Best Secondary Flying Type Pokemon

Choose among these well-known and popular Pokemons which have "Flying" as their secondary type.... The list doesn't involve legendary and pseudo-legendary Pokemon to have an equal competition... VOTE WISELY!!!

The Top Ten

1 Staraptor Staraptor, known in Japan as Mukuhawk, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Staraptor is fast, has a great attack stat, and unlike other flying types, barring Skarmory and Altaria, Staraptor isn't walled by Rock and Ground types, as it has Close Combat. It has U-Turn for scouting, STAB Quick Attack, STAB Brave Bird for Damage (180 damage! ), and is just great overall! Altaria and Skarmory are great, but Staraptor is the BEST. Anyone beg to differ?

Ledian is by far one of the worst pokemon ever made, why is it so far up? so what if it can learn all those moves, its attack is to low for it to do anything. staraptor can easily kill all of these pokemon in one shot except for maybe altaria. - britainbird

My favorite Pokemon of all time. There is NO Pokemon better than Staraptor. He learns awesome attacks like Close Combat and Brave Bird. - TheStupidHobo

Staraptor is amazing... Brave Bird, Fly, Close Combat and Steel Wing is just completely unstoppable! Throw in the massive attack and speed stats and the Intimidate ability and you've got a powerhouse for kicking the crap outta the Elite Four.

2 Charizard Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated more.

Somebody said a beast in special attack? 109, not that high. Only made stronger with solar power? U usually don't get the chance to set up because stealth rock and that frail 78/78/85 defense. He even said moves like dragon rush and blast burn... Dragon rush from 84 attack, have fun, and have fun recharging from blast burn. Somebody said has good attack stat... 84 attack... Good around? No great stats and bad defenses. Somebody even said his seismic tosses very powerful...seismic toss deals damage equal to the level of the Pokemon, what do u mean by "its" seismic toss are powerful. Somebody said amazing speed? 100 is only above average. Somebody said "I think it is the best of all". U need reasoning.

Charizard is a beast in special attack, which is only made stronger with solar power, and if raised right, with moves like dragon rush from breeding and blast burn by tutors, he can be a force to reckon with.

Charizard is the best, he has amazing speed for such a big Pokemon. His seismic toss is very powerful and usually finishes the job.

This is my favorite Pokemon! It is speedy, has good attack stat and is all round a very good Pokemon. I used it in the elite four in Pokemon fire red and it absolutely demolished!

3 Skarmory Skarmory, known in Japan as Airmd, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Well if you are looking for a flying defensive wall, Skarmory is the Pokemon you want. Also Being able to learn moves like Fly and Steel Wing, he can be an offensive beast. He can also fix or counter his steel weakness, fighting, with flying moves. Used one in Heart Gold, he was my best Pokemon. I highly recommend him.

still speedy even though it is also steel type... you can't beat him easily when it knows how to use double team and roost moves...

It's a really really strong pokemon because his steel type makes his steel wing become too strong especially against 2 types who are effective to flying, ice, and rock, and with such great speed he can take those 2 types down easily.

Hes awesome, way better than any other flying type, I remember when I was a kid he was one of my favs. - dragon13304

4 Crobat

Crobat can be one tough cookie when you strong potential moves on him like confuse ray, double team, toxic, mean look, any combo including those movies make others shiver with fright.

If you teach him confuse ray, fly and air slash, he is the best, even though he is more of a physical attacker and air slash is a special move, the flinch effect is VERY helpful

My favorite Pokemon ever. Though, it isn't that strong, it's decent bulk and poison and flying type STAB does help. It is a great speedy Pokemon and is just AWESOME - leajey

Crobat is awesome. High stat total of 130, decent attack, and near highest speed in the game. It should be #2 instead of charizard because charizard sucks!

5 Pidgeot

The best original Pokemon, not just at fighting but has the best story and all the best air moves.

This Pokemon is the best in Pokemon air Pokemon in Pokemon red/blue and fire red and green leaf and for me those are the best games and the best air Pokemon in it.

