Top Ten Best Flying Type Pokemon

The Top Ten

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

He learn close combat aerial ace, sword dance, and u-turn. Use sword dance to higher attack, then hit hard aerial ace and close combat. Then if needed switch out with u-turn of replace for take down

1st his name has raptor in it. Second I consider this bird the true brawler of all the birds. He learns close combat! And his attack is ridiculous. Tops all

Plus he gets Reckless as a hidden ability, so Brave Bird has another +20% power. That's 120 +40%(20% STAB 20% Reckless). 40% of 120 is 48, so a Staraptor with Reckless can deal 168 damage in one move.

Staraptor is an amazing Pokemon because 1. It's move set is amazing with having close combat in it. 2. It's stats are really good. 3. IT LOOKS LIKE A BADASS!

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

This Pokemon is the strongest Pokemon in my list. It was superb Pokemon in the world. I love this Pokemon because it speed is more than a bullet train

When I went through Pokemon Silver/Soul Silver I used him. And he was just a wall, nothing destroyed it except for ice types. But if u just teach it FlameThrower it knocks them out easily

Why is he 5th? This pokemon beat two of trainer Reds pokemon (level 80+) when I used him, just at level 50. In the anime it destroyed most of ash's pokemon!

He is a monster! There is no dragon typed better than him. Plus he's A TANK! Charizard doesn't stand a chance against him as shown in the anime!

3 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.

Staraptor - cool, Dragonite - cool, Salamence - very cool, Rayquaza - YES *votes* - Inteleon777

Why isn't it in #1?! It has the highest base stat of all pokemon, access to one of the best flying type move in dragon ascent, AND can MEGA EVOLVE! How is this not in #1?!

This guy has to stop fights between legendary Pokemon. You gotta be pretty OP to do that

This is crazy Rayquaza is actually the most powerful Pokemon why is staraptor first? Plus Rayquaza is part dragon type with a mega evolution Rayquaza seems like the best Pokemon EVER

4 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 ...read more.

This is a really big Pokemon that makes it powerful and charizaid has really big wings.

A very good spatk Mon with great def and 2 mega evos making it almost invincible to rock type moves on x and fairy on y
Over all a good battle poke

Somebody said"who doesn't like fire and flying combo? ", u shouldn't, because it loses half of its health when switching into stealth rock

Because it is fire type it can defeat grass bugs easily because it is flying type it can defeat fighting types easily. You should keep charizard in your team

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

He is the best he is fast has 160 hp and 170 attack and he is not a ex I use him in my battle deck

Great sweeper if it has flamethrower to take out pesky ice types really op and worth the training

My Salamence too op.

Mega Salamence changes normal type moves like double edge into a flying type move.

Aerodactyl you just can not defeat Salamence. My Salamence know aqua tail. It will make you soaking wet.

Salamence is a flying type and also a dragon type so electric attacks won't work and it can learn water moves giving advantage against rock type

6 Crobat

Awesome pokemon I have him in almost every pokemon game...starraptor sucks get him off the top ten

Almost guaranteed first strike. Confuse ray + poison fang until badly poisoned. Then switch with a resistant Pokemon and the match is yours. Give him a kings rock to make the opponent flinch and you got a winning formula.

Having played loads of pokemon I only started using crobat recently and man confuse ray, mean look and poison fang can destroy pokemon especially if you swap out to a tank. Plus it has god like speed

Really? I mean crobat has flying type attacks and you can even mix it with poison type attacks, and he is 8th in the list, what? Not saying that he owns superb speed which render all his of his enemy up.

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

Lugia is my favorite legendary and its psychic/flying

Come on 21? Lugia is the best. It should be number 1. Also the three legendary birds look up to Lugia like a boss

Lugia is good competitively having access to moves like Calm Mind and Extrasensory. Good Legendary and Pokemon overall

Has very good strength and a wide range of attacks

8 Togekiss

Oh my God. It's so hard to explain how amazing Togekiss is, because there's so many great things about it. It's a fairy type, and we already know if you train them right fairy types are OP to the MAX. Then Togekiss is also the evolution of our main man Togepi, A.K.A. that Pokemon we all love. And don't even get me started on Paraflinch. There's also Togekiss's great design! And those are only a few great things I can name about Togekiss. Its just so strong and loveable! In short, out of all the flying types, Togekiss is and will always be my #1.

Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you.

It was already a good Pokemon, and the fairy type addition only made it better! And metronome works me wonders

It is so cute best flying type plus evolution of togepi

He's awesome first. Second he has serene grace and his move set is so diverse.

9 Talonflame

The best bird Pokemon in my opinion. Gale Wings is just so awesome, allowing it to outspeed ANY non priority move and also it gets priority with Brave Bird and even Roost! Only flaw I see is the lack of bulk and a 4x Rock weakness.

Talonflame rocks! With Gale wings, he makes an excellent sweeper. Just be careful with rock types and quick guard, though.

Talonflame's design is awesome he is great in competitive battle and over all is just an awesome Pokemon to have on your team. Mine in Pokemon x sweeper almost everything.

There are reasons for talonflame being banned by monotype, because gale wings + brave bird can sweep a whole team

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

Gliscor is a bat scorpion breed that's amazing but I see why staraptor is first.

Gliscor, the Fang Scorpion Pokemon, and the evolved form of Gligar. Gliscor hangs upside down from trees, watching for its chance to attack. At the right moment, it silently swoops, with its tail ready to seize its opponent.

At the sound it is as silent as a hunting orca

Awesome pokemon, bummer he didn't exist in the original good and silver though

Not to mention poison heal + toxic orb access to roost and facade boosted by status effects in this case poisoned. Also substitute compatible. Unless you re OHKO'd then you'll be stalling however long you want. I wouldn't go into battle without one.

The Contenders

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

Yes because she is awesome

Based on some flying creature of some sort (Of Iranian origin) - PokemonGOSucks

I love Articuno!

One of the only ice flying types

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

AW, YEAH! AERODACTYL IS MY MAIN POKEMON! Much better than lousy flying types like Staraptor, Togekiss, and Crobat! Heck, I even like it much better than even Charizard! (Plus, Aerodactyl can beat charizard in a battle anyway. Rock > fire)

@person who said "why is it number 1...", I can prove why Aerodactyl is so good. This thing is fast. Even though it's weak to rock, steel, water, electric, and ice, with Earthquake, Iron Head, Thunder Fang, and Rock Slide, it'll crush almost all resistance. Among the other rock types, I think only Rhyperior can knock this guy down (and I say Rhyperior only because of its Solid Rock ability).

Why is it number1..the comments say"he's just awesome", please that is not a reason, "it's got mega evolution, is sort of resistance to rock and electric attacks and it is very awesome", it is not the only Pokemon who can mega evolve and some non mega evolved Pokemon are better than the ones that mega evolved, it is weak to rock and electric and you need to prove it is awesome.

Aerodactyl is awesome I mean it with its mega evolution in x and y its even better it can also learn a couple dragon moves and best of all you don't have to reach the post game to get the mega stone. So you fan show off your mega aerodactyl fairly early.

13 Gyarados Gyarados is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It evolves from one of the weakest Pokemon, Magikarp. But Gyarados has a high attack power (as of gen VII, mega Gyarados is ranking #19 for highest attack stat & would rank #10 if legendary Pokemon aren't included), and ...read more.

This is like a cross between a dragon and a serpent, one that has water and flying powers

It's the best man. This powerful type is domination of the seas

GYARADOS is my favourite Pokemon of all time

Too bad about the quadruple weakness to Electric.

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

Noivern is without a doubt one of my most favourite pokemon. Not only can it use boomburst which is extremely powerful it can also use supersonic to detect things or help people not to get lost in places

Noivern is really strong

As fast as Crobat, but with a much better moveset

Noivern is cool. 'enough said.

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

The ultimate bird Pokemon! My personal favourite, with his legendary stats and access to Scared Fire, it deserves to be much higher on this list.

