Dragon-type Pokemon has consistently featured among the franchise’s most formidable foes. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet brought a slew of new powerful monsters, such as the Legendary Pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet still feature some of the most popular Dragon-type monsters, despite the series’ gradual nerfing of the Dragon type with the introduction of Fairy-type monsters in Generation 6. However, a few truly stand out, whether due to their exceptional power, rarity, or just plain cool appearance.
Dragonite’s endearing appearance and fearsome role on Lance of the Elite Four’s team made it a fan favorite and a player nightmare despite Gen 1 having only a single Dragon-type evolutionary line.
More Dragon kinds have been released in various forms over generations, from new evolutionary lines to Legendaries, pseudo-Legendaries, Mega Evolutions, and the Paradox Pokemon introduced by Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
The final form of each mon in its evolutionary chain, including all Megas and regional varieties, shall be treated as a single entry for the sake of this ranking.
Dragon-type Pokémon like Tatsugiri from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have tremendous abilities but lack the necessary support to reach their full potential. They are not as often used as other types.
The designs of Dragons like Flygon and Haxorous are unique, but their stats can’t compete with those of different sorts. Legendaries like Latios, Latias, and Zygarde are competent, but they can’t compare to the likes of Dragon-type Legendaries like Dragonite and Dragonroar.
Most of these creatures have Dragon-type stats. However, they’re not very notable because of a weakness. Due to the absence of Mega Evolution in later generations beginning with Pokemon Sword and Shield, Mega Sceptile and Mega Ampharos are noteworthy because they only get the Dragon type while Mega Evolving; nonetheless, they are essentially forgettable when compared to other Dragon types, and are unavailable at all.
Pseudo-Legendaries like Kommo-o and Hydreigon can’t reach their full potential because of the limitations imposed by their lackluster type combinations and the difficulties of obtaining them in their native games.
These creatures aren’t terrible but pale compared to the other Dragon varieties. Single-stage monsters like Druddigon, Turtonator, and Drampa are less memorable than multi-stage Dragon kinds since players don’t get to form the same type of attachment to them over time.
As with Dracozolt, who is no match for the formidable Dracovish in battle, Cyclizar has some competitive utility but is ultimately eclipsed by its past and future forms, which also serve as ambassadors for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.