Charizard is stronger has only a flew air moves...

Pidgeot is one of the original beginner Fly Pokemon and learns all of the original moves. It has a good overall attack and with its keen eyes it will never loose sight of its target.

Pidgeot has high base stats, is original, has a great move pool, and is very useful. You can take advantage of many of his moves to defeat any types that are very effective against it. (e.G. steel Wing on a Rock-Type or Ice-Type)

You can't beat the original Pokemon. They are always the best. I remember using him and blastoise back when I was about 8. He was always one of my favorites.

6 Dragonite Dragonite, known in Japan as Kairyu, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Why is this pokemon so low down. It best my friends Mewtwo.

He is also a awesome dragon type.

Dragonite is awesome he killed a level 100 gastrodon with draco meteor one time I rented him at the battle factory in platinum he's awesome totally badass the 20th strongest pokemon ever the strongest non legendary pokemon ever he has surf to cover rock weakness flametrower to cover ice weakness and awesome dragon moves also earthquake which is always been a strong move and also he has extreme speed dragonite should be number 1

Best flying type ever - Lance

7 Rayquaza Rayquaza is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It lives in the ozone layer, and frequently stops battles with Kyogre and Groudon, two other Legendaries.

Mega Rayquaza has an attack stat of 180 and a special attack of 180... Enough said

Hey guts it is a legendary Pokemon

Rayquaza first Pokemon level 100

Have you seem Mega Rayquaza?

8 Ledian

For Me.. ledian is the best... It can learn thunder punch and ice punch... which is very good against water, steel, flying, grass, ground and rock... it can also learn fighting type moves like close combat, comet punch, mach punch etc.. which is good against normal, steel, rock, ground... THIS IS THE BEST BUG/FLYING TYPE POKEMON EVER INTRODUCED IN THE POKEMON WORLD! - greenguy09

I don't care what anyone says about Ledian, he will always be my favourite, people need to give him a chance, he may not be the best competitively but my Ledian has won me battles because he is so awesome, he will always be my favourite and really to anyone that doesn't like Ledian, please try him in all ways first or shut up, because I'm a Lediman for life! He's the 5 star Pokemon for a reason

I like buterfree because it evolves from cater pie which is my favourite pokemon!

He is awesome he learns fighting, bug, and flying moves

9 Salamence Salamence, known in Japan as Bohmander, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Why is Salamence #15! It deserves the top 10! Salamence has total stats of 600! This Pokemon is beast! Dragon and Flying is such a powerful type combination!

How is this Pokemon not top 5? I got him and he is sick. My best Pokemon I got and I have gyarados.

Salamence is beast it have the power of a legandary pokemon and concidering it as a dragon flying it is very fast and is not easy to kill I have one in my black team and I am invincible

With moxie as new abilitiy, salamence can be a giant threat to your enemy once it gets a kill. And with a base attack of 135, most enemies won't survive long. Its 100 base speed is good enough, and if it's ev-trained on speed and jolly, it can outspeed many Pokemon easily. Even without Moxie, Salamence can kill most enemies easily if you have the right moveset. It can learn many great physical attacks too.
Salamence also looks more awesome than most dragon-types and flying-types, it looks more threatening than Dragonite and Staraptor.

10 Altaria Altaria, known in Japan as Tyltalis, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Altaria has great stats and is very versatile. And with cotton guard makes it a very good tank. Moreover, dragon dance can make it an even more powerful attacker.

Altaria is one of the best Pokemon out there! With good special defense and special attack, altaria is a natural born sweeper. If you don't have an altaria on your team then your missing out on something big here

Very bulky and combined with dragon dance and outrage, with a little bit of cotton guard, it is almost unbeatable!

I love Altaria! I have one on my team and it rocks! What with its ability natural cure and the move refresh, its pointless to afflict it with status! GO ALTARIA!

