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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.
| At Lv. 50
|| At Lv. 100
|| 133 - 180
|| 256 - 350
|| 90 - 162
|| 177 - 320
|| 74 - 143
|| 144 - 280
|| 81 - 151
|| 159 - 298
|| 76 - 145
|| 148 - 284
|| 77 - 146
|| 150 - 287
- Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
- Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
- Are super effective against: Dragon
- Are not very effective against: Steel
- Have no effect against: None
The Dragon-type has been commonly thought of as a legendary or near-legendary type. 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. 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. Steel is the only type which is resistant to Dragon-type moves. Dragon Dance is also a very common move for physical sweepers.
Defensively, they don't have many resistances in battle, but they can hold off enough attacks to do some damage of their own. 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.
Pure Dragon-type Pokémon
Half Dragon-type Pokémon
Primary Dragon-type Pokémon
Secondary Dragon-type Pokémon
| Dragon Dance
|| Raises Attack and Speed by one stage.
- In Generation I, there was only one Dragon-type attack, Dragon Rage; but because it only deals 40 HP of damage, there was no way to do variable Dragon-type damage. There is speculation that this is the reason that Gyarados is not part Dragon-type.
- It has been speculated that if Eevee receives another evolution in a future game, it would be Dragon, being the only formerly all-special type left that Eevee has yet to evolve into.
- There are only 11 Dragon-type moves, the least of any type.
- The Dragon-type also has the least amount of status-affecting moves out of all of the types, with only one, Dragon Dance.
- None of the main characters of the anime own a Dragon-type Pokémon. However, Misty currently owns a Pokémon that can evolve into a Dragon-type: Horsea (despite the fact that Horsea was obtained prior to the introduction of Kingdra).
- Even though the Dragon-type has always been considered nearly legendary, no actual Dragon-type legendaries were introduced until Generation III.
- There is no fully-evolved Dragon-type that does not have a secondary type.
- The Dragon-type resists moves of the primary types of all main series starter Pokémon, including Pikachu.
- The Dragon-type is one of the two type that are weak to their own moves, together with the Ghost-type.
- Even though dragons are known in real-life legends as fire-breathers, there is yet to be a Pokémon with the Fire/Dragon type combination, although many Dragon-type Pokémon can use Fire-type moves.
In other languages
- French: Dragon
- German: Drache
- Italian: Drago
- Spanish: Dragón
- Korean: 드래곤 dragon
- Hebrew. דרקון dracon