Top 10 Pokemon that Don't Look Like Their Type

You know those Pokemon you think are a certain type and then you look it up and you realized you were wrong? Yeah, those. We can argue they should've been a different type, the type we thought they were.

The Top Ten

1 Lugia Lugia

Wait he is water... - Sambazing

It is my bae

To be honest, I think it should be a pure flying. People say it should be flying/water, but it just looks like a pure flying
P.S: The flying type should be changed to air type

.Why is it a Psychic/Flying type although most moves are water-types?

let's relate the diving pokemon to science:

The Diving Pokemon's ability is to control water but it is a psychic type;one of its name origin comes from "luna" w/c is the moon.

In relation, The moon controls the tides all over the world--I think that is Game Freak's point of view of interpreting Lugia as the "Guardian of the Sea". Anything i.e. related to cosmos (e.g. moon, stars, etc) although there are exceptions are Psychic-types.

The moon controls the tides all over the waters on earth because of its gravitational pull on one another as the moon revolves around the earth and the earth revolves around the sun. The GRAVITATIONAL PULL of the moon causes low and high tides in various places depending on the moon's position; therefore concluding that, Lugia does make sense as a Psychic/Flying type rather than a Water/Flying-type that causes 4 times weak to electric although type-advantage ...more

Indeed. Exact explanation for why its typing does make sense at all - JuliaRandomly

2 Gyarados 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 more.

He looks more like a Dragon - Neonco31

Why isn't this thing a dragon type Pokemon

Should be a Water/Dragon Type. - JuliaRandomly

Y flying type, it learns no decent flying moves and it just adds to electric weakness. ARGHH pokemon ruined gyrados with the flying type

3 Psyduck Psyduck
4 Lucario Lucario Lucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing more.

Yeah, definitely. I assumed Lucario was a psychic type what with it's aura abilities. I was surprised to find out it was actually a dual steel (huh? ) and fighting type.

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

Same as Gyarados, they both look like dragons - Neonco31

6 Drapion Drapion

Why isn't this guy a bug type like his pre evolution? - NikBrusk

7 Lycanroc Lycanroc

I don't get why the Midnight form doesn't have the Dark type. On the bright side, no double super effective damage from the opposing Pokemon that has a type advantage over Lycanroc. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It perfectly suits the Dark type. It doesn't even look like a rock type at all.

8 Azurill Azurill
9 Goomy Goomy Goomy is a fictional character introduced in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in Gen 6, Goomy is classified as the Soft Tissue Pokemon. Goomy is considered to be the weakest of all dragon type Pokemon living in damp and shady places so its body dries out. Once it body dries out, Goomy will be unable more.

I thought it was a Water/Poison type..

10 Palkia Palkia

Palkia and Lugia need to switch types. - Brobusky

The Contenders

11 Croagunk Croagunk

It does make sense, he and his evolution are based off of Poison Dart Frogs and they look like they can fight. - NikBrusk

12 Solgaleo Solgaleo Solgaleo is a dual Psychic/Steel Legendary Pokèmon introduced in Generation VII. It evolves from Cosmoem when leveled up in Pokemon Sun starting at level 53.It is one of Cosmog's final forms,the other being Lunala. Solgaleo takes a special form called the Radiant Sun phase when it uses Sunsteel strikes. more.

FIRE/STEEL come on people...

He should be psychic/fire

13 Jynx Jynx
14 Decidueye Decidueye

Okay apparently Decidueye's ghost typing makes perfect sense. Owls have a lot of lore when it comes to being associated with death, ghosts, and spirits. It was still unexpected that it was part ghost. Though I appreciate that Gamefreak is starting to do more with real life mythology and lore with the starters. - Ruee

Considering that no one expected Rowlet's final evolution to be part ghost, I'm adding it on here. Serious how the crap is it ghost? Ghost is my favorite typing and I'm not complaining, but - Ruee

15 Incineroar Incineroar

Looks like a fighting type, described like a fighting type, has moves that CLEARLY makes it seem like it really wants to be fighting type but we can live with 4 fire/fighting type starters so they used the heel wrestler concept to make him dark type. - Ruee

16 Exeggcute Exeggcute
17 Alolan Exeggutor Alolan Exeggutor

Forget Goomy, HOW is this guy a DRAGON type? - NikBrusk

18 Inkay Inkay
19 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini

Tapu Fini makes perfect sense it's based of a fish

20 Necrozma Necrozma

Looks like a dark type

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