The Contenders

11 Togekiss

It's like a cuter Staraptor, except as a Sp. Attacker. Why only 24th!? Come on! Togekiss is awesome! It has Aura Sphere to hit Rock and Ice as well as Steel, it's bulky and is heck of fun flinching with Air Slash!

Togekiss Is way better than staraptor because its base stat is 545 and has excellent special attack and has the ability serene grace and learns awesome moves like aura sphere so togekiss is overall an awesome Pokemon to choose for any Pokemon team.

Staraptor's stat total is 475
Togekiss's stat total is 545
Major difference

Who ever does not like royalists is a wimp I use him for all my gym battles and I always win been with electric types and ice types

12 Braviary Braviary, known in Japan as Warrgle, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

When you can use a pokemon and only that pokemon to decimate the champion, you know it belongs in the top 10. Braviary that pokemon, with brave bird, super power, shadow claw and thrash. And no healing.

Braviary is TERRIFIC. He has great attack and better all round stats then mandibuzz and zoroark plus it can have the dreamworld ability.

It is so good I was even able to beat the electric type gym leader with it

I think Braviary is AWESOME! It may take some time to evolve from Rufflet but it's worth it! It can learn brave bird, superpower, air slash and so on.

13 Tropius

He;s just so cool used him in sapphire and he owned named him tropicana because of the fruit thing with him

14 Archeops

He is amazing he can be a little hard to get at first but well worth it with his ability to learn moves like rock throw he is very good. He has a super high attack stat and he is super fast using acrobatics he is deadly.

While he might not deserve first place on this list, he should be higher up there. A really decent rock/flying pokemon.

15 Ninjask

Ninjask is a flying ninja: need I say more? Ninjast is unbeatable with double team and swords dance. In conclusion, Ninjask is a ninja.

AWESOME, no other words.


16 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl, known in Japan as Ptera, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Mega evolution causes this Pokemon to put all other flying types to shame plus has anyone ever tried sky drop competitively with that in mind also note my aerodactyl has swept entire teams

Aerodactyl is almost as fast as a Mewtwo! You place him in 16th! He is also a powerhouse. But come on no one beats the Aerodactyl's speed it's too op.

Really 20th? That's crazy for such a fast and powerful flyer

17 Zapdos Zapdos, known in Japan as Thunder, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Most dominant flying-type Pokemon overall across the five generations. A top Pokemon in all of them.

18 Honchkrow

I believe Honchkrow is the best, I have him on Soul Silver, because he can learn most, if not all, dark AND flying type moves. For instance if you like Honchkrow but wanna fly somewhere and you don't have A. Pokemon that knows fly? Have Honchkrow learn it. Also make him learn dark pulse and shadow ball for easy defeats agains rock and electric type pokemon because Honchkrow is usually faster than most pokemon.

Honchkrow is the best Pokemon considering its dark and flying type. I have it on platinum.

Because it is handsome and Strong

Honchkrow is a great Pokemon considering its flying and dark type. IT CAN learn dark pulse in the games and is a good idea if your up against pshychic and fighting type Pokemon such as meditite. Its dark pulse and shadow ball can teach rock and electric types a lesson.

19 Articuno Articuno, known in Japan as Freezer, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Hey he is most awesome

Well it's a ledgendary

This is the best ice type and collest plus it ads up it should know sher cold thogh and all around it's a beast Pokemon

20 Gyardos

I now he's flying but he doesn't even fly

21 Lugia Lugia, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.


I like it

22 Yanmega

Yanmega is tough and cool. Stare at its body. Its eyes are red and glowing with hatred of the world. It has calculating coolness.


It's so cool

Is epic

23 Swanna

Its just a good Pokemon

You wouldn't think this duck learns Brave Bird do you? Guess what? It DOES

Love this Pokemon just so beautiful and graceful

The Unova Regon's Flying beauty!

24 Gliscor Gliscor, known in Japan as Glion, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Easily one of my favorite Pokemon. When I first found him, and noticed the ground/flying, I started using earthquake. Ka-Boom. My gliscor was unstoppable, as the ground flying is intense. All my friends hated to battle me, as I would just use earthquake. When they tried to, "it doesn't affect for gliscor..." Plus it looks awesome, what with the wings and such.

Gliscor he is totally one of my favorites in Pokemon platinum he is a tank he is unstoppable because he can learn thunder fang ice fang fire fang and EARTHQUAKE! He helped me a lot when I beat Cynthia

Honchkrow is the best flying Pokemon in the history of Pokemon Honchkrow rules why is it even not on this stupid list it's better then those stupid Pokemon

He is my favourite pokemon

25 Talonflame

Flame Body for breeding and Gale Wings for battling. Talonflame is easily one of the most useful Pokemon ever as it excels at whatever it does and despite being one of the many common bird Pokemon none of them come close to be as good as this guy, especially with his gale wings ability that lets him outspeed almost anything and is just extremely fun to use


This thing is a tank when it has the ability gale wings... They can vs any of the other birdies on here and beat them. They have the best typing and honestly I would rather use a talon flame over charizard just so I'm not using a "common charizard" that everyone chooses

Talonflame is a unique bird Pokemon that has Fire/flying type abilities, the same as Charizard

26 Swellow

Swellow is a badass. It gets guts which that plus base 140 facade and stab equals ouch. And nothing would want to eat a brave bird either. And stupidly fast base 125 speed. Protect and pursuit or quick attack too

Have anyone of you seen the anime? Because if you have done that then you should know that swell ow is the best. Swellow was probably the best Pokemon after sceptile in hoenn and is the strongest flying type ash has ever had together with charizard. But if ash had taken Swellow with him to sinnoh and trained it in two regions as he did with charizard ( or at least left it with a charizard trainer) then Swellow could become even stronger then charizard

swellow is more powerful then a lot of these except for staraptor altaria and pidgeot but way better then ledian I don't get how ledian is so far up.

If you train swellow a lot, it can kill most Pokemon in ruby with one hit. My favorite moves are steel wing and wing attack

27 Noctowl Noctowl is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Hoothoot starting at level 20.

I like it cause it looks like an owl

Because I caught a shiny noctowl in Pokemon crystal and it was bloody strong

I think noctowl is the best flying type because it is special

Noctowl is cool, not JUST becuase of it's looks.

Insomnia - Prevents Sleep
Keen Eye - Prevents a decrease in accuracy
Tinted Lens - Doubles the power of this Pokémon's "not very effective" attacks.

- Hypnosis and ream Eater is a great combo!
- It learns many special attacks.
- Flying and Psychic moves are learned naturally.
- Roost is a good HP gaining move.

-Aglity is good to outspeed your foe.
-Sky Attack is amazing! Enough Said for that.
- Faint Attack never misses.
- FeatherDance is a great stat changer!
- Supersonic confuses the foe, who might hurt themselves.

- Fly is a great staller and helper in any battle.
- Arial Ace never misses.
- Pluck is powerful, and it steals the foe's item.
- It can learn some ghost moves, too.
- Move Tutors can teach Noctowl Heat Wave.

Bing immune to Ground and Ghost, it only has a few weaknesses.
It has great speed, and Speacil ...more

28 Xatu

How can Xatu be all the way down here?!?! Xatu is not only the coolest looking flying type, but it's also pretty strong! Xatu is awesome! This needs to be higher up

Xatu looks so cool, and it is actually a pretty good Pokemon to use. One of my favorites right here.

29 Ho-oh Ho-Oh, known in Japan as Houou, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Ho oh should be number 1 it is a cool Pokemon better than dragonite

He's awesome but just about not as good as articuno

It is the best Pokémon

30 Pelipper

It is amazing as it can learn surf and fly and at level 50 has about 120 defense! I currently own one and it pretty nice!

