Dragon (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Notable trainers of the Dragon-type include Lance and Drake of the Elite Four and Clair, the Gym Leader of Blackthorn City.

Statistical averages

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 73
133 - 180 256 - 350
Attack: 96
90 - 162 177 - 320
Defense: 78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Sp.Atk: 86
81 - 151 159 - 298
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 81
77 - 146 150 - 287
Total: 494   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • 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.

Battle properties

Dragon-type moves:

  • Are super effective against: Dragon
  • Are not very effective against: Steel
  • Have no effect against: None

Dragon-type Pokémon:


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

# Name
147 File:147MS.gif Dratini
148 File:148MS.gif Dragonair
371 File:371MS.gif Bagon
372 File:372MS.gif Shelgon

Half Dragon-type Pokémon

Primary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
149 File:149MS.gif Dragonite DragonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
334 File:334MS.gif Altaria DragonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
373 File:373MS.gif Salamence DragonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
380 File:380MS.gif Latias DragonIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
381 File:381MS.gif Latios DragonIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
384 File:384MS.gif Rayquaza DragonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
443 443MS.png Gible DragonIC.gif GroundIC.gif
444 444MS.png Gabite DragonIC.gif GroundIC.gif
445 445MS.png Garchomp DragonIC.gif GroundIC.gif

Secondary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
230 File:230MS.gif Kingdra WaterIC.gif DragonIC.gif
329 File:329MS.gif Vibrava GroundIC.gif DragonIC.gif
330 File:330MS.gif Flygon GroundIC.gif DragonIC.gif
483 483MS.png Dialga SteelIC.gif DragonIC.gif
484 484MS.png Palkia WaterIC.gif DragonIC.gif
487 487MS.png Giratina GhostIC.gif DragonIC.gif


Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Draco Meteor Special Smart 140 90% 5 One foe Sharply reduces the user's Special Attack stat.
DragonBreath Special Cool 60 100% 20 One foe Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
Dragon Claw Physical Cool 80 100% 15 One foe
Dragon Pulse Special Smart 90 100% 10 One foe
Dragon Rage Special Cool 100% 10 One foe Always inflicts 40 HP damage.
Dragon Rush Physical Cool 100 75% 10 One foe Has a 20% chance of making the target flinch.
Outrage Physical Cool 120 100% 15 Random User attacks for two to three turns. Afterwards, the user becomes confused.
Roar of Time Special Cool 150 90% 5 One foe The user must rest on the next turn.
Spacial Rend Special Tough 100 95% 5 One foe Has a high critical hit ratio.
Twister Special Cool 40 100% 20 One foe Has a 20% chance of making the target flinch. Capable of hitting opponents while they are using Fly.

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Dragon Dance Status Cool —% 20 User 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