Dragon (type)

Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
???

The Dragon type (Japanese: ドラゴンタイプ Dragon type) is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Dragon-type moves were special, but they may now also be physical depending on the attack.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 88.24
Attack: 102.70
Defense: 89.80
Sp.Atk: 97.90
Sp.Def: 85.90
Speed: 82.44
Total: 546.98


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 101.84
Attack: 114.43
Defense: 101.59
Sp.Atk: 116.33
Sp.Def: 98.65
Speed: 92.20
Total: 625.04


Battle properties

Generation I

Offensive   Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
  ½×  
 
 
 
½× None  
 
None None


Generations II to V

Offensive   Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
  ½×  
 
 
 
½×    
 
None None


Generation VI onwards

Offensive   Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
  ½×  
 
 
 
½×    
 
 
  None


Characteristics

Defense

Many Dragon Pokémon are pseudo-legendary or Legendary Pokémon. Partly because of this, Dragon Pokémon have the highest average HP and base stat total of all types.

Offense

In addition to HP, Dragon-type Pokémon have the highest average Special Attack of all types of Pokémon and fully-evolved Pokémon. Dragon is tied with Ghost for the type with the least resistance.

The Dragon type can only deal super-effective damage to itself.

When Misty Terrain is in the effect, the power of Dragon-type moves is decreased by 50% if the target is on the ground.

Contest properties

In Contests, Dragon-type moves are typically Cool moves, but some may be Beautiful or Tough. None of them are Cute or Clever moves.

Pokémon

As of Generation VIII, there are 61 Dragon-type Pokémon or 6.77% of all Pokémon (counting those that are Dragon-type in at least one of their forms, including Mega Evolutions and Alolan Forms), making it the 4th or 5th rarest type, tying with Electric.

Pure Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name
147   Dratini
148   Dragonair
371   Bagon
372   Shelgon
610   Axew
611   Fraxure
612   Haxorus
621   Druddigon
704   Goomy
705   Sliggoo
706   Goodra
782   Jangmo-o
895   Regidrago

Half Dragon-type Pokémon

Primary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
149   Dragonite Dragon Flying
334   Altaria Dragon Flying
  Mega
Altaria
Dragon Fairy
373   Salamence Dragon Flying
  Mega
Salamence
Dragon Flying
380   Latias Dragon Psychic
  Mega
Latias
Dragon Psychic
381   Latios Dragon Psychic
  Mega
Latios
Dragon Psychic
384   Rayquaza Dragon Flying
  Mega
Rayquaza
Dragon Flying
443   Gible Dragon Ground
444   Gabite Dragon Ground
445   Garchomp Dragon Ground
  Mega
Garchomp
Dragon Ground
643   Reshiram Dragon Fire
644   Zekrom Dragon Electric
646   Kyurem Dragon Ice
  White
Kyurem
Dragon Ice
  Black
Kyurem
Dragon Ice
718   Zygarde
10% Forme
Dragon Ground
  Zygarde
50% Forme
Dragon Ground
  Zygarde
Complete Forme
Dragon Ground
783   Hakamo-o Dragon Fighting
784   Kommo-o Dragon Fighting
885   Dreepy Dragon Ghost
886   Drakloak Dragon Ghost
887   Dragapult Dragon Ghost

Secondary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
006   Mega
Charizard X
Fire Dragon
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
Grass Dragon
181   Mega
Ampharos
Electric Dragon
230   Kingdra Water Dragon
254   Mega
Sceptile
Grass Dragon
329   Vibrava Ground Dragon
330   Flygon Ground Dragon
483   Dialga Steel Dragon
484   Palkia Water Dragon
487   Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon
  Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon
633   Deino Dark Dragon
634   Zweilous Dark Dragon
635   Hydreigon Dark Dragon
691   Dragalge Poison Dragon
696   Tyrunt Rock Dragon
697   Tyrantrum Rock Dragon
714   Noibat Flying Dragon
715   Noivern Flying Dragon
776   Turtonator Fire Dragon
780   Drampa Normal Dragon
799   Guzzlord Dark Dragon
800   Ultra
Necrozma
Psychic Dragon
804   Naganadel Poison Dragon
840   Applin Grass Dragon
841   Flapple Grass Dragon
  Gigantamax
Flapple
Grass Dragon
842   Appletun Grass Dragon
  Gigantamax
Appletun
Grass Dragon
880   Dracozolt Electric Dragon
882   Dracovish Water Dragon
884   Duraludon Steel Dragon
  Gigantamax
Duraludon
Steel Dragon
890   Eternatus Poison Dragon
  Eternamax
Eternatus
Poison Dragon

Moves

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
VIII Breaking Swipe Physical 60 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user swings its tough tail wildly and attacks opposing Pokémon. This also lowers their Attack stats.
VII Clanging Scales Special 110 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack the opposing Pokémon. The user's Defense stat goes down after the attack.
VIII Clangorous Soul Status % 5 (max 8)
     
     
Self
The user raises all its stats by using some of its HP.
VII Clangorous Soulblaze Special 185 % 1 (max 1)
     
     
All adjacent foes
After obtaining Z-Power, the user, Kommo-o, attacks the opposing Pokémon with full force. This move boosts the user’s stats.
VII Core Enforcer Special 100 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent foes
If the Pokémon the user has inflicted damage on have already used their moves, this move eliminates the effect of the target's Ability.
VII Devastating Drake Physical % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user materializes its aura using its Z-Power and attacks the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VII Devastating Drake Special % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user materializes its aura using its Z-Power and attacks the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
IV Draco Meteor Special Beautiful 130 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.
II Dragon Breath Special Cool 60 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
III Dragon Claw Physical Cool 80 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user slashes the target with huge sharp claws.
III Dragon Dance Status Cool % 20 (max 32)
     
     
Self
The user vigorously performs a mystic, powerful dance that raises its Attack and Speed stats.
VIII Dragon Darts Physical 50 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks twice using Dreepy. If there are two targets, this move hits each target once.
VIII Dragon Energy Special 150 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
All adjacent foes
Converting its life-force into power, the user attacks opposing Pokémon. The lower the user's HP, the lower the move's power.
VII Dragon Hammer Physical 90 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user uses its body like a hammer to attack the target and inflict damage.
IV Dragon Pulse Special Beautiful 85 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Anyone
The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user's gaping mouth.
I Dragon Rage Special Cool 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
This attack hits the target with a shock wave of pure rage. This attack always inflicts 40 HP damage.
IV Dragon Rush Physical Tough 100 75% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user tackles the target while exhibiting overwhelming menace. This may also make the target flinch.
V Dragon Tail Physical Tough 60 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is knocked away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.
V Dual Chop Physical Tough 40 90% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks its target by hitting it with brutal strikes. The target is hit twice in a row.
VIII Dynamax Cannon Special 100 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user unleashes a strong beam from its core. This move deals twice the damage if the target is Dynamaxed.
VIII Eternabeam Special 160 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
This is Eternatus's most powerful attack in its original form. The user can't move on the next turn.
VIII G-Max Depletion Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Dragon-type attack that Gigantamax Duraludon use. Reduces the PP of the last move used.
VIII G-Max Depletion Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Dragon-type attack that Gigantamax Duraludon use. Reduces the PP of the last move used.
VIII Max Wyrmwind Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is a Dragon-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Attack stat.
VIII Max Wyrmwind Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is a Dragon-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Attack stat.
II Outrage Physical Cool 120 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Self
The user rampages and attacks for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
IV Roar of Time Special Beautiful 150 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user blasts the target with power that distorts even time. The user can't move on the next turn.
VIII Scale Shot Physical 25 90% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks by shooting scales two to five times in a row. This move boosts the user's Speed stat but lowers its Defense stat.
IV Spacial Rend Special Beautiful 100 95% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user tears the target along with the space around it. Critical hits land more easily.
II Twister Special Cool 40 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing Pokémon. This may also make them flinch.
All details are accurate to Generation VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.

Abilities

Interacting with the Dragon type

A Pokémon with Color Change, Protean, Imposter, RKS System, or Multitype will become a Dragon-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with a Dragon-type move, uses a Dragon-type move, is sent out against a Dragon-type opponent, is holding a Dragon Memory, or is holding a Draco Plate or Dragonium Z.

Exclusive Abilities

Currently, no Abilities are exclusive to Dragon types. This does not include signature Abilities.

Items

Name Description
  Adamant Orb A brightly gleaming orb to be held by Dialga. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Steel-type moves when it is held.
  Draco Plate An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Dragon-type moves.
  Dragon Fang An item to be held by a Pokémon. This hard and sharp fang boosts the power of Dragon-type moves.
  Dragon Gem A gem with a draconic essence. When held, it strengthens the power of a Dragon-type move one time.
  Dragon Memory A memory disc that contains Dragon-type data. It changes the type of the holder if held by a certain species of Pokémon.
  Dragonium Z It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Dragon-type moves to Dragon-type Z-Moves.
  Griseous Orb A glowing orb to be held by Giratina. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Ghost-type moves when it is held.
  Haban Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Dragon-type attack.
  Lustrous Orb A beautifully glowing orb to be held by Palkia. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Water-type moves when it is held.
  Soul Dew A wondrous orb to be held by either Latios or Latias. It raises the power of Dragon- and Psychic-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation VIII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual item's page.

Cram-o-matic

Name
  Aguav Berry
  Dragon Scale
  Dynamax Candy
  Dynite Ore
  Eviolite
  Fossilized Drake
  Jaboca Berry
  Life Orb

Notable Dragon-type Trainers

Main article: Category:Dragon-type Trainers
Gen Trainer Title Location
I  
Lance
Elite FourRBYFRLGPE
ChampionGSCHGSS
Indigo Plateau
II  
Clair
Gym Leader Blackthorn Gym
III  
Drake
Elite Four Ever Grande City
V  
Drayden
Gym LeaderBB2W2 Opelucid GymBB2W2
V  
Iris
Gym LeaderW
ChampionB2W2
Opelucid GymW
Unova Pokémon LeagueB2W2
VI  
Drasna
Elite Four Kalos Pokémon League
VI  
Zinnia
Lorekeeper N/A
VII  
Ryuki
Pokémon Trainer Kantonian GymUSUM
VIII  
Raihan
Gym Leader Hammerlocke Stadium

Icons

Core series

               
Icon from
Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Icon from
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Icon from
Generation IV
Icon from
Generation V
Icon from
Generation VI
Icon from
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Icon from
Generation VIII
Symbol icon from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! onward

Side series

         
Icon from
Pokémon Stadium
Icon from
Pokémon Stadium 2
Icon from
Pokémon Colosseum
Icon from
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Icon from
Pokémon Battle Revolution

Spin-off games

                 
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Ranger
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Battrio
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Tretta
Symbol icon from
Pokémon GO
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Masters EX
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Mezastar
Symbol icon from
New Pokémon Snap

In the TCG

Main article: Dragon (TCG)

Introduced in the Dragon Vault set, previously many Pokémon in this set were listed as Colorless-types. Dragon-type Pokémon in the TCG are generally weak to Dragon and Fairy with no resistances. Dragon-type Pokémon can be strong against other Dragon-types, and there are no types that resist them.

Trivia

  • Bug is the only type that hasn't been paired with Dragon.
  • Generation VIII introduced the most Dragon-type Pokémon of any generation, with 11; and Generation II introduced the fewest Dragon-type Pokémon, with only one, Kingdra.
  • Generation VIII introduced the most Dragon-type moves of any generation, with nine, while Generation VI introduced the fewest, with zero.
    • The Dragon type is the only type for which a move was not introduced in Generation VI. This is also the only instance of any generation not introducing a move for a type after that type's introduction.
    • There are only twenty-six Dragon-type moves, the fewest of any type.
    • The Dragon type, tied with the Fire-type, also has the fewest number of non-damaging moves out of all of the types, with only two.
  • Dragon is the most common type for pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with only two pseudo-legendaries being non-Dragon.
  • In Generation I, there was no way to do super-effective Dragon-type damage, since the then-only Dragon-type attack, Dragon Rage, always deals 40 HP of damage.
    • Also, for the same reason, there was no way to get STAB from a Dragon-type move in Generation I.
  • In Generation I, no type resisted or was immune to the Dragon type, making it the only type to have ever had this distinction. However, there were no Dragon-type moves that utilized the standard damage formula in Generation I, making this a moot point.
  • It has never been possible for any Pokémon to have either a double weakness or a double resistance to Dragon.
  • Sinnoh is the only region without a notable Dragon-type specialist.
  • In Generation III, all Dragon-type moves were Cool moves.
  • Dragon is the most common type to serve as version mascot, with seven Dragon-type Pokémon having served as mascots for eight games of the core series.
  • Dragon-type moves have the most held items that boost their power: Draco Plate, Dragon Fang, Dragon Gem, all three timespace orbs, and the Soul Dew (as of Generation VII).
  • The Dragon type resists all three of the traditional primary types of core series starter Pokémon: Grass, Fire, and Water. In addition, it resists Electric, which was the type of the player's starter in Pokémon Yellow.
  • More Pokémon gain the Dragon type through Mega Evolution than any other type, with three.
  • All Dragon-type moves are eligible to be used in Sky Battles.
  • Dragon and Ghost share some qualities. They both;
    • originally had three Pokémon in Generation I, then gained only one more in Generation II.
    • are the only types that are weak to themselves.
    • have one type immune to them and one type resistant to them.

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese ドラゴン Dragon
Chinese Cantonese Lùhng
Mandarin 龍 / 龙 Lóng
  Czech Dračí
  Danish Drage
  Dutch Draak
  Finnish Lohikäärme
  French Dragon
  German Drache
  Greek Δράκου Drákou
  Hebrew דרקון Dracon
  Hindi ड्रैगन Draigan
  Hungarian Sárkány
  Indonesian Naga
Dragon
  Italian Drago
  Korean 드래곤 Dragon
  Malaysian Naga
  Norwegian Drage
  Polish Smok
Smoczy
  Portuguese Dragão
  Romanian Dragon
  Russian Дракон Drakon
  Spanish Dragón
  Swedish Drake
  Thai มังกร Mangkon
  Turkish Ejder
  Vietnamese Rồng