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Type Dragon

The Dragon-type (ドラゴンタイプ Doragon taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

The Dragon-type is often considered an ancestral type as many Legendary Dragon-type Pokémon are revered as deities. Other Dragon-type Pokémon are frequently hard to catch and train. They also evolve late and are relatively rare. An interesting fact is that the stats of many Dragon-type Pokémon surpass the stats of other types of Pokémon.

Notable Dragon-type users include Lance (the last member of the Kanto Elite Four and then Johto League champion), Clair (the Blackthorn City Gym Leader), Drake (the last member of the Hoenn Elite Four), Iris (Gym Leader of Opelucid City and then Unova League champion), Drayden (the Opelucid City Gym Leader) and Drasna (a member of the Kalos Elite Four).

Dragon-type moves

  • There are 13 Dragon-type moves, the fewest of any type.
  • In battles: Special moves stand out.
    • 5 moves are of the Physical type type.
    • 7 moves are of the Special type type.
    • 1 move is of the Other type type.
  • In contests: Cool moves stand out.
    • 6 moves are of the Cool type type.
    • 4 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 3 moves are of the Tough type type.
    • There are no moves of the Clever type and Cute type types.

List of Dragon-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Clanging Scales Special type - Generation VII 110
Core Enforcer Special type - Generation VII 100
Draco Meteor Special type Beautiful type[1] Generation IV 130[2]
Dragon Breath Special type Cool type Generation II 60
Dragon Claw Physical type Cool type Generation III 80
Dragon Dance Other type Cool type Generation III -
Dragon Hammer Physical type - Generation VII 90
Dragon Pulse Special type Beautiful type[1] Generation IV 85[3]
Dragon Rage Special type Cool type Generation I 40 HP
Dragon Rush Physical type Tough type[4] Generation IV 100
Dragon Tail Physical type Tough type Generation V 60
Dual Chop Physical type Tough type Generation V 40 (x2)
Outrage Physical type Cool type Generation II 120[5]
Roar of Time Special type Beautiful type[4] Generation IV 150
Spacial Rend Special type Beautiful type[6] Generation IV 100
Twister Special type Cool type Generation II 40

Effectiveness of Dragon-type moves

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dragon.
½

Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Steel.

×0

Ineffective against Pokémon of the types: Type Fairy.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Dragon type

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Dragon
×2
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
Type DragonType Dark
×2
½
×2
½
×4
×2
½
½
½
×2
×0
½
Type DragonType Electric
×2
¼
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type DragonType Fairy
½
½
×0
½
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
Type DragonType Fighting
½
½
×2
½
×4
½
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type DragonType Fire
½
×2
½
¼
¼
×2
×2
½
Type DragonType Flying
½
×2
×2
½
½
¼
×0
×4
×2
½
Type DragonType Ghost
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×0
½
×2
½
×2
×0
½
½
Type DragonType Grass
×2
×2
¼
×2
×2
¼
½
×4
×2
½
Type DragonType Ground
×2
×0
×2
½
×4
½
½
Type DragonType Ice
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
Type DragonType Normal
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×0
½
×2
½
Type DragonType Poison
½
×2
½
½
½
¼
×2
×2
½
×2
½
Type DragonType Psychic
×2
×2
×2
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
½
Type DragonType Rock
×2
½
×2
×2
¼
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
Type DragonType Steel
½
[7]
½
×2
½
[8]
¼
×2
½
×0
½
½
½
½
Type DragonType Water
×2
×2
¼
½
¼

Dragon-type-Pokémon Trainers

Dragon-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
VSClair
Clair
Blackthorn City, Johto Risingbadge
Rising Badge
VSIris (game)
Iris[9]
Opelucid City, Unova Legendbadge
Legend Badge
VSDrayden
Drayden[10]
Opelucid City, Unova Legendbadge
Legend Badge

Dragon-type-Pokémon Elite Four Members

Competence Category
VSLance
Lance
Kanto Elite Four

[11]/Kanto Champion[12]

ORAS VSDrake
Drake
Hoenn Elite Four
VSDrasna
Drasna
Kalos Elite Four

Dragon type records

  • Alolan Exeggutor is the tallest Dragon type.
  • Goomy is the smallest and lightest Dragon type.
  • Guzzlord is the heaviest Dragon type.
  • Gible evolves at the lowest level (24)
  • Zweilous evolves at the highest level (64)
  • Guzzlord has the most HP of all Dragon-types (223)
  • Mega Rayquaza has the most Attack & Sp. Atk of all Dragon-types (180)
  • Turtonator has the most Defense of all Dragon-types (135)
  • Goodra & Mega Latias tie for the most Sp. Def of all Dragon-types (150)
  • Mega Sceptile has the most Speed of all Dragon-types (145)

