ATB’s Top 25 Pokemon: (22) Dragonair

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This is At the Buzzer’s list of the top 25 Pokemon of all-time. We’re in the serious business zone now, counting down one by one until we reach the very best. For more information, click here or check out the Related Links down at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to vote on how we did in the poll below!

Today’s Pokemon stores an enormous amount of energy inside its body. It is said to alter weather conditions in its vicinity by discharging energy from the crystals on its neck and tail. It is said to live in seas and lakes. Even though it has no wings, it has been seen flying occasionally.

22) Dragonair (4 votes, 103 points)

Shaun: The allure of Dragonair is undeniable. With very few exceptions, Dragonair is the prettiest Pokemon ever. In the world of Pokemon, little girls don’t ask for ponies with ribbons in their hair, they ask for Dragonairs. Of course, they never get them, because unlike ponies, Dragonairs can set your house on dragon fire.

If Hayao Miyazaki were to create a Pokemon, chances are it would look very much like Dragonair. I could see an entire movie based around the majesty of Dragonairs.  And even though it doesn’t make sense that a slender, sleek snake dragon would evolve into a plump, humanoid dragon, the fact that Dragonair is the precursor to Dragonite makes it all the more appealing.

Correction: Little girls don’t ask for Dragonairs. I ask for them. If I could get my hands on genetic engineering material, my first goal is to create a real life Dragonair by combining a serpent, a lizard…and maybe dolphin? Who’s with me?

Chris: I’m with you on Dragonair being awesome, but I think I’ll stop short of doing any gene splicing. That never goes well in the movies.

In the games, Lance used to have multiple Dragonairs on his team. Later on in the G/S/C age, Lance gave in to hacking temptation and produced three level 47 Dragonites, which is impossible (it evolves at level 55, you cheating son of a bitch). But more importantly, that robbed us of a chance to see Lance run out THREE Dragonairs and ruin our entire days.

Dragonair might not have the most elaborate design, but damn if it’s not one of my favorites. A cool looking blue-and-white dragon with wings on its head and some orbs scattered about? Sold! In fact, I’ll go as far as to say that I prefer Dragonair to Dragonite (even though both are awesome and -ite is better in battle), and I’m glad to see that Dragonair happened to come out on top for our list by a small margin.

Michaela: Dragonair can constantly get itself out of status ailment with its ability to Shed Skin, so trying to take it out through burns or poisons is going to be pretty difficult.

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