Top 10 Best Dragon Type Pokemon
Rayquaza truly is the king of the dragon types. Its name literally means "Emperor of Japan." With a base stat total of 680 and Attack and Special Attack stats through the roof, almost nothing stands in its way. Now, it possesses a new Mega Evolution. One that does not require a Mega Stone, giving it the opportunity to have held items. Not only does it have Mega Evolution, but it also has the new special move, Dragon Ascent. Sure, this move lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense, but it is capable of demolishing almost any target with a power of 120 and an already alarming Attack stat. This Pokémon really is number 1.
Rayquaza should be number 1! This is an outrage! Get it? But in all seriousness, Rayquaza has a higher speed stat and can sweep Lance at its basic level, 70. This includes its moves.
Rayquaza has Ancientpower, which not only benefits from its high speed, but it also boosts all of its stats. It also has Crunch, which is not only strong against ice Pokemon, but it also is effective against psychic types and ghosts.
Additionally, it can learn Surf, a move that defeats yet another weakness. It can also learn Blizzard or Ice Beam, which literally does x4 against Garchomp, Salamence, and Dragonite!
With a substantial 130 attack and 102 speed, this land shark makes for an excellent sweeper with moves like Earthquake, Outrage, and Stone Edge. However, Garchomp should never be pigeonholed as a glass cannon. With a hefty 108 HP, as well as 95 defense and 85 special defense, Garchomp has the ability to take hits. And with the ability Rough Skin and the move Stealth Rock, this pseudo-legendary can also act as a tank. Overall, Garchomp outclasses other non-legendary dragon types, including Dragonite, Salamence, Hydreigon, Goodra, and Kommo-o, with its intimidating design.
Greatest dragon ever. Sure, it does have a 4x weakness to ice, but so do Rayquaza, Dragonite, Salamence, Noivern, Gliscor, and Flygon, so it's not alone. Plus, its attack stat is so good you can get away with so many moves on this thing. It's OP. I put Poison Jab on it. Fairies dead. Put Earthquake. Electric, poison, rock, and most ice types dead. Dragon Rush. Dragons dead. This thing is OP in both competitive and playthrough teams. (Tip, don't mega evolve. Its mega doesn't have as much speed, so it can get outsped by ice types and will get 1-shot).
Personally, I think this is the best dragon type Pokemon there is. I beat Rayquaza accidentally in Pokemon Alpha Sapphire by using my Dragon Claw on it. Good thing I saved it. My Dragonite had Dragon Claw, Dragon Dance, Extreme Speed, and Power-Up Punch. I didn't really know what to put for the last one, so I just put Power-Up Punch. My Dragonite was 10 levels below the Rayquaza, and I still one-shot it. Dragonite should be number 1!
Dragonite can use Dragon Claw, Fire Punch, Hurricane, Thunder Punch, Thunder Wave, Hyper Beam, Dragon Rage, Twister, or Steel Wing! Do you get my point? Many of these moves are really decent. Its base stats are great. I think its design was also pulled off very well by combining cute puppies with fearsome dragons. This is also one of the most powerful non-legendary Pokemon and probably the best non-legendary in the Kanto region.
Dragonite is indeed a force to be reckoned with. Its base stats are healthy and fairly consistent (none below 80), and it has a varied movepool of special and physical attacks, being able to hit all of its weaknesses solidly, especially Ice, which it is 4x weak to. In addition, Dragonite is an excellent user of "Dragon Dance," a move which increases its already tremendous attack stat, as well as improving its weakest stat, speed. Furthermore, its high and balanced defense, Special Defense, and HP base stats (none below 90) prove that Dragonite can be a helpful wall, too, for some teams. Finally, its hidden ability, "Multiscale," is very useful for setting up moves and altogether just sweeping, as it halves the damage taken from foes when its HP is full. So do not dismiss this Pokemon for being "slow" or lacking Mega Evolution, because it can definitely be trained effectively if you believe in it!
Salamence should be no. 2 if you ask me. It is literally called the Dragon Pokémon, and it matches English folklore dragons a lot better than some of the other "Dragons" on this list. And don't forget its pseudo-legendary status.
Salamence is my special sweeper, and it usually wipes out 2 or 3 Pokémon before it goes down. Teach it Earthquake to beat up the Electric and Rock type Pokémon that stand in your way, and Flamethrower for a little surprise. Plus, Dragon Claw is a STAB move for Salamence, which makes it basically unstoppable. Dragon Claw is very useful and would be Salamence's main killer move. Flamethrower can also be used against Fairy types. Finally, if you teach Salamence Brick Break, it can prove useful against Ice types too. So, with the right moveset, Salamence can become an invincible beast.
