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For those that don't know, the "starter" types are Fire, Water, and Grass, the typings of the starter Pokemon of every core Pokemon game ever conceived.

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They have tough, reptilian skin.
I think it's because those four types often represent "natural elements", and dragons are supposed to have control over those.

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That's an interesting observation that you make.

My Illogical Theory

Dragon has always been considered a generally OP type due to their lack of weaknesses and how good Dragon-type Pokemon tend to be stat-wise. The superiority of Dragon-types seems justified though. The other types represent generic elements like water, electricity, ice - you see them all the time and they are generally harmless (in most cases, anyway). But dragons!? THEY'RE SO COOL. Unlike the other types, Dragon-types are associated with mythical, fire-breathing creatures that could destroy anything and everything in their path. Even debatably mythical creatures like Fairy- and Ghost-types are a hell of a lot less frightening than Dragon-types.

And I think that's why Dragon-types are resistant to the Fire-, Water- and Grass-types. These types are the first types you encounter - they're the types that you would be most familiar with, the complete opposite of the mythical fire-breathing dragons. I imagine Electric-types fit this criteria as well, but I couldn't be too sure. Among all the non-starter types, I would think the Electric-type is the most 'familiar' type.

Of course, we can't know for sure because only Game Freak knows blablabla. It's an interesting observation you make, though!

Hope I helped. :)

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A notable exception to the harmless category would be one of the types in question (Fire), which is much more destructive when left uncontrolled; however, Dragon skin is usually thought of to be very resistant to fire, especially considering the fact that many can breathe it (try me, you can teach just about any Dragon-type Fire Blast, Kyurem and I think Zekrom being notable exceptions).
This theory is good enough for me, Indigo. Nice work!