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Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
???

The Dragon type (Japanese: ドラゴンタイプ Dragon type) is one of the eighteen types. Notable Trainers that specialize in Dragon-type Pokémon are Lance of the Indigo Plateau Elite Four, Clair of Blackthorn City, Drake of the Hoenn Elite Four and Iris and Drayden of Opelucid City. Prior to changes in Generation IV all Dragon-type moves were special, but they may now also be physical depending on the attack.


Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 82.43
Attack: 103.93
Defense: 83.17
Sp.Atk: 87.67
Sp.Def: 81.17
Speed: 79.47
Total: 517.83


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 97.32
Attack: 116.63
Defense: 95.53
Sp.Atk: 110.00
Sp.Def: 98.68
Speed: 92.11
Total: 610.26


Battle properties

Generation I

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

Generation II-V

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

Generation VI-onward

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

Characteristics

The Dragon type is statistically the best type overall. Many of them do not evolve from their first stage to their second until a level at which many Pokémon are near their final evolutions, and their final evolution near level 50; Zweilous evolves into Hydreigon at level 64, the latest of any Pokémon.

Offense

Most Dragon-type Pokémon have high Attack and Special Attack and are further blessed with wide movepools to complement this. Even though Dragon-type moves are only super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon, the only type that resists Dragon is Steel, giving them good use of their STAB. Furthermore, the combination of Dragon and Fire has almost unresisted coverage.

Defense

Defensively, they have resistances to Electric, Grass, Water and Fire. However, many fully-evolved, non-legendary Dragon-type Pokémon have a double weakness to Ice-type moves, due to their secondary types. Dragon is the only type resistant to all types of starter Pokémon, including Electric.

Contest properties

When used in Contests, Dragon-type moves typically become Cool moves, but some may be Smart or Tough moves.

Pokémon

As of Generation V, there are 29 Dragon-type Pokémon or 4.47% of all Pokémon, making it the sixteenth most common type, or effectively the second rarest type just ahead of the Ghost-type. So far, only 1 Dragon-type Pokémon has been revealed for Generation VI.

Pure Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name
147 Dratini Dratini
148 Dragonair Dragonair
371 Bagon Bagon
372 Shelgon Shelgon
610 Axew Axew
611 Fraxure Fraxure
612 Haxorus Haxorus
621 Druddigon Druddigon

Half Dragon-type Pokémon

Primary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
Kyurem Dragon Ice
Kyurem Dragon Ice

Secondary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
Giratina Ghost Dragon
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
??? Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
??? Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon
??? Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon

Moves

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
IV Draco Meteor Special Smart 140 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The attack's recoil harshly reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
III Dragon Claw Physical Cool 80 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws.
III Dragon Dance Status Cool % 20 (max 32)
     
     
Self
The user vigorously performs a mystic, powerful dance that boosts its Attack and Speed stats.
IV Dragon Pulse Special Smart 90 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Anyone
The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user's gaping mouth.
I Dragon Rage Special Cool 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
This attack hits the target with a shock wave of pure rage. This attack always inflicts 40 HP damage.
IV Dragon Rush Physical Cool 100 75% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user tackles the target while exhibiting overwhelming menace. It may also make the target flinch.
V Dragon Tail Physical 60 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user knocks away the target and drags out another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
II DragonBreath Special Cool 60 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
V Dual Chop Physical 40 90% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks its target by hitting it with brutal strikes. The target is hit twice in a row.
II Outrage Physical Cool 120 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent foe
The user rampages and attacks for two to three turns. It then becomes confused, however.
IV Roar of Time Special Cool 150 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user blasts the target with power that distorts even time. The user must rest on the next turn.
IV Spacial Rend Special Tough 100 95% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user tears the target along with the space around it. Critical hits land more easily.
II Twister Special Cool 40 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing team. It may also make targets flinch.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.

Trivia

  • Generation V introduced the most Dragon-type Pokémon of any generation, with 10, and Generation II introduced the least Dragon-type Pokémon, with only one.
  • Generation IV introduced the most Dragon-type moves of any generation, with five, and Generation I introduced the least Dragon-type moves, with only one.
  • In Generation I, there was no way to do super-effective Dragon-type damage, since the then-only Dragon-type attack, Dragon Rage, always deals 40 HP of damage.
  • There are only thirteen Dragon-type moves, the fewest of any type.
    • The Dragon type also has the fewest number of non-damaging moves out of all of the types, with only one, Dragon Dance.
  • In Generation III, all Dragon-type moves were Cool moves.
  • The Dragon type is one of two types that have both never been and will never (with the current type chart) be doubly super effective against any Pokémon, as it is only super effective against one type. The other is the Normal type, which isn't super effective against anything.
    • Similarly, the Dragon type is also the only type that will never be doubly resisted by anything, as only Steel resists it.
  • The Dragon type is statistically the best type, as its average fully evolved stat never goes below base 90.
  • *However, this can be attributed to the fact that a large portion of Dragon-type Pokémon are Legendary or Pseudo-Legendary.
  • There are no two-stage evolutionary lines where all stages are at least part Dragon-type; every Dragon-type Pokémon except Altaria is either a member of a three-stage evolutionary line, or it does not evolve at all.
  • Dragon-type moves are tied with the Water type for having the most held items that boost their power: Draco Plate, Dragon Fang, Dragon Gem as well as all three Timespace orbs.
  • The Dragon-type generally resists the types of main-series Starter Pokémon types, with the exception of the Poison-type, which is Bulbasaur's secondary type.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドラゴン Dragon
Mandarin Chinese 龍 / 龙 Lóng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Drage
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Draak
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lohikäärme
France Flag.png French Dragon
Germany Flag.png German Drache
Greece Flag.png Greek Δράκου Drakou
Israel Flag.png Hebrew דרקון Dracon
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Naga
Dragon
Italy Flag.png Italian Drago
South Korea Flag.png Korean 드래곤 Dragon
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Drage
Poland Flag.png Polish Smok
Smoczy
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Dragão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Dragon
Russia Flag.png Russian Драконий Draconiyi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dragón
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Drake
Thailand Flag.png Thai มังกร