon/Flying-type Pokémon owned by Ash Ketchum and the first Pokémon he caught during his journey around the world with Goh.


As a Dragonair, Dragonite is a very courageous and determined Pokémon as this was displayed when it saves Ash from falling and it is similar to Clair's Dragonair but its slippery skin is much like Ash's Goodra while it was both a Goomy and a Sliggoo before. It is also caring for its kind including the head Dragonite at Dragonite Island.

Since fully evolving, even compared to the general kind nature of its species, Dragonite is especially caring and compassionate. Much like Ash's Muk, Dragonite developed a habit of hugging people and Pokémon it meets, as seen where it hugged Professor Cerise, to whom it was grateful after Cerise decided to keep Dragonite Island a secret. Its friendly nature is shown to constantly wanting to help out and meet new people. Even more, its undeniably friendly presence has a positive effect on others, as generally, anything that it hugs is overcome by bliss in the interaction. It has also shown to display a maternal nature when it soothed Goh's Sobble when it was upset.

Dragonite is also more than happy to fly around; in Raid Battle in the Ruins!, it raced Goh's Beedrill and won, but was so engrossed in it that it sent Pikachu and Ash flying, and when recalled later was visibly disappointed. Dragonite was later shown to have faith in others, as it convinced Ash and Goh to allow all of Goh's Pokémon to solve the food shortage problem themselves.

Dragonite has proven itself to be a very formidable and competent battler, working well with others as seen in its first raid battle in "Raid Battle in the Ruins!", as well as in A Festival Reunion! when it was able to defeat Korrina's Mienshao and Mega Lucario without much difficulty.

Despite its large size, Dragonite is a surprisingly light eater as seen in PJ047.



Dragonite's Teammates

Dragonite with his trainer Ash and teammates Pikachu, Gengar, Lucario, Sirfetch'd and Dracovish.







As Dragonair

Having trouble flying as Dragonair

Ash first encountered Dragonite as a Dragonair when he and Goh landed on Dragonite Island after a flock of Dragonite rescued them from a storm. Unlike the other Dragonair on its home island, it had trouble getting off the ground. When Ash saw this, Dragonair accepted his offer to help it learn Dragon Dance and master the use of its wings. With an Electroweb trampoline provided by Pikachu, Dragonair mastered Dragon Dance and became very grateful towards Ash for his help. Dragonair then sensed that one of its Dragonite friends was in trouble and led Ash and Goh to it. It turned out that Team Rocket had captured the head Dragonite, and sent out Wailord to deal with them. One of Wailord's splashes sent Ash flying into the air, and Dragonair tried to save him. However, its skin was too slippery for Ash to hold on to, so it then proceeded to evolve into Dragonite, gaining arms and legs to save Ash from the fall.[1]

As Dragonite

Dragonite remains to carry Ash following its evolution as it watches the head Dragonite blasts Team Rocket off with a Hyper Beam. After Team Rocket had been defeated, the head Dragonite commended its friend's rescue efforts and Dragonite expressed its willingness to come with Ash by hugging him, so he caught it. When it later met Professor Cerise, it was delighted to know he promised to keep his homeland a secret and affectionately hugged him, oblivious to Cerise's pain.[1]

At the Cerise Laboratory, Dragonite affectionately greeted Goh's Stantler and Scyther with a warm hug, which startled them in the beginning but eventually they gladly accepted its hug.[2]

Dragonite battling against a Golurk in the Unova region.

Dragonite was later used to help Ash travel through the sand dunes of the Desert Resort during the trip to the Unova region. It hugged Keira affectionately until being told to stop. It then participated in a Raid Battle against a wild giant Golurk and managed to deliver a finishing blow that allowed Goh to capture it.[3]

Dragonite was later used in assisting Ash and Goh into finding the location of Cubone's missing bone.[4]

Later Dragonite was playing with Darmanitan, Beedrill, Paras, Parasect & Stantler, but crushed Ash.[5]

When Ash introduced his new egg to Dragonite, Dragonite was overjoyed but Ash prevented it from hugging the egg, thus it hugged Pikachu as compensation instead.[6]

Dragonite later helped Ash and Goh investigate the food shortage in the Cerise Laboratory.[7]

Dragonite battles Korrina's Mega Lucario.

