Top 10 Dragon-Types

Dragon-type Pokemon are some of the most revered due to their amazing resistances and brute strength. They did rank highest on my Best Pokemon Types post, so that’s a testament to their popularity. So here are my ten favourite Dragon-types.


10. Drampa

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Drampa looks so soft and heavenly, doesn’t he? Even in its Pokedex entry it protects children – ‘If a child it has made friends with is bullied, Drampa will find the bully’s house and burn it to the ground.’ Now I don’t condone arson, but holy crap.

9. Kingdra

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Juan’s Kingdra gives me nightmares to this day, but I still really like the simplicity of Kingdra. It’s not as flashy as Seadra, but I think it just looks more majestic, like a king, if you will. Do we not give Kingdra enough credit? Probably not, except for here.

8. Garchomp

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Garchomp is a beastly powerhouse, and that’s before its Mega Evolution (in which it admittedly gets a bit worse). If anything could look any more pseudo-legendary, it’s Garchomp. As of writing this I just found my old Diamond save, and just about to grind to the Elite Four. Wish me luck!

7. Altaria

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I said that Drampa looked very soft and heavenly, but so does Altaria. It’s a cloud, but if the cloud was coloured a light pink and blue, it’d look like a very tasty bird indeed. Winona’s Altaria in Emerald scared the living crap out of me.

6. Dragalge

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I don’t see enough love for Dragalge. It’s based on the sea dragon, which I think are absolutely lovely creatures to look at. I mean, I don’t like how it takes so long to evolve from Skrelp considering Skrelp’s awful stats.

5. Noivern

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To be completely honest, even Noibat takes so long to evolve into Noivern, but Noivern wins out because of its badass design. If there was a sound-based type, Noivern would be it. The German names for both Noibat and Noivern are interesting – eF-eM and UHaFnir respectively.

4. Hydreigon

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It’s the goddamn arm heads again I can’t even. I’ve said enough about this thing in other posts. We love Hydreigon, still.

3. Rayquaza

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Rayquaza is amazing, yet also completely broken (especially in its Mega Evolution). It’s so awesome and definitely deserves a special place on this list. It was fun playing through Emerald and seeing it for the first time was amazing. It makes a solid impression, I give it credit.

1=. Dialga

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For the first time in top 10 history, we have a tie! Winner, winner, two chicken dinners! Dialga is just an epic beast, with so many resistances coming from the dual Steel/Dragon-type combination. I love the design as well, and it makes me glad that I played Diamond all those years ago.

1=. Dragapult

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I’m sure you’re aware by now that Dragapult keeps slaughtering these top 10 lists, where before its release, things would have been different, to say the least. I had this particular one spoilt for me pre-release, but I could tell that it was a pseudo-legendary and that I wanted one on my team. And yes, I actually used one on my final team.

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