Despite being bulky, Dragonite are incredibly agile and fast. Unlike their pre-evolutions, they are orange and possess arms and legs, all of which are equipped with three claws. Dragonite is considerably shorter than Dragonair, having lost its serpentine form. However, it retains the horn on its forehead that it possessed as a Dragonair, although it is now colored orange like most of Dragonite's body. They resemble bipedal European dragons, and each one has a pair of little green-colored wings that can increase in size while flying. They have a taller stature than most humans. Dragonite also possess S-shaped yellow antennae and a cream-colored, striated underbelly.
Dragonite are very strong Pokémon. When they become particularly angry, they may go on a rampage, and will be unable to control their aggression for some time. They are also able to use many elemental attacks such as Thunder, Ice Beam, Flamethrower, Water Pulse, and the elemental punches. The speed of their flight is so immense they are able to circle the globe in sixteen hours, traveling roughly 1,556 mph, or about three times the speed of an average airplane.
Dragonite have a kindhearted disposition and are said to have human-like intelligence. They have been said to save people from drowning and lead ships that have been trapped in storms to safety. If angered, however, they are capable of going on uncontrollable rampages with devastating results.
Dragonite are very rare in the wild. People have claimed that there is an island somewhere that only Dragonite inhabit.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.