Ho oh is better than staraptor, so I don't know how it's not in first place or the top 5

Ho-oh is on of the most powerful pokemon and the most powerful bird type pokemon, deserves no. 1

In my opinion this guy is pretty first, he should be at least in the teens, not at no. 20

16 Drifblim

Ok, so his design is maybe a little weird, but don't let that distract from just how good a tank he can be. Couple that with Calm Mind, and sir, you got yo self a killer.

Now let me explain why having Drifblim instead of staraptor is abetter choice for your team. First of all Staraptor may have speed but his move pool takes forever to consistantly be good. It's also hard for staraptor to face the Elite four which is an even greater pitt fall. Drifblim though has a pretty good mach up with any other pokemon trainer and gym leader out there.

Why does everyone keep forgetting this one? It's just so cool! A unique Ghost/Flying typing, stats that, while not tournament worthy, can still get the job done and a great concept. Drifblim deserves more attention.

This thing deserves to be low because of its vulnerability to taunt and entire strategies being forced to offer under the power of a single move.

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

Best sweeper, acrobatics unburden, swords dance, flying gem

Have you ever used one of these. Hawlucha totally kicks butt

So amazing it can even beat a hitmonlee

Hawlucha can just sweep with Unburden and swords dance. - CycloneFang

18 Pidgeot

Pidgeot should be top 5! It has incredible speed and attacks! Like wing attack, mirror move and aerial ace! And it can fly at Mach 2 speed!

It's a flying type, so it should be in the top five. There weren't too many good bird pokemon (excluding legendary birds) in the first generation to choose from other than Pidgey-Pidgeotto-Pidgeot. I'm sure 8/10 used Pidgeot as their flying-type pokemon: I most-certainly did. Has good moves too. Excellent attack and speed stats. Looks really cool too.

Pidgeot is best flying Pokemon for me forever

Out of all the flying types I've used, this one is the most powerful

19 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 ...read more.

yveltal is amazing. his design is amazing and sleek. it could beat all the other pokemon on this list ( exept lugia( there my 2 favourite( I can't make up my mind)))

The god of destruction is 28 while one of the weak regional birds is at 1 (staraptor). Don't forget that pidgeot is 11.

Yveltal is awesome. I think he should be in the top five.

He is awesome. All hail the destruction Pokemon!

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

This pokemon is absolutely epic! This is my favorite pokemon because of 1. It's stats, attack, and speed and 2. I love eagles. GO BRAVIARY!

How this Pokemon didn't get higher I don't know. With Tailwind, Roost Brave Bird and Air Slash and a Weakness policy if it doesn't have Defiant, this Pokemon OWNS almost anything in the skies!

This pokemon is so powerful. A gym leader has it in a game called pbb in Roblox and it literally destroyed all competitors

This Pokemon can crush any one. Brave bird and your opponent is out of the game. He should be 1 place easily

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

He is the coolest Pokemon ever and the strongest it's like pikachu's father bird

He was my first shiny and I didn't even try to get him shiny because he's godly as it is

This guy can live an ice type attack and it has like 100 speed. - CycloneFang

Hard to catch but well worth the 20+ ultra balls

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

How is he last that would mean he is one of the worst flying types ever? I don't think he is the best but like guys he can wreck a lot of other flying Pokemon. Like really bruh

I don't think Moltres is that good, but it;s better thean Rowlet who is somehow ahead of Moltres ;/

Why is he number 48! he is the second best lengendary bird in kanto only to zapdos

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

Altaria is my all time favourite Pokemon it has awesome mega great move set and has been with me for all my journeys

Reason it's Dragon/Flying because it's based on the Chinese legendary creature - PokemonGOSucks

I used it on my team on my team and with its mega it could wreck every dragon type

Altaria is a beast, and levels up quickly, due to its erratic experience rate.

24 Scyther

Scyther is by far the greatest flying type due to its speed, the ability technician, and stab with wing attack

He's my 1 of my best Pokemon at lest M Scizor is the best to unlock in Super Smash Bothers ultamite.

