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Ever since running into Lance’s Dragonite near the end of Red and Blue, Dragon-type Pokémon have truly stood out as legendary powerhouses in the Pokémon world.

And it only makes sense that their shiny forms would be legendary as well!

All of these shinies range from beautifully simple to absolutely ridiculous.

However, they all carry one distinction with them: you have absolutely got to get them on your team!

15. Vibrava

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While Flygon is one of my favorite Pokémon of all time, I feel like its pre-evolutions get forgotten.

Trapinch and Vibrava are both great Pokémon, with Vibrava having a great design, and Trapinch having a great attack for a first form Pokémon.

But what I like most about their shinies is how they work together.

Trapinch is a brownish/orange Pokémon that evolves into Vibrava, a green Pokémon.

It only makes sense that they just trade colors!

It works especially well for Vibrava since it would live in a desert normally.

However since Trapinch isn’t a Dragon-type, only Vibrava makes it on this list.

14. Mega Amphoros

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Most Mega Pokémon get an incredibly cool design that makes them really stand out from their original form.

Amphoros gets a ton of hair. And it’s just ridiculous enough to work.

This also works really well with its shiny!

Amphoros’ yellow fur changes to pink, and the red gems detailing it are turned to blue.

While this looks pretty cool on regular Amphoros, it looks especially great on the mega form.

It just makes Mega Amphoros look so much more mystical and legendary.

And that makes sense, of course, since the mega stone “awakened its lon-sleeping dragon’s blood.”

13. Flapple

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“People like dragons. People like apples. So people must want an apple dragon!”

This is how I imagine the conversation started when designing Appletun and Flapple.

A ridiculous concept, yet it actually works out kind of charming.

Especially with Flapple’s shiny.

In both Pokémon’s shiny forms, the previously red apple is changed to green, like a Granny Smith.

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And while this makes Appletun’s apple hat disappear into its green body, it makes a lot more sense for Flapple.

After all, Applin evolves into Flapple while holding a Tart Apple.

This just logically makes sense while also making Flapple look more like an actual dragon. That’s a win in my book!

12. Noibat

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As a bat, you would expect Noibat to take on colors that help it hide within the trees outside its cave as it hunts for prey.

Regular Noibat doesn’t really show that off, as its coloring is mostly a brighter purple.

However, the shiny form makes a lot more sense for the sound wave Pokémon.

Shiny Noibat is mostly a dark green, but with its details made black instead of the aforementioned purple.

This makes more sense for Noibat since it can now blend into the caves and trees it makes homes in.

And it makes Noibat look a lot spookier for any Halloween gatherings you might have.

11. Fraxure

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A lot of people, myself included, love Haxorus.

But I don’t think a lot of people talk about the middle form of the Axew line, Fraxure.

That’s probably because it actually looks like the actual teenage form of Fraxure. It even has red zits on its belly!

That’s where the shiny form comes in.

The green top is made a bit more olive and its gray legs are now black.

But all those red details are changed into a sky blue, making the eyes, claws, and tusks really stand out. Now Axew isn’t nearly as forgettable!

Wait. I mean Fraxure.

Dammit.

10. Altaria

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Altaria has always had an ethereal feeling to it since its wings look like clouds.

It’s an incredibly well-designed Pokémon, and I’m happy that its shiny form goes along with that design.

Normally, Altaria has blue skin coming out of the cloud.

This represents a cloud going across a bright blue sky.

In its shiny, Altaria’s skin becomes gold, making it almost look like the sun is just coming up from behind that cloud.

This shiny form design makes Altaria seem downright heavenly.

9. Drampa

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I’ll always have a soft spot for Drampa.

It feels like the designers said, “What if we stuck Goofy’s face on a Chinese dragon’s body?”

It just looks so silly and sweet! And its shiny is even sillier.

In the shiny form, Drampa’s blue skin is changed to yellow and orange, giving a similar effect to Altaria.

However, that’s not what I’m here to talk about.

I’m here to talk about those eyebrows.

What was once bright yellow is now black, almost as if Eugene Levy himself was being channeled through a Pokémon.

And for me, that’s enough to get it into the top 10 for this ranking.

8. Kingdra

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Kingdra is only the second fully evolved dragon in Pokémon, but it seems like it should have been here from the beginning.

Not only does it make the Horsea line viable, but it provided one of the best shinies from generation 2!

Since Kingdra is supposed to be a “king of the sea,” why not give it some royal colors?

And as we all know, the most regal color of all time is purple.

Simply changing that blue to purple makes Kingdra stand out a lot more, especially with that orange belly!

Kingdra looks great and its shiny looks even better.

7. Gabite

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Gabite is a lot like Fraxure in that it’s often forgotten for its evolution.

And I completely get it here.

Garchomp is one of the strongest Pokémon of all time! However, there’s one place where Gabite will always beat Garchomp: it’s shiny.

If you saw a shiny Garchomp, there is a chance you wouldn’t even notice it.

Essentially, the color saturation was taken down a notch or two.

Gabite’s shiny is gorgeous. The blacks and grays were changed into a navy and sky blue.

Suddenly, everything else about Gabite pops!

Those yellow eyes and orange stomach just look better – and its white claws look even more dangerous against those deep blues.

Sorry, Garchomp. Looks like you’re not perfect after all.

6. Dragalge

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And now we have the second seahorse on this list, Dragalge.

But Dragalge is different, in that it’s a Poison/Dragon Pokémon that’s meant to be camouflaged amongst kelp and seaweed.

And it’s for this reason that the design doesn’t really stand out too much from other Pokémon.

That’s where the shiny comes in.

Shiny Dragalge ditches the kelp camouflage and instead goes for a dark purple against an almost periwinkle blue.

But it doesn’t end there! Dragalge also has a green and yellow crest on top of its head.

While none of this really screams “hidden predator,” it really does bring the message of “poisonous dragon” home.

5. Dragonair

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Although Dragonite is nowhere on this list, I do believe it’s important for the first Dragon Pokémon ever to appear somewhere on this list.

Luckily, Dragonair has a beautiful shiny that is easily one of my favorites.

In its shiny form, Dragonair sheds its deep blue skin for a bright pink, and it’s blue gems are changed to orange.

While orange and pink don’t usually work well together, they do an amazing job here.

I think it’s because there’s so little orange that it doesn’t seem like too crazy of a statement.

Instead we get a weird color combo that’s just as elegant as the original.

It’s simple, beautiful, and still keeps the essence of Dragonair.

4. Kommo-o

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And now for something a lot less simple and elegant.

Kommo-o has a shiny that has grown on me the more times I’ve seen it, mostly because of how ridiculous it is.

Kommo-o is a Pokémon that already has a lot going on in regards to design, with its club-like tail and all of those scales all over its body.

So why not make it even busier with neon yellow and hot pink?

Kommo-o is supposed to look like a warrior covered in armor ready to battle.

With all of these colors, it now looks like a flat-out barbarian ready to destroy anyone and anything that gets in its way. And I can’t look away!

3. Hydreigon

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To put it simply, Hydreigon is one of the most evil-looking Pokémon that has ever existed.

Its head is menacing, and its hands are two more heads!

Combine this with the blue, magenta, and black coloring, and you get a truly terrifying sight to behold.

So how do we make it even scarier?

Simple: change the blue and magenta to purple and green.

Suddenly, you’re looking at a creature that looks truly unsettling.

It honestly looks like if you took Fluffy and the Basilisk from Harry Potter and formed them into a single creature. I mean seriously.

Shiny Hydreigon looks like the ultimate mascot for Lord Voldemort.

2. Flygon

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I love everything about Flygon.

I love its Dragon/Ground typing. I love that it’s based on dragonflies. I love the little bubbles that go over its eyes.

And amongst all of this, I also love its shiny.

Flygon’s original design is pretty safe with two shades of green and red on the details.

On the other hand, its shiny form takes a ton of risks.

Its darker green parts are changed to a sky blue, and all of the red is changed to orange.

This just makes Flygon seem so much faster and cooler than it already did!

I look at this shiny and I know this is a Pokémon that I want to ride across the desert like a motorcycle.

Flygon is easily my favorite Dragon-type Pokémon of all time. And its shiny emphasizes everything I already loved about it.

However, it still isn’t my favorite Dragon-type shiny…

1. Haxorus

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Haxorus has always looked cool and terrifying.

But the fact that it was mainly yellow always made it look a bit safer.

That’s why I love its shiny form so much.

One of the coolest/scariest color combinations of all time has got to be black and red. With shiny Haxorus, this is exemplified.

All of the yellow has been turned to black: the same kind of black that was already on Haxorus.

This means you’re looking at an entirely black Pokémon with blood red eyes, claws, and axe-like tusks on its face.

It’s simple. It’s intimidating. It’s effective.

And it’s because of all this, that I think Haxorus deserves the #1 spot here.

FAQs

Which dragon Pokemon is the best? ›

1. Rayquaza. As well as being one of the best Legendaries of all time, Rayquaza is also the best Dragon-type Pokemon, hands down. It has an iconic design, it was the first Pokemon that could Mega-Evolve, and it saved humanity from the formidable Groudon and Kyogre, proving that it reigns supreme.

