Dragon Pulse (move)

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Move data

Type Dragon
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Dragonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Dragon Pulse turns into Devastating Drake and has base power 160.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth.
Sun/Moon 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 numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Level 41
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Level 45
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 1
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 65
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 45
SwabluSwablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 38
AltariaAltaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 40
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 56
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 56
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 50
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 60
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Level 41
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 42
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 42
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 54
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 57
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 57
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 57
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 49
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 53
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 1
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 42
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 47
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 47
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 1
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 70
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 63
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 48
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 56
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 41
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 41

Learnt by breeding

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

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Monster, Water 1
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Monster, Water 1
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Monster, Water 1
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Monster, Water 1
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon, Water 1
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
Dragon
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
Dragon
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster