10 Most Iconic Dragon-Type Pokémon (2023)

While Water-, Fire- and Grass-types are deeply ingrained in the starter species of Pokémon, the Dragon typing has a similar level of synonymity with Legendary Pokémon. Dragons are known for being fearsome, but it took Pokémon until Gens III & IV to properly develop a deep-enough Dragon-type roster, as previous Dragon specialists were often using non-Dragon types in their teams.

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Now nine generations deep, Pokémon has so many iconic Dragon types that Dragon-type Trainers are spoiled for choice. However, there are still a select few that are more relevant and iconic than others, whether through their game or anime appearances, or even a mixture of both.

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10 Koraidon & Miraidon Are The Formidable New Faces Of Gen IX

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Koraidon and Miraidon are the latest cover Legendary Pokémon to grace the franchise, and their different designs and typings are actively representative of their specific games. Koraidon represents the ancient past of Pokémon Scarlet as part of a formidable lineup of ancient Paradox Pokémon. Koraidon is a Dragon/Fighting type, favoring physical offense and bulk above all else.

Miraidon on the other hand represents the distant future and leads a whole new cast of Paradox Pokémon in Violet. Miraidon's futuristic design is a perfect representation of its Dragon/Electric typing. Both Gen IX Legendary Pokémon are prominently featured throughout their respective stories and are easily cemented as iconic species worth remembering from .

9 Eternatus Is The Face Of The Darkest Day

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introduced the concept of Dynamax and Gigantamax to the franchise, and the battle gimmick was an active part of the main Gen VIII storyline. At the core of it all was the Legendary Pokémon Eternatus. The Gigantic Pokémon was the big threat of the games, especially in its colossal Eternamax form.

Eternatus wasn't seen as a cover Legendary Pokémon, with that honor going to Zacian and Zamazenta, but it was still an epic and terrifying showcase of what this Poison/Dragon-type legendary is capable of. From both the games and Pokémon Journeys, Eternatus is synonymous with The Darkest Day, as a legitimate threat caused by the naivety and ignorance of Chairman Rose's actions.

8 Kyurem Brings Chaos & Destruction With The Absofusion Process

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While Zekrom and Reshiram are the Dragon-type cover Legendary Pokémon for White and Black respectively, Kyurem is the other piece of the Tao trio and is the cover legendary for Black 2 & White 2. The Dragon/Ice-type Boundary Pokémon is featured with the Absofusion process, allowing it to merge with Zekrom or Reshiram, making Black Kyurem and White Kyurem.

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All the Tao trio are iconic Dragon types in their own right, but Kyurem gets to not only represent itself but parts of the other two as well. Kyurem's already formidable base stat total of 660 is boosted to 700 in these new forms, with Black Kyurem possessing terrifying physical Attack and White Kyurem Special Attack.

7 Garchomp Is A Dragon-Type With Frightening Offensive Power

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Garchomp has been presented as a battling behemoth over the years, mainly as the ace of Sinnoh's Champion, Cynthia. This Champion battle has often been regarded as one of the toughest in the Pokémon games, but Garchomp and Cynthia also proved to be just as formidable in the anime. In fact, her loss to Ash at the Masters Eight Tournament was a shocking occurrence.

Garchomp is the Mach Pokémon, a Dragon/Ground type with only three weaknesses to Ice-, Dragon-, and Fairy-types. Garchomp has a cool and memorable design as it blends hammerhead shark and dragon. Garchomp doesn't evolve from Gabite until level 48 but is one of the most sought-after Pokémon in the games.

6 Salamence Is A Quintessential Dragon-Type With A Mean Streak

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Like Garchomp, Salamance is another of the main pseudo-legendary Dragon types to lead the way in terms of being an iconic representation of their typing. While other Dragon types put creative spins on what it means to be a dragon, Salamence's design is rooted in simplicity and the traditional appearance of a dragon.

Salamence is a formidable Dragon/Flying-type in its original form, but in recent years it has encouraged cool new spins, in the form of Mega Salamence and the ancient Paradox Pokémon relative, Roaring Moon. Most of Salamence's anime appearances have been alongside villainous groups and individuals, as one was the despicable Hunter J's ace.

5 Latios & Latias Are The Mysterious Eon Legendaries

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Latios and Latias are the Dragon/Psychic pair of Legendary Eon Pokémon, introduced back in Gen III. Both are very similar in many ways, except for Latios being the male form and Latias the female. Latios has had quite the impact in the Pokémon anime, being a surprise part of Tobias' team at the Lily of the Valley Conference in Sinnoh.

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Latias, on the other hand, has rarely been seen, having previously only been in Pokémon movies and a special episode alongside Nurse joy. Latias has taken an interest in Ash during his final few episodes of the anime, in the Aim To Be A Pokémon Master miniseries, and Ash catching her would be the perfect way to end his long Pokémon journey.

4 Giratina Is The Pokémon Embodiment Of Other-Worldly Carnage

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Dialga and Palkia may have been the cover Legendary Pokémon of Diamond and Pearl respectively, but Giratina was always the third piece of the puzzle as the mascot of Pokémon Platinum. In fact, Giratina's involvement eclipses that of its Diamond & Pearl counterparts, as it has a more ominous presence in its story with the leader of Team Galactic, Cyrus.

Giratina is the Dragon/Ghost-type Renegade Pokémon, with a memorable design that ranks among the very best Legendary Pokémon. Giratina was even a formidable presence in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, joining Volo's powerful team in a shocking twist in the game's latter stages.

3 Rayquaza Is The Powerful Answer To Kyogre & Groudon's Destruction

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Rayquaza was the cover Legendary Pokémon of Emerald, the third installment to the Gen III mainline games. Ruby & Sapphire were driven forward by their version-specific villainous organizations trying to enact their own plans while utilizing Groudon and Kyogre respectively, but in Emerald, Rayquaza was seen as a more powerful presence and the only hope in stopping the others.

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Rayquaza is by no means the only draconic Pokémon to have a serpentine form, but nevertheless, its green and yellow missile-like design remain iconic. Rayquaza is anything but generic, and will always be remembered as a different kind of Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon. Its Mega Form even packs an unbelievable base stat total of 780.

2 Dragonite Was The First Dragon-Type Battler & Became An Inspiration Through The Generations

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The Dragon typing started off modestly in Pokémon's Gen I, with only the Dratini line including Dragonair and Dragonite as Dragon-type representatives. Dragonite was the first pseudo-legendary to arrive with its base stat total of 600 and really set the precedent for more to follow in later generations.

Dragonite have been used by powerful Trainers over the years, from Lance, Drake, and Iris, to even Ash himself as recently as the Pokémon​​​​​​​ Journeys series. Through its various iterations, Dragonite has been able to show off its attributes, moves, emotional side, and sheer battling prowess, and truly is an iconic Dragon-type Pokémon​​​​​​​.

1 Mega Charizard X Finally Embraced The Dragon Typing

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Charizard is one of the main iconic Pokémon of the entire franchise but has long been the subject of debate over what typings it should actually be. The Fire/Flying-type has been popular since its introduction back at the very start in Gen I, as it could learn the HM Fly. Charizard has since been used by Dragon-type Trainers, but without actually being a Dragon-type Pokémon.

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However, with the introduction of Mega Evolution in Gen VI, Charizard got two new forms: Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y. Y kept the original's type combination and color scheme, but Mega Charizard X instead sought to exploit the draconic features and become a Fire/Dragon-type. Mega Charizard somehow managed to make Charizard more intimidating and cool.

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FAQs

Which is the most powerful Dragon-type Pokemon? ›

1. Rayquaza. As well as being one of the best Legendaries of all time, Rayquaza is also the best Dragon-type Pokemon, hands down. It has an iconic design, it was the first Pokemon that could Mega-Evolve, and it saved humanity from the formidable Groudon and Kyogre, proving that it reigns supreme.

What are the 3 Legendary Dragon Pokémon? ›

The Tao trio is a collective fan term used to refer to the three powerful Legendary Pokémon of the Unova Region: Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem. Other fan terms include Tao dragon trio and energy trio. According to Unova myths, the Legendary trio was created during the war plaguing the region.

What is the rarest Dragon-type Pokemon? ›

Naganadel is a unique Pokemon for many reasons. For starters, it's one of the only legendary Pokemon that can evolve from another creature, which is Poipole. Another unique fact about Naganadel is that it's an Ultra Beast, so it's rare to see it in the Pokemon World, even more so than other legendaries.

Who is the god of dragon Pokémon? ›

As previously stated, the deity Arceus created three Dragon-type Pokemon when the Hisui/Sinnoh region was formed. While Palkia and Dialga were bestowed gifts, Giratina was considered too powerful and violent to remain in the world.

Who is the king of Dragon-type Pokemon? ›

The Sword of Justice, the elder says that Kyurem is the most powerful Dragon-type Pokémon because of that ability to absorb the powers of the mighty Reshiram and Zekrom – even their unique special moves (Fusion Flare and Fusion Bolt).

Is there a pure Dragon-type Pokemon? ›

The pure dragon-type evolutionary line of Axew, Fraxure, and Haxorus make up some of the most powerful pseudo-legendaries in any Pokémon game. Haxorus is an absolute unit of a Pokémon with 147 attack, a respectable 97 speed, and generally okay stats in its defenses.

What are the three god Pokémon? ›

The creation trio is a fan term used to refer to three powerful Legendary Pokémon of the Sinnoh region: Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Other fan terms include deity trio and dragon trio.

Is there a mythical Dragon type Pokemon? ›

Excluding Arceus's alternate forms, there are no Ground-, Ice-, Poison-, or Dragon-type Mythical Pokémon.

What is the 1 rarest Pokémon? ›

Salandit and Salazzle. At the time of writing, Salandit and Salazzle are two of the rarest Pokémon in the game. If you want to add their entries to your Pokédex, your quest begins by hatching a Salandit from a 12km egg - the only way to currently obtain one.

What is the weakest fully evolved Dragon type? ›

According to the Pokedex, Dreepy is so weak when untrained that a mere child could defeat it in a fight. This changes when it evolves into Drakloak and Dragapult, but on its own, Dreepy is one of the weakest entries in the series by far.

Who stole Vhagar the dragon? ›

After the Fall of King's Landing, Prince Aemond and Hand of the King Criston Cole no longer agreed on how to proceed during the war. Aemond took Vhagar on a one-man war of revenge.

What Pokemon evolve into a Dragon? ›

Dreepy (Japanese: ドラメシヤ Dorameshiya) is a dual-type Dragon/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. It evolves into Drakloak starting at level 50, which evolves into Dragapult starting at level 60.

Is Goomy the weakest Dragon-type? ›

Goomy is considered the weakest Dragon-type Pokémon. Its body is mostly water and is covered by a germ-laden mucous membrane.

What is the fastest Dragon-type? ›

Salamence is one of the fastest dragon-types there are. Its jet-like form and powerful wings allow it to travel the skies at exceedingly fast speeds. It can also land strong attacks with its bulky body. With its claws, fangs, and an incredible mega evolution, Salamence is able to dominate most adversaries in combat.

Who is Pokémon Jesus? ›

Bird Jesus is believed to be the first Pokémon that the Hivemind ever caught with a Pokéball. There is no evidence to say otherwise, but as Bird Jesus was caught in the Lost Days, it can't be verified.

Who is the 999 Pokémon? ›

Gimmighoul - #999 - Pokémon GO - Serebii.net.

Who is the 1st god of Pokémon? ›

Arceus is known as "The Original One", as it is said that it created Sinnoh and Ransei, and possibly the entire Pokémon universe, along with the lake guardians and creation trio.

Who is dragon Master in Pokémon? ›

The Master (Japanese: 長老さま Master) is the leader of the Dragon Tamer clan, a secret society of Dragon Tamers that worships Dragon-type Pokémon. He lives in the Dragon's Den, which is located north of Blackthorn City in Johto. In the English release of Pokémon Crystal, he is the leader of the dragon-user clan.

Who is the 900 Pokémon? ›

Kleavor - #900 - Pokémon GO - Serebii.net.

Is there a dark Dragon type? ›

Hydreigon (Japanese: サザンドラ Sazandora) is a dual-type Dark/Dragon pseudo-legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Zweilous starting at level 64.

Is there a purple Dragon in Pokémon? ›

Goodra is a bipedal dragon Pokémon with snail-like traits. It has a pudgy light purple body with a round dark purple underbelly. It has vivid green eyes and two green spots on either cheek.

Has Charizard ever been a Dragon type? ›

Even though Charizard gains the Flying secondary type instead of the Dragon type upon evolving, it belongs to the Dragon Egg Group, learns Dragon moves like Dragon Claw, and has its Flying type replaced by Dragon in its "Mega Charizard X" form. Charizard has two teal wings, with a mostly orange body and back.

Who is Pokemon 2 god? ›

Arceus reigns as the god of all Pokémon and creator of the Pokémon universe. With its power of creation and the ability to use every Pokémon type, Arceus is one of the strongest Pokémon in existence.

Who defeated Arceus? ›

The best Pokemon Go Arceus counters are Lucario, Shadow Machamp, Conkeldurr, Shadow Hariyama, Machamp & Shadow Mewtwo.

Is there a Thunder Dragon? ›

The Druk (Standard Tibetan: འབྲུག, Dzongkha: འབྲུག་) is the "Thunder Dragon" of Tibetan and Bhutanese mythology and a Bhutanese national symbol. A druk appears on the flag of Bhutan, holding jewels to represent wealth.

Is there a Dragon type Eevee? ›

Drakeon is the Dragon-Type evolution of Eevee. It evolves when you give it to Dragon Tamer Lance after beating the Kenjo Elite Four.

Why is lugia not Dragon type? ›

-His body structure is that of a wyvern. -Dragons are mostly considered reptiles. The only lunged animals known to live in the sea are mammals and reptiles. The only winged mammal is the bat, which Lugia is absolutely not, while some dinosaurs, which were reptiles, could also fly.

What is the rarest mythical Pokemon? ›

Magearna is available in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon via scanning a QR code. This makes it the first, and so far only, mythical to be available via an in-game event before any external event distributions. The Original Colour Magearna is also technically freely available via Pokemon Home.

What is the 2 rarest Pokémon card? ›

The Gold Star Pokémon cards are one of the most valuable Pokémon sets ever produced, with Espeon and Umbreon two of the rarest cards in the set. Gold Star Pokémon cards are among the most valuable sets of Pokémon cards in existence and command an incredibly high value as a result.

Is Dragonite a girl or boy? ›

Dragonite is referred to as a female in the Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish, and French dubs. Although, as revealed by a distribution in the games, Dragonite is female and has the Ability Inner Focus, early promotional materials showed that Dragonite was male and had Multiscale as an Ability.

Is there a dragon fruit Pokémon? ›

Frugon is a large dragonfruit Pokémon that's an actual dragon.

What color dragon is the weakest? ›

White dragons are the weakest and the most feral of the classic chromatic dragons.

What is the smallest dragon type? ›

Goomy is the smallest Dragon-type Pokémon in the franchise and although it is very weak in its initial form, once it reaches its final evolution, Goomy becomes a dragon to be feared!

Who is the king of dragon type Pokémon? ›

The Sword of Justice, the elder says that Kyurem is the most powerful Dragon-type Pokémon because of that ability to absorb the powers of the mighty Reshiram and Zekrom – even their unique special moves (Fusion Flare and Fusion Bolt).

What is the most powerful dragon in dragon? ›

Klauth is most infamous for killing other ancient dragons that rival or threaten to surpass his own power. As a result, he is without question the strongest of all the ancient dragons, and even has the power to cast spells.

Is there a mythical dragon type Pokémon? ›

Excluding Arceus's alternate forms, there are no Ground-, Ice-, Poison-, or Dragon-type Mythical Pokémon.

What is the best dragon type legendary? ›

Reshiram. Reshiram kickstarts this list of the best Dragon-type Pokemon of all time. A dual Dragon and Fire type Pokemon, it's a contender for the place of best typical dragon along with the iconic beast below. If you've played Pokemon White, then you'll know all about the legendary Reshiram.

What is the god of dragons? ›

Bahamut is a child of the dragon god Io. He is also referred to as the God of Dragons or the Lord of the North Wind. In many campaign settings, the draconic pantheon of gods consists of the leader Io, and his children Aasterinian, Bahamut, Chronepsis, Faluzure, Sardior, and Tiamat.

Is there a ghost Dragon-type? ›

Dreepy (Japanese: ドラメシヤ Dorameshiya) is a dual-type Dragon/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. It evolves into Drakloak starting at level 50, which evolves into Dragapult starting at level 60.

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