31 Chatot
32 Moltres Moltres, known in Japan as Fire, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Moltres is a legendary bird it should be number 1

33 Fearow Fearow, known in Japan as Onidrill, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Scwawy bwird sways CAW CAW!

I'm absolutely in lovve wwith fearoww. Has alwways been my number 1 because wwell fearoww is just amazing.

34 Dodrio

Dodrio has 110 for attack and 100 for speed... how can you not like this Pokemon! Really? 32nd place? This Pokemon

A trio of dodrio and a trio of fun

Dodrio has a great design

How can dodrio be behind fearow? They are like the same only dodrio is a little bit better

35 Unfezant

Unfezant is epic. Sadly no love for him.

Unfezant can be a very powerful Pokemon if you do it right. You can go power herb sky attack style. Unfezant is even better in x and y because his attack is boosted to 115 and can get night slash as a egg move. Razor claw super luck night slash = crit hax for days. You can get a adamant, max EV speed and attack trained unfezant with choice band and rivalry as his ability with the moveset return (max happiness) quick attack u-turn and a good stab flying move. That is powerful. If think unfezant needs better stab flying moves such as drill peck or brave bird. Unfezant still is a powerful Pokemon.

36 Pidove

Just saying its a flying type

How is pidove better then yveltal

This Pokemon shouldn't live it is super

37 Mandibuzz

You have to be smart when using this Pokemon this guy changes games real talk

Mandibuzz is really good pokemon. Staroptor have no status to be in first. My dragonite should be in first place. My pokemons are blaziken, vaporeon, excadrill, dragonite, lucario, mandibuzz.

Excellent Pokemon a great and trolling wall to the oponents

38 Butterfree

Ash's best Pokémon (Bar Pikachu) Is currently only no. 37 on the list?!

Butterfree, 37th on the list... Boxing day 2016 24.12.16! :D

butterfree use sleeppowder and mega metacross sleep
Buttrrfree used three time quiverdance
Met across wake
Butterfree used bug Buzz
Met across faint
Butterfree use sleep powder
Blaziken sleep
Butterfree use two time quiverdance
Butterfree use dream eater
Blaziken faint
He kill al pokemon of trainer I used only butterfree 6-0 he is a sweeper

39 Scyther

Scyther has good attack and speed making him a great pokemon especially because of his versitile move pool that makes him a trouble to deal with for a lot of pokemon

40 Noivern Noivern, known in Japan as Onvern, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

why so low - legendary

41 Yveltal Yveltal is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in the 6th gen, Yveltal is a legendary Dark/Flying type Pokemon, and is the mascot of Pokemon Y. It is classified as the Destruction Pokemon. Yveltal has the ability to absorb life energy, and when its life comes to an end, it steals more.

Oblivion wing, dark pulse and disable are all awesome, and his typing allows him to be unaffected by psychics and grounders! He is awesome, and has good defense for a dark Pokemon!

My personal favorite Pokemon he deserves higher than this

He should be 3rd

42 Emolga Emolga, known in Japan as Emonga, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
43 Pidgey Pidgey, known in Japan as Poppo, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.


44 Beautifly

Beautiful and learns great moves super strong

45 Hawlucha Hawlucha, known in Japan as Luchabull, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Anyone who doesn't vote for it is getting flying pressed


It is preaty cool - ecool553

Hawlucha has an awesome typing, ability and movepool. with sky attack acrobatics power herb unburden combo it uses power herb 3 times, one for acrobatics, one for unburden and one for sky attack itself which is ridiculous strong.

46 Farfetch'd

Pokemon storm silver and sacred gold made far fetched a killer

I love this thing. Okay, it's not that good, but I love this thing. - Meko750

47 Empoleon Empoleon, known in Japan as Emperte, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

This list is getting funny...

48 Mantine

A water version of a stingray ingenious

49 Vespiquen
50 Starly Starly is a flying-type Pokémon. It is classified as the Starling Pokémon. As evidenced in its Pokédex entry, Starly usually travels in large flocks.
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