What is the most valuable shiny Pokemon? ›

#1 Shining Charizard (Neo Destiny #107)

Shining Charizard is the most expensive Shiny Pokémon card ever printed, and even damaged versions can sell for well over $1,000.

What color dragon is the weakest? ›

White dragons are the weakest and the most feral of the classic chromatic dragons.

What color dragon is the strongest? ›

The most powerful of the chromatic dragons, red dragons are physical powerhouses. While they often lack tricks or unique abilities, they carry the day with their immense might and devastating fire breath.

Is a shiny Ditto rare? ›

Ditto is quite the rare encounter, and even with a permaboosted shiny rate, on average we expect you would need to catch 3,200 disguises before one transformed into a shiny Ditto!

Are shiny catches 100 percent? ›

Shiny Pokémon from Raid Battles and from Team GO Rocket have a 100% catch rate when successfully hit with a Premier Ball. Only the Shiny forms of certain Pokémon have been released, often coinciding with a special event or update.

What is the rarest shiny Vmax? ›

1/12 Shiny Charizard VMAX ($181)

It should come as no surprise that the most expensive and sought-after card in the Pokemon Shining Fates expansion set is a Charizard card.

How rare is a super shiny? ›

According to respected data miner Kurt, the odds of catching shinies are still 1/4096. However, 15/16 shiny Pokémon will show stars, whereas only 1/16 shiny Pokémon will show squares. That makes super shinies super rare to come across with only a chance of 1/65536!

How rare is a shiny Mew? ›

In Pokémon Emerald the odds of encountering a shiny Pokémon are 1/8192, and there is no way to improve the odds for this particular static encounter, but if you had the Old Sea Map you could eventually catch a Shiny Mew of your very own.

What is the rarest shadow shiny? ›

Specifically, Shiny Shadow Skorupi, Swinub, Snubbull and Poocheyana are the rarest Shadow Shiny Pokemon.

Is lucky or shiny better? ›

Where Shiny Pokemon are differentiated by their unique appearance, Lucky Pokemon have a cooler, more useful benefit: they cost less Stardust to power-up. Specifically, Pokemon Go Lucky Pokemon cost 50% less stardust to power up, making them easy to boost the CP of and ready for battle.

What are 10 strongest dragons? ›

  • Tessarion - Ridden by Daeron Targaryen. ...
  • Balerion - Ridden by Aegon the Conqueror. ...
  • Meleys - Ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen. ...
  • Sunfyre - Ridden by Aegon II. ...
  • Vhagar - Ridden by Visenya Targaryen/Aemond Targaryen. ...
  • Syrax - Ridden by Rhaenyra Targaryen. ...
  • Caraxes - ridden by Daemon Targaryen in 'House of the Dragon'
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What is the hardest dragon to train? ›

One of the most mysterious and feared species in the Book of Dragons, the Skrill is aggressive, powerful and nearly untrainable.

What are the 10 strongest dragons in how do you train your dragon? ›

Top 10 Strongest Dragons in How to Train Your Dragon
  • 1 Night Light. The rare mix of light fury and night fury, how could it not be at the top?
  • 2 Night Fury. ...
  • 3 Light Fury. ...
  • 4 Bewilderbeast. ...
  • 5 Red Death. ...
  • 6 Foreverwing. ...
  • 7 Shellfire. ...
  • 8 Submaripper.

What dragon is the weakest? ›

White dragons (also known as ice dragons or glacial wyrms) were the weakest and most feral of the classic chromatic dragons.

What is the weakest dragon type? ›

Goomy may be undeniably cute, but it's incredibly weak in nearly every measurable metric. In fact, the Pokedex states in multiple Pokemon games that it is the weakest Dragon-type ever recorded.

How rare is a shiny magikarp? ›

Rarity of the Shiny, Perfect Magikarp

According to Reddit, two 100% perfect Shiny Magikarp have been caught since Shiny Magikarp began existing. The rates of these Pokemon appearing are all wonky because of the increased spawn rate of Magikarp around the world.

How rare is shiny Meltan? ›

However, Meltan is a special case that has a 1/125 chance to appear shiny, but only during special times announced by Niantic. That's right, Meltan's Shiny form is a timed exclusive, and there aren't any set times annually that he is released.

Is Shiny Celebi rare? ›

Shiny Pokémon are usually quite rare, and Shiny Mythical Pokémon even more so. Mythical Pokémon, like Celebi, are usually encountered in the mainline games once offering an intense battle.

