Dragonite and Lance eventually returned to Lance, who fooled Yellow and Blaine into destroying his Poké Balls, which were actually empty. Dragonite used Strength on the rocks at the volcano, causing lava to burst out and burn Yellow. Yellow had Dody and Ratty use Peck and Super Fang, but Dragonite bashed them away. Kitty, Gravvy and Omny joined in, firing String Shot, Take Down and Water Gun, but Dragonite repelled their attacks. Lance claimed Yellow had no power, as Dragonite had impenetrable armor. To retaliate, Dragonite used Fire Blast, causing Yellow to fall on a floating rock in a river of lava.
To fight against Lance, Yellow had Pika create the surfboard to surf on lava. Lance went on Dragonite to read Pika's thoughts, sensing it, too, was born in Viridian Forest. Pika was enraged Lance penetrated its thoughts and went to attack, but the attack was collided by Hyper Beam. Yellow and Pika started spinning around on the surfboard, creating a whirlpool made out of lava. Lance didn't want to surrender and tried to attack Yellow, but he and Dragonite were swallowed by the lava. Dragonite survived and, per Lance's order, went to intercept Yellow, preventing her from interfering with Lance's plans. Dragonite was nevertheless exhausted, as Yellow sensed its thoughts, as it wanted to hide its weakness, only to obey its master to destroy the mankind. Dragonite fired Hyper beam on Omny, whose Ice Beam countered that attack. To stop Yellow, Lance had Dragonite fire another attack on her and Kitty.
Lance was attacked on his way to the Pokéathlon Dome. His Dragonite became enraged that it got separated from its trainer. Lance's Dragonite, who was furious, was swimming in the water towards the Pokéathlon Dome. Dragonite emerged from the water, and started attacking the Pokéathlon Dome. Gold sent his Polibo, Aibo and Exbo to surround Dragonite. Dragonite looked at Gold, and just as it went to use Hyper Beam, Koga and Bruno warned Gold. The latter used a pool cue to hit Togebo's Poké Ball and sent it out; while Gold got hit by Hyper Beam, Togebo used Double-Edge to topple Dragonite down and defeat it. As the group found Lance's mantle, they suspected that Dragonite and Lance got attacked. Thus, Bruno called Dragonite back into its Poké Ball, and gave it to Gold, so he could pass it to Lance.
At the Ruins of Alph, Dragonite started reacting to a ruin, where Lance was. There, Gold found Lance and returned Dragonite to him. Later, Lance sent Dragonite to fly away, to find a solution about Arceus. Lance went with Dragonite to the Ilex Forest shrine, where he convinced Pryce and Giovanni to team up and confront Arceus, who was summoning Dialga, Palkia and Giratina.
Lance went on Dragonite to attack Palkia. Dragonite fired Hyper Beam, which Palkia distorted. However, Lance's Dragonite controlled the path of the Hyper Beam, which hit Palkia. Lance and Dragonite continued their battle against Palkia. Arceus dismissed the Legendary Trio, and Dragonite's battle ended. However, Dragonite picked up Petrel, who attempted to escape.
- ^ a b YL050: The Legend
- ^ YL023: Extricated from Exeggutor
- ^ a b YL041: Aerodactyl Redux
- ^ a b YL042: Eradicate Raticate!
- ^ YL046: Double Dragonair
- ^ YL049: The Might of... Metapod?!
- ^ a b HGSS003: One Tough Togepi
- ^ HGSS001: Out-Odding Oddish
- ^ HGSS012: All About Arceus II
- ^ HGSS017: All About Arceus VII
- ^ HGSS016: All About Arceus VI
- ^ HGSS018: All About Arceus VIII
- ^ HGSS019: All About Arceus IX