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.

This beast deserves to be here because it has an EPIC design, ridiculously high stats, REALLY good moves and it's a good teamsweeper

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

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

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.

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 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.

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

Fire flying combo sucks because of stealth rock, people think it is good just because it looks the coolest

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

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

4 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.

Rayquaza can make HUGE tornados.
Not like the stuipid baby ones. VOTE FOR
RAYQUAZA or else...

Mega Ray is the single most OP pokemon in the games, let alone just flying pokemon.

Rayquaza number 1 it's legendaric and very very powerful! And it can mega evolve! Salamence number 2 it's also very powerful! It can also mega evolve and it's pseudo legendaric!

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

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

Better stat distibution than Dragonite, but they should have just fixed the former.

If u hate this pokemon then I don't know wut to say lol but it's a good teamsweeper if u give it the right item and good moves and has an epic design

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.

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

6 Crobat

This toxic bat is so fast and has REALLY good stats it deserves to be higher on the list

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.

overall this is one of THE best legendary's and flying pokemon after Noivern but its epic and has good stats with a good design

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

8 Talonflame

Sweeps every nearly every single pokemon in competitive battle because of gale wings. The only flaw of talonflame is that it gets destroyed by stealth rock just like charizard.

This is the best flying type pokemon not to mention it's an amazing fire type.

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.

9 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.

10 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.

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)

I love Articuno!

One of the only ice flying types

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

It's a Bat it's a scorpion, it's a fusion its strong it has a good design and lore wut more couldya wants from this thing?

Whether its grounded (immune to electric) or flying (immune to ground)is still a debate to this day.

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

13 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.

14 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.

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 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.

17 Pidgeot

THE BEST DESIGN among all the birds in the game. Designed like the aviator it is. It's a real shame GF refuses to fix its stat distribution. Sort of does with Mega Pidgeot, but Pidgeot deserves so much more.

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

18 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.

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!

This is one of the beast

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

NOIVERN IS SO STRONG AND HAS REALLY GOOD MOVES like Boomburst and supersonic which if u use supersonic and then Boomburst then u just gotya self a trainer recker

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.
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