Dragon Pulse (move)

Move data

Type Dragon
Category   Special
Power 85
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM59
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM34
Sword​/​Shield TR62

Effects

Dragon Pulse deals damage with no additional effect.

Evolution

  • Poipole evolves into Naganadel after learning Dragon Pulse - taught via the Move Reminder or by Move Tutor.

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 Pokémon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Other languages

English Dragon Pulse
Japanese りゅうのはどう (Ryū no Hadō)
German Drachenpuls
French Dracochoc
Italian Dragopulsar
Spanish Pulso Dragón

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 52
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 36
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 36
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 36
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 40
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 40
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 40
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 32
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 24
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 24
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 24
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 35
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 35
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 35
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 1
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 40
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 44
Turtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 28
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 35
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Level 28
Appletun
#842 / Grass · Dragon
Level 40
Dracozolt
#880 / Electric · Dragon
Level 70
Dracovish
#882 / Water · Dragon
Level 70
Drakloak
#886 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Eternatus
#890 / Poison · Dragon
Level 40

Learnt by TR

Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon