Dragon-type Pokémon are usually the most powerful type of Pokémon due to them being Legendary or Pseudo Legendary. Aside from that, this might sound skin-deep, Dragon-type Pokemon are the best looking Pokémon due to their fear-inducing design.
Here are the top 20 Dragon-type Pokémon across all Pokémon games, anime, and manga.
Kingdra is a giant, aquatic Pokémon with a tightly coiled tail, reminiscent of a seahorse. Except for its yellow, compact belly scales, it is entirely coated in blue scales.
Kingdra is the last evolution stage of Horsea in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. It is a Water and Dragon-Type Dragon Pokémon. Kingdra can execute Swift Swim when a critical attack is successfully delivered. This doubles its Speed during rainy weather, and Sniper, which boosts the power of critical hits by 1.5, causing twice its usual damage. Kingdra’s Hidden Ability is Damp, which prevents other Pokémon from using Selfdestruct or Explosion. As a result, Kingdra is one of the game’s top competitive Water-Type Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Kingdra is kinda meh in Pokémon GO. It is a situational Pokémon that relies on gimmicks and chance in this particular game.
Duraludon is a Dinosaur-like dragon introduced in Generation VIII’s and featured heavily in Sword and Shield. Its power is generally neglected in favor of other Dragon-types in its generation. However, players better look at its typing. Duraludon, found in Galar’s Wild Area, is a formidable opponent on the battlefield due to its unusual Dragon and Steel type as well as its ability to Gigantamax. Dragon is a decent neutral attacking type, while Duradolon being Steel defends it from Fairy attacks.
In Pokémon Sword & Shield, to be honest, all of Duraludon’s skills are fairly underwhelming. Light Metal is recommended for single bouts since it may at least reduce the damage of Low Kick. The hidden ability Stalwar for doubles is a good choice though if you press on using this Pokémon in this game.
Giratina is the most powerful Dragon-type lore-wise. It defeated both Palkia and Dialga in the manga and anime. Arceus was the only one who could equal it. Giratina, however, is complicated to catch in Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ as it is only available after completing the main campaign. Players will need to hunt and catch a slew of other Legendary Pokémon before they can confront Giratina, who will then face what many believe to be the hardest trainer fight in recent memory.
Unlike some of the game’s other Mythical and Legendary Pokémon, catching Giratina in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is really rather simple. It’s simple to detect due to its permanent spawn, and it doesn’t have any healing moves, so players may progressively reduce its HP until it’s low enough to be captured. What’s more difficult is coming up with a good build for the Pokémon after catching it. For example, determining the optimal nature for Giratina in Pokémon Legends: Arceus may be quite difficult because it varies greatly based on how players want to use the Pokémon.
Because Giratina has numerous forms and the same physical, special offensive, and defensive characteristics, players have a surprising amount of leeway in how they design their Giratina. In that regard, it’s an exceptionally adaptable Pokémon that can serve a variety of various positions on a player’s squad.
Altaria is a blue bird-like Pokémon. It has fluffy white feathers covering its body and cloud-like wings. It was introduced in Generation III as a dual-type Dragon / Flying. Other than Salamence and Dragonite, Altaria is the only Dragon/Flying type Pokémon that isn’t a Legendary.
In Pokémon GO, Altaria has a good defense, HP, and attack, yet she is readily countered. It is vulnerable to Dragon, Rock, and Fairy Pokémon, and is particularly vulnerable to Ice-type Pokémon. Altaria is still beneficial in many situations, but players should proceed with care in Pokémon GO combat.
With its Hidden Ability Cloud Nine, Altaria is a strong anti-weather Pokémon. When it enters battle, it eliminates the effects of weather. Unfortunately, its figures aren’t as impressive as those of some of its competitors.
Kommo-o is a Dragon / Fighting-type Pseudo Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.
Kommo-o is a scaly-armored bipedal reptile Pokémon. The majority of its body is gray, with some brighter gray regions and yellow and red patterns. It has a rounded, beak-like nose and tiny eyes that are almost buried behind its helmet armor.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, despite its several flaws, most notably because of its Fairy typing, Kommo-o possesses great Attack and Special Attack values that are high across the board, as are damage resistances. This Pokémon is a good attacker contender, as it can use both Physical and Special Attack moves depending on your current setup.
To supplement Kommo-ability o’s as a full-fledged attacker, enhancing Speed as well as Attack or Special Attack depending on the circumstances with the Base Point is advised.
Goodra is another Pseudo Legendary Pokémon appearing first in games that introduced the Generation VI Pokémon. Goodra is a bipedal, draconic Pokémon that is coated with slime. Most of its body is pale purple with a darker purple underside. Goodra is the sole single-type Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon. It’s also the first Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon with a Regional form.
In Pokémon Go, using Goodra in PvE encounters and raids, it’s a solid option. It has several attacks available to it that make a good Pokémon to use in Dragon-type encounters, and you can use it to battle against Fire, Ground, Rock, and Water-type legendary Pokémon.
Appletun is a dragon-like Pokémon with the body of an apple pie. It is a Grass/Dragon Pokémon that debuted in Generation VIII.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Appletun and its counterpart, Flapple, are both extremely helpful Pokémon because of their dual type of grass and dragon, which was previously only employed by Mega Sceptile. If you didn’t pick Grookey as your beginning Pokémon, it’s an excellent grass-type Pokémon to add to your squad.
The Sweet Apple, when fed to an Applin, causes it to develop into Appletun. Both Pokémon are grass and dragon types, although Flapple is more offensive while Appletun is more defensive. Appletun has a lot larger basic HP, but Flapple makes up for it with tremendous speed and a significant attack improvement.
Appletun is an excellent mixed tank with good recovery and offensive, as well as a STAB move that lowers the opponent’s Special Defense. It also has three double resistances, and its hidden ability Thick Fat can counter its lone double vulnerability, making Appletun difficult to defeat.
Tyrantrum is a dinosaurian Pokémon that looks like a huge carnivorous dinosaur. Its skin is mostly brownish red with scaly patterns and scattered orange highlights on certain scales and ridges. It is a Generation VI dual-type Rock/Dragon Fossil Pokémon.
Tyrantrum has decent neutral coverage and a large movepool, but all it really needs are attacks that deal with the few Pokémon in the tier that can regularly resist its Head Smashes. Tyrantrum is one of the tier’s most effective attackers and hole punchers because of these traits.
Tyrunt is an excellent Stealth Rock setter, at least in Pokémon Y, due to its type and ability. Dragon Tail is a STAB move that is intended to punish switch-ins; it works particularly well with Stealth Rock to inflict chip damage on whichever Pokémon is put in.
Hydreigon is a draconic Pokémon with three heads and six slender, black wings that finish with two points on its back. It has a dark blue body with black fur covering its neck and shoulders. The fuchsia inner fur around their heads resembles collars. Hydreigon’s heads feature black eyes, with fuchsia pupils and obvious sharp fangs on the main head. It bears two fuchsia stripes on its belly and atrophied feet with no claws or discernible soles. Its tail is likewise striped in fuchsia and finishes with a black tuft.
In Pokémon Go, with its ability to put pressure on Metagross, Dragonite, Garchomp, and counter Mewtwo, Hydreigon is a good addition to the Master League meta. This is because both Dragon Breath and Bite are outstanding PvP techniques in terms of damage output. Hydreigon is a good choice for Dragon-type because of its outstanding Attack and Stamina values; even its defense, which is by far its the lowest rating, stands at an incredible 188, making it one of the game’s most well-balanced Dragon-types.
Latias is a Pokémon with a bird-like physique that is modeled after an aircraft. Its lengthy neck extends forward from its squat body. It has no legs and floats instead. The lower half of its body is mostly red, while the top part is white, with jet-plane wings high on its back and fins on the bottom near its tail.