Even though Salamence is the most badass-looking dragon type Pokémon, we all can agree that it can be outsped by Garchomp (100 versus 102 base) and die from one Outrage because it has mediocre defenses. Stat-wise, he is pretty OP, but I would have liked Game Freak to make him outspeed Chomp because he has lesser defenses. Even after Garchomp beats him in speed, this guy, as his name suggests, is truly menacing in competitive battle, be it Draco Meteor with a special set or a classic Outrage physical set. This guy can destroy teams if used wisely.
Dialga is the best. It is the only dragon type which is not weak to other dragon types. It is the only Pokemon that can learn Roar of Time, which is the strongest dragon type move. It is immune to 1 type and resistant to 9. It has the highest base stat total of all Steel-type Pokemon. Its base stat is 680, which is the same as Mewtwo. It is tied with Blade Forme Aegislash for the highest Special Attack base stat of all Steel-type Pokemon. No other Pokemon shares the same type combination as Dialga, and it is not weak to fairy types because of its unique typing.
Dialga is definitely the strongest dragon type Pokemon. First of all, he is the only legendary dragon type Pokemon that is neutral to fairy type attacks, all others are super effective against it. He also has the highest overall stats of all steel type Pokemon, and he has 1 immunity (poison) and 9 resistances (rock, normal, ghost, bug, grass, water, electric, steel, and psychic). He is also the only Pokemon who can learn the strongest dragon type move, Roar of Time. Besides that, he is just really awesome.
Guys, come on. Why would you put him at 7? You know his base stats (600) are tied with Dragonite, Garchomp, and Salamence, who are way further up this list. He is fast and hits hard, while Dragonite, who is in first place, has balanced stats that are 'perfect'. But we all know that unless you're Arceus, you have to have ups and downs to your stats.
Hydreigon and Garchomp are pretty similar, but Hydreigon is better because Garchomp takes times 4 damage from ice-type moves, which serves as his weak point. Since Salamence is flying, he also suffers from times 4 ice-type weakness. However, Garchomp is better than Salamence because Salamence has more weaknesses, such as electric, rock, and fire. Also, Garchomp is more tanky than Salamence, so yeah.
I got a Hydreigon with a Modest nature with Dark Pulse, Focus Blast, Dragon Pulse, and Fire Blast. It just destroys everything in its way. You can clear the entire Elite Four with this guy. He's got some annoying weaknesses, but it doesn't matter if he's faster because he only needs one, occasionally two, hits to kill anything.
I like using GIRATINA during battles and during training, and GIRATINA is very close to invincible if trained enough and has an attack set like Hyper Beam, Dragon Claw, Shadow Force, and even a fourth move possibly Earthquake or Earth Power or even Aura Sphere. When I used GIRATINA, I managed to defeat all members of the Sinnoh Elite Four and defeated Champion Cynthia without difficulty, even though I had to train up GIRATINA to at least level 80 for it to be possible.
Giratina is such a great Pokemon. He has two forms with different stats for each, so you can have the advantage. Shadow Force is an amazing move as well. It breaks through Protect. He is more powerful than Dialga AND Palkia combined! So do yourself a favor and get Giratina to be #1 on the list. He deserves it.
Hey, nitwits. First, Giratina has taken down Dialga and Palkia combined. Master of Antimatter, Ruler of Distortion World... He balances the Reverse World to keep the real world safe! He can beat Rayquaza. I did use Giratina to capture "Rayquaza" in HeartGold! He can use antimatter as a weapon too... Rank #1 Giratina! He can KO Rayquaza if he doesn't Mega Evolve! With his 2 forms, he is a wall for most dragon types. Plus, with Shadow Force, he can TKO Rayquaza if he uses Extreme Speed, as Ghost types cannot be hit by normal moves!
Look at him. An absolute brute, a unique colour scheme (or if you don't like that for some reason, take the shiny version instead, because it also looks amazing), an unusual and interesting design, a powerful stat distribution (that killer 147 Attack!) despite having a stat total below the pseudo-legendaries (can you imagine this thing with 600 base stats?). Super edgy. This thing has plenty of personality in its design, which, in my opinion, you can't really say about a lot of other Pokémon (sorry Dragonite, you may be the first, but you're a bit boring to me).
It's also kind of crazy how rare the pure Dragon Type is among fully evolved Dragons. Regardless, you don't get much more beastly than this thing.
I've played Pokémon since I first got a copy of Pokémon Yellow on my 6th birthday. Of all the Pokémon that I have encountered and trained, none can compare to Haxorus. Before Fairy types were around, I used mine to wreck anything that stood in my path. When Gen Six came out, I was scared to death of Fairies, but then I slapped Poison Jab on Kali, and she could then wreck them just as easily as anything else. Haxorus is a staple for any team I use for run-throughs in the games or my competitive teams in-game or on Showdown.
