Dragon Breath (move)

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 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.

Learnt by level up

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

Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 25
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 25
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 13
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 13
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 13
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 20
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 20
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 1
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 1
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 1
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 31
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 31
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 17
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 17
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 17
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 29
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 29
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 29
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 29
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 29
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 18
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 18
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 18
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
Drampa
#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.

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Dragon Breath in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Gen 2 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 2 — TM
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 2 — TM
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Gen 2 — TM