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GF needs a break from tradition, there are too many Water and too many Flying types as it is.
I agree, Gyarados should be Water/Dragon. Overpowered in R/B/Y? Yeah, but this isn't the first generation any more. As for Charizard . . . nah. I like it with Blaze, and I'm fine with it being a Fire/Flying type. Charizard's awesome enough without the Dragon-type.
So Charizard and Gyarados have been brought up a billion times... but why isn't Yanmega a Bug/Dragon? It's a prehistoric dragonfly. I know there isn't that association of dragonflies with dragons in Japan, but still. (Unless there IS... then I can just be utterly confused as to why didn't they do it then)
It's supposed to be powerful and menacing, and it certainly wouldn't be far-fetched. The horrible Bug/Flying typing makes it just a bug.
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On the flip side, I feel like Altaria shouldn't be a dragon. I guess it is one because it's based on something that's partially a dragon, but based on its movesets it would be fine (if boring) as a Normal/Flying.
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Gyarados doesn't get it.
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While Dragons were considered incredibly powerful back in Gen I, there's really not much about them today that makes them all that special. They hit next to nothing super effectively. I really don't think changing either Gyarados or Charizard to Dragon would make them overpowered.
I actually don't think that they will change them, nor do I think they should. Charizard is one of the most beloved Pokemon in the series and Gyarados is a classic "What the..." kind of Pokemon. I think they should stay as they are, but Dragon typing does make a lot more sense.
Mantyke, so it still counts as a tradition.
Tradition or no tradition isn't the point. Back in R/B/Y, there was no such thing as tradition. It began there. You could argue that we should be retconning one Pokemon every Gen with a single-type that deserves another type as was done with Magnemite and Magneton, if you follow that logic.
Which is exactly why Gyarados should be part Dragon. It's defensiveness against Ice does not change, and same with Grass. The extra Dragon-typing fits its design, as well as its typical nature, and its preferred choice of moveset. Flying is just ridiculous, considering only Bounce is there for it.
And I feel giving Yanmega a Dragon-typing would be silly. It just seems too, well, basic to be given the typing like that. It belongs as a Bug/Flying-type. A Pokemon I do feel needs a Dragon-typing though, would be Aggron. It looks Dragon-y, and acts Dragon-y. Remove it's Rock-type, and make it Steel/Dragon.