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Old 01-29-2009, 05:13 AM
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I wanted to start a discussion about Dragon-Like pokémon, not just Dragon type, but ones that are are "dragon-like", such as Gyarados or Aerodactyl. Lance, from Gen. I and II was the Dragon Trainer, and not all his pokémon were Dragon type.

So, what about Dragon-Like pokémon? What are your favorites? And what pokémon can fall into the Dragon-Like category? I've got some of my ideas, but I wanted to hear yours first.
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:25 PM
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Haha, when I was little I didn't know about the Types and stuff, and I thought Charizard was a Dragon-type (despite the flaming tail).
Aerodactyl doesn't look too dragon-esque to me....Though I guess you can pull it off as a Wyvern. Gyarados does look like an Eastern Dragon, never did catch onto that until now.

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well i wished of the dragon like pokemon that charizard was a fire/dragon type, because that weakness to earth it gain is nothing compared to his problems with stealth rock taking half his health rock. Gyara would be uber if he was dragon/water type wich is not nessarly a bad thing but currently he's great in ou and i'd rather see and use him there.
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Aerodactyl!? Are you mad?! It's a dinosaur! Even the name suggests that! XD

Don't anyone dare say Lugia either! What's Dragonish about it except the tail? (which could also be a dinosaur trait!)

I say Charizard and Gyarados are the only ones, Gyarados appears to be a Chinese dragon while Charizard is typical Western dragon style.
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Aerodactyl!? Are you mad?! It's a dinosaur! Even the name suggests that! XD

Don't anyone dare say Lugia either! What's Dragonish about it except the tail? (which could also be a dinosaur trait!)

I say Charizard and Gyarados are the only ones, Gyarados appears to be a Chinese dragon while Charizard is typical Western dragon style.


Like I said, it could pass for a Wyvern. Click

Actually, it could be a Sea Dragonish. *shrug*

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Haha, when I was little I didn't know about the Types and stuff, and I thought Charizard was a Dragon-type (despite the flaming tail).
Aerodactyl doesn't look too dragon-esque to me....Though I guess you can pull it off as a Wyvern. Gyarados does look like an Eastern Dragon, never did catch onto that until now.


Well, Lance uses Aerodactyl, and he's all about the Dragons, right? But that Wyvern does have an uncanny resemblence to Aerodactly. Maybe we wouldn't think he looks very dragon-esque, but if someone else, not associated with pokémon, might easily think he's a dragon.


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Aerodactyl!? Are you mad?! It's a dinosaur! Even the name suggests that! XD

Don't anyone dare say Lugia either! What's Dragonish about it except the tail? (which could also be a dinosaur trait!)

I say Charizard and Gyarados are the only ones, Gyarados appears to be a Chinese dragon while Charizard is typical Western dragon style.

Well, dinosaurs do kinda look like dragons, so there's that.

I was surprised Lugia wasn't a Dragon-type, I mean, Latios and Latias are, so why not Lugia? In fact, I'd go as far as to so Lugia is more dragon-like than those two.

Of course, there's other Dragon-types that aren't all that Dragon-like, take for example Altaria. I mean, c'mon! It's like a cloud-thingie. What's so dragon-esque about that? Vibrava is more like a dragonfly, so I guess that's pseudo-dragon-ish.

But think about which pokémon would be confused for dragons by other people. I think Lugia, Gyardos, Charizard (heck, even Charmeleon), and Aerodactyl would easily be thought of as dragons by people that weren't into pokémon. Ok, I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I could see Onix and Steelix being seen as dragons (at least in the Eastern Dragon style) by others. I actually thought about that the other day when I was using some Dragon-type moves with my Onix. Think about it, if you saw this huge long rock thing shooting out "Dragonbreath", what would you think?
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Well, Lance uses Aerodactyl, and he's all about the Dragons, right? But that Wyvern does have an uncanny resemblence to Aerodactly. Maybe we wouldn't think he looks very dragon-esque, but if someone else, not associated with pokémon, might easily think he's a dragon.





Well, dinosaurs do kinda look like dragons, so there's that.

I was surprised Lugia wasn't a Dragon-type, I mean, Latios and Latias are, so why not Lugia? In fact, I'd go as far as to so Lugia is more dragon-like than those two.

Of course, there's other Dragon-types that aren't all that Dragon-like, take for example Altaria. I mean, c'mon! It's like a cloud-thingie. What's so dragon-esque about that? Vibrava is more like a dragonfly, so I guess that's pseudo-dragon-ish.

