Best Dragon-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

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Pokemon Go is gaining popularity again and everyone is starting to research what kind of Pokemon to catch, train and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we take a look at Dragon Pokémon! gives you some quick type and Pokemon stats to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Dragon-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important points while reading this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokemon, so you'll want to check it out at least once.



  • Pokémon Modifications: Certain Pokémon can be modified into different versions, which greatly strengthens them so as to place them at the top of a list, even if their standard version would not be there. For this reason, we've included a separate list for the strongest Modified Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokemon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause confusion in choosing the best one. These secondary types can alter the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats such as Max CP. However, Dragon-exclusive Pokemon are rare, so we've decided not to include a separate list for them.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the stats of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP in their category. Then we take the averages of their max CP, attack, defense, and stamina. Ranks are determined by which Pokemon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you don't just get the highest CP, but rather the strongest Pokemon ranked by balanced averages.
  • Lists of the main dragon types: The list below provides you with all the lists we provide in this guide for Pokémon Dragon.
    • Top 10 Dragon-type General
    • Modified WDragon Type Top 5
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you with all the weaknesses and strengths of Fairy-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Electric, Grass
    • Resistance(s): Fire, Ice, Steel, Water
    • Strong Resistance(s): None

Related: Best Water-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides



Top 10 Dragon-type General

  • # 1: Zekrom
    • CP max: 4565
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 275/211/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge
  • # 2: Reshiram
    • CP max: 4565
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 275/211/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Fire Fang
      • Charge Attack: Overheat
  • # 3: Dialga
    • CP max: 4565
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 275/211/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Metal Claw
      • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • # 4: Palkia
    • CP max: 4512
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 280/215/189
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • # 5: Rayquaza
    • CP max: 4336
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 284/170/213
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • # 6: Garchomp
    • CP max: 4479
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 261/193/239
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • # 7: Salamence
    • CP max: 4239
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 277/168/216
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • # 8: Latios
    • CP max: 4310
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 268/212/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Zen Headbutt
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • # 9: Dragonite
    • CP max: 4287
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 263/198/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • # 10: Hydreigon
    • CP max: 4098
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 256/188/211
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Bite
      • Charge Attack: Dark Pulse

Top 5 Altered Dragon Types

  • # 1: Mega Ampharos
    • CP max: 4799
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 294/207/203
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Voltage Switch
      • Charge Attack: Dragon Pulse
  • # 2: Origin Giratina
    • CP max: 4164
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 225/187/284
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #3: Mega X Charizard (tie)
    • CP max: 4353
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 273/186/213
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Fire Whirlwind
      • Charge Attack: Explosive Burn
  • #3: Modified Giratina (Tie)
    • CP max: 3820
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 187/2325/284
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw
  • #5: Alola Exeggutor
    • CP max: 3407
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 230/153/216
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Solar Beam

If you own any of the Dragon Pokémon listed above, we suggest you research Raids and Battles! Remember: with Dragon Pokemon, you want to avoid battling their pawns, primarily Fairy Pokemon. Check back for updates each season!



Want to see the best of some other guy? Check out our guides for the best Electric-type Pokemon and the best Dark-type Pokemon!

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