Best Dragon Type Pokemon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Best Dragon Type Pokemon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
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Want to know what the best Dragon Type Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are? Since the first Generation of Pokemon games, Dragon Types have been some of the rarest and most powerful Pokemon around, and in the ninth Generation, that’s still the same. Nowadays, we have a few more to choose from, so if you’re looking to add one to your team, you want to know which is the right one for you.

If you’re looking for Dragon Types, make sure you know how to get to Area Zero in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as you might find some there. And if there’s a Dragon Type you like but you want a specific ability, knowing how to get Hidden Abilities in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will come in handy. With that, let’s take a look at the best Dragon Type Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Best Dragon Types in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Here is a list of the best Dragon Types in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Garchomp
  • Haxorus
  • Hydreigon
  • Baxcalibur
  • Dragonite
  • Goodra
  • Roaring Moon
  • Dragapult
  • Koraidon
  • Miraidon

Garchomp

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Garchomp became an instant fan favorite when it was introduced in Sinnoh; not only does it look strong, it is. Garchomp is one of the best Pokémon in competitive play, boasting impressive stats and the ability to hit heavy; you can use Garchomp to sweep or set traps. Swords dance with outrage, allows it to sweep entire teams, and with Steel type Terrastalization can even enable it to counter Ice-type Pokémon, its weakness. It can also be used with these types to quickly set up Stealth Rock and damage the opponent, slowly chipping away their chances of victory. Garchomp is an excellent Pokémon that everyone should consider keeping on their team.

Garchomp Abilities                 

  • Rough Skin
  • Sand Veil

Garchomp Stats

HP108
Attack130
Defense95
Spec. Attack80
Spec. Defence85
Speed102
Sub Total600

Haxorus

A fast-paced Dragon-type Pokémon that is amazing for its strong physical attack, Haxorus is an intimidating Pokémon with the potential to deal heavy damage. While its speed is somewhat lacking compared to other Dragon Types, access to Dragon Dance lets it overcome this, while also setting up its attack to deal some serious damage.

Haxorus Abilities                        

  • Mold Breaker
  • Rivalry
  • Unnerve

Haxorus Stats

HP76
Attack147
Defense90
Spec. Attack60
Spec. Defence70
Speed97
Sub Total540

Hydregion

Hydregion is a great all-rounder that can hold its own in strong fights; it is known to be very brutal and strikes anything it thinks of as its foe. While there are better Dragon-types out there, Hydregion’s ability to Terrastalize has put it on this list. Dark and Fire-type Terrastalization is where its strength lies, and Fire-type allows it to remove two weaknesses and the ability to launch Draco Meteor. Dark type Terrastalization enables it to recover from difficult situations and helps with Dark Pulse’s flinch rate.

Hydregion Abilities                          

  • Levitate

Hydregion Stats

HP92
Attack105
Defense90
Spec. Attack125
Spec. Defence90
Speed98
Sub Total600

Baxcalibur

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Baxcalibur is a robust and bulky Dragon-type Pokémon that stands like a wall and breathes cryogenic air that can freeze lava. Baxcalibur is immune to burn, and even though it’s weak to fire, the ability Thermal Exchange allows it to raise its attack by getting hit by Fire-type moves. Utilizing its strong Attack stat, Baxcalibur lands heavy hits with Glaive Rush, which Dragon Dance can boost. Coupling that with Dragon Terrastalization, it starts dealing insane damage. Even though its speed is slow, if Baxcalibur is allowed to set up, it isn’t quickly taken out.

Baxcalibur Abilities                       

  • Ice Body
  • Thermal Exchange

Baxcalibur Stats

HP115
Attack145
Defense92
Spec. Attack75
Spec. Defence86
Speed87
Sub Total600

Dragonite

One of the fan-favorite first generation Pokémon that works as a great sweeper or a revenge attacker Pokémon, Dragonite is very kind-hearted but formidable in battle. The Multiscale ability allows Dragonite to resist One Hit KO’s, and you can use it in various ways; Dragonite with Dragon Dance can out-speed Dragapult and easily become an Outrage sweeper. Its Tera Types Normal and Steel allow it to take out Fairy types with Steel or launch speedy counters with Normal typing. Dragonite has been a great Pokémon since its inception and is loved and used by players to this day.

Dragonite Abilities                         

  • Inner Focus
  • Multiscale

Dragonite Stats

HP91
Attack134
Defense95
Spec. Attack100
Spec. Defence100
Speed80
Sub Total600

Did you know?

