All Dragon-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances

Aakrit Sharma
Rayquaza, Dragonite, and Dialga in Pokemon Go

There are eighteen types of Pokemon, and the stronger species usually belong to the Dragon-type. Creatures like Dragonite, Rayquaza, and Salamence might seem invincible, but here’s a guide detailing all Dragon-type weaknesses and the best counters to beat them.

Defeating Dragon-type Pokemon has always been a major concern for trainers. The anime portrayed them as indomitable semi legendary beasts, and the games continued the trend by giving them a ton of resistance and the strongest moves.

However, you can still take on Dragon-type Pokemon and beat them easily with this guide on their weaknesses, resistances, and best counters.

All Dragon-type Pokemon weaknesses

In all Pokemon games, Dragon-types are weak against Ice, Fairy, and Dragon-types. It is the only type in the games that is weak against itself.

The main vulnerability of Dragon-types are Ice-type moves, causing 256% damage (x4) on them. On the other hand, Fairy and Dragon-type attacks cause 160% (x2) increased damage on Dragon-type Pokemon.

A Dragon-type Pokemon
Drampa is the weakest Dragon-type Pokemon in the games.

All Dragon-type Resistances

Dragon-type Pokemon are resistant to Fire, Water, Grass, and Electric-type, which makes them quite resilient against most Special Attackers.

It is also worth mentioning that Dragon-type Pokemon cause reduced damage to Steel-type Pokemon, but these types do not have additional advantages against Dragon-types.

All Dragon-type Pokemon strengths

Dragon-type Pokemon are only strong against other Dragon-types. That means all their moves cause normal damage to every type, except Fairy, which is immune to them, and Steel, which resists Dragon-type moves.

Best counters for Dragon-type Pokemon

Sylveon, Mamoswine, Glalie, Froslass, Togekiss, Zacian, Gardevoir, Flutter Mane, and Grimmsnarl are the best counters for Dragon-type Pokemon.

Keeping in mind that Dragon-type Pokemon receive increased damage from Fairy and are extremely vulnerable to Ice-type moves, there are only a few strong Pokemon that fall in those categories and can provide.

Meanwhile, Fairy-type Pokemon are Immune to Dragon-type attacks of any kind, which makes them ideal to counter any possibility of them causing extreme damage with their powerful attacks.

And that’s all you need to know about Dragon-type weaknesses and resistances in the Pokemon games. For more information about the latest developments in the franchise, you can consult our guides here:

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].