Dragon (type)

The Dragon type (Japanese: ドラゴンタイプ Dragon type) is one of the eighteen types. Dragon-type moves are super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon, while Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Dragon-, Fairy-, and Ice-type moves.

Battle properties

Note: Type effectiveness multipliers may vary in other games outside the core series.

Generation I

Offensive properties of   Dragon-type moves
Super effective (×2) Not very effective (×½) No effect (×0)
 Dragon None None
Defensive properties of   Dragon-type Pokémon
Weak to (×2) Resists (×½) Immune to (×0)
 Ice Dragon  Fire Water Grass Electric None

Generations II to V

Offensive properties of   Dragon-type moves
Super effective (×2) Not very effective (×½) No effect (×0)
 Dragon  Steel None
Defensive properties of   Dragon-type Pokémon
Weak to (×2) Resists (×½) Immune to (×0)
 Ice Dragon  Fire Water Grass Electric None

Generation VI onwards

Offensive properties of   Dragon-type moves
Super effective (×2) Not very effective (×½) No effect (×0)
 Dragon  Steel  Fairy
Defensive properties of   Dragon-type Pokémon
Weak to (×2) Resists (×½) Immune to (×0)
 Ice Dragon Fairy  Fire Water Grass Electric None

Additional effects

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

Pokémon

As of Generation IX, 75 Pokémon or 7.32% of all Pokémon are Dragon-type (counting those that are Dragon-type in at least one of their forms, including Mega Evolutions and regional forms), causing it to tie with Electric as the fourth rarest type among Pokémon after Ghost and before Steel.

Pure Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name
0147   Dratini
0148   Dragonair
0371   Bagon
0372   Shelgon
0610   Axew
0611   Fraxure
0612   Haxorus
0621   Druddigon
0704   Goomy
0705   Sliggoo
0706   Goodra
0782   Jangmo-o
0895   Regidrago

Half Dragon-type Pokémon

Primary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
0149   Dragonite Dragon Flying
0334   Altaria Dragon Flying
  Mega
Altaria
Dragon Fairy
0373   Salamence Dragon Flying
  Mega
Salamence
Dragon Flying
0380   Latias Dragon Psychic
  Mega
Latias
Dragon Psychic
0381   Latios Dragon Psychic
  Mega
Latios
Dragon Psychic
0384   Rayquaza Dragon Flying
  Mega
Rayquaza
Dragon Flying
0443   Gible Dragon Ground
0444   Gabite Dragon Ground
0445   Garchomp Dragon Ground
  Mega
Garchomp
Dragon Ground
0643   Reshiram Dragon Fire
0644   Zekrom Dragon Electric
0646   Kyurem Dragon Ice
  White
Kyurem
Dragon Ice
  Black
Kyurem
Dragon Ice
0718   Zygarde
10% Forme
Dragon Ground
  Zygarde
50% Forme
Dragon Ground
  Zygarde
Complete Forme
Dragon Ground
0783   Hakamo-o Dragon Fighting
0784   Kommo-o Dragon Fighting
0885   Dreepy Dragon Ghost
0886   Drakloak Dragon Ghost
0887   Dragapult Dragon Ghost
0967   Cyclizar Dragon Normal
0978   Tatsugiri
Curly Form
Dragon Water
  Tatsugiri
Droopy Form
Dragon Water
  Tatsugiri
Stretchy Form
Dragon Water
0996   Frigibax Dragon Ice
0997   Arctibax Dragon Ice
0998   Baxcalibur Dragon Ice
1005   Roaring Moon Dragon Dark

