Dratini Spotlight Hour (February 2024): Last Minute Guide

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Pokémon Spotlight Hour will feature a different Pokémon and a special bonus for one hour at 6:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday during the month of February. Dratini Spotlight Hour takes place on February 6th, 2024, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm local time, with a bonus of 2x XP for catching Pokémon.

This Spotlight Hour is the first February 2024 Pokémon spotlight, and it is especially interesting as Dratini can be shiny! Trainers who plan to participate should be prepared with a Mega Pokémon to maximise candy gains per Dratini caught. Here’s everything you need to know!

Dratini Spotlight Hour


  • XP icon You will get 2x XP for catching Pokémon
  • Shiny icon Shiny Dratini and its evolutions are available in Pokémon GO

Note on XP Bonus

If you do not want to catch the featured Pokémon, you can make use of the 2x catch XP bonus by catching any saved Scatterbug, or opening a Mystery Box or Coin Bag! Remember to stack 2 Lucky Eggs if you’re out for the duration of Spotlight Hour.

Dratini Fact Sheet


Dratini is a Dragon-type Pokémon. Dratini is weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Electric, Fire, Grass, and Water-type moves. Dratini has a Max CP of 1136 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Windy weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Dratini is available in Pokémon GO.

Dratini evolves to Dragonair with 25 Dratini Candy. Dragonair evolves to Dragonite with 100 Dratini Candy.

Shiny Dratini

Shiny Dratini has a wonderful pink colour, so it very easy to see. Good luck if you’re going on a shiny hunt!

  Regular Shiny

Dratini CP and IV Chart

1 14 CP 2 44 CP 3 74 CP
4 105 CP 5 135 CP 6 165 CP
7 196 CP 8 226 CP 9 256 CP
10 287 CP 11 315 CP 12 344 CP
13 373 CP 14 401 CP 15 430 CP
16 459 CP 17 488 CP 18 516 CP
19 545 CP 20 574 CP 21 602 CP
22 631 CP 23 660 CP 24 689 CP
25 717 CP 26 746 CP 27 775 CP
28 803 CP 29 832 CP 30 861 CP
31 875 CP 32 890 CP 33 904 CP
34 918 CP 35 933 CP 36 947 CP
37 961 CP 38 976 CP 39 990 CP
40 1004 CP 41 1017 CP 42 1030 CP
43 1043 CP 44 1056 CP 45 1069 CP
46 1082 CP 47 1095 CP 48 1109 CP
49 1122 CP 50 1136 CP

Mega Pokémon that boost Dratini

The following Pokémon will grant you extra bonuses when catching Dratini if they are Mega/Primal evolved:

A Note on Mega Catch Bonus

While a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

Is it worth evolving Dratini?

There’s something about the Dratini family that makes them special. Last season TontonBatteuse wow’d the European Internationals stage with his Dragonair. And now Wdage is out here getting the first on-stream tournament win of the season with a Dragonite.

Now, does that mean Dragonite is the new replacement for the now nerfed Altaria as a fellow DragonFlying Pokémon? I personally don’t think so. While they do share the typing, Dragonite only benefits as a Flying type defensively, as it doesn’t typically want to run any flying-type moves. And even then, the Flying type does make Dragonite even worse against Registeel than Dragon types already were. As Registeel’s Zap Cannon is now going to do neutral damage, as opposed to being resisted by Dragonite.

Nevertheless, Dragonite was never a bad Pokémon for the Great League despite its main home being the Master League. And it definitely worked out well for Wdage, helping him win the Pittsburgh Regional.

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Hey! I'm phrixu, a Pokémon GO player from the UK. I am dedicated to making Pokémon GO as accessible as possible, to the whole community!

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