Dragonite is a dual type Dragon and Flying pseudo-legendary Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Dragonair starting at level 55. It is the final form of Dratini. Take a look below for 27 awesome and fun facts about Dragonite.
1. Dragonite is a draconic, bipedal Pokemon with light orange skin.
2. It has large, grayish-green eyes and a round snout with small nostrils.
3. A pair of long, thin antennae sprout from the top of its head with a small horn set between them.
4. Its striated underbelly is cream-colored and extends from its neck to the tip of its long, tapering tail.
5. It has thick arms and legs ending in three claws each.
6. The leg joints are well defined, while its arms have a smooth, rounded appearance.
7. Dragonite’s wings are small relative to its body with teal wing membranes.
8. Despite its bulky build, Dragonite is capable of flying faster than the speed of sound.
9. It can circle the globe in sixteen hours, traveling roughly 1,556mph (2,505km/h), or about three times the speed of an average airplane.
10. A kindhearted Pokémon with human-like intelligence, Dragonite shows signs of altruism: it is said to save humans from drowning and lead lost or foundering ships to safety.
11. As demonstrated in the anime, however, it will go on an uncontrollable, destructive rampage if its environment is threatened.
12. Dragonite is very rare in the wild, typically living near the sea.
13. Some claim that there is an island somewhere in the ocean that only Dragonite inhabit.
14. In the past, Outrage was its signature move.
15. Dragonite and its pre-evolutions share their category name with Horsea, its evolutions, Salamence, and Goodra. They are all known as the Dragon Pokémon.
16. In Yellow, Dragonite’s catch rate was changed from 45 to 9, even though this would never legitimately take effect within the game, since Dragonite couldn’t be found in the wild. In all later games, its catch rate was changed back to 45.
17. Dragonite was designed by Shigeki Morimoto.
18. Dragonite resembles Japanese sea serpents, European dragons, or fairy dragons.
19. Its description as the “guardian of the sea” may also suggest it has elements similar to the Chinese dragon. Similar-looking Japanese dragons exist in art done by Utagawa Kuniyoshi.
20. Dragonite may be a combination of dragon and knight, or night. It could also refer to draconite, a mythical stone said to be found in the heads of dragons and are pyramidal in shape (similar to Dragonite’s horn).
21. Drake, the Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader, has a Dragonite, which he used in a Full Battle against Ash at the Pummelo Stadium in Hello Pummelo and Enter the Dragonite.
22. Lance used his Dragonite to defeat the Red Gyarados in Rage of Innocence. It appeared again in The Scuffle of Legends to stop the feuding of Groudon and Kyogre.
23. Iris caught a Dragonite in Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!. He had a notably hostile personality and was initially difficult for Iris to train.
24. Dragonite debuted as an unknown Pokémon in Mystery at the Lighthouse. In the episode, Bill was seen looking at the Pokémon and calling it unknown. That Dragonite was a giant Pokémon.
25. Dragonite physically debuted in Mewtwo Strikes Back, where it delivered an invitation to Ash and his friends from Mewtwo to come to New Island.
26. A female Dragonite appeared Fangs For Nothin’ and Great Bowls of Fire as a resident of the Dragon Holy Land. She used to belong to the former Blackthorn Gym Gym Leader, but had become a wild Pokémon following her Trainer’s passing. She reappeared in a flashback in Better Eight Than Never. Clair was later revealed to have caught Dragonite sometime before A Pokémon of a Different Color!.
27. A Dragonite appeared in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, under the ownership of Professor Oak. He used it to battle the Mirage Mewtwo created by Dr. Yung along with Misty’s Gyarados, May’s Combusken, and Ash’s Pikachu, but like the other Pokémon, it was defeated, despite it being extremely powerful.