All Pokemon Fans Love Dragonite, But Both Shiny Diamond Pokémon et Shining Pearl Pokémon players can only get the Dragon-type powerhouse after catching Dratini. That said, now we'll tell you where to catch Dratini and how to evolve them to Dragonite in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Pokémon Sparkling Pearl.
Where to catch Dratini in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl
You can find a Dratini in two different locations on Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Pokémon Sparkling Pearl, on The Grand Underground, and on Mt. Coronet. But they can only be found after getting the National Pokédex. You can get the National Pokédex by visiting Professor Rowan in Sandgem Town after completing your Sinnoh Pokédex.
How to get Dratini in the Grand Underground
Once you have obtained the National Pokédex, Dratini can then be found in the Great Underground, specifically at Fountainspring Cave. If you don't spot the Pokemon after entering the area, exit and re-enter the area, as this will reset all currently available Pokemon. After finding Dratini, you just need to battle and capture the Pokemon. To recap, here's how to catch Dratini in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Pokémon Sparkling Pearl:
- Obtain the National Pokédex.
- Go to the Great Underground.
- Go to Fountainspring Cave.
- Go in and out until you find Dratini.
- Fight and capture the Pokemon.
How to Get Dratini on Mount Coronet
As we said above, you can also find Dratini at Mount Coronet. It's worth pointing out that in order to catch Dratini on Mount Coronet, you not only need to have the National Pokédex unlocked, but also the Super Rod. That said, you can get the Pokemon by going to Mount Coronet via Route 207. Once inside the mountain, use HM Surf to go right, through a small pool of water. Once out of the water, continue right to a rock climbing site. Go up the wall and then up the stairs. Once above, go northwest until you enter the opening leading to the next area. Go to the area and go up the two sets of stairs. Once done, go left to an opening leading outside. Once there, go right until you reach another rock climbing site. Go up and take the path on the right which leads back to the mountain. Inside, just head left and fish in the pool of water. To recap, here's how to catch Dratini on Mount Coronet:
- Go to Mount Coronet via Route 207.
- Use Surf to go right.
- Continue to the right and climb.
- Climb to the following areas.
- Once outside, go right and climb.
- Enter the cave and fish in the water until you catch a Dratini.
How to Evolve Dratini to Dragonite in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl
You can evolve your Dratini into Dragonair by leveling them up to level 30. Once you get Dragonair, you can evolve them into Dragonite by leveling the Pokemon to level 55.
Both Shiny Diamond Pokémon et Shining Pearl Pokémon are available now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. If you don't know which version to get, don't forget to check the main differences between Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl.