Dratini

Dratini is a Dragon type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Dragon Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 147
Type Dragon
Species Dragon Pokémon
Height 1.8 m (5′11″)
Weight 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Shed Skin
Marvel Scale (hidden ability)
Local № 147 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
241 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
147 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
246 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
145 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
281 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
379 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
147 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
194 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 60
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 41
192 286
Attack 64
119 249
Defense 45
85 207
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 50
94 218
Total 300 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Dratini.

Evolution chart

(Level 30) (Level 55)

Dratini changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Long considered a mythical POKéMON until recently when a small colony was found living underwater.
Yellow The existence of this mythical POKéMON was only recently confirmed by a fisherman who caught one.
Gold It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.
Silver This POKéMON is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.
Crystal It sheds many layers of skin as it grows larger. During this process, it is protected by a rapid waterfall.
Ruby
Sapphire
DRATINI continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.
FireRed Even the young can exceed 6.5 feet in length. It grows larger by repeatedly shedding skin.
LeafGreen Long considered a mythical POKéMON until recently, when a small colony was found living underwater.
Emerald A DRATINI continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It is called the “Mirage Pokémon” because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
HeartGold It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.
SoulSilver This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is called the “Mirage Pokémon” because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
X It is called the “Mirage Pokémon” because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
Y This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Dratini continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.
Sun It grows by molting repeatedly. Boots made from the tanned cast-off skin are a super luxury item.
Moon After a 10-hour struggle, a fisherman was able to pull one up and confirm its existence.
Ultra Sun It’s still weak, so it lurks on the floor of bodies of water, eating whatever food sinks down and living a quiet life.
Ultra Moon It sheds its skin—almost on a daily basis—and grows larger. Its skin is soft just after it’s been shed.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Long thought to be a myth, this Pokémon’s existence was only recently confirmed by a fisherman who caught one.
Sword Dratini dwells near bodies of rapidly flowing water, such as the plunge pools of waterfalls. As it grows, Dratini will shed its skin many times.
Shield This Pokémon was long considered to be no more than a myth. The small lump on a Dratini’s forehead is actually a horn that’s still coming in.

Moves learned by Dratini

Moves learnt by level up

Dratini learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1WrapNormal 15 90
5TwisterDragon 40 100
10Thunder WaveElectric 90
15Dragon TailDragon 60 90
20AgilityPsychic
25SlamNormal 80 75
31Aqua TailWater 90 90
35Dragon RushDragon 100 75
40SafeguardNormal
45Rain DanceWater
50Dragon DanceDragon
55OutrageDragon 120 100
60Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Egg moves

Dratini learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Dratini egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWater 40 100
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
Extreme SpeedNormal 80 100
MistIce
SupersonicNormal 55
Water PulseWater 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Dratini can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scale ShotDragon 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

Dratini is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Dratini is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Dratini learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1WrapNormal 15 90
7Thunder WaveElectric 90
14Dragon RageDragon 100
21AgilityPsychic
28Dragon TailDragon 60 90
35SlamNormal 80 75
42OutrageDragon 120 100
49Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Moves learnt by TM

Dratini is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Dratini sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Dratini  sprite from Red & Blue Dratini  sprite from Silver Dratini  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Dratini  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Dratini  sprite from Black & White Dratini  sprite from X & Y Dratini  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Dratini Shiny sprite from Silver Dratini Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Dratini Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Dratini Shiny sprite from Black & White Dratini Shiny sprite from X & Y Dratini Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Dratini

Red
Blue
Celadon City, Safari Zone
Yellow Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Route 45, Dragon's Den, Goldenrod City
Crystal Route 45, Dragon's Den
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Celadon City, Safari Zone
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Mt. Coronet
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Dragon's Den, Goldenrod City
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Dragonspiral Tower
X
Y
Route 21
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Poni Gauntlet, Poni Meadow, Vast Poni Canyon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poni Gauntlet, Poni Meadow
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 10
Sword
Shield
Ballimere Lake

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Dratini
Japanese ミニリュウ (Miniryu)
German Dratini
French Minidraco

Name origin

dragon
mythical fire-breathing creature
tiny
small