Cool pokemon, but I think scizor could be better, but they also have the same stats... so it does not really madder.

He should be number one because he can eventually evolve into scizor, ad also because he has false swipe.

25 Swablu Swablu, known in Japan as Tyltto, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
26 Rowlet Rowlet, known in Japan as Mokuroh, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Row let is adorable and when it evolves it it a ghost and flying

You spin me right round Abby right round like a (SO on so on) On YouTube search up spinning rowlet but every time it loops it gets darker. Its funny and that's why rowlet is cool. Because it's a meme

Adorable lil flying fighter

I hate it. Why? 4x Ice weakness. - Doggus

27 Tropius
28 Archeops

I'm bittersweet about this Pokemon, mostly because of it's ability. It has as much attack as Mega Aerodactyl. However, the ability it has, defeatist, makes using him impossible. Defeatist cuts ALL it's stats in half if it gets attacked.

The fact that the developers had to give it the "Defeatist" ability to nerf down the Pokemon says quite a lot about it. And the ability rarely ends up triggering because this beast usually OHKO's everything!

My hands down favorite flying type

U must get your hands on this bird

29 Drifloon
30 Yanmega

I have said Draglage is my favorite Pokemon before, but I can't believe I forgot about Yanmega. The only weird thing about is its species. Seriously, the Ogre Darner Pokemon? I would like to meet the creative fellow that came up with THAT.

It's already fast, and with speed boost, it's awesome. Check that special attack too. - CycloneFang

Great pokemon escpecially with its speed boost ability

My favourite flying type but very underrated it actually destroyed my brothers team by its self it defeated porygon z heracross dragonite haxorus decidueye and alolan sandslash all by itself - TENTACRUEL

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

Skarmory is AWESOME! Steel and flying for one, is a really good typing, as it is resistant to 8 types! And immune to poison and ground! (So useful for me lol). Its only weak against fire and electric! The amazing typing has been so useful for me during playing emerald. Its defense stat is incredible, and its got decent speed, HP, attack, and special defense. This pokemon really should be in the top ten!

His defensive typing only makes him weak to fire and electric, not very common attack types. He also has great defensive stats, good attacks in brave bird, recovery in roost, and many setup moves such as defog. This pokemon is Anything Goes material. - Doggus

Awesome steel type flying and I liked the most

The armor Bird. Period

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

Shaymin may not be the strongest I admit but it is the cutest ever! Does anyone know another Pokemon who is grass and adorable and can change to a grass flying who is stronger and even cuter? Tropius does NOT even compete with shaymin it's nowhere near good enough as shaymin!

Shaymin sky is so good that it is in ubers, it has serene grace+ air slash+ seed flare. With serene grace, air slash has a 60% of flinching chance and seed flare has80% chance of harshly lower your opponent's special defense. How is it so low on the list

It's just a hedgehog... - PokemonGOSucks

He has good speed and ability serene grace which double secondairy affect making makes air slash 60% flinch and seed flare 80% lower sp definitely.

33 Swellow

Swellow is badass Pokemon he is strong also

Swellow is extremely strong and cool and can fly farer than any Pokemon ever.

Good until you get to the league the second time

Swellow is awesome and should be in the top ten.

34 Xatu
35 Emolga Emolga, known in Japan as Emonga, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

A fifth Generation Pikachu (but it can fly, it's based on flying squirrels) - PokemonGOSucks

Emolga belongs to the Pika family

yay!

Emolga is one of Iris's pokemon a adorable electric/flying it is really strong and it was really hard to catch for me cause it was like level 48. FUN FACT Did you know Emolga is slightly faster than zapdos. Emolga was really hard to beat with skyla it litterly took an hour LITTERLY.I would suggest to level up emolga to level 78 cause when mine earned its full power.so in conculsotion I think Emolga is a pretty cool pokemon

36 Farfetch'd
37 Landorus Landorus, known in Japan as Landlos, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Electric attacks immunity. Great special attack power. Beat that. - CycloneFang

I'll one shot Landorus with my Gyarados or any other water type I have with me a the time

Unfortunately no STAB flying moves

4x weakness to Ice. Hah! Lucky it can learn Rock Slide.

