Dodrio is a large, wingless, three-headed avian Pokémon. Each head has a long, sharp beak and a black feathered, V-shaped crest. It has bristly brown feathers covering its heads and upper body, while its lower half has a smooth layer of black feathers. Its wingless body rests on two long and slender, but powerful legs with feet that have three toes in front and one in back. There are sharp claws on each toe. Males have black necks, whereas females have brown necks; both genders have brown legs. It is especially prone to race vigorously across grassy plains, even in arid seasons with little rainfall.