But think about which pokémon would be confused for dragons by other people. I think Lugia, Gyardos, Charizard (heck, even Charmeleon), and Aerodactyl would easily be thought of as dragons by people that weren't into pokémon. Ok, I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I could see Onix and Steelix being seen as dragons (at least in the Eastern Dragon style) by others. I actually thought about that the other day when I was using some Dragon-type moves with my Onix. Think about it, if you saw this huge long rock thing shooting out "Dragonbreath", what would you think?
Lugia a dragon? I must disagree as soon as I saw lugia for the first time, i thought "giant fishy bird" I was actually astonished to seeee that lugia was not a water psychic or water flying.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:19 PM
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Gyarados and Charizard are both from gen 1. My theory is that the Dragon type was added late into development, as there are no damage-dealing moves of that type in gen 1, and only 3 Pokemon of the type. The best replacement of the type they could find was flying, which explains Gyarados, if not quite Charizard.

Then Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite, which appear late in the Pokedex, despite being able to be found before having 5 badges, were probably added late in the development to make one superpowerful non-legendary Pokemon with few weaknesses to be used by Lance.
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At first, I thought Dragonair and Dratini were Flying/Water.
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Lugia a dragon? I must disagree as soon as I saw lugia for the first time, i thought "giant fishy bird" I was actually astonished to seeee that lugia was not a water psychic or water flying.
Ok, well maybe like a fishy dragon, eh? Try not to think like a Pokémon fan for a bit, I could see other people seeing Lugia at least sort of like a dragon. Maybe a sea dragon or something. Other people don't know about pokémon types. Just trying to think out of the box for a bit.

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Gyarados and Charizard are both from gen 1. My theory is that the Dragon type was added late into development, as there are no damage-dealing moves of that type in gen 1, and only 3 Pokemon of the type. The best replacement of the type they could find was flying, which explains Gyarados, if not quite Charizard.

Then Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite, which appear late in the Pokedex, despite being able to be found before having 5 badges, were probably added late in the development to make one superpowerful non-legendary Pokemon with few weaknesses to be used by Lance.

That makes a lot of sense though. I mean, only 3 Dragon-types? And they are all in the same evolutionary change? Lance didn't even have enough for a full team of Dragons. But I do like his picks for Dragon-like pokémon.


On another note, are there any non-legendary dragon types that don't have any evolutions or don't evolve from anything else? I can't think of any.
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Charizard definitely falls into the dragon-esque category, but if it were actually part Dragon then it wouldn't really fit as a starter. I was always surprised that one of Gyarados' types was never changed to Dragon; after all, if seems a little silly that it's part Flying. At least having it be Dragon/Water would eliminate its 4x Electric weakness and help nullify Ice attacks.

I also always thought that having Flygon be a Dragon was rather silly. If it was just Ground/Flying it would make more sense (it would probably need a name change, though), although it would still retain its 4x Ice weakness. I guess Lugia *kinda* resembles a Dragon, but to be honest I think it looks more like a giant sea bird...which would make sense, lol.
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i agreee about the gyrados thing water dragon would definitly be a better copmbo 4 it\
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[QUOTE=Articuno;2633125]Aerodactyl!? Are you mad?! It's a dinosaur! Even the name suggests that! XD

Don't anyone dare say Lugia either! What's Dragonish about it except the tail? (which could also be a dinosaur trait!)QUOTE]
i agree wit ya man but calm down lol. but in a sense he does have some dragon traits
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Where do I start...
Um, I have a better theory on why Charizard and Gyarados aren't dragon types.
Maybe it's because, I don't know, IT WOULD RUIN THE GAME!!!
Honestly, you want to make a Pokemon that you can get at the BEGINNING OF THE GAME and a Pokemon you can catch IN NEARLY EVER BODY OF WATER, a dragon type, A DRAGON TYPE!!!!!

Sorry, but I'm tired of people complaining about not having easy access to uber powerful Pokemon.

Also, Lugia isn't a dragon. He's a bird.
The reason he's not a water type is because he wasn't always "The Diving Pokemon".
I think originally when the Bronze Tower got hit by lightning, Lugia got set on fire and to save him self he dived in to the waters surrounding the Whirl Islands giving him a less feathery look then Ho-oh, they just decided to not put it into the games because they didn't want to give the wrong idea to kids.

I don't know, it's just a theory.
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Charzard and Gyarados are really the only ones. :/
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