Dratini () is the 147th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Dragon Type, and is known as the Dragon Pokémon.
Dratini uses the Shed Skin Ability. This Ability gives it a 1-in-3 chance of recovering from a Status Condition every turn. A second Ability is available to Dratini from the Dream World, the Marvel Scale Ability. This Ability increases its Defense by 50% whenever it gets afflicted with a Status Condition.
Dratini takes on the appearance of a blue serpentine dragon with fins on the side of its face. Its nose is silver in color and round in shape. Its underbelly is white.
Dratini doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
Dratini appears at the Safari Zone by way of Fishing in Red, Blue and Yellow. In Gold, Silver and Crystal, Dratini could also be found in the Dragon's Den by Fishing or Surfing, and at Route 45 by way of Fishing.
Dratini doesn't appear in Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald, but can be found at the Safari Zone in Fire Red and Leaf Green by Fishing. In Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, Dratini appear on the fourth floor of Mt. Coronet by Fishing with a Super Rod. Dratini reprises its appearance at the Dragon's Den in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, but can also be found at the Safari Zone's Swamp area, either by Fishing with a Super Rod, or by using a Good Rod after 10 Water Objects have been placed in the area.
Dratini appears at the Phobos Submarine, Endless Level 39, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Dratini appears at Silver Trench 50F-59F, Wyvern Hill 1F-5F and Far-Off Sea 50F-59F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky Dratini can be found at Craggy Coast B1-B9, The Nightmare B1-B17 at random, and Marine Resort B1-B19 at random. Dratini is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Ruby Lake B1-B12.
Dratini appears at Almia Castle in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, the only appearance that Dratini makes in the Pokémon Ranger series.
Dratini can be found at World Axle Lake B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Dratini appears at Nixtorm and Dragnor in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
A total of 13 different Dratini trading cards have been released in the Trading Card Game. It is listed as a Common Card in the Team Rocket, Neo Destiny, Expedition, EX Team Rocket Returns (2), EX Delta Species (2 Delta Species Cards), EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species Card), Legends Awakened and Triumphant sets. Dratini is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Base, Gym Heroes and EX Dragon sets.
Dratini's first appearance was during an episode that didn't air in English-speaking audiences including the United States because the Safari Zone's Warden excessive usage of a projectile weapon. The Dratini that the Warden was trying to protect evolved into a Dragonair during this episode.
While Dratini hasn't appeared in any films, it has appeared during the Pikachu's Winter Vacation specials "Delibird's Dilemma" and "Snorlax Snowmen".
In Viridian Forest, a Dratini would attack Yellow, and in a flashback that Lance had a Dratini was also seen.
Dratini is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
Via Move Tutor
All Generation 5 Games
Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves
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)
Via Move Tutor
Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
In Pokémon Crystal, Heart Gold, and Soul Silver you can get a Dratini with the move Extremespeed from the elders in Dragon's den. It replaces the move Leer. To get it you must answer the elders questions with the following answers:
Question 1. Pal or Friend
Question 2. Strategy or Raising
Question 3. Anybody
Question 4. Love or Knowledge
Question 5. Both
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