The Top 10 Best Flying Type Pokemon Ever

If you want to add the best flying type Pokemon to your team, look no further! These Pokemon have the best stats, move pools & abilities of all non-legendary flying types which allow them to thrive in competitive battling and general game-play.


Honorable Mentions:

Corviknight, Mandibuzz, Noivern, Aerodactyl


10. Talonflame

best flying type pokemon - talonflame

In the fever of an exciting battle, Talonflame showers embers from the gaps between its feathers and takes to the air.


Good attacks for Talonflame: brave bird, flare blitz, flame charge, roost


9. Crobat

best flying type pokemon - crobat

If Crobat is flying by fluttering only a pair of wings on either the forelegs or hind legs, it's proof that it has been flying a long distance. It switches the wings it uses if it is tired.


Good attacks for Crobat: brave bird, super fang, cross poison, roost, defog


8. Skarmory

best flying type pokemon - skarmory

Skarmory is entirely encased in hard, protective armor. It flies at close to 190 mph and slashes foes with its wings that possess swordlike cutting edges.


Good attacks for Skarmory: drill peck, iron head, brave bird, toxic, spikes, whirlwind, roost, defog, iron defense


7. Staraptor

best flying type pokemon - staraptor

The muscles in Staraptor's wings and legs are strong. It can easily fly while gripping small prey.

Good attacks for Staraptor: brave bird, double edge, U-turn, close combat, defog, tailwind


6. Togekiss

best flying type pokemon - togekiss

As everyone knows, Togekiss visits peaceful regions, bringing them gifts of kindness and sweet blessings.


Good attacks for Togekiss: air slash, dazzling gleam, aura sphere, flamethrower, nasty plot, thunder wave, roost, defog


Read more: The best legendary flying type Pokemon ever - ranked

5. Salamence

best flying type pokemon - salamence

Salamence came about as a result of a strong, long-held dream of growing wings. It is said that this powerful desire triggered a sudden mutation in its cells, causing it to sprout its magnificent wings.


Good attacks for Salamence: earthquake, fly, dragon claw, stone edge, fire fang, substitute, dragon dance, roost, defog


4. Dragonite

best flying type pokemon - dragonite

Dragonite is capable of circling the globe in just 16 hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost ships in a storm to the safety of land.


Good attacks for Dragonite: earthquake, fly, extreme speed, outrage, fire punch, dragon dance


Pro tip: use Dragonite's 'multiscale' ability to half the damage taken from an attack when your Dragonite is at full HP


3. Gyarados

best flying type pokemon - gyarados

When Magikarp evolves into Gyarados, its brain cells undergo a structural transformation. It is said that this transformation is to blame for its wildly violent nature.


Good attacks for Gyarados: waterfall, bounce, earthquake, crunch, dragon dance


Pro tip: use Gyarados' 'moxie' ability to gain an attack boost each time Gyarados knocks out an opponent!


2. Gliscor

best flying type pokemon - gliscor

Gliscor observes its prey while hanging inverted from branches. When the chance presents itself, it swoops!


Good attacks for Gliscor: earthquake, facade, knock off, swords dance, roost, toxic, stealth rocks, defog


Pro tip: use Gliscor's 'poison heal' ability and a poison orb item to heal your Gliscor each turn during battle and prevent other status conditions!


1. Hawlucha

best flying type pokemon - hawlucha

Although its body is small, Hawlucha's proficient fighting skills enable it to keep up with big bruisers like Machamp and Conkeldurr.


Good attacks for Hawlucha: high jump kick, acrobatics, swords dance, roost, defog



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