Dodrio has three heads that have a black V-shaped crest on top. The body is nearly all covered in brown down. It has large clawed feet. Its tail is made up of large red feathers. Even though no wings are seen it is still Flying-type. Unlike its pre-evolved form, the faces on Dodrio's faces look different, with each one representing an emotion: joy, sadness, and anger.
Dodrio can have the ability Run Away or the ability Early Bird. Run Away lets Dodrio flee from any wild Pokémon. Early Bird allows Dodrio to wake up faster from the Sleep status. Each of its three heads represents an emotion. Dodrio's heads represent happiness, sadness, and anger. They are capable of running over 40 MPH.