Latias more than earns her Legendary status thanks to her overall strong stats. Latias thrives in battles against Fighting, Poison, and other Dragon types because of his dual typing of Dragon and Psychic. As between Latios and Latias. Latios excels at offensive, whilst Latias excels at defense and support. Latias, on the other hand, can heal with Heal Pulse. In a dual battle, Heal Pulse may heal Latios while also healing your opponents.
Haxorus is a bipedal Pokémon with a dark yellow-green coating on its back and the majority of its front. It is a Dragon-type Pokémon that debuted in Generation V with black skin covering its chest. In Pokémon Go, Haxorus is essentially a low-cost Rayquaza. It has the greatest Attack stat of any non-legendary Dragon-type in the game, and with Outrage, it will easily outperform even Outrage Salamence.
In Pokémon GO PvP, Haxorus is difficult to employ. Its Attack stat offers it a powerful fighting position. Its bulk, on the other hand, leaves something to be desired. It lacks the bulk to withstand a powerful blow from any of the Dragon-types, Togekiss, or Mamoswine.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Haxorus is a formidable physical attacker who may increase its Attack by doing Dragon Dance or Swords Dance. This makes it one of the finest setup sweepers in the current metagame, despite the fact that its unusual basic Speed stat makes it simple to outspeed.
Noivern is a vampiric Pokémon that looks like a bat. Its main color is black, with a purple underside and greenish-blue wing membranes. It features a purple lower jaw, a red V-shaped growth on its snout, two fang-like projections on its upper lip, yellow eyes, and a greenish-turquoise tint between the V-shaped growth and the eyes.
Noivern is an absolutely amazing hybrid between a bat and a wyvern and puts other bat-like Pokémon to shame by being a cool-looking dragon. Even its base form, Noibat, is a small and adorable Dragon-type. It is also one of the few Pokémon with an aesthetically pleasing design and does not look like a ridiculous combination of animals and things.
In older games, like Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, Noibat is merely a respectable user of Infiltrator, with a solid movepool and good resistances to Fighting-, Water-, and Fire-type attacks, making it appear to be a smart choice.
Kyurem is a bipedal Pokémon with indefinable but obviously dragon-like features. Kyurem has a blue head and nose, yellow eyes with no pupils pointed to light bluish horns on its head, and a yellow crest on its skull. Three sharp fangs protrude from the bottom of its jaws, which are frozen shut by the ice surrounding its head.
In Pokémon GO, Kyurem is powerful because of the amount of shield pressure it can provide with its quick move Dragon Breath and charged moves Blizzard, and Dragon Claw. While the Blizzard consumes a large amount of energy, the Dragon Claw only consumes 35, implying that Kyurem employs the move on a regular basis.
In the Pokémon lore, Kyurem is considered the strongest Dragon-type Pokémon in the world, as it has the ability to transform into Black Kyurem and White Kyurem at will, utilizing the powers of Zekrom and Reshiram, respectively, while in those forms.
Flygon is a dual-type in the flavor of Ground and Dragon Pokémon that resembles a somewhat insect-like dragon. It’s mostly bright green, with big rhombus-shaped wings with crimson trim, toeless hind legs, and slender arms with three-clawed hands. This Pokémon was introduced in Generation III.
Flygon could be the perfect Pokémon for your squad if you require a Pokémon that is immune to Ground and Electric attacks, resists Rock moves, and delivers a decent punch.
In Pokémon Emerald, Because Flygon’s base attack is greater than its base special attack, it will likely have more Attack than Special Attack. Natures/EVs/IVs, on the other hand, may avoid this or make it more obvious. Bashful has no effect on stats, but if you had Modest, you would have improved special attack at the expense of attack.
Having said that, Flygon is a fantastic Pokémon. Ingame, it is not as good as Salamence because its physical movepool is so limited, but you can always get good damage from the very powerful STAB earthquake which, for some reason, it doesn’t get through level-up and stuff like fireblast uses its still decent Special Attack stat.
Salamence is a dragon-like quadruped with a long, tapering tail. It’s mostly blue, with a gray lower jaw and a heavily scaled underbelly. It has red patterns on its neck, tail underside, and stripes on the inside surface of its legs. It is a dual-type with Flying and was introduced in Generation III.
