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So I was playing around with a random pokemon generator for another thread, and I decided to turn off legendary pokemon and make it display final evolutions only of the dragon type. When I did this it displayed these pokemon;

1. Salamence {salamence}
2. Dragonite {dragonite}
3. Garchomp {garchomp}
4. Kingdra {kingdra}
5. Flygon {flygon}
6. Altaria {altaria}

I liked these results, I mean who doesn't enjoy some of the most powerful pokemon in the game. But I decided I wanted to see what else there was. I did it again and got the same results, at first I thought it was just the generator being buggy so I did it again... and again. I then realized, that these 6 pokemon are the only dragon type pokemon that exist in the first 4 gens outside of the legendary pokemon. Did anyone else realize that dragon was this limited or am I the only slow kid on the block?


Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:47 am
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Considering how powerful they generally are, it would only make sense imo...

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With most of them already banned in Ubers , no wonder that theres so few

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Funny. I've got all the Dragon types listed at really strong levels, excluding Kingdras.
But I really think that's weird. Only 6 final Dragon evolutions???


Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:59 pm
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Well, there's more now with Gen V, at least. *counts on fingers* I think three more final evos?? Not totally sure on that....

*checks*

yup, three more. the new pseudo-legend, sazandora, Ononokusu, which was revealed pretty early on, and the single-stage dragon (it's purple). but if you count in legends, it greatly increases the number of dragons, so I don't really dwell much on the fact that there's not many that aren't legends (if that made sense, lol).

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Yeah, I knew there were some added in the new Gen. But still it just surprised me that there are only a few dragon types. I mean I guess it's really not that big of a deal more than it just kind of caught me by surprise. I don't count many of the Legends simply because they have been uber ever since their release. Even with Garchomp and Salamence being moved to ubers it just seems... odd that dragon is so robbed. At least if you were to make a dragon based team you would know exactly what it would be lol.


Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:44 pm
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Yeah, it's kinda sad that they're so overpowered that you're not even allowed to use them straight off the bat. But hey, we might get two new viable ones this Gen!!!

And yes, lol at exactly what the team would be.

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I don't understand why everyone pities the dragon type for being "the most limited type", especially since Dragon has more Pokemon than GHOST.

Dragon and Ghost are supposed to be the unique and rare types; RBY had just three dragons (Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite) and three ghosts (Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar). To add onto that, it only introduced one new dragon in GSC (Kingdra) and one ghost (Misdreavus). Even when Hoenn introduced a whole new world of Pokemon, it still only had a few dragon and ghost types, meaning Gamefreak wanted the two types to remain "special" due to the limited number of Pokemon of the two types.

So yeah, which type has the fewest Pokemon? It's ghost, not dragon. Sure, you could whine about dragon having "too many" legendaries, but what does GHOST have? Losers like Sableye, Shedinja, Spiritomb, Rotom, and even its own legendary, Giratina. It still leaves us satisfied with decent ghosts though, like Gengar, Drifblim, Dusclops, Froslass, Mismagius, and Banette. Generation 5 also introduced some really cool ghosts, and I'm looking forward to using them.

I don't know how many times we've discussed how few dragon Pokemon there are on this forum, I'm going to guess at least 2000 times. I can't recall how many times we've discussed how limited ghost is, though.

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Krisp wrote:
Losers like Rotom


dont be hatin on rotom =(

also, i bet we've talked more about how theres no fire types in sinnoh than how there are so few dragons.

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Yeah I agree, Dragon & Ghost are supposed to be unique & rare types...

I say so what if they have a small amount of non legendary pokemon(in the Dragon Type's case) or the least pokemon in general(in the Ghost Type's case)...

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Would steel count as one of these rare types? I mean there's only
{mawile}
{aggron}
{scizor}
{steelix}
{skarmory}
{metagross}


And that's it right? Or am I missing a few?

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Elrik wrote:
Would steel count as one of these rare types? I mean there's only
{mawile}
{aggron}
{scizor}
{steelix}
{skarmory}
{metagross}


And that's it right? Or am I missing a few?


Forretress
Magnezone
Bronzong
Empoleon
Bastiodon
Lucario
Wormadam
Probopass

And there's also Jirachi, Heatran and Registeel, who are not banned even though they are Legendaries.

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Frost wrote:
Elrik wrote:
Would steel count as one of these rare types? I mean there's only
{mawile}
{aggron}
{scizor}
{steelix}
{skarmory}
{metagross}


And that's it right? Or am I missing a few?


Forretress
Magnezone
Bronzong
Empoleon
Bastiodon
Lucario
Wormadam
Probopass

And there's also Jirachi, Heatran and Registeel, who are not banned even though they are Legendaries.


Good point. I keep forgetting about the fourth generation steel types. I know that's no excuse to leave out Jirachi or Registeel, but them I just forgot about because it's been so long since i've played RSE games.

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Sicne the noobs all LOVE the glorious, spectacular dragons, I'm glad they down sized. And of course, Dragons are hard to train. In the original they were meant to be the uber type; after all, Dragonite was the only dragon. but with gen 5... oh boy. Dragons are getting all the highlight recently, and there still isn't a Poison legendary.

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