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Why are Dragons weak to Ice? They look strong and powerful and they can breath fire. So what gives?

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Why are Dragons weak to Ice they look so ,strong,tough,and powerful and they breath out fire. I dunto why they look like they need no weaknees.

asked Aug 20, 2013 by Thunder
edited Nov 1, 2013 by Pokemaster

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Look can be deceiving.

If Dragon Pokemon had no weakness besides themselves, they would be extremely overpowered. You can say that Sableye and Spiritomb are overpowered by the lack of weaknesses but their poor stats hold them back. Most Dragons have really good stats, and if they have few weaknesses, the game would just be finding Dragons. That's also GameFreak's reason for sticking in Fairy type, because Dragon Pokemon are powerful.

answered Aug 20, 2013 by Mewderator
selected Aug 21, 2013 by Thunder
There's also the fact that Ice-types are UNDERPOWERED, because there aren't many good Ice-types, and Ice-types have many weaknesses.
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Well this is a question that only Game Freak can give a good answer too however I will use some mythology and links to perhaps make things a little clearer
dragons can easily be compared to the Greek gods of mythology as they were powerful beings that none could stand against, much like the Invincible Dragon types.

For Ice types I would put a link between Tartarus ( A cold, dark place) and Ice. Tartarus was according to myths the most feared place to be for both mortals and immortal beings. It was a deep, dark, icy-cold place where you could find no comfort. Using your hypothesis with the link of dragons and gods Tartarus is just the same thing for the Greek gods. Zeus himself didn't have much to say when it came to the Tartarus.
So just like the Tartarus was feared by even the gods, I would say that other then itself, the Dragon types only weakness was Ice (until gen VI). However not every type is hit supereffectively by Ice types. For this I would say since not all mortal beings have much to lose in the Tartarus, not all will equally be effected, whereas a God or Titian banished to the Tartarus will be rendered powerless (KO'd)

This explanation does sound weird, I know but it is merely just my Hypothesis

answered Aug 20, 2013 by Aeternis
reshown Aug 20, 2013 by Aeternis
+1 just cuz of the mythology.
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Well, I guess it's because dragons usually fly, and ice will slow them down. Kind off like flying types. Besides, Dragons couldn't be made too powerful, or the game would become unfair.

answered Aug 20, 2013 by Oriodian
#haxorus
true...  he must run on farts or something...