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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.

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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.


Pure Dragon-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
147 px Dragon Normal

148 px Dragon Normal

371 px Dragon Normal

372 px
Dragon Normal

610 px Dragon Normal

611 px
Dragon Normal

612 px
Dragon Normal

621 px Dragon Normal

704 px Dragon Normal

705 px Dragon Normal

706 px Dragon Normal

782 px Dragon Normal

783 px Dragon Normal

Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Primary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
149 px Dragon flying

373 px Dragon Flying

380 px Dragon Psychic

381 px Dragon Psychic

384 px Dragon Flying

443 px Dragon Ground

444 px Dragon Ground

445 px Dragon Ground

643 px Dragon Fire

644 px Dragon Electric

646 px Dragon Ice

718T px Dragon Ground

718 px Dragon Ground

718C px Dragon Ground

784 px 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 px Grass Dragon

130 px Water Dragon

142 px Rock Dragon

230 px Water Dragon

329 px
Ground Dragon

330 px Ground Dragon

483 px Steel Dragon

484 px Water Dragon

487 px Ghost Dragon

487O px Ghost Dragon

633 px Dark Dragon

634 px Dark Dragon

635 px Dark Dragon

696 px Rock Dragon

697 px Rock Dragon

714 px Sound Dragon

715 px Sound Dragon

776 px Fire Dragon

780 px Normal Dragon

799 px Dark Dragon

800 px 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.