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Notable Trainers of the Dragon type include Lance and Drake of the Elite Four and Clair, the Gym Leader of Blackthorn City.
The Dragon type is statistically the best of all types overall. Because of the minimal amount of weaknesses that they have, they often find a way onto trainers' teams. The downside to the supposed power that they have is that they are slightly harder to raise, with many of them not evolving 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, such as a Dragonite or a Garchomp. Most Dragon-type Pokémon have high Attack and Special Attack, and paired with their incredibly diverse movepools, they are one of the best in the games.
The Dragon type is good offensively. Even though only Dragons themselves are Dragon-weak, the only type that resists Dragon is Steel, giving them good use of their STAB. Dragon/Fire, a common attacking combination among Dragons, is resisted together only by Heatran. Dragon Dance is also a very common move for physical sweepers.
Defensively, they have key resistances to Electric, Grass, Water and Fire, enabling them to block certain Pokémon. However, every fully-evolved, non-legendary Dragon-type except Kingdra has a double weakness to Template:Type2 moves, due to their secondary types.
As of Generation IV, all fully-evolved Dragon-types also have a secondary type.
When used in contests, Dragon-type moves typically become Cool moves, but some may be Smart or Tough moves.
In total, there are 29 Pokémon of the currently known 649 with the Dragon type, which accounts for a small ammount of the Pokédex, which means it ties with the Template:Type2 for the second least populated type, second only to the Template:Type2.
Pure Dragon-type Pokémon
Half Dragon-type Pokémon
Primary Dragon-type Pokémon
Secondary Dragon-type Pokémon
- In Generation I, there was only one Dragon-type attack, Dragon Rage; however, because it always deals 40 HP of damage, there was no way to do super-effective Dragon-type damage.
- There are only eleven Dragon-type moves, the fewest of any type.
- The Dragon type resists moves of the primary types of all main series starter Pokémon available for players, including Pikachu.
- The Dragon type is one of the two types that is weak to itself; the other is the Ghost type.
- The Dragon type is one of two types that have both never have been and will never be doubly super effective against any Pokémon, as it is only super effective against one type. It shares this trait with the Normal type, which isn't super effective against anything.
- By the same manner, 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 95.
- All pure Dragon-type Pokémon have a different ability from their final evolution; Dratini and Dragonair have Shed Skin, whereas Dragonite has Inner Focus, and Bagon and Shelgon have Rock Head, whereas Salamence has Intimidate.
- The only non-legendary Dragon-type Pokémon that doesn't sport a double weakness (or any weakness for that matter) to Ice is Kingdra.
- Dragon-type Pokémon are unique because they can all learn Draco Meteor by move tutor, and are the only Pokémon that can learn it at all (excluding Jirachi, Smeargle and Arceus without the Draco Plate).
- Generation V has the most Dragon-type Pokémon that are not considered to be pseudo-legendary nor true legendary.
- Kingdra is the only Dragon-type introduced in Generation II.
- In Generations prior to Generation IV, only one TM contained a Dragon-type move each Generation. They were TM23 (Dragon Rage), TM24 (DragonBreath), and TM02 (Dragon Claw).
In other languages
- Chinese: 龍 lóng
- Dutch: Draak
- Finnish: Lohikäärme
- French: Dragon
- German: Drache
- Hebrew: דרקון dracon
- Italian: Drago
- Japanese: ドラゴン dragon
- Korean: 드래곤 dragon
- Polish: Smok smoczy
- Brazilian Portuguese: Dragão
- Russian: Дракон drakon
- Spanish: Dragón
- Swedish: Drake