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Dratini, an example of a Dragon type Pokémon.

The Dragon type is one of the eighteen official types from the Pokémon franchise. The Dragon type is one of the more elusive types that is usually encountered late in the games, and usually evolve on high levels, contrary to the Bug type. Averagely, the Dragon type has the best base stats overall, and a good amount of Legendary and Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon are Dragon-type.

Despite being only weak to itself, Dragon type Pokémon usually hold high Attack and Special Attack, as well as wide and varying movepools that can counter against its main two weaknesses: Ice and Fairy, the latter being completely immune to Dragon attacks, and the former being especially dangerous to Dragon/Flying and Dragon/Ground Pokémon. Dragon's wide movepool is also useful against the Steel type, which is the only other type that resist Dragon.

Despite the Dragon type being weak to Ice, Fairy and Dragon itself, it is able to resist four main types, being Water, Grass, Fire and Electric. The former three are actually common starter types, and the last one is also common to use.

As of Generation VI, there are 41 Dragon-type Pokémon or 5.7% of all Pokémon (counting those that are Dragon-type in at least one of their forms, including Mega Evolutions), making it the 4th rarest type after Ghost, Fairy and Ice. Only 11 of them are pure Dragon-type, with Haxorus and Goodra being the only ones fully evolved, and Druddigon being the only one that can't evolve. Concerning dual-typed Pokémon, there are about as many primary Dragon-types as secondary Dragon-types.

The Dragon type consists of dragons and other legendary or reptilian creatures. A good amount are part of the Dragon Egg Group. Interestingly, not all Dragon-type Pokémon are actually based on dragons, but dinosaurs, like Haxorus or Tyrantrum (this is because the Japanese name of a dinosaur is 恐竜 (Kyōryū), literally meaning "scary dragon" or "fear dragon"). Even more interestingly, some Dragon-type Pokémon aren't based on reptiles at all, or seem to be a cross between a non-reptile and a dragon, like Altaria, Noivern and Flygon. Seahorses like Kingdra and Dragalge also seem to be part of the Dragon type, both being based on the weedy sea dragon.

Type matchups

Official

Offensive
Dragon
Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Dragon
½×
Electric
Fire
Grass
Water
½×
Steel
Dragon
Fairy
Ice
Fairy
None

Specialists

In the official Pokémon games, notable Trainers who specialize in Dragon-type Pokémon are Lance, the current Champion of the Indigo Plateau, Clair of Blackthorn City, Drake of the Hoenn Elite Four, Drayden of Opelucid City, Iris, the current Champion of the Unova Pokémon League, and Drasna of the Kalos Elite Four.

Pokémon

Pure Dragon-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
147 147MS Dragon Normal


148 148MS Dragon Normal


371 371MS Dragon Normal


372 372MS Dragon Normal


610 610MS Dragon Normal


611 611MS Dragon Normal


612 612MS Dragon Normal


621 621MS Dragon Normal


704 704MS Dragon Normal


705 705MS Dragon Normal


706 706MS Dragon Normal


782 782MS Dragon Normal


783 783MS Dragon Normal


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Primary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
149 149MS Dragon flying


373 373MS Dragon Flying


380 380MS Dragon Psychic


381 381MS Dragon Psychic


384 384MS Dragon Flying


443 443MS Dragon Ground


444 444MS Dragon Ground


445 445MS Dragon Ground


643 643MS Dragon Fire


644 644MS Dragon Electric


646 646MS Dragon Ice


718T px Dragon Ground


718 718MS Dragon Ground


718C px Dragon Ground


784 784MS Dragon Sound


885 px Dragon Ghost


886 px Dragon Ghost


887 px Dragon Ghost


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Secondary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
103A 103AMS Grass Dragon


130 130MS Water Dragon


142 142MS Rock Dragon


230 230MS Water Dragon


329 329MS Ground Dragon


330 330MS Ground Dragon


483 483MS Steel Dragon


484 484MS Water Dragon


487 487MS Ghost Dragon


487O px Ghost Dragon


633 633MS Dark Dragon


634 634MS Dark Dragon


635 635MS Dark Dragon


696 696MS Rock Dragon


697 697MS Rock Dragon


714 714MS Sound Dragon


715 715MS Sound Dragon


776 776MS Fire Dragon


780 780MS Normal Dragon


799 799MS Dark Dragon


800 800MS Psychic Dragon


804 px Poison Dragon


840 px Grass Dragon


841 px Grass Dragon


842 px Grass Dragon


880 px Electric Dragon


882 px Water Dragon


884 px Steel Dragon


890 px Poison Dragon


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.
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