This awesome-looking Pokemon ought to be number 1! It has massive attack and speed, so it can take out any other of the dragons on this list, especially that fat Dragonite! Dragonite eats too much and ought to stop eating if it wants to move faster, but it will still be no match for FLYGON! It can learn Stone Edge, which is a powerful rock type move to wipe out ice types, and it can learn dragon moves to beat its dragon weakness. Vote FLYGON!
Flygon is my favorite dragon type and my favorite ground type. His attack is so high, as well as his speed. Plus, you can get him easily in ORAS. He's not even weak against water because he's part ground. I love this Pokemon. It was so helpful in the games I played. This Pokemon is a beast, so I highly recommend this Pokemon for your team in any game.
Ah, Flygon. I remember this Pokemon as one of my trusty sidekicks from my Sapphire days. The attack and speed stats are great, but what really lies in this Pokemon is its easiness to obtain. You can find their pre-evolved forms in deserts commonly and are a good start for dragon collectors.
Oh, I completely agree!
With its Tough Claws ability activated and with a good Dragon Dance boost, it would beat the hell out of Dragonite & Salamence combined! With good IVs and EVs in Attack, it would have an attack power of 269 at Lv 50, more with a cleverly established Baton Pass team, and its Defense stat is no laughing matter either. It should be number 1 when it comes to physically attacking dragons, and its only rival may be Mega Salamence at this stage!
Oh, and did I forget to mention that its unique typing makes it neutral to Fairies and Water types alike, with Electric being not effective now!
You don't even need to Mega Evolve him, just give him Flamethrower, Dragon Claw, Aerial Ace, and Brick Break. You can super effectively hit Grass, Bug, Dragon, Fighting, Steel, Rock, Ice, Dark, and Normal. Psychic, Water, Ground, and Ghost are the only issues. Fire types are also strong against fairies.
One of the downfalls of dragon types is its weakness to ice. He's an ice/dragon type. And he can't get picked up for a sky drop, which is another plus. I don't know about you guys, but other than Charizard and Rayquaza, this guy's my favorite.
It said in the fifteenth movie that Kyurem is the most powerful dragon type Pokémon because its ability to change forms makes it wield the power of Reshiram and Zekrom. That means it should be above both on the top ten list.
This is easily top 5 for the best dragon Pokémon. It has the ability to absorb the power of Reshiram and Zekrom, has two forms, and has one of the best, if not the best, type combination for a dragon type.
They are a very powerful Pokemon, and (to my knowledge) the only Pokemon capable of learning Blue Flare, which is an incredibly powerful fire-type attack. It is also the only dragon type as of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire whose type is not weak to ice.
I like Reshiram. Black was my second (or third) Pokemon game. It can also learn a lot of strong moves like Dragon Pulse, Outrage, Dragon Claw, and Draco Meteor to top off the cake. Also, it could kick Zekrom's butt as Reshiram. He's simply awesome-looking too.
Zekrom is actually much better than Reshiram, so I wouldn't say he should be higher than Zekrom. Zekrom can learn Dragon Pulse, Outrage, Dragon Claw, and Draco Meteor too, and can learn Fusion Bolt and Bolt Strike, which match Reshiram's Blue Flare and Fusion Flare.
I've gone a long way with Goodra and Goodra is definitely my favorite Pokémon, reliable and extremely powerful, also can learn a lot of diverse abilities. Goodra can learn Dragon Pulse, Grass Whip, Ice Beam, Sludge Wave/ Aqua Tail/ Thunderbolt.
Goodra is my favorite dragon type Pokémon. Goodra evolves from one of the absolute weakest dragon type Pokémon, Goomy, to one of the strongest Pokémon ever.
Many people underestimate this dragon type. This Pokémon is a wall with heavy special defense stats that can resist super effective moves.
Palkia is my first legendary Pokémon and is a beast. It has the best type combo on this list. Dragonite is way overrated. One ice type move and he's gone. Palkia though? Takes at least 2 super effective hits from a scarfed Garchomp.
Palkia is every bit as good as Dialga, well, except for the fairy weakness. But come on!
Palkia is the only dragon type better than Rayquaza. I see how Rayquaza is 1st, but Palkia should at least be #10.
Well, first off, its typing is amazing with only 1 weakness, unlike Salamence and Dragonite with 3. Competitively, it can sweep with the ability Swift Swim. Its stats are good all around. Its design is also awesome! By the way, Salamence is a copy and paste of Dragonite. Why the heck is Druddigon here?
