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Dratini (Japanese: ミニリュウ Miniryuu) is a Dragon-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Anatomy

It has a white, circular, gem-like object on its forehead, and its eyes are light purple. It has two developing wings at the sides of its head, which grow to be enormous as it evolves. It has a white belly, and is light blue the rest of the way. Dratini looks like some sort of snake or sea monster. Dratini are born large, and as they shed their skin, they grow larger. They have a massive amount of energy rapidly increasing inside of their bodies, hence, they have great strength, which grows exponentially as they evolve.

Natural abilities

Shed Skin -Every turn there is a 1 in 3 chance of removing a burn, paralysis, sleep, poison, or frozen condition.

Evolution

Dratini evolves into Dragonair at level 30, who then evolves into Dragonite at level 55.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Safari Zone Rare
Yellow Safari Zone and Team Rocket Game Corner Uncommon
Gold/Silver Route 45 and Dragon's Den Uncommon
Crystal Route 45 and Dragon's Den Uncommon
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Safari Zone Rare
Diamond/Pearl Mt. Coronet via Fishing Uncommon
Platinum Mt. Coronet Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Dragon's Den Goldenrod Game Corner (2,100 coins) Uncommon
Black/White Dragonspiral Tower via Fishing Common
Black 2/White 2 Dragonspiral Tower Common
X/Y Route 21 (Good Rod) Rare
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/Moon Poni Gauntlet (Fishing) Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    Long considered a mythical Pokémon until recently, when a small colony was found living underwater.

  • Yellow

    The existence of this mythical Pokémon was only recently confirmed by a fisherman who caught one.

  • Gold

    It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.

  • Silver

    This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.

  • Crystal

    It sheds many layers of skin as it grows larger. During this process, it is protected by a rapid waterfall.

  • Ruby

    Dratini continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.

  • Sapphire

    Dratini molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.

  • FireRed

    Even the young can exceed 6.5 feet in length. It grows larger by repeatedly shedding skin.

  • LeafGreen

    Long considered a mythical Pokémon until recently, when a small colony was found living underwater.

  • Emerald

    A Dratini continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.

  • Diamond

    It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.

  • Pearl

    It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.

  • Platinum

    It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.

  • HeartGold

    It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.

  • SoulSilver

    This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.

  • Black

    It is called the "mirage Pokémon" because so few has seen it.

  • White

    It is called the "mirage Pokémon" because so few has seen it.

  • Black 2

    It is called the "mirage Pokémon" because so few has seen it.

  • White 2

    It is called the "mirage Pokémon" because so few has seen it.

  • X

    It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.

  • Y

    This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.

  • Omega Ruby

    Dratini continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Dratini continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.

  • Sun

    It grows by molting repeatedly. Boots made from the tanned cast-off skin are a super luxury item.

  • Moon

    After a 10-hour struggle, a fisherman was able to pull one up and confirm its existence.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
41
Attack
64
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
50
Speed
50
Total
300

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 147 front Y 147 front GR 147 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 147 front S 147 front C 147 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 147 front E 147 front FRLG 147 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 147 front DP 147 front HGSS 147 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Dratini BW Dratini BW
Shiny Dratini BW Shiny Dratini BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Dratini XY Dratini XY
Dratini Shiny XY Dratini Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Dratinianime

In the anime, Dratini first appeared in the episode "The Legend of Dratini". This episode is set in the Safari Zone, and sees Ash and the Safari Warden Kaiser protect a Dragonair and Dratini. This episode was banned outside of Japan due to the Warden and Team Rocket threatening several characters with a gun.

Trivia

  • Dratini is one of the four basic stage Pokémon, that can evolve at least one time, which can learn Hyper Beam by level up. The others are: Larvitar, Remoraid, and Trapinch.
  • Dratini's prototype name was Dragoon.

Origin

It seems to be based on some Sea Snake while its name appears to be known as small dragon.

Etymology

Dratini is a mix of the words dragon and a misspelling of tiny.

Gallery

See also

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