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 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

Should be a Water/Dragon Type. - JuliaRandomly

Why isn't this thing a dragon type Pokemon

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

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

.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

Wait he is water... - Sambazing

It is my bae

Uh, duh! psychic flying shouldbe Lugia's type.

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3 Psyduck Psyduck
4 Charizard 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.

Same as Gyarados, they both look like dragons - Neonco31

Makes perfect sense that Alolan Exeggutor is a dragon and charizard isn't - ChikinNuggit

5 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.

6 Drapion Drapion

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

7 Alolan Exeggutor Alolan Exeggutor

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

8 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.

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

Palkia and Lugia need to switch types. - Brobusky

Yea they do

10 Azurill Azurill

The Newcomers

? Eelektross Eelektross


? Starly 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.

Seriously... it should be a ghost..

The Contenders

11 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..

12 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

13 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

14 Flygon Flygon
15 Jynx Jynx
16 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

17 Incineroar Incineroar
18 Exeggcute Exeggcute
19 Dunsparce

He should be ground type

20 Porygon Porygon

Why isn't he an Electric type? - NikBrusk

21 Inkay Inkay
22 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko

Fairy makes sense to its pupose but doesn't look like it - boltslegend

23 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini

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

24 Necrozma Necrozma

Looks like a dark type

25 Gulpin Gulpin

He should be grass

Yeah I thought he was grass.. shows what I know...

26 Leafeon Leafeon

Yeah should be fire. I don't know what these people are thinking. OBVIOUSLY fire...

I think it should be fire. I mean, look at the colors! have you ever seen a green leaf? didn't think so!

27 Stunfisk Stunfisk
28 Smoochum Smoochum
29 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime

He does look like he could hypnotize you. - NikBrusk

30 Gligar Gligar
31 Torkoal Torkoal
32 Yanmega Yanmega
33 Zygarde
34 Lurantis Lurantis

I personally feel that Lurantis should've been grass/fairy or grass/bug. I don't see how it's only a grass type. I guess because it's the same for Florges with not wanting to give them too many weaknesses? - Ruee

35 Florges

Grass/Fairy -type! Just being a fairy type alone doesn't make sense enough. - JuliaRandomly

36 Latias Latias Latias, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
37 Darkrai Darkrai Darkrai is a legendary Pokemon developed by Game Freak. The only way to get this Pokemon was through two events, only one in the United States.
38 Latios Latios Latios, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
39 Exeggutor Exeggutor
40 Golduck Golduck
41 Zekrom Zekrom

Similar coloring to a dark-type, but it is actually dragon/electric instead.

42 Altaria Altaria Altaria (known as Tyltalis in Japan) is a dual-type Dragon/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. It is labeled as the "Humming Pokémon". It evolves from Swablu upon reaching Level 35, and can mega evolve to have the types Draon/Fairy.
43 Beheeyem

It looks like a steel type

44 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
45 Breloom Breloom Breloom, known in Japan as Kinogassa, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
46 Heracross Heracross
47 Dodrio Dodrio


48 Doduo Doduo


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