Dragon Pulse (move)

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
Let's Go Pikachu​/​Let's Go Eevee TM34

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
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.

Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 41
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 45
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 1
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 65
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 45
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 38
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 40
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 56
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 56
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 50
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 60
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 41
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 42
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 42
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 54
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 57
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 57
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 57
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 49
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 53
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 1
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 42
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 47
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 47
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 1
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 70
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 63
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 48
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 56
Turtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 41
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 41
Poipole
#803 / Poison
Level 1
Naganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
Level 1
Naganadel
#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.

Learnt by move tutor

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

Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground