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.

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
Ultra Sun/Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra 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
PoipolePoipole
#803 / Poison
Level 1
NaganadelNaganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
Level 1
NaganadelNaganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
Level 61

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

Learnt by move tutor

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

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
SwabluSwablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
AltariaAltaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Jangmo-oJangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Hakamo-oHakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
GuzzlordGuzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
NecrozmaNecrozma
#800 / Psychic
PoipolePoipole
#803 / Poison
NaganadelNaganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon