Best Dragon Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

We're taking a look at the best Dragon Pokémon currently available in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is gaining popularity again, and it's causing everyone to start investigating what type of Pokémon they should catch, train, and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we're looking at Dragon Pokémon! We're going to give you some quick stats about the type and the Pokémon 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 things when reading over this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokémon, so you'll want to glance over it at least once.

  • Pokémon Alterations: Some Pokémon can be altered into different versions, which significantly boosts them in such a way that it may put them at the top of a list, even if their standard version wouldn't be there. Because of this, we've included a separate list for the strongest Altered Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokémon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause some confusion in picking the best. These secondary types can change the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats like Max CP. However, Dragon-exclusive Pokemon are rare, so we've decided to not include a separate list for them.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the statistics of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP of their category. Then, we take the averages of their Max CP, Attack, Defense, and Stamina. The ranks are determined by which Pokémon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you're not just getting the highest CP, but instead, the strongest Pokémon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Lists for the Top Dragon Types: The list below provides you all the lists we're providing in this guide for Dragon Pokémon.
    • Top 10 Overall Dragon-type
    • Top Five Altered WDragon-type
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you all weaknesses and strengths of Dragon-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 Overall Dragon-type

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

Top Five Altered Dragon-type

  • #1: Mega Ampharos
    • Max CP: 4799
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 294/207/203
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Volt Switch
      • Charge Attack: Dragon Pulse
  • #2: Origin Giratina
    • Max CP: 4164
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 225/187/284
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #3: Mega X Charizard (Tied)
    • Max CP: 4353
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 273/186/213
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Blast Burn
  • #3: Altered Giratina (Tied)
    • Max CP: 3820
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 187/2325/284
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw
  • #5: Alola Exeggutor
    • Max CP: 3407
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 230/153/216
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Solar Beam

If you have one of the Dragon Pokémon listed above, we suggest looking for raids and battles! Remember: with Dragon Pokémon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Fairy Pokémon. Check back for updates every season!

Want to see the best of some other types? Check out our guides for the Best Electric Type Pokémon and Best Dark Type Pokemon!

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