Dragon Pulse
りゅうのはどう Dragon Pulse
Dragon Pulse VIII.PNG
Introduced: Generation IV
Battle Data
Type: Type Dragon.gif
Category: Type Special.gif
Power: 85[1]
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 10 (Max. 16)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Contest Data
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Beautiful
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Quite an appealing move.

Dragon Pulse is a Dragon-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM59 in Generation IV. In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it is available as TM34.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The foe is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user's gaping mouth.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SWSH
The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user's gaping mouth.

Effect

In battle

Dragon Pulse does damage to the target. In a Double Battle, Dragon Pulse can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Dragon Pulse can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
IV V VI VII VIII
103A.png Exeggutor grass/dragon Grass 1 PE N/A
116.png Horsea water Dragon,Water 1 42 42 42 XY
41 ORAS
41 SMUSUM
36 PE
40
117.png Seadra water Water 1,Water 1 57 57 57 XY
45 ORAS
45 SMUSUM
42 PE
44
131.png Lapras water/ice Water 1,Monster 52 PE N/A
181.png Ampharos electric Monster,Dragon 1, 65 1, 65 N/A
230.png Kingdra water/dragon Water 1,Water 1 57 57 57 XY
45 ORAS
45 44
333.png Swablu normal/flying Flying,Dragon 45 50 BW
42 B2W2
42 XY
38 ORAS
38 N/A
334.png Altaria dragon/flying Flying,Dragon 54 62 BW
48 B2W2
48 XY
40 ORAS
40 1
380.png Latias psychic/dragon Undiscovered 70 80 1, 80 XY
56 ORAS
56 45
381.png Latios psychic/dragon Undiscovered 70 80 1, 80 XY
56 ORAS
56 45
384.png Rayquaza dragon/flying Undiscovered 75 DPPt
90 HGSS
90 90 XY
50 ORAS
50 36
448.png Lucario fighting/steel Field,Human-Like 47 60 1, 60 60 52
610.png Axew dragon Dragon,Monster 41 41 41 36
611.png Fraxure dragon Dragon,Monster 42 42 42 36
612.png Haxorus dragon Dragon,Monster 42 42 42 36
633.png Deino dark/dragon Dragon 32 32 32 40
634.png Zweilous dark/dragon Dragon 32 32 32 40
635.png Hydreigon dark/dragon Dragon 32 32 32 40
643.png Reshiram dragon/fire Undiscovered 54 54 54 32
646.png Kyurem dragon/ice Undiscovered 57 57 57 24
690.png Skrelp poison/water Water 1,Water 1 49 49 40
691.png Dragalge poison/dragon Water 1,Water 1 53 53 40
693.png Clawitzer water Water 1,Water 3 1, 63 1 1
704.png Goomy dragon Dragon 42 42 35
705.png Sliggoo dragon Dragon 47 47 35
706.png Goodra dragon Dragon 47 47 35
715.png Noivern flying/dragon Flying,Dragon 1, 70 1, 70 1
718.png Zygarde dragon/ground Undiscovered 63 63 40
757.png Salandit poison/fire Monster,Dragon 48
758.png Salazzle poison/fire Monster,Dragon 56 44
776.png Turtonator fire/dragon Monster,Dragon 41 28
780.png Drampa normal/dragon Monster,Dragon 41 35
803.png Poipole poison Undiscovered 1 USUM 1
804.png Naganadel poison/dragon Undiscovered 1 USUM 1
841.png Flapple grass/dragon Grass,Dragon 28
842.png Appletun grass/dragon Grass,Dragon 40
880.png Dracozolt electric/dragon Undiscovered 70
882.png Dracovish water/dragon Undiscovered 70
886.png Drakloak dragon/ghost Dragon,Amorphous 1
890.png Eternatus poison/dragon Undiscovered 40
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Pokémon Type Egg Groups Father
III IV V VI VII VIII
004.png Charmander fire 116.png117.png230.png
610.png611.png612.png
633.png634.png635.png
116.png117.png230.png
181.png333.png334.png
610.png611.png612.png
633.png634.png635.png
690.png691.png704.png
705.png706.png
TBA
007.png Squirtle water 116.png117.png230.png
181.png333.png334.png
610.png611.png612.png
693.png
TBA
131.png Lapras water/ice 116.png117.png230.png
610.png611.png612.png
116.png117.png230.png
610.png611.png612.png
690.png691.png693.png
TBA
147.png Dratini dragon 116.png117.png230.png
333.png334.png610.png
611.png612.png633.png
634.png635.png
116.png117.png230.png
333.png334.png610.png
611.png612.png633.png
634.png635.png690.png
691.png704.png705.png
706.png
TBA
349.png Feebas water 116.png117.png230.png
333.png334.png610.png
611.png612.png633.png
634.png635.png
116.png117.png230.png
333.png334.png610.png
611.png612.png633.png
634.png635.png690.png
691.png693.png704.png
705.png706.png
TBA
371.png Bagon dragon 116.png117.png230.png
333.png334.png610.png
611.png612.png633.png
634.png635.png
116.png117.png230.png
333.png334.png610.png
611.png612.png633.png
634.png635.png690.png
691.png704.png705.png
706.png
TBA
566.png Archen rock/flying 333.png334.png 333.png334.png693.png
715.png
TBA
610.png Axew dragon 116.png117.png230.png
333.png334.png610.png
611.png612.png633.png
634.png635.png
116.png117.png230.png
333.png334.png610.png
611.png612.png633.png
634.png635.png690.png
691.png704.png705.png
706.png
TBA
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn this move through chain breeding.

