Top Ten Pokemon That Were Given the Wrong Types

There are many Pokemon in the games that though, given the tendency of the moves they learn, aren't alloted the types they deserve.
The Top Ten
1 Gyarados, Water/Flying, should have been Water/Dragon

The same as the Charizard argument. A Pokemon who is based on water dragon isn't actually a Water/Dragon, wow. And dragon type trainers in soulsilver and heartgold freely use this one as if they don't care what the Pokedex has to say.
Also I for one can't understand why it was given the flying type as its dual typing. If it didn't have to be dragon, it should have been monotyped as water alone.
And its mega-evolution really disappointed me in that respect.

Always infuriated me to no end. I mean, people would first tell me the evolution line made no sense, and I'd counter with: "It's based off the old Chinese tale of the dragon gate, in which the frail goldfish would swim up a vicious waterfall and becomes a dragon." And then...
It's not even a dragon! It's A... Water bird! It's obviously a dragon, have it happen!

Kiindda understand why Charizard isn't Dragon even though it's obviously a dragon. But dang Magikarp at least in R/B/G/Y (without paying 500 poke) took AWHILE to get and getting it to level 20 was a fkn pain, unlike getting Charmander to Charizard at least Charmander & Charmillion can fight. Now we get something that gets MURDERED by Pathetichu... and any other electric types. So much for king of the sea...

If gyarados were water/dragon he would have only been weak to dragon and fairy, fairies weren't in gen 5 and below and the only dragon move in gen 1 was dragon rage. Gyarados would've been even stronger than mewtwo, almost like a mega rayquaza on steroids

2 Flygon, Ground/Dragon, should have been Bug/Dragon

Though Flygon was our first Dragon Pokemon that was dual typed with ground, but anyone who played Gen 3 for the first time must have thought of it as bug/dragon before they saw the pokedex typing.
I always considered trapinch evolutionary line as that of a bug type. The fact that they also belong to the bug egg group helps my argument.
Possible typing of the evolutionary line could have have been :
1) Trapinch - Bug/Ground
2) Vibrava - Bug/Dragon
3) Flygon - Bug/Dragon

I always wondered why Gamefreak had to do this thing. Maybe they didn't want a Bug Pokemon to have so many Dragon defenses, or didn't want any dragon Pokemon to have so many Bug weaknesses. I can only guess.

It looks very much like a DragonFly. It's predecessor even more. Would have been even better if it started as a ground/bug (termite), then bug/dragon (dragonfly) and eventually a dragon/bug or dragon/fly (it's a bit less buggy at the end).

Something to keep it out of the shadows of Garchomp. It's so very clearly a bug/dragon type, and the unique typing could've really given it a spotlight!

I would really like a bug dragon type, immunity to everything a bug failed at.

3 Vigoroth, Normal, should have been Normal/Fighting

I'm only talking about Vigoroth in particular here. I'm fine with the typing of Slakoth and Slaking because of the lazy personality they have and it kinda makes sense. But the fact that Vigoroth is just polar opposite of the two, both ability wise and personality wise, could have been a perfect excuse of its dual typing. Vigoroth, unlike its predecessor and successor, doesn't have truant and has an awesome ability called Vital Spirit. Its design, its ferocious attacks, all indicate the qualities of an ideal fighting type Pokemon. Maybe it could have been our first Normal/Fighting Pokemon instead of Melotta (Fighting Form) or Mega Lopunny.

Vigororoth always loves a good fight!

4 Charizard, Fire/Flying, should have been Fire/Dragon

Though its Mega evolution X does rectifies the problem. But it's still a MEGA-evolution. Charizard should have been a Fire/Dragon from the beginning, even in its original form. The only reason it wasn't given so as to maintain the balance between the three Kanto starters.

No, just no. In Generation 1, dragons were special because the only dragons were the Dratini family, making a starter a dragon type is incredibly unfair and biased. Charizard X only exists to silence all those Gen 1 fanboys

It would be great if it was fire/dragon in the first place. Charizard looks dragon to me.

A dragon starter would be to op waiting for mega was the right call

5 Noctowl, Normal/Flying, should have been Psychic/Flying

A flying type Pokemon who learns tons of psychic type moves isn't a psychic type in the first place. Wow!

It's most memorable feature is 'being hypnotic'.

6 Pinsir, Bug, should have been Bug/Fighting Pinsir, known in Japan as Kailios, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Pinsir's moveset is pretty similar to that of Heracross and he learns tons of fighting type moves too. The only reason it wasn't dual typed with fighting maybe because gamefreak didn't want two bug/fighting types in the same region (which is Johto).

Hey, yo right. And then Mega Pinsir should be Fighting/Flying? That would be cool.

Pinsir has good fighting skills. How is he NOT a fighting type as well?

