Dragon Pulse (move)

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Move data

Type Dragon
Category Special Special
Power 85
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM59

Effects

Dragon Pulse deals damage with no additional effect.

Changes

In Generations 4-5, Dragon Pulse has base power 90.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets any single Pokemon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth.
X/Y The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dragon Pulse at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 42
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 57
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 1
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 57
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 48
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 80
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 80
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 90
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 41
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 42
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 42
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 54
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 57
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 57
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 57
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 49
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 53
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 1
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 42
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 47
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 47
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 70
Zygarde
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 63

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Dragon Pulse as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Monster, Dragon
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Monster, Dragon
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Monster, Dragon
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Monster, Water 1
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Water 1, Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Water 1, Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Water 1, Dragon
Feebas
#349 / Water
Water 1, Dragon
Milotic
#350 / Water
Water 1, Dragon
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Dragon Pulse by the various move tutors in the games.

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice

Learnt by Machine (Generation 4)

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Milotic
#350 / Water
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Arceus
#493 / Normal