Dragonite has been in the Pokemon Series since the first generation and was in the original Pokemon games. This Pokemon was part of the final elite-four memeber’s team.

Goodra

Goodra is a solid defensive Pokémon that enjoys the rain and is friendly toward people; this doesn’t mean it doesn’t work well in battle. Goodra is a great wall breaker, and Sapsipper allows it to face Grass-type Pokémon. Though it’s weak to physical attackers, the Water Tera typing allows Goodra to become a strong attacker and even One Hit KO Pokémon. Its versatile move-learning abilities let Goodra face most Pokémon. Still, due to its low speed, Physical attackers might have an advantage against this Pokémon, so Goodra makes its way on this list because of its Tera form.

Goodra Abilities                          

  • Gooey
  • Hydration
  • Sap Sipper

Goodra Stats

HP90
Attack100
Defense70
Spec. Attack110
Spec. Defence150
Speed80
Sub Total600

Roaring Moon

An Ancient version of Salamence, Roaring Moon is a Paradox Pokémon. It boasts impressive stats, and the ability of Photosynthesis makes this Pokémon unfair in battles. Roaring Moon can set up Dragon Dance with other moves to easily sweep entire teams. With versatile Tera Types and movesets, Roaring Moon is a Pokémon you don’t want to be in a fight with. Its high Attack and Bulky Special Defense stat are an insult to injury. There’s a reason why this Pokémon was banned from competitive play, and that’s why it can be enjoyable to experiment with.

Roaring Moon Abilities                          

  • Photosynthesis

Roaring Moon Stats

HP105
Attack139
Defense71
Spec. Attack55
Spec. Defence101
Speed119
Sub Total590

Dragapult

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Dragapult is one of the best Dragon-type Pokémon and is one of the most common Pokémon used in competitive play. Dragapult’s fast speed allows it to use moves like U-turn and keep the opponents on their toes or as a strong sweeper by assigning it moves like Draco Meteor and Earthquake giving it multiple opportunities to play. It uses its great Attack stats to  One Hit KO its opponents, and it always goes first due to its speed. Coupled with the ability Infiltrator for enemies who try to use a substitute or Clear body for those who might use Toxic, Dragapult can use them with its Terrastalization forms to shift the tide of gameplay which will lead you to victory.

Dragapult Abilities                        

  • Clear Body
  • Cursed Body
  • Infiltrator

Dragapult Stats

HP88
Attack120
Defense75
Spec. Attack100
Spec. Defence75
Speed142
Sub Total600

Koraidon

One of the legendaries introduced in the Paldea region, Koraidon is a Fighting Dragon-type Pokémon with amazing stats that serves as a quick attacker. This Pokémon is strong in every way and form and for good measure since legendary Pokémon usually are. The ability of Orichalcum Pulse allows its attacks to get even deadlier making its sweeping abilities immense, coupled with Swords Dance, making it almost unbeatable. It falls short fighting against Fairy types with Fighting Dragon typing giving it more weaknesses than its counterpart.

Koraidon Abilities                         

  • Orichalcum Pulse

Koraidon Stats

HP100
Attack135
Defense115
Spec. Attack85
Spec. Defence100
Speed135
Sub Total670

Did you know?

Miraidon and Koraidon are the past and future versions of Cyclizar in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. You can encounter a second copy of your legendary in Area Zero at the end of the game.

Miraidon

Arguably the best legendary of the new region, Miraidon is an Electric Dragon-type Pokémon, making it stronger than Koraidon. Its ability, Hadron Engine summons Electric Terrain and increases its Special Attack making it even more formidable. Its typing allows it to have fewer weaknesses, and its stats give it strong sweeping abilities. Using the Fairy type Tera form gives Miraidon an even more versatile set to play; you can use it with Nasty Plot to go even further, truly making it the best Dragon type in the Paldea region.

Miraidon Abilities                        

  • Hadron Engine

Miraidon Stats

HP100
Attack85
Defense100
Spec. Attack135
Spec. Defence115
Speed135
Sub Total670

That’s all of the best Dragon Type Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. If you’re after the best Pokemon of another type, check out the best Water Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. And if you’re looking to take down your opponent’s Dragon Types, our best moveset for Tinkaton in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guide might help you out.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet best Dragon-type – FAQ

What is the best Dragon Type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Miraidon is the best dragon-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Using the Fairy type Tera form gives Miraidon an even more versatile set to play; you can use it with Nasty Plot to go even further, truly making it the best Dragon type in the Paldea region.

What is the new Dragon Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

It’s Baxcalibur, which is the third and final evolution of Frigibax, a new dragon type that made its debut in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.