Dragonair uses the Shed Skin Ability. This Ability gives it a 1 in 3 chance of healing itself from one of the five Major Status Conditions every turn that it is afflicted by said condition. Its Hidden Ability is Marvel Scale, which will increase its Defense by 50% when afflicted with a Status Condition.
Dragonair takes on the appearance of a slender, serpentine dragon with a horn and a pair of small wings on its head, and gems on its neck and tail. The gems take the appearance of orbs.
Dragonair doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
Dragonair can only be obtained by evolving a Dratini in Red and Blue. Wild Dragonair can still be obtained by Fishing in the Safari Zone in Yellow, Fire Red and Leaf Green, and by Fishing at the Dragon's Den in Gold, Silver and Crystal.
In Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, wild Dragonair can be found on the fourth floor of Mt. Coronet by Fishing with a Super Rod. Dragonair can be found within the Dragon's Den in Heart Gold and Soul Silver by Fishing with a Super Rod, and at the Safari Zone's Swamp Area by Fishing with a Super Rod after placing 20 Water Objects in the area.
In Pokémon X and Y, Dragonair can be caught in the wild at Route 21 by fishing with a Super Rod, and can be caught in the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, it can be found at Poni Gauntlet, Poni Meadow and Vast Poni Canyon by being called on by a Dratini in an S.O.S. Battle.
Dragonair appear at Secret Storage 14 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Dragonair can be found at Wyvern Hill 12F-20F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Dragonair appear at Brine Cave B8-B9 & DPB1-B5. Dragonair is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Ripple Seas 1F-17F.
Dragonair will appear at Almia Castle after an in-game Quest has been completed in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, its only appearance in the Pokémon Ranger series.
Dragonair appear at World Axle Lake B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Dragonair appear at Dragnor in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Dragonair appear 14 times in the Trading Card Game. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Team Rocket (Dark), Gym Heroes, Expedition, EX Team Rocket Returns (2 Dark), EX Delta Species (2 Delta Species Cards), EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species Card), Legends Awakened, and Triumphant sets. Dragonair is listed as a Rare Card in the Base, Gym Heroes, Neo Destiny (Light), and EX Dragon sets.
A Wild Dragonair appeared after evolving from Dratini in an episode that was banned in English-speaking countries due to the usage of a projectile weapon. Clair would also obtain a Dragonair after her Dratini evolved. Ash would face Dragonair in a Gym Battle against Clair during the episode Better Eight Than Never. Her Dragonair would defeat Pikachu before being beaten by Charizard.
While Dragonair hasn't appeared in any of the films, a Wild Dragonair appears in the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure."
Dragonair's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Eviolite has been a big reason behind Dragonair appearing outside of the NFE tier--with this item and access to Extremespeed its a viable option in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. It doesn't have much in terms of Speed or Special Attack, but Dragon Dance makes it a physical sweeping threat. Using Special Attacks would really be situational at best, however, leaving Physical sweeping as the best option for Dragonair.
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Generation III Exclusive Moves: Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
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Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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