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Dragon Type Pokemon Weakness and Strengths Guide

Dragon Type Pokemon Weakness and Strengths Guide

Dragon Pokemon are mighty, legendary, and outright cool. It is also an interesting type to analyze.

The concept of dragons in Pokemon is unique and operates a bit differently. For one, they’re weak to their own kind!

There are also lots of Legendary Dragon Pokemon, no type features more frequently than that of Dragon!

Here’s a quick guide on their strengths, weaknesses, and resistances.


Dragon Pokemon Weakness Strengths
Infographic showing Dragon Pokemon’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Resistances and Vulnerabilities

What Pokemon Are Good Against Dragon?

Dragon, Fairy, and Ice types are good against Dragon Pokemon.

That’s right, Dragon types are strong against their fellow Dragon Pokemon. The addition of Fairy types back in Gen 6 added another weakness to it.

Dragon Pokemon are also not known for their Speed, so you should take advantage of this and use an Ice or Fairy Pokemon that are quicker.

What Are Dragon Pokemon Strong Against?

Dragon type moves are only super effective against Dragon Pokemon.

While this doesn’t make Dragon Pokemon sound appealing, they do have the highest average HP and Special Attack, as well as better stats in general among other Pokemon and types.

Only Normal type moves are super effective against fewer types of Pokemon than Dragon – that being zero!

What Are Dragon Pokemon Resistant To?

Dragon Pokemon are resistant to Electric, Fire, Grass, and Water type attacks.

It is interesting to note that its resistances are the traditional primary types of starter Pokemon. Electric was also the starter type in Pokemon Yellow.

Haxorus and Garchomp battle
Source: Bulbapedia

Best Counters For Dragon Pokemon

Some excellent Pokemon to use against Dragon are Togekiss (Fairy/Flying), Alolan Ninetails (Ice/Fairy), Lapras (Water/Ice), and Mawile (Steel/Fairy).

Togekiss, Alolan Ninetails, and Lapras can dish out strong Ice moves like Blizzard, Freeze Dry, Aurora Beam, and Ice Beam.

Also, the hard-hitting Charm is a nightmare for Dragon Pokemon to deal with.

Alolan Ninetails has an additional advantage due to also being a Fairy type. Along with Mawile, they can use strong Fairy moves like Play Rough, Dazzling Gleam, and Moonblast.

In general, Dragon, Ice, and Fairy Pokemon are good against Dragon.

Some Dragon Pokemon have a secondary typing that’s weak to Ice, so you get double the damage if you use Ice.

However, Dragon Pokemon can also learn Fire and Steel moves that are strong against Ice, so keep that in mind.

Fairy is an excellent choice – you just have to watch out for Steel and Poison moves. And while using Dragon on Dragon might sound cool, it has its risks.

Given the above, it’s not hard to see why Dragon Pokemon were so strong back in Gen 1.