Dragon-type Pokémon

46 Pokémon are Dragon type. (5.61% of all Pokémon)

Pure Dragon-type Pokémon

12 Pokémon are pure Dragon type. (26.67% of the Dragon-type Pokémon)

Dratini Dragonair Bagon Shelgon Axew Fraxure
147Dratini
#147
----

Type Dragon

148Dragonair
#148
----

Type Dragon

371Bagon
#371
----

Type Dragon

372Shelgon
#372
----

Type Dragon

610Axew
#610
----

Type Dragon

611Fraxure
#611
----

Type Dragon

Haxorus Druddigon Goomy Sliggoo Goodra Jangmo-o
612Haxorus
#612
----

Type Dragon

621Druddigon
#621
----

Type Dragon

704Goomy
#704
----

Type Dragon

705Sliggoo
#705
----

Type Dragon

706Goodra
#706
----

Type Dragon

782Jangmo-o
#782
----

Type Dragon

Primary Dragon-type Pokémon

15 Pokémon are primary Dragon type. (33.33% of Dragon-type Pokémon)

Dragonite Altaria Salamence Latias Latios Rayquaza
149Dragonite
#149
----

Type DragonType Flying

334Altaria
#334
----

Type DragonType Flying

373Salamence
#373
----

Type DragonType Flying

380Latias
#380
----

Type DragonType Psychic

381Latios
#381
----

Type DragonType Psychic

384Rayquaza
#384
----

Type DragonType Flying

Gible Gabite Garchomp Reshiram Zekrom Kyurem
443Gible
#443
----

Type DragonType Ground

444Gabite
#444
----

Type DragonType Ground

445Garchomp
#445
----

Type DragonType Ground

643Reshiram
#643
----

Type DragonType Fire

644Zekrom
#644
----

Type DragonType Electric

646AKyurem
#646
----

Type DragonType Ice

Zygarde Hakamo-o Kommo-o
718Zygarde
#718
----

Type DragonType Ground

783Hakamo-o
#783
----

Type DragonType Fighting

784Kommo-o
#784
----

Type DragonType Fighting

Secondary Dragon-type Pokémon

18 Pokémon are secondary Dragon type. (40.00% of the Dragon-type Pokémon)

Alolan Exeggutor Kingdra Vibrava Flygon Dialga Palkia
103AExeggutor
#103
----

Type GrassType Dragon

230Kingdra
#230
----

Type WaterType Dragon

329Vibrava
#329
----

Type GroundType Dragon

330Flygon
#330
----

Type GroundType Dragon

483Dialga
#483
----

Type SteelType Dragon

484Palkia
#484
----

Type WaterType Dragon

Giratina Deino Zweilous Hydreigon Dragalge Tyrunt
487Giratina
#487
----

Type GhostType Dragon

633Deino
#633
----

Type DarkType Dragon

634Zweilous
#634
----

Type DarkType Dragon

635Hydreigon
#635
----

Type DarkType Dragon

691Dragalge
#691
----

Type PoisonType Dragon

696Tyrunt
#696
----

Type RockType Dragon

Tyrantrum Noibat Noivern Turtonator Drampa Guzzlord
697Tyrantrum
#697
----

Type RockType Dragon

714Noibat
#714
----

Type FlyingType Dragon

715Noivern
#715
----

Type FlyingType Dragon

776Turtonator
#776
----

Type FireType Dragon

780Drampa
#780
----

Type NormalType Dragon

799Guzzlord
#799
----

Type DarkType Dragon

Naganadel Duraludon
804Naganadel
#804
----

Type PoisonType Dragon

Duraludon
#???
----

Type SteelType Dragon

Pokémon with Dragon-type alternate formes

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Dragon type.

Mega Charizard X Mega Ampharos Mega Sceptile Mega Altaria Mega Salamence Mega Latias
006MCharizard
#006
----

Type FireType Dragon

181MAmpharos
#181
----

Type ElectricType Dragon

254MSceptile
#254
----

Type GrassType Dragon

334MAltaria
#334
----

Type DragonType Fairy

373MSalamence
#373
----

Type DragonType Flying

380MLatias
#380
----

Type DragonType Psychic

Mega Latios Mega Rayquaza Mega Garchomp Giratina Arceus Black Kyurem
381MLatios
#381
----

Type DragonType Psychic

384MRayquaza
#384
----

Type DragonType Flying

445MGarchomp
#445
----

Type DragonType Ground

487BGiratina
#487
----

Type GhostType Dragon[13]

493Arceus Dragon Dream
#493
----

Type Dragon[14]

646BKyurem
#646
----

Type DragonType Ice

White Kyurem Zygarde Silvally Ultra Necrozma
646CKyurem
#646
----

Type DragonType Ice

Zygarde 10% Forme
#718
----

Type DragonType Ground[15]

Zygarde Complete Forme
#718
----

Type DragonType Ground[16]

773Silvally Dragon Dream
#773
----

Type Dragon[17]

800Necrozma-Ultra
#800
----

Type PsychicType Dragon[18]

Relations with other types

  • They're weak against themselves because only a dragon could withstand another dragon. It could also be that being a magical creature, they can only be defeated by another magical creature, hence the Dragon and Fairy weaknesses.
  • They're weak against the Ice type because dragons are reptilian creatures and reptiles are cold blooded (ectothermic), which causes them to become slow and lethargic when faced with cold temperatures.
  • The Steel type resists them because in legends, knights used armor of that material to defend themselves when facing a dragon.
  • They're weak against the Fairy type because in certain mythologies, fairies' magic could dominate oriental dragons. While dragons were often immune to magic in European legends, it is a common theme in fairy tales that knights slay the dragon and for dragons to be weak to magic.
  • They're resistant to the Grass, Fire, Water and Electric types because in old legends, dragons were immune to the forces of nature. This also fits with the Generation I starters with each type representing Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle & Pikachu.

Trivia

Notes

  1. ^ a b Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type-type move.
  2. ^ 140 until Generation V.
  3. ^ 90 until Generation V.
  4. ^ a b Before Generation VI, this was a Cool type-type move.
  5. ^ 90 until Generation IV.
  6. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Tough type-type move.
  7. ^ Before Generation VI, Dragon/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Dark-type moves.
  8. ^ Before Generation VI, Dragon/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
  9. ^ Only in Pokémon White.
  10. ^ Only in Pokémon Black and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
  11. ^ Only in Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
  12. ^ Only in Pokémon Gold and Silver and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
  13. ^ In its Origin Forme.
  14. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Draco Plate.
  15. ^ In its 10% Forme.
  16. ^ In its Complete Forme.
  17. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Dragon Memory.
  18. ^ In its Ultra Forme.
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