By TM

Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
IV V VI VII VIII
006.png Charizard fire/flying TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
031.png Nidoqueen poison/ground TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
034.png Nidoking poison/ground TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
059.png Arcanine fire TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
095.png Onix rock/ground TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
111.png Rhyhorn ground/rock TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
112.png Rhydon ground/rock TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
116.png Horsea water TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
117.png Seadra water TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
130.png Gyarados water/flying TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
131.png Lapras water/ice TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
142.png Aerodactyl rock/flying TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
147.png Dratini dragon TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
148.png Dragonair dragon TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
149.png Dragonite dragon/flying TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
151.png Mew psychic TM59 TM34 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
160.png Feraligatr water TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
208.png Steelix steel/ground TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
230.png Kingdra water/dragon TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
248.png Tyranitar rock/dark TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
249.png Lugia psychic/flying TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
254.png Sceptile grass TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
306.png Aggron steel/rock TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
329.png Vibrava ground/dragon TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
330.png Flygon ground/dragon TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
333.png Swablu normal/flying TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
334.png Altaria dragon/flying TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
350.png Milotic water TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
371.png Bagon dragon TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
372.png Shelgon dragon TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
373.png Salamence dragon/flying TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
380.png Latios dragon/psychic TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
381.png Latias dragon/psychic TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
383.png Groudon ground TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
384.png Rayquaza dragon/flying TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
408.png Cranidos rock TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
409.png Rampardos rock TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
443.png Gible dragon/ground TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
444.png Gabite dragon/ground TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
445.png Garchomp dragon/ground TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
448.png Lucario fighting/steel TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
464.png Rhyperior ground/rock TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
483.png Dialga steel/dragon TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
484.png Palkia water/dragon TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
485.png Heatran fire/steel TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
487.png Giratina ghost/dragon TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
493.png Arceus normal TM59 {{{9}}} {{{10}}}
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Gallery

Main games

Main series
Spin-offs & shorts

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

  • In the Anime, the DP and BW series depict Dragon Pulse as a turquoise-colored energy sphere while the XY series and onwards depict it as a multi-colored energy blast in the literal shape of a dragon.
    • The same goes for the core series games where in the Gen IV and V games depict Dragon Pulse as a horizontal vortex while the Gen VI games and onwards depict the move as a laser beam.
    • Pokémon Battle Revolution, however, depicts Dragon Pulse as an energy sphere similar to how the Anime prior to XY depicted it.

References

  1. ^ As of Generation VI, Dragon Pulse has a base power of 85, which prior to that had a base power of 90


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