I love this guy. I couldn't beat Clair in Soul Silver until I got my own Kingdra. Its Sniper ability in later generations is quite useful too, considering that it learns Focus Energy pretty early on.
Only Dragon type from Johto = coolest Dragon Pokémon ever. It has all-around good stats and it is cool because it holds the title of being the only Dragon Pokémon from Johto.
How is Torterra above this?!
Anyway, it is much faster than most other dragon Pokémon, so that gives it an edge. Also, it looks cool!
Latias helped me dominate the Elite Four, and I think it deserves higher than 26th place. Seriously, this thing is a beast in battles.
A nice mixture of Dragon and Psychic, it's one of the faster legendaries, and this makes it hard to hit with most attacks.
Same thing as Latias except with higher Spec. Attack and lower Spec. Defense, which is bad because its HP stat is only 3. But I played one for a while and it was pretty good.
It can revenge kill with a Choice Scarf. Attaching Soul Dew on a Calm Mind set in the Uber metagame will make it extremely potent to other Pokémon. Especially with Draco Meteor and Psyshock.
I own a Latios, and it's the core of my team. It can bring destruction if used well. Also, he looks cute for a dragon, with an amount of coolness.
I have an almost level 100 Tyrantrum and it's amazing! It literally crushes every Pokémon in sight and has the best attack stats out of all my other Pokémon! Tyrantrum has some hard-hitting moves and I won't forget that prehistoric monster.
Tyrantrum is one of the coolest prehistoric Pokémon I know, but it would be better if there was a Spinosaurus version.
A badass T-rex that is a Rock/Dragon type! What is there not to like?
Mega Sceptile is badass. He doesn't even need to be turned towards you to kill you! He can just turn around and kill you without even looking at you. That is badass! He is so strong in competitive too! He destroys HO teams. I have 6-0ed HO teams with him in OU on Pokemon Showdown. Vote for Sceptile.
Not counting legendaries, Mega Sceptile is number 11 on the list. It's a lizard with a tree for a tail, and it's a dragon! Mega Sceptile is way better than the other Pokemon on this list. Seriously, how is a housefly with swim goggles (Flygon) any better than this beast?
The Grass/Dragon combo is too good. No fire weakness (replaced by Dragon/Fairy), he can wreck water types and has ways to fight away the rare fairy types (not a good choice for fairy gym). He was already my favorite starter but could get annihilated by fire types, now not so much. He rules!
Um, this Pokémon can change form. When it needs to be tough, it goes big. When it needs to hide, it goes small. This Pokémon is easily stronger than Rayquaza at 100%.
Zygarde's complete form is better than Black Kyurem. Not only is it cool, but it's so overpowered!
Has anyone seen Zygarde 100% form? It is totally beast! This fella should not be at the bottom.
Noivern deserves to be among the top Dragon-type Pokemon:
1. He has pretty good Special Attack and even better speed.
2. He has a nice range of moves that, if used right, could make him the ultimate killing machine.
3. He looks AMAZING.
Definitely my favorite Dragon-type.
Why isn't this in the top 10? His move pool is great, and with the combination of speed, he is one heck of a sweeper. Noibat is a pain to level up but it makes up with Noivern's incredible attacks and not too shabby stats.
Noivern is very easily the best dragon type there is! He/she is just overall amazing and the fastest dragon type there is! You have to admit he is amazing!
An electric dragon? That is awesome! Those were my exact words when I first heard about this Pokémon being made. It has a high attack, which is good for dragon Pokémon.
Why the hell is Zekrom no. 13?! He is the best dragon ever in the world. When his mood is off, the whole world may get off due to storms! Then why isn't he on top?
Zekrom should be in the top five with Reshiram, I suppose. Personally, I don't like choosing between the two. What's really awesome is a combination of both.
Altaria deserves more love for its mega evolution. Seriously, it is the only dragon type (as far as I know) without a weakness to dragon.
Its Mega Evolution is the only one that, although only weak against Fairy types, is also the only Dragon type that isn't weak against other Dragon types. Unique!
Altaria is an absolute beast, and its mega evolution looks amazing! It should be at least top ten!
Honestly, I think Dragalge is way underrated. He has a combination of two of the coolest types in the game, Poison and Dragon. What can be cooler than that? Not to mention he makes a great special wall and sweeper.
Bad Pokemon, BUT the new EXP Share system in X and Y makes it easy to level him up without making him fight hard battles. Thus, it'll soon evolve into a Goodra - which has a monster base 150 Special Defense and access to Hydration. Another good use I found for Goodra is in Double battles. I'd just use Energy Ball or something on Goodra, then watch its power go way up.
The weakest dragon type, but #1 in visuals - it's so cute it makes me want to trade Yveltal for it.
How is Goodra higher than Goomy?