Dragon-type Pokemon are known for their power and majestic appearance, making them a popular choice among trainers. However, they have their own set of weaknesses and resistances that can be leveraged during battles.
In this article, we will cover Dragon-type Pokemon’s strengths, weaknesses, and best counters, so you can make informed decisions when facing these formidable creatures.
Dragon-type Pokemon Weaknesses
Dragon-type Pokemon have three primary weaknesses:
To take advantage of these weaknesses, trainers should build a team with a combination of Ice, Fairy, and Dragon-type Pokemon, ensuring they have matching movesets.
Best Counters for Dragon-type Pokemon
Some reliable options for countering Dragon-types include Alolan Ninetales, Xerneas, Glaceon, Cetoddle, Cetitan, Iron Bundle, and Frigibax.
These Pokemon are either Ice, Fairy, or Dragon-types, or a combination of these types. Always consider a Pokemon’s secondary type when selecting your counter Pokemon and moves, as the opposing Pokemon may have resistances based on their primary/secondary type.
Dragon-type Pokemon Strengths & Resistances
Dragon-type Pokemon are resistant to the following types:
When facing Dragon-type Pokemon, trainers should avoid using moves of these types, as they will deal less damage. Additionally, Dragon-type moves are super effective against other Dragon-type Pokemon, making them an effective choice for battles between Dragon-types.
Dragon-type Pokemon: Rarity and Immunities
There are currently 61 Dragon-type Pokemon in the game, making up only 6.68% of the entire Pokedex. This rarity makes Dragon-types the fourth-rarest Pokemon type. With the introduction of Fairy-type Pokemon in generation six, Dragon-type moves became completely ineffective against Fairy-types. Trainers should avoid using Dragon-type moves against Fairy-type Pokemon, as they will deal no damage.
Defensive Strengths of Dragon-type Pokemon
Dragon-types resist Fire, Water, Grass, and Electric-type moves, cutting incoming damage from these attacks in half. Trainers can feel confident that their Dragon-type Pokemon can withstand attacks from these move types.
Dragon-type moves are effective against almost all types of Pokemon, with the exception of Steel and Fairy-types. The only type of Pokemon species weak to, and will take twice as much damage from, Dragon-type moves are other dragons.
Trainers who choose to incorporate Dragon-type Pokemon into their teams will benefit from their high base stats and powerful moves. However, they must also be prepared to face the weaknesses of these mighty creatures.
By understanding the Dragon-type Pokemon’s weaknesses and resistances, as well as choosing the right counters, trainers can maximize their chances of victory in battles involving Dragon-type Pokemon.
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