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How To Evolve Dratini To Dragonair and Dragonite In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet

How To Evolve Dratini To Dragonair and Dragonite In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet
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Looks like you have caught yourself a Dratini, a rare find in the Pokémon world. Dratini is a blue and white serpentine, mostly found in water, sulking down below and surviving on food that has sunken down below. Now, although the baby serpent has its perks as a Pokémon, you might still want to evolve it, and that’s what we’re here for.

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Dratini evolves into Dragonair, which further evolves into Dragonite, the best of the lot. Dragonite is a dragon with flying abilities, being rare by itself and superb in battle. With that said, let’s get to how you can evolve your Dratini and amp up its sats! 

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How To Evolve Dratini To Dragonair

Upon hitting level 30, your Dratini will evolve into Dragonair by itself, with no effort required whatsoever! All you need to do is keep on playing and leveling up. The evolution will give beautify your Dratini, giving it a longer tail/body and a more elegant look. Now adorned with 2 crystal orbs on its tail and one on its neck, your Dratini has fully evolved into a Dragonair.

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How To Evolve Dragonair to Dragonite

To evolve into Dragonite, you must reach level 55, where Dragonair will automatically evolve into Dragonite. Dratini does not need any external help to evolve, as it’s just level-dependent.

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This evolution will give your Dragonair (now Dragonite) a complete makeover, making it look more like a dragon and less like a snake. Your Dragonite will host a striking orange color with a pair of teal wings. It will also obtain the Dragon/Flying type and be a menace in battles. 

How To Capture Dratini, Dragonair, And Dragonite

Apart from evolving Dratini into its successors, you can also get these Pokémons, already evolved at different sites. One of the best places to go for this is Casseroya Lake. There is one issue with this, though; most Pokemon spawning in this area are tough due to being level 51 or even higher!

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The Pokémon spawn in dense packs, making it a tough battle. However, if you are determined enough, you can get one yourself. We recommend getting your buoyant motorcycle to the center of the lake, where usually, around the center island, you’ll find a couple of Dratinis.

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If luck favors you that fateful day, you might even find a Dragonair in the midst of a couple of Dratinis. Just know that Dratinis and Dragonairs tend to be shy, so chuck Pokeballs from afar to not scare them away before the battle can even begin.

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Unfortunately, Dragonites aren’t simply spawned in the wild and will have to be evolved from their pre-evolution form in order to be added to your kit. 

Stat Comparison Between Dratini, Dragonair, And Dragonite

Dratini Dragonair Dragonite stats

As we make our way through the evolutions of Dratini into Dragonair and Dragonite, we also see a significant improvement in the Pokémon’s stats. All attributes show a constant improvement for all evolutions, which are summarized below: 

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Final Thoughts

That’s a wrap for our guide on how to evolve your Dratini and add Dragonair or Dragonite to your Pokémon kit. If you’re looking to capture a Dratini or Dragonair first, make sure you know the battle at Casseroya lake will be a tough one, so keep your Pokeballs all ready and hope that they don’t wipe your team. Let us know if you would like more content surrounding Pokémon Scarlet and Violet!

How To Evolve Dratini In Scarlet And Violet – FAQ

How to evolve Dratini?

Once Dratini reaches level 30, it will evolve into Dragonair

What level does Dragonair evolve at?

Dragonair evolves at level 55 into Dragonite

Is Dratini in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Yes, Dratini can be found in sea areas in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What type of Pokémon is Dragonite?

Dragonite is a flying, dragon type Pokémon

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Release Date:

18 November 2022