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 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.

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, 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

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

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

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

Same as Gyarados, they both look like dragons - Neonco31

5 Alolan Exeggutor

I know you kids like to hate "Genwunners" but seriously, what the hell is this thing? - RobertWisdom

I don’t get how this is a dragon type. I don’t even know what it is...

6 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 ...read 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.

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

Yea they do

Palkia and Lugia need to switch types. - Brobusky

9 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.

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

The Contenders

11 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 ...read more.

I thought it was a Water/Poison type..

12 Croagunk
13 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. ...read more.

FIRE/STEEL come on people...

He should be psychic/fire

14 Flygon Flygon, known in Japan as Flygon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
15 Jynx Jynx is created game freak & Nintendo. It was first introduced in Pokemon red, green (blue outside Japan), and yellow version. It could be based on a lot of different things (not Nikki as she was not popular when Pokemon started)... for example ganguro, a trend for woman in Japan in the 1990’s (hence ...read more.
16 Incineroar Incineroar, known in Japan as Gaogaen, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
17 Gulpin

He should be grass

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

18 Leafeon Leafeon, known in Japan as Leafia, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I don't want to live on this planet anymore...

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!

19 Inkay
20 Decidueye Decidueye, known in Japan as Junaiper, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
21 Exeggcute Exeggcute, known in Japan as Tamatama, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
22 Dunsparce

He should be ground type

23 Porygon Porygon, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
24 Tapu Koko

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

25 Tapu Fini

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

26 Necrozma

Looks like a dark type

27 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.

A ghost...? Ok now I have lost brain cells

Seriously... it should be a ghost..

28 Stunfisk
29 Smoochum
30 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime, known in Japan as Barrierd, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
31 Gligar
32 Torkoal
33 Yanmega
34 Zygarde
35 Lurantis
36 Florges

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

37 Latias Latias, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
38 Darkrai Darkrai, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
39 Latios Latios, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
40 Exeggutor Exeggutor, known in Japan as Nassy, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
41 Golduck
42 Zekrom Zekrom, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

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

It looks like a steel type

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

HOW ARE DODRIO AND DODUO BOTH FLYING TYPES? THEY SHOULD BE JUST NORMAL TYPES!

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

WHY ARE DODUO AND DODRIO DUAL FLYING TYPES!?! THEY DON'T HAVE WINGS OR LIMBS OTHER THAN LEGS! THEY SHOULD BE JUST NORMAL TYPES!

50 Eelektross

Water...

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