Secondary Dragon-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
0006   Mega
Charizard X
Fire Dragon
0103   Exeggutor
Alolan form
Grass Dragon
0181   Mega
Ampharos
Electric Dragon
0230   Kingdra Water Dragon
0254   Mega
Sceptile
Grass Dragon
0329   Vibrava Ground Dragon
0330   Flygon Ground Dragon
0483   Dialga Steel Dragon
  Dialga
Origin Forme
Steel Dragon
0484   Palkia Water Dragon
  Palkia
Origin Forme
Water Dragon
0487   Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon
  Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon
0633   Deino Dark Dragon
0634   Zweilous Dark Dragon
0635   Hydreigon Dark Dragon
0691   Dragalge Poison Dragon
0696   Tyrunt Rock Dragon
0697   Tyrantrum Rock Dragon
0705   Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
Steel Dragon
0706   Goodra
Hisuian Form
Steel Dragon
0714   Noibat Flying Dragon
0715   Noivern Flying Dragon
0776   Turtonator Fire Dragon
0780   Drampa Normal Dragon
0799   Guzzlord Dark Dragon
0800   Ultra
Necrozma
Psychic Dragon
0804   Naganadel Poison Dragon
0840   Applin Grass Dragon
0841   Flapple Grass Dragon
  Gigantamax
Flapple
Grass Dragon
0842   Appletun Grass Dragon
  Gigantamax
Appletun
Grass Dragon
0880   Dracozolt Electric Dragon
0882   Dracovish Water Dragon
0884   Duraludon Steel Dragon
  Gigantamax
Duraludon
Steel Dragon
0890   Eternatus Poison Dragon
  Eternamax
Eternatus
Poison Dragon
1007   Koraidon Fighting Dragon
1008   Miraidon Electric Dragon
1009   Walking Wake Water Dragon
1011   Dipplin Grass Dragon
1018   Archaludon Steel Dragon
1019   Hydrapple Grass Dragon
1020   Gouging Fire Fire Dragon
1021   Raging Bolt Electric Dragon

Moves

As of Generation IX, there are 31 Dragon-type moves, which makes up 3.32% of all moves (excluding those that are Dragon-type only under certain circumstances), causing it to tie with Ground and Flying as the second rarest type among moves, with Rock as the rarest.

Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Dragon-type moves were special, but they may now also be physical depending on the move.

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Range Description
VIII Breaking Swipe Physical 60 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Many Others
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)
     
     
Many Others
The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack opposing Pokémon. The user’s Defense stat is lowered after the attack.
VIII Clangorous Soul Status % 5 (max 8)
     
     
Self
The user boosts all its stats by using some of its own HP.
VII Clangorous Soulblaze Special 185 % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Many Others
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)
     
     
Many Others
If the Pokémon damaged by this move have already used their moves that turn, this move eliminates the effects of those Pokémon's Abilities.
VII Devastating Drake Physical % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Normal
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)
     
     
Normal
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)
     
     
Normal
Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The recoil from this move harshly lowers the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
II Dragon Breath Special Cool 60 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Normal
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
IX Dragon Cheer Status % 15 (max 24)
     
     
Your Party
The user raises its allies’ morale with a draconic cry so that their future attacks have a heightened chance of landing critical hits. This rouses Dragon types more.
III Dragon Claw Physical Cool 80 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Normal
The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws to inflict damage.
III Dragon Dance Status Cool % 20 (max 32)
     
     
Self
The user vigorously performs a mystic, powerful dance that boosts its Attack and Speed stats.
VIII Dragon Darts Physical 50 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Normal
The user attacks twice using Dreepy. If there are two opposing Pokémon, this move hits each of them once.
VIII Dragon Energy Special 150 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Many Others
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)
     
     
Normal
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)
     
     
Normal (long-range)
The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user's gaping mouth.
I Dragon Rage Special Cool 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Normal
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)
     
     
Normal
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)
     
     
Normal
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)
     
     
Normal
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)
     
     
Normal
The user condenses energy within its body and unleashes that energy from its core to inflict damage.
This move deals twice the damage if the target is Dynamaxed.*
VIII Eternabeam Special 160 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Normal
This is Eternatus's most powerful attack in its original form. The user can't move on the next turn.
IX Fickle Beam Special 80 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Normal
The user shoots a beam of light to inflict damage. Sometimes all the user's heads shoot beams in unison, doubling the move's power.
IX Glaive Rush Physical 120 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Normal
The user throws its entire body into a reckless charge. Attacks from opposing Pokémon during the next turn cannot miss and will inflict double damage.
VIII G-Max Depletion Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
1 Other
A Dragon-type attack that Gigantamax Duraludon use. Reduces the PP of the last move used.
VIII G-Max Depletion Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
1 Other
A Dragon-type attack that Gigantamax Duraludon use. Reduces the PP of the last move used.
VIII Max Wyrmwind Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
1 Other
This is a Dragon-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Attack stat.
VIII Max Wyrmwind Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
1 Other
This is a Dragon-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Attack stat.
IX Order Up Physical 80 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Normal
The user attacks with elegant poise. If the user has a Tatsugiri in its mouth, this move boosts one of the user's stats based on the Tatsugiri's form.
II Outrage Physical Cool 120 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
1 Random
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)
     
     
Normal
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)
     
     
Normal
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)
     
     
Normal
The user tears the target along with the space around it. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
II Twister Special Cool 40 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Many Others
The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at 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 Protean or Libero will become a Dragon-type Pokémon if it uses a Dragon-type move. A Pokémon with Color Change, Imposter, RKS System, or Multitype will become a Dragon-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with 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.

