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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guide: best flying-type Pokémon and where to catch them

Use Close Combat!!

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are out on Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite with a total of 400 Pokémon. Some of the Pokémon from the previous generation saw their return and some new pokemon from the Paldea region were added to the Pokedex of generation 9. Flying is one of the 18th Types in Pokémon, Flying types of pokemon are weak against Rock, Electric, and Ice and they are strong against Bug, Grass, and Fighting Types. In this guide, we will go through the list of Flying Pokémon that are in the game and the best ones for you to pick, Meanwhile, you can also check our guide on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet best Grass-type, Poison-type, Water-type, and Fire-type Pokémon.

Complete list of all Flying-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The flying type Pokémon from the Gen 9 Pokedex and the ones that are newly introduced in the Paldea region are…

  • Hoppip
  • Skiploom
  • Jumpluff
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Vivillion
  • Combee
  • Vespiquen
  • Rookide
  • Corvisquire
  • Corviknight
  • Masquerain
  • Starly
  • Staravia
  • Staraptor
  • Oricorio (4 forms)
  • Squawkabilly
  • Wingull
  • Pelipper
  • Gyarados
  • Drifloon
  • Wattrel
  • Kilowatrel
  • Swablu
  • Altaria
  • Murkrow
  • Honchkrow
  • Tropius
  • Scyther
  • Salamence
  • Bombirdier
  • Hawlucha
  • Noibat
  • Noivern
  • Fan Rotom
  • Flamingo
  • Dragonite
  • Delibird
  • Rufflet
  • Braviery
  • Iron Jugulis

Best flying-type Pokémon and where to find them

With a total of 45 flying-type Pokémon in the game, it is hard to choose the best one for your team. we made a list of the 5 best Flying-type Pokémon for you to easily pick one for your playthrough.


HP: 78
Attack: 81
Defense: 71
Special Attack: 74
Special Defense: 69
Speed: 126

Total Combat Points: 499

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Talonflame has a high-Speed stat that can outspeed most of the Pokémon of gen 9 and finish them off with Stab Close Combat. it evolves from From Flechinder and can be found in The Great Crater of Paldea.


HP: 95
Attack: 125
Defense: 79
Special Attack: 60
Special Defense: 100
Speed: 81

Total Combat Point: 540

Pokemon gyarados
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Gyarados have always been a staple pick for any Pokémon game due to how easy it is to acquire a Magikarp in every game. You can get a Magikarp In any Lake or Ocean in the Scarlet and Violet game and evolve it into Gyarados at Level 20.


HP: 98
Attack: 87
Defense: 105
Special Attack: 53
Special Defense: 85
Speed: 67

Total Combat Points: 495

Coviknight Pokemon
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Corviknight has resistance against 8 and total immunity against 2 out of the 18 types of move. it also has good defense and special defense to further amplify its ability to take any strong attack coming towards It. In The Great Crater of Paldea of grass, biome is where you can find this Pokémon.


HP: 91
Attack: 134
Defense: 95
Special Attack: 100
Special Defense: 100
Speed: 80

Total Combat Points: 600

Dragonite Pokemon
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Dragonite is a Pseudo Legendary Pokémon with 2 strong typing of Dragon and Flying. With its massive normal attack stat, it can amplify the damage of any stab physical move and terrorize its opposition. You can only get Dragonite by evolving Dragonair who can be found only in Casseroya Lake.


HP: 95
Attack: 135
Defense: 80
Special Attack: 110
Special Defense: 80
Speed: 100

Total Combat Points: 600

Salamence Pokemon
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Similar to Dragonite, Salamence is also a Pseudo legendary Pokémon with a base combat point of 600. Salamance has high Attack, Speed as well as access to Intimidate, one of the strongest abilities in the game which makes him a force to be reckoned with. You can get Salamence only by evolving Shellgon, which can be found in South Province (Area Six) Cave.

Which are the best flying-typPokémon according to you in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Let us know in the comments below.

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