Dragon Breath (move)

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Move data

Type Dragon
Category Special
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM24

Effects

Dragon Breath deals damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Electric type Pokémon, those with the ability Limber or those behind a Substitute cannot be paralyzed.

Changes

In Generations 2-5, this move's name was formatted as DragonBreath.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Dragonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Dragon Breath turns into Devastating Drake and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A strong breath attack.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Strikes the foe with an incredible blast of breath.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is hit with an incredible blast of breath that may also paralyze.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. It may also paralyze the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sun/Moon The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dragon Breath at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 25
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 25
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
AltariaAltaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 13
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 13
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 13
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 20
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 20
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 1
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 1
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 31
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 31
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 17
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 17
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 17
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 29
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 29
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 29
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 29
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 29
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 18
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 18
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 18
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 29

Learnt by breeding

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

HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Flying
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon, Water 1
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
Jangmo-oJangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Dragon
Hakamo-oHakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Dragon
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Dragon