Dragon Breath (move)

Move data

Type Dragon
Category   Special
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Dragon Breath
Japanese りゅうのいぶき (Ryū no Ibuki)
German Feuerodem
French Dracosouffle
Italian Dragospiro
Spanish Dragoaliento

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 12
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 12
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 12
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 12
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 20
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 20
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 12
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 20
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 20
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 20
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 10
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 1
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 25
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 25
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Level 12
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 8
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 8
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 7
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 7
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 9
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 9
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 4
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 1
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 1
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 10
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 1
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 1
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 25
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Level 20
Dracovish
#882 / Water · Dragon
Level 35
Dragapult
#887 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Regidrago
#895 / Dragon
Level 18

Learnt by breeding

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