38 Pelipper

Great water/flying combo with strong moves and high stats. Weak to electric types though.

Maybe number 60

It's just a pelican... with a fat beak. - PokemonGOSucks

High HP and can be a HM Sweeper.

39 Ninjask

Coolest bug and flying pokemon ever

To who ever said fastest non legendary Pokemon get with the times
Mega alakazam and jolteon

the beast

Fastest non legenendary Pokemon ever
check it out nothing beats its speed

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

Has a good move pool in later games such as fairy, psychic, normal, flying and ghost

Awesome in the anime, great ability and a great move set, this was definitely the go to flying type pokemon in pokemon gold, silver and crystal - ChargedBow

It's looking ability is amazing.

Knows many Psychic/Ghost types - PokemonGOSucks

41 Mandibuzz

I was playing competitively once, and this bad girl saved me big time. It was her against three of the other opponents Pokemon. Her great defense, roost, and foul play. She is better than Braviary due to foul play, using his own attack stat against him.
I also like her because buzzards are my favorite type of birds.

She is first because she can use defog and get in other places than no one can and she has good attack

She should be right up there with braviary

It's a special defense wall you need - CycloneFang

42 Honchkrow

Just look at his bad ass design! He's like Al Capone and the Italian Mafia rolled into one amazing bird! He is also not a bad Pokemon, just a tad bit slow.

No on else put honchkrow on?

His picture says "Hello. Pleased to meet you. I'm Honchkrow" - PokemonGOSucks

So underrated

43 Unfezant

Hard time choosing between Unfezant and Swanna but Unfezant gets my vote for varied movepool.

Pure combination of attack and speed, Unfezant has a major say in who roams the skies!

Unfezant was one of the Pokemon which just made me bang it's way when it uses Ariel ace in anime it is number 1 female unfezant was better then male

How is this Pokemon not in the top 10. It has a great design and lots of health

44 Swanna

Very underrated bird mon. Very good but lack of bulk makes it weak. My first Ultra Wormhole shiny was a Swanna.

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45 Celesteela Celesteela is a dual-type Steel/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It is one of the Ultra Beasts and is known by the code name UB-04 Blaster.

Bamboo+Space Shuttle - PokemonGOSucks

Cutest!

A cute, and cudly,Ultra Beast.

46 Corviknight

It just looks good and I have it in Shield. 8/10. Generally good pokemon.

Honestly so good

awesome

This is a great Pokémon!

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

My buddy for every game, classic and good as a double battle partner.

Powerful, good Pokemon.

He almost killed ash

Best Pokemon ever!

48 Chatot

Has one of the highest base totals in the game. Ties Arceus as the only two pokemon to have a base total of 720. Very diverse and cool movepool with moves such as taunt and protect. Very cool design. Decent typing. Immune to ghost and ground. Overall great pokemon. Would be on my top five ever!

Can be a tank if there's a good move set with boom burst.

No one loves him :(

49 Pidgey Pidgey, known in Japan as Poppo, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Did you ever notice why ash never had a pidgey? Well it's because if he did he would have won the league easy. Here's why... Pidgeys can carry people that weigh at least 40 kg right? So with this much strength a sand attack from this thing would just one shot all the other Pokemon including Ritchie's butterfree which is normally immune. But with this power pidgey could lift the sand off the ground and boom butterfree is gone. This is just and example of its power it can also 1 shot a mega meatwo which has the highest stat total in the games with guess what move? SAND ATTACK. And if you try to use a accuracy lowering move it doesn't matter it has keen eye. So bam that's a great Pokemon.

50 Jumpluff

Jumpluff is cool because when a nerd tries to use his bug pokemon on him it eats the bug pokemon with a flying move

Jumpluff is a straight up baller

BOR-ING! - PokemonGOSucks

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