I agree with this as Pinsir's moveset has a lot of fighting type moves.

7 Golduck, Water, should have been Water/Psychic

Golduck used to be my favorite water type Pokemon back when I was a Kid. It didn't have the annoying speed of Slowpoke, while at the same time had awesome psychic type moves just like the Slowpoke evolutionary line. But the fact that it wasn't dual typed with psychic always bugged and it still does.

Isn't this guy Psyduck? Anyway, he has psy in the name, so why doesn't he have the Psychic type?

Why? Call him Golduck, he don't even have the color of Gold

He evolves with psychic powers

8 Dragonair, Dragon, should have been Dragon/Water

Both dratini and dragonair are Pokemon that can only be found in the water, and they can learn plenty of water type moves (at least through TMs) it's natural they should have been typed as Dragon/Water.
Dratini - Dragon/Water
Dragonair - Dragon/Water
Dragonite - Dragon/Flying

It learns lots of water moves, and, in every game you find it in, it is in a body of WATER? Why nor water type?

Yes the whole line should be water

9 Lugia, Flying/Psychic, should have been Water/Flying

It is considered guardian of the seas meaning it should be water type.

Lugia is Psychic type so it wouldn't beat Ho-oh every time

There is nothing about this that makes it a psychic type.

10 Rhydon, Ground/Rock, should have been Ground

I really hate the Rock/Ground types, firstly because they have awful special defense and have 4x weakness to types that mostly use special moves, and secondly because there are just too many of them (Geodude and Onix are just everywhere).
But for Onix and geodude, it kinda make sense, but for Rhydon I never really understood the logic behind its typing. It was a flat out perfect ground type for the first generation. But no, we had to add the annoying rock type to it.

The Contenders
11 Ninetales, Fire, should have been Fire/Psychic

It's tails are said to have each it's own 'mystical power'. Not only that, but it's said if you touch/pull? One of it's tails you'll be cursed. Also said to understand human speech easily and said is intelligent all which are characteristics of a lot of psychic Pokemon.

It should say fire-ghost not fire-psychic. Afterall it's based off of a fox SPIRIT aka a fox ghost.

12 Bulbasaur, Dragon/Fighting, should have been Electric/Fairy

But bulbasaure is not a dragon/fightining
it's grass/poison and electric/fairy do not match with him. he got a correct type.

13 Cinccino, Normal, should have been Normal/Fairy
14 Gothitelle, Psychic, should have been Psychic/Dark

I feel like if they make a cosmic type gothitelle should be that. all of its pokedex entries talk about it predicting the future position of stars

Gothitelle looks scary

15 Celebi, Grass/Psychic, should have been Grass/Fairy

True but psychic shows its time travel ability

It looks just like a fairy

It looks like a fairy

16 Blastoise, Water, should have been Water/Rock

The only reason Tirtouga is rock type because it's a fossil Pokemon (All fossil Pokemon have rock)

Because it has its shell just like Tirtouga.

17 Florges, Fairy, should have been Fairy/Grass

Flabebe, Floette and Florges all look like flowers and can also learn plenty of grass type moves. I don't have a problem with the Fairy type but the problem comes from them not receiving a grass type at all.

Looks like a flower

18 Jirachi, Psychic/Steel, should have been Psychic/Fairy

IT HAS A EXTRA TYPE
SHOULD BE A PURE PSYCIC TYPE

19 Electivire, Electric, should have been Electric/Fighting

It learns quite a few fighting type moves.

20 Wobbuffet, Psychic, should have been Normal
21 Pikachu, Grass, should have been Dark/Dragon

Ummm clearly like it's a yellow
electric mouse

22 Darkrai, Dark, should have been Dark/Ghost

Why does Sableye and Spiritomb get this typing with no weaknesses and 3 immunities but Darkrai don't? It's obviously a ghost, too!

It'll be more overpowered in gen 4 and 5. And don't get me started on wonderai hackers.

This would be smart

23 Luxray, Electric, should have been Electric/Dark

I always think that Luxray, my favourite pokemon, is a dark type. It looks like a dangerous pokemon but when it is released, I don't like it's typing on pure electric.

True but luxeray is a rightious mon

It looks like a dark type and it even learns some dark type moves, but for some reason it's just an electric type

24 Nihilego, Rock/Poison Should Have Been Ice/Poison

I MEAN, poison makes a bit more sense but Rock Makes absolutely NO sense. Its an ultra beast if you haven't played gen 7. It even LOOKS like a ice type

It is based on plants that grow on rocks so it should be poison grass. If triple types existed it would probably be rock poison grass

What poison and rock? Gamefreak!

25 Mega Absol, Dark, should have been Dark/Fairy

I mean... come on man

i agree

no it got a right type

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