All About Dragon-Type Pokémon: Strengths, Weaknesses and Strategies in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Dragon Pokémon are some of the rarest Pokémon type that are native to the Kanto region in FireRed and LeafGreen. There are only a handful of Dragon-types in the game, unless you trade for them from other Gen III games like RSE. That said, Dragon Pokémon are very powerful and versatile, so it should be a no-brainer to add them to your party, right?

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Dragon Pokémon Strengths

Contrary to other Pokémon types that resist their own type, Dragon Pokémon and moves are super effective against fellow Dragon Pokémon. With STAB applied, Dragon moves can deal up to three times the damage to Dragon opponents [READ: What is STAB and How to Use it in Battle].

Dragon-types also have good resistance against most common elemental types. Dragon Pokémon will resist Fire, Water, Grass and Electric-type moves, taking only half the normal amount of damage.

Dragon Pokémon Weaknesses

Dragon-types also have some of the least weaknesses out of the other Pokémon types, as it’s only weak against Ice and fellow Dragon Pokémon.

In terms of offensive weaknesses, only Steel Pokémon are prone to resisting Dragon-type moves.

Dual-type Dragon Pokémon

As mentioned, there aren’t a lot of Dragon Pokémon that are native to Kanto. We have Pure Dragon Pokémon in the likes of Dratini and Dragonair.

Dual-type Dragon Pokémon combinations only have Flying type and Water type. Dragonite is the part-Dragon, part-Flying Pokémon available in the game.

Kingdra, a native Kanto Pokémon but only obtainable by trade, is Water Pokémon first, Dragon-type second.

There aren’t any exclusive abilities for Dragon Pokémon in this generation of the games as well.

That’s all you need to know about Dragon Pokémon! While few and rare, they aren’t as difficult to acquire, so it should be fairly easy to add one to your party. Torn between Kingdra and Dragonite – read up on our Best Dragon Pokémon guide to know more!

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