Dragonite was used In Ash's battle against Korrina in the World Coronation Series battle tournament in the Kalos region. Dragonite went up against Korrina's Mienshao and Mega Lucario, where it managed to beat both of them and not only allow Ash to win the Battle Festival but also help advance to the Super Rank in the World Coronation Series.[8]

It was later seen crying due to Sobble's tears, and then hugged it to make it stop crying after it was scared by Scyther.[9]

Dragonite was later seen in a fantasy as the narrator explains Ash's winning streak in the World Coronation Series.[10]

Dragonite was later seen as it was flying around the Cerise Laboratory with Goh's other Pokémon.[11]

Dragonite was later seen enjoying lunch with Ash's current team and Alolan team at the Pokémon School.[12]

Dragonite later helped Ash's Riolu in his training in order to win against Bea in a rematch.[13]

Dragonite was later sent out to help Ash, Riolu and Pikachu battle a rampaging Centiskorch after it Gigantamaxed. But despite its best efforts, Gigantamax Centiskorch was far too much to handle. Right when Centiskorch was about to fire a G-Max Centiferno at Ash, Riolu, and Pikachu, Dragonite manages to save them before Leon and his Charizard arrived and defeated it.[14] Dragonite later helped Ash and Leon stop a rampaging Dynamaxed Pangoro and a Gigantamaxed Coalossal from attacking several mine workers.[15] Dragonite was later sent out to take Ash to meet up with Goh and Sonia at Stow-on-Side. But during the flight, Ash and Dragonite spot a strange red beam shooting out into the sky at the Energy Plant near Hammerlocke Stadium. When they went to investigate, they were attacked by the Legendary Pokémon Eternatus and was shot down when Dragonite was hit from its Dynamax Cannon. Ash then recalled Dragonite into its Poké Ball.[16]

Dragonite was then particpated in the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest with its trainer Ash. However, they failed to get past the first round due to Dragonite's surprisingly small appetite.[17]

Dragonite was later seen training with Lucario until Farfetch'd stomped its leek into the ground, shocking the others.[18]

Dragonite was later seen in a fantasy as the narrator explains Ash's progress in the World Coronation Series.[19]

Known moves

Improvised moves

  • Overheat Hurricane

Voice actors


  • Dragonite marks the first time Ash:
    • Has ever caught a Pokémon that one of his traveling companions previously owned; Iris owns a Dragonite herself.
      • Another note is that Ash's Dragonite is a polar opposite to Iris', in terms of personality: Iris' was aggressive, short-tempered, and distrustful of humans, while Ash's is very friendly, affectionate, and has no problem being around people.
    • Captured a fully evolved Pokémon with an evolutionary line as his first new Pokémon in a new series.
    • Caught a Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon in its fully evolved stage.
      • Although this is the second Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon Ash has ever caught, first being Goodra.
    • Captured a fully evolved Pokémon from an evolutionary line since Noctowl in "Fowl Play!", and thus also the first such capture outside of the original series.
    • Caught a Generation I Pokémon since Seaking (which was for a contest).
      • His last non-temporary Generation I Pokémon he caught was his Snorlax.
    • Caught a Pokémon that was introduced in a previous generation since his Gligar.
    • Caught a Pokémon that knows an attack-boosting status move.
    • Caught a Pokémon that isn't from a brand new region as his first new Pokémon in a new series.
  • Dragonite is currently the only Pseudo-legendary Pokémon currently in Ash's possession. This is because he no longer owns Goodra, having released it and Gible has not evolved.
  • Dragonite is the third Pokémon to evolve in the same episode it was caught by Ash. The first was his Caterpie, his second was his Primeape.
    • It is also the first Pokémon to show its evolution prior to its capture since his Krokorok.
  • Dragonite is Ash's fourth Pokémon that defeated a Mega Evolved Pokémon, the first three being Pikachu, Greninja and Hawlucha.
    • Coincidentally, both Pikachu and Dragonite's first victory over a Mega-Evolved Pokémon was against Korrina's Mega Lucario.



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