Dragon Tail (move)

Move data

Type Dragon
Category   Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority -6
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 5

Machine/Record

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM82
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM82
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM82
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM17

Effects

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Dragonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Dragon Tail 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 Tail
Japanese ドラゴンテール (Dragon Tail)
German Drachenrute
French Draco-Queue
Italian Codadrago
Spanish Cola Dragón

Game descriptions

Black​/​White The user knocks away the target and drags out another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
Black 2​/​White 2 The target is knocked away and switched. In the wild, a battle against a single Pokémon ends.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is knocked away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is knocked away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.
Sword​/​Shield The target is knocked away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dragon Tail 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.

Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Level 15
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Level 15
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 15
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 20
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 20
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 24
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 10
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 20
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 20
Jangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Level 8
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 1
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 1
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Dracozolt
#880 / Electric · Dragon
Level 35
Duraludon
#884 / Steel · Dragon
Level 30
Eternatus
#890 / Poison · Dragon
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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