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A Bag of Dragonite (Japanese: ドラゴンパウダー Dragon Powder) is an item in EarthBound which when used, "transforms" a party member into a dragon, allowing them to deal a massive amount of damage to most foes (with the exception of Giygas).

It can only be used once, and it is a fairly rare item with only six available in the game. They can be found at the Monkey Cave, Pyramid, Fire Spring, and Magicant. Two NPC's from Tenda Village will give Ness and co. this item. One of them being the Tenda leader after using the Shyness book, and the other being the item shop Tenda after giving him the fifth Horn of Life.

Sometimes, the attack is so powerful that it can inflict mortal damage on one of the party members, often the one near the user. 

Etymology[]

'Dragonite' comes from Dragon and the suffix -ite, common in stones and minerals.

The name "Dragonite" is also seen in Pokémon as the English name of the 149th Pokémon, being Kairyu its Japanese name. However, the Pokémon video games did not debut until 1996. It is of note that Ape Inc., a developer for EarthBound, later became Creatures Inc., and helped develop the Pokémon games.

In Popular Culture[]

The item name Bag of Dragonite is notably used by the musician group of the same name. In a press release Bag of Dragonite's founder Shea Kennedy mentioned, "As a group we decided on the name Bag of Dragonite. It's sort of meant to be an obscure reference to our favourite childhood game." He also stated, "...we derive a lot of inspiration and ideas from Earthbound and I think it really shines through in some of our song releases."

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