Dragons are arguably the most elusive type in the smash hit mobile game Pokemon Go. While a ton of Dragon type Pokemon have been released throughout the series, there are actually only three in the original generation. Those Pokemon are Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite, all of which are within the same evolutionary chain. It’s important to note that other types of Pokemon can learn dragon based moves, but they are still not classified as this type.
So, with only three dragons in Pokemon GO, one has to wonder where you can even find them. Surprisingly, we’ve actually been fairly consistent when it comes to locating the first form of this Pokemon, Dratini. It turns out that this Dragon type likes to hang out in parks or other local landmarks. Another way to obtain Dratini is actually by hatching a 10km egg, and this may be your best chance. Given that you can obtain these eggs at PokeStops, consider hanging out in an area where you can easily hit multiple ones. This will not only up your chances at obtaining a 10km egg, but possibly lure in a Dratini, as well.
Other locations to possibly catch Dragon types are in major cities with a high concentration of PokeStops. In areas such as New York City’s Times Square, there is a large use of Lure Modules, which cause Pokemon to flock to that area. This will not only increase your chances at running into one of these three rare Pokemon, but possibly pick up some other elusive pocket monsters, as well!
Lastly, you can find Dragonair and Dragonite in the wild, though very rarely. Too few have been found to narrow down a preferred location, but they have been noted near highly populated areas and near water.
Looking for other types of Pokemon? Perhaps so you can get every Pokemon GO medal? If so, check out our Locations Guide here, and for everything Pokemon GO, head to our Ultimate Guide filled with everything you need to know.