Is shiny hunting cheating? ›

The majority of Reddit users have responded to the poll stating that the method is legitimate, and shouldn't be considered a cheat. This is because those using RNG manipulation to Shiny hunt must still go through a great deal of effort to spawn the Shiny, with hunts sometimes taking days to complete.

Do Shinies flee? ›

It won't flee, so you'll catch it… eventually. But it may take many balls to catch.

How rare is shiny Onix? ›

Permaboosted Shiny rate is 1 in 64, which is for Aerodactyl, Alolan Grimer, Alolan Marowak, Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Chansey, Klink, Lapras, Nincada, Onix, Pineco, Riolu, Skarmory, Spinda, Spiritomb and Timburr. Rare species have a less permanent shiny rate boost of 1 in 125.

What is Charizard Vmax worth? ›

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2022-11-07Pokémon TCG Charizard VMAX Darkness Ablaze 020/189 Holo Ultra Rare 020/189$40.00
2022-11-07Pokémon TCG Charizard VMAX Darkness Ablaze 020/189 Holo Ultra Rare 020/189$39.99
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What is Charizard Vmax shiny worth? ›

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2022-08-17PSA 8 NEAR MINT 2021 Pokemon Shining Fates CHARIZARD VMAX SV107 Full Art Shiny$229.99
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How much is a shiny Charizard worth? ›

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2022-10-26Damaged Pokémon TCG Shining Charizard Neo Destiny 107 Holo #107$90.00
2022-10-26Damaged Pokémon TCG Shining Charizard Neo Destiny 107 Holo #107$40.00
2022-10-26Pokemon Dark Espeon Neo Destiny 4/105 Eng -no Shining Charizard$109.44
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Which is the strongest dragon? ›

1. Caraxes - ridden by Daemon Targaryen in 'House of the Dragon' Caraxes was a "huge huge" red dragon that was both massive and lean, while being quite "battle savvy". He was first claimed by Aemon Targaryen, Prince of Peyredragon in 72 AD.

What is the most powerful dragon class? ›

Class: Strike

One of the most mysterious and feared species in the Book of Dragons, the Skrill is aggressive, powerful and nearly untrainable. Skrills do not breathe fire. Instead, they channel lightning down their metallic spines, firing it from their mouths in a shower of destructive blasts.

What dragon is the strongest dragon? ›

Klauth is most infamous for killing other ancient dragons that rival or threaten to surpass his own power. As a result, he is without question the strongest of all the ancient dragons. He even has the power to cast spells.

What is Ash's strongest dragon type Pokemon? ›

1/15 Charizard

Of all of Ash's Pokemon including Pikachu, Charizard is the only one to defeat a Legendary one-on-one (Articuno). Even without that benchmark, you can tell how powerful Charizard is just by looking at the way it battles.

Why are night furies so rare? ›

Night Furies are also the rarest of all dragons; They have been hunted by the dreaded dragon hunter Grimmel the Grisly to near-extinction. Only Toothless remains the last of his kind.

Who would win Red death vs Bewilderbeast? ›

The Red breaths fire at the Bewilderbeast,but the Bewilderbeast counters with an ice blast, freezing the Red Death. The Bewilderbeast then crushes the frozen Red Death before roaring victoriously.

What is the light Fury's name? ›

The Light Fury was never given a name in the film. It's strange to think of the couple as Toothless and “just The Light Fury”.

What is Black dragons name? ›

Official male names include Sjachmalsvir, Mrinabnahor, Insithryllax and Hethcypressarvil. Official female names include Amnemis, Casarial and Vilholin.

Are gold dragons powerful? ›

Also called royal dragons or imperial dragons, gold dragons are the apex of an already unimaginably powerful race. Of all metallic and chromatic dragons, only mithral dragons might be more powerful–but they don't often overtly involve themselves in mortal events as golds do.

Who is the biggest dragon? ›

Vhagar. Born on Dragonstone before Aegon conquered Westeros, Vhagar is the largest dragon alive and is about 181 years old.

Does Ash catch a legendary? ›

Ash has had multiple chances to catch a legendary Pokémon throughout the series but never did, despite forming close bonds with a few of them in the wild. Melmetal he caught through luck and coincidence, having already captured its pre-evolution form, Meltan.

Is Ash's Dragonite a girl? ›

Notably, Ash's Dragonite is female, which confirms a long-standing belief by Pokemon fans. While a handful of localizations referred to Ash's Dragonite as female, neither the Japanese or English versions ever specified what gender Dragonite was.

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