Type Dragon.gif

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.

Most Pokémon with the Dragon-type are usually reptilian in appearance, with a few exceptions being Charizard (who is Fire/Flying by default, but can become part Dragon-type if exposed to a Charizardite X Mega Stone). Other Dragon-type Pokémon lack draconic traits, such as Vibrava (who closely resembles an insect more than a dragon) and Alolan Exeggutor (with traits more close to a plant, more specifically a palm tree).

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); Drasna (a member of the Kalos Elite Four), Ryuki, and Raihan (the last Gym Leader in Galar).

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.
    • 7 moves are of the Special type.
    • 1 move is of the Other type.
  • In contests: Cool moves stand out.
    • 6 moves are of the Cool type.png type.
    • 4 moves are of the Beautiful type.png type.
    • 3 moves are of the Tough type.png type.
    • There are no moves of the Clever type.png and Cute type.png types.

List of Dragon-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Breaking Swipe Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 60
Clanging Scales Special type.gif - Generation VII 110
Clangorous Soul Other type.gif - Generation VIII -
Core Enforcer Special type.gif - Generation VII 100
Draco Meteor Special type.gif Beautiful type.png[1] Generation IV 130[2]
Dragon Breath Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 60
Dragon Claw Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation III 80
Dragon Dance Other type.gif Cool type.png Generation III -
Dragon Darts Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 50
Dragon Hammer Physical type.gif - Generation VII 90
Dragon Pulse Special type.gif Beautiful type.png[1] Generation IV 85[3]
Dragon Rage Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 40 HP
Dragon Rush Physical type.gif Tough type.png[4] Generation IV 100
Dragon Tail Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation V 60
Dual Chop Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation V 40 (x2)
Dynamax Cannon Special type.gif - Generation VIII 100
Eternabeam Special type.gif - Generation VIII 160
Outrage Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 120[5]
Roar of Time Special type.gif Beautiful type.png[4] Generation IV 150
Spacial Rend Special type.gif Beautiful type.png[6] Generation IV 100
Twister Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 40

Effectiveness of Dragon-type moves

×2

Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dragon.gif.

½

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

×0

Ineffective against Pokémon of the types: Type Fairy.gif.

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.

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

Dragon-type-Pokémon Trainers

Dragon-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
VSClair.png
Clair
Blackthorn City, Johto Rising Badge
Rising Badge
VSIris (game).png
Iris[9]
Opelucid City, Unova Legend Badge
Legend Badge
VSDrayden.png
Drayden[10]
Opelucid City, Unova Legend Badge
Legend Badge
Raihan 2.png
Raihan
Hammerlocke, Galar Dragon Badge
Dragon Badge

Dragon-type-Pokémon Elite Four Members

Competence Category
VSLance.png
Lance
Kanto Elite Four

[11]/Kanto Champion[12]

ORAS VSDrake.png
Drake
Hoenn Elite Four
VSDrasna.png
Drasna
Kalos Elite Four

Dragon type records

  • Eternatus is the tallest and heaviest Dragon type.
  • Goomy is the smallest Dragon type.
  • Applin is the lightest Dragon type.
  • Gible evolves at the lowest level (24)
  • Zweilous evolves at the highest level (64)
  • Eternatus (Eternamax) has the most HP, Defense, and Sp. Def of all Dragon-types (223 & 250)
  • Mega Rayquaza has the most Attack & Sp. Atk of all Dragon-types (180)
  • Mega Sceptile has the most Speed of all Dragon-types (145)
  • Eternatus (Eternamax) has the highest base stat total of all Dragon-types (1125)

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
Dratini
#147
----

Type Dragon.gif

Dragonair
#148
----

Type Dragon.gif

Bagon
#371
----

Type Dragon.gif

Shelgon
#372
----

Type Dragon.gif

Axew
#610
----

Type Dragon.gif

Fraxure
#611
----

Type Dragon.gif

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

Type Dragon.gif

Druddigon
#621
----

Type Dragon.gif

Goomy
#704
----

Type Dragon.gif

Sliggoo
#705
----

Type Dragon.gif

Goodra
#706
----

Type Dragon.gif

Jangmo-o
#782
----

Type Dragon.gif

Regidrago
Regidrago
#895
----

Type Dragon.gif

Primary Dragon-type Pokémon

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

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

Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif

Altaria
#334
----

Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif

Salamence
#373
----

Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif

Latias
#380
----

Type Dragon.gifType Psychic.gif

Latios
#381
----

Type Dragon.gifType Psychic.gif

Rayquaza
#384
----

Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif

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

Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif

Gabite
#444
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif

Garchomp
#445
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif

Reshiram
#643
----

Type Dragon.gifType Fire.gif

Zekrom
#644
----

Type Dragon.gifType Electric.gif

Kyurem
#646
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ice.gif

Zygarde Hakamo-o Kommo-o Dreepy Drakloak Dragapult
Zygarde
#718
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif

Hakamo-o
#783
----

Type Dragon.gifType Fighting.gif

Kommo-o
#784
----

Type Dragon.gifType Fighting.gif

Dreepy
#885
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ghost.gif

Drakloak
#886
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ghost.gif

Dragapult
#887
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ghost.gif

Secondary Dragon-type Pokémon

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

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

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Kingdra
#230
----

Type Water.gifType Dragon.gif

Vibrava
#329
----

Type Ground.gifType Dragon.gif

Flygon
#330
----

Type Ground.gifType Dragon.gif

Dialga
#483
----

Type Steel.gifType Dragon.gif

Palkia
#484
----

Type Water.gifType Dragon.gif

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

Type Ghost.gifType Dragon.gif

Deino
#633
----

Type Dark.gifType Dragon.gif

Zweilous
#634
----

Type Dark.gifType Dragon.gif

Hydreigon
#635
----

Type Dark.gifType Dragon.gif

Dragalge
#691
----

Type Poison.gifType Dragon.gif

Tyrunt
#696
----

Type Rock.gifType Dragon.gif

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

Type Rock.gifType Dragon.gif

Noibat
#714
----

Type Flying.gifType Dragon.gif

Noivern
#715
----

Type Flying.gifType Dragon.gif

Turtonator
#776
----

Type Fire.gifType Dragon.gif

Drampa
#780
----

Type Normal.gifType Dragon.gif

Guzzlord
#799
----

Type Dark.gifType Dragon.gif

Naganadel Applin Flapple Appletun Dracozolt Dracovish
Naganadel
#804
----

Type Poison.gifType Dragon.gif

Applin
#840
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Flapple
#841
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Appletun
#842
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Dracozolt
#880
----

Type Electric.gifType Dragon.gif

Dracovish
#882
----

Type Water.gifType Dragon.gif

Duraludon Eternatus
Duraludon
#884
----

Type Steel.gifType Dragon.gif

Eternatus
#890
----

Type Poison.gifType Dragon.gif

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
Mega Charizard X
#006
----

Type Fire.gifType Dragon.gif

Mega Ampharos
#181
----

Type Electric.gifType Dragon.gif

Mega Sceptile
#254
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Mega Altaria
#334
----

Type Dragon.gifType Fairy.gif

Mega Salamence
#373
----

Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif

Mega Latias
#380
----

Type Dragon.gifType Psychic.gif

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

Type Dragon.gifType Psychic.gif

Mega Rayquaza
#384
----

Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif

Mega Garchomp
#445
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif

Origin Giratina
#487
----

Type Ghost.gifType Dragon.gif[13]

Arceus
#493
----

Type Dragon.gif[14]

Black Kyurem
#646
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ice.gif

White Kyurem Zygarde Silvally Ultra Necrozma

Gigantamax Flapple

White Kyurem
#646
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ice.gif

Zygarde 10% Forme
#718
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif[15]

Zygarde Complete Forme
#718
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif[16]

Silvally
#773
----

Type Dragon.gif[17]

Ultra Necrozma
#800
----

Type Psychic.gifType Dragon.gif[18]

841GFlapple.png

#841
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Gigantamax Appletun Gigantamax Duraludon Eternamax Eternatus
841GFlapple.png
#842
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

884GDuraludon.png
#884
----

Type Steel.gifType Dragon.gif

890Eternatus Eternamax Pokémon HOME.png
#890
----

Type Poison.gifType Dragon.gif

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.png-type move.
  2. ^ 140 until Generation V.
  3. ^ 90 until Generation V.
  4. ^ a b Before Generation VI, this was a Cool type.png-type move.
  5. ^ 90 until Generation IV.
  6. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Tough type.png-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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