|#147|| Shed Skin|
|5' 11" (1.8m)||7.3 lbs. (3.3kg)|
|Male: Female 50%||Female: Male 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE||1 Attack Point|
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.
 Gender Differences
Dratini doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
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.
 Spin-Off Games
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.
 Anime/Manga Information
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.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Dratini is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
 Area Location
|Red/Blue/Yellow||Rare||Safari Zone (Fish)|
|Gold/Silver/Crystal||Uncommon||Dragon's Den (Surf/Fish)|
Route 45 (Fish)
|FireRed/LeafGreen||Few||Safari Zone: Areas 1-3 & Center Area (Fish)|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||30%||Mt. Coronet: 4F (Fish with Super Rod)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||3%||Dragon's Den (Fish with Good Rod)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||10%||Dragon's Den (Surf)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||32%||Dragon's Den (Fish with Super Rod)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Unknown%||Safari Zone: Swamp (Fish with Super Rod)|
Safari Zone: Swamp (Place 10 Water Objects, 0 Day Wait; Fish with Super Rod)
|Pokéwalker||30% (>5000 Steps)||Blue Lake|
|Black/White||60%||Dragonspiral Tower: Outside (Fish at Shaking Spots)|
|Black/White||65%||Dragonspiral Tower: Outside (Fish)|
|Black2/White2||60%||Dragonspiral Tower: Outside (Fish at Shaking Spots)|
|Black2/White2||70%||Dragonspiral Tower: Outside (Fish)|
|I||Pokémon Red||Long considered a mythical Pokémon until recently, when a small colony was found living underwater.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Long considered a mythical Pokémon until recently, when a small colony was found living underwater.|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||The existence of this mythical Pokémon was only recently confirmed by a fisherman who caught one.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||It sheds many layers of skin as it grows larger. During this process, it is protected by a rapid waterfall.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||Even the young can exceed 6.5 feet in length. It grows larger by repeatedly shedding skin.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||Long considered a mythical Pokémon until recently, when a small colony was found living underwater.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.|
|V||Pokémon White||It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.|
|VI||Pokémon X||Unknown Entry|
|VI||Pokémon Y||Unknown Entry|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 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
 Via TM/HM
- 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
 Evolution Line
|Level 30 -- Level 55|
 Type Matchups
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 KnowledgeQuestion 5. Both
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