Salamence has the highest ATK stat of any Pseudo Legendary in Pokémon Go (277), as well as one of the greatest non-legendary and non-mega evolved Attack numbers. Anyway, it’s a well-known truth that in Pokémon GO, movesets may make or break a Pokémon, regardless of how strong its stats are.
Like Gyarados in Pokémon Sword and Shield, Salamence is an effective lead Dynamax Pokémon thanks to its Moxie Ability and access to Max Airstream. This Dragon Pokémon’s higher attack means it has the ability to KO a wide selection of common leads in the Metagame, which can work to your advantage as it gets stronger as it KOs more Pokémon.
Dragonite is a reptilian dragon Pokémon with pale orange skin. It has a round snout with short nostrils and huge grayish-green eyes. A pair of long, slender antennae protrude from the top of its head, flanked by a tiny horn. Pseudo Legendary Generation 1.
Dragonite excels as a lead sweeper – the one that you send first to start out of the battle. Thanks to its ability Multiscale, it can safely set up a Dragon Dance (or two) and sweep the opposing team with its powerful moves. As a result, it’s a good choice for an offensive lead in offense-oriented teams.
Garchomp is a bipedal, draconian Pokémon with a dark blue body. It has red from the lower mouth to the middle of the abdomen, including the undersides of its limbs. A gold patch extends below the red on its abdomen, and a golden star form adorns the tip of its nose.
Garchomp is a Generation IV dual-type Dragon/Ground pseudo-legendary Pokémon. Garchomp is currently one of the game’s greatest Ground-type attackers. Garchomp will undoubtedly dominate bosses when Ground-type attacks are the best choice, because of his incredible numbers and useful resistances (particularly his near immunity to Electric-type attacks).
Garchomp, a Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon, has long been a popular favorite, thanks in part to its inclusion in Diamond & Pearl when many players considered it a must-have on a winning squad. Unsurprisingly, it is still a popular choice today, owing partly to its excellent Ground/Dragon typing.
Palkia is a light-purple theropod-like Pokémon with darker stripes and patterns and gray underarms and waist. It features fin-like wings on its back and spherical purple-striped plates on its shoulder area, where two pink pearl-like crystals are encrusted with a gray rim. It is a Legendary Water/Dragon Pokémon that debuted in Generation IV.
Palkia has one of the highest maximum CP values in Pokémon GO, making it a good choice for Raid Battles against numerous powerful Pokémon such as Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y, Dragonite, Salamence, Groudon, Garchomp, and Rhyperior.
Based on Palkia Base IVs, we rate this Pokémon as S-Tier. Palkia’s best IV stat is Special Attack 150, while her worst is Defense 100. Pressure causes any attack aimed at the ability-bearer to use two points of power instead of one.
Palkia is a gigantic ally regardless of how he is gotten. With its type combination, this vicious Special Attack user has access to several amazing STAB attacks. As you go across Sinnoh and catch Palkia in Shining Pearl, giving in the appropriate moveset will quickly make you Champion.
Reshiram is a bipedal white Pokémon with draconic, avian, and mammalian characteristics. A long, wispy mane flows from the upper half of the nose and outwards from the head.
Once you’ve obtained a Reshiram, combine it with Fire Fang and Overheat to create one of the finest fire-type attackers in the game for PvE stuff. It’s still a powerful dragon-type attacker, but you may employ Rayquaza, Salamence, Palkia, or Dialga instead.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Rayquaza is one of the Pokémon you may locate and catch during your Dynamax Adventures in The Crown Tundra DLC. Catching Pokémon in the Max Lair has a 100% success rate regardless of Pokeball, and even for Legendary Pokémon.
Rayquaza, although being vulnerable to Dragon, Fairy, Rock, and Ice techniques, will be a superb addition to groups facing some of the strongest Fire and Water Type Pokémon. To catch Rayquaza, players must complete the plot quests and prepare for a lengthy battle.