Gen Ability Description
VIII Dragon's Maw Powers up Dragon-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation IX games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Exclusive Abilities

Currently, no Abilities are exclusive to Dragon-type Pokémon. This does not include signature Abilities.

Items

Name Description
  Adamant Orb A brightly shining gem to be held by Dialga. It boosts the power of Dialga’s Dragon- and Steel-type moves.
  Draco Plate An item to be held by a Pokémon. This stone tablet is imbued with the essence of dragons and boosts the power of the holder’s Dragon-type moves.
  Dragon Fang An item to be held by a Pokémon. This hard, sharp fang boosts the power of the holder's 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.
  Dragon Tera Shard On rare occasions, these shards form when a Tera Pokémon falls in battle and its Tera Jewel shatters.
  Dragonium Z This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Dragon-type moves to Z-Moves.
  Griseous Orb A shining gem to be held by Giratina. It boosts the power of Giratina’s Dragon- and Ghost-type moves.
  Haban Berry If a Pokémon holding this Berry is hit with a supereffective Dragon-type move, the power of that move will be weakened.
  Lustrous Orb A beautifully shining gem to be held by Palkia. It boosts the power of Palkia’s Dragon- and Water-type moves.
  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 IX 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 Hoenn Pokémon League
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 Sky Pillar
VII  
Ryuki
Pokémon Trainer Kantonian GymUSUM
VIII  
Raihan
Gym Leader Hammerlocke Stadium
IX  
Hassel
Elite Four
Instructor
Paldea Pokémon League
Naranja AcademyS
Uva AcademyV
IX  
Drayton
Elite Four Blueberry Academy

Icons

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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 (prior to the XY expansion) or Fairy (from XY to Cosmic Eclipse) with no Resistances. Starting with the Evolving Skies expansion, all Dragon-type Pokémon in the TCG have no Weakness. Dragon-type Pokémon can be strong against other Dragon-types (prior to the XY expansion), and there are no types that resist them.

Dragon is one of two types to lack a Basic Energy card, and the only one where an Energy of the type simply does not exist within the rules. Dragon-types use other Energy types in the costs of their attacks instead, often having two different Energy types in the costs. Often, the types used are of the Pokémon's non-Dragon type, or those based on the Pokémon's body color.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 89.75
Attack: 100.16
Defense: 90.31
Sp.Atk: 98.31
Sp.Def: 88.18
Speed: 87.16
Total: 553.87


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 99.88
Attack: 108.01
Defense: 98.36
Sp.Atk: 111.59
Sp.Def: 97.97
Speed: 96.49
Total: 612.3



Trivia

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 Dragon
  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 Ejderha
Ejder
  Vietnamese Rồng

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lance: "This outfit shows off Gyarados's power as a dragon! What's that, you say? Gyarados isn't a Dragon-type Pokémon? Haha, not all dragons are Dragon-type Pokémon!" (Masters EX)
  2. Dragon Majesty promotional blurb: "The Pokémon TCG: Dragon Majesty expansion brings a mighty horde of draconic Pokémon: Reshiram-GX, Salamence-GX, Dragonite-GX, and over a dozen more, including Charizard!"
  3. Hisui Pokédex entry for Gyarados: I suspect this Pokémon to be the true identity of a dragon written of in ancient texts, which claimed that it razed an entire village with white-hot beams from its maw. (Pokémon Legends: Arceus)
  4. Old man: "Never did I think I would get to see the bones of a dragon!" (Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, Let's Go, Pikachu!, and Let's Go, Eevee!)
  5. NPC: "This happened when I was young. The sky suddenly turned black. A giant Flying-type Pokémon was blocking out the sun. I wonder what that Pokémon was? It was like a bird and like a dragon." (Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver)