Gyarados

Gyarados
ギャラドス
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Magikarp < Gyarados > Mega Gyarados
Species Type
Atrocious Pokémon Water.gif Flying.gif
Number Ability
#130 Intimidate
Moxie
Height Weight
21'4″ (6.5m) 518.1 lbs. (235kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Magikarp Mega Gyarados
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 2
Dragon
45
Tier EV Yield
UU 2 Attack Points
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Gyarados (ギャラドス) is the 130th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Water/Flying-Type, and is known as the Atrocious Pokémon.

Gyarados uses the Intimidate Ability, which lowers the opponent's Attack stat by one stage upon entering the field. Its Hidden Ability is Moxie, which raises the Pokémon's Attack stat by one stage whenever it knocks out an opponent.

Magikarp gain the opportunity to evolve into Gyarados starting at Level 20.

Gyarados is in the Water 2 and Dragon Egg Groups, and its Egg takes approximately 1,280 steps to hatch. It takes Gyarados 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Gyarados is a large, monstrous serpent-like Pokemon. Gyarados is completely blue at the top of its body with some patches that are light yellow along with its underbelly. It has a large mouth with four sharp teeth inside. Its lips are the same color as its underbelly and the patches that are along the side of its body. It has a dark blue crest which sits on its forehead. There are white fins that are at the back of the mouth. It has two whiskers, which are called barbels, hanging off its face, they are either blue or white depending on the gender of Gyarados. It has four spiky plates that go down its back, two not too far away from its head and the other two at the other end. It has small eyes that usually makes Gyarados look angry, its iris color is reddish. For its tail, it is basically a fin and is kind of similar to the fins on its head.

Gender Differences

The male Gyarados has blue barbels and the female has white barbels. A Shiny male has red barbels.

Game Information

Original Games

In Pokémon Red and Blue, the only way to obtain a Gyarados is to evolve a Magikarp. It can be caught in Pokémon Yellow, however, by fishing with the Super Rod in Fuchsia City.

Gyarados can be caught in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal by either surfing or fishing with the Good Rod or Super Rod at the Lake of Rage, as well as fishing in Fuchsia City. A special shiny Gyarados, more commonly known as the Red Gyarados, can also be caught at the Lake of Rage.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, Gyarados can be caught by fishing with the Super Rod in Sootopolis City. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, it can be fished up with the Super Rod in any body of water.

Using the Super Rod, Gyarados can be caught in any body of water in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, as well as the Good Rod in Diamond and Pearl. It can also be fished up using these Rods in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver at the Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City, Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave and Mt. Silver. It can also be caught in the Marshland, Meadow and Wetland areas of the Safari Zone. In the Marshland area, it is standard catch when using the Super Rod, however by placing three water blocks in the area, it can be caught with the Good Rod. Placing seven water blocks or ten water blocks in the Meadow area will reel Gyarados with the Good Rod and Super Rod respectively, with those caught with the Super Rod being a higher level. Finally, placing down six water blocks in the Wetland area will yield Gyarados using the Super Rod. Mirroring the original games, a Red Gyarados can also be caught at the Lake of Rage.

In Pokémon Black and White, the only way to obtain a Gyarados is to evolve a Magikarp. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, it can be caught by fishing in a shaking spot at the Nature Preserve.

In Pokémon X and Y, Gyarados can be fished up with the Super Rod at Route 3, Route 22 and Parfum Palace. It can be also be caught in the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught using the Super Rod in Sootopolis City.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Gyarados can be caught at any fishing spot using the Fishing Rod. It can only be called on by Magikarp to initiate an S.O.S. Battle.

Spin-Off Games

Trading Card Game

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Gyarados is seen in the anime a couple of times, mostly in an angry state. James of Team Rocket owned a Magikarp that evolved into Gyarados as he kicked it just before releasing it. Gyarados is also a Pokemon that Misty obtains. She finds it back at her gym, and befriends it by the end of the Pokemon Inspection Agencies tests. Gyarados also appeared in the First Movie. It had to fight one of Mewtwo's clones.

A red Gyarados appears in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage Of Innocence. It was on a rampage until Lance captured it. Lance used this Gyarados in Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends to stop Groudon and Kyogre.

Movies

Manga

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Gyarados is in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a great typing that gives it resistances to Fire, Fighting, and an immunity to Ground, Gyarados can check many threats in the UU tier, such as Mamoswine and Infernape. With Dragon Dance at its disposal, Gyarados can become a fearsome set-up sweeper that can stand out as among the tier's biggest threats. STAB moves in Waterfall and Bounce coupled with coverage moves like Earthquake, Stone Edge, and Double-Edge allow for it to become a difficult Pokémon to wall. Thanks to Intimidate, Gyarados has plenty of set up opportunities to set up and terrorize at opposing teams. Its best set is a Substitute + Dragon Dance set that takes advantage of the switches it can force with Intimidate as well as protect it from status, such as Scald burns in particular or paralysis. Other sets include a Dragon Dance set with three attacks to give Gyarados more flexibility in terms of picking and choosing which Pokémon it can take care of and a defensive set uses Intimidate to become an effective physical wall against Pokémon like Mamoswine while providing utility in Roar or Toxic. However, Gyarados is not flawless, as it suffers from being weak to Stealth Rock and having a x4 weakness to Electric-type attacks, which can hinder its offensive and defensive capabilities quite a bit. Gyarados also has trouble with fitting in all the coverage it needs to sweep teams with consistency. For the defensive set in particular, Gyarados suffers from a lack of reliable recovery, having to rely on the RestTalk combination, which can be unreliable at times.

Gyarados is also viable in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. With a great set of resistances and a crucial Ground immunity, Gyarados has the bulk to take advantage of that thanks to Intimidate and can find numerous set-up opportunities. Gyarados is capable of being a great offensive sweeper with a bulky Dragon Dance set with Substitute that takes advantage of its plethora of opportunities to wreak havoc on opposing teams. It can even run a defensive set that acts as a mixed wall against Pokémon such as Mega Charizard Y, Volcarona, Keldeo, and Mega Metagross while providing utility with moves like Thunder Wave, Roar, or Dragon Tail. However, Gyarados suffers from having a weakness to Stealth Rock, and with a lack of reliable recovery, it can be worn down and pressured quite a bit. Gyarados's Speed stat is mediocre by OU standards, and even after a Dragon Dance boost, it can be outsped by a number of threats in the tier.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue None Evolve Magikarp
Yellow 10% (Super Rod) Fuchsia City
Gold/Silver/Crystal 10% (Surf) Lake of Rage
Gold/Silver/Crystal 10% (Good Rod) Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City
Gold/Silver/Crystal 30% (Super Rod) Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City
Gold/Silver/Crystal Only One Lake of Rage (Red Gyarados)
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald 20% (Super Rod) Sootopolis City
FireRed/LeafGreen Uncommon (Super Rod) Fish anywhere
Diamond/Pearl Uncommon (Good Rod, Super Rod) Fish anywhere
Platinum Uncommon (Super Rod) Fish anywhere
HeartGold/SoulSilver 3% (Good Rod) Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City
HeartGold/SoulSilver 10% (Surf) Lake of Rage
HeartGold/SoulSilver 10% (Super Rod) Lake of Rage, Cerulean Cave
HeartGold/SoulSilver 30% (Super Rod) Fuchsia City
HeartGold/SoulSilver 60% (Super Rod) Seafoam Islands: B4F
HeartGold/SoulSilver 63% (Super Rod) Mt. Silver: 2F
HeartGold/SoulSilver -- Safari Zone: Marshland (Good Rod, Super Rod), Meadow (Good Rod, Super Rod), Wetlands (Super Rod)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Only One Lake of Rage (Red Gyarados)
Black/White None Evolve Magikarp
Black 2/White 2 10% (Fish) Nature Preserve (Shaking Spots)
X/Y 65% (Super Rod) Route 3, Route 22, Parfum Palace
X/Y -- Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 5% (Super Rod) Sootopolis City
Sun/Moon Common (Fish) Fish anywhere (S.O.S. Battle)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
Blue Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
Yellow Brutally vicious and enormously destructive. Known for totally destroying cities in ancient times.
II Gold They say that during past wars, Gyarados would appear and leave blazing ruins in its wake.
Silver Once it appears, it goes on a rampage. It remains enraged until it demolishes everything around it.
Crystal It appears whenever there is world conflict, burning down any place it travels through.
III Ruby When Magikarp evolves into Gyarados, its brain cells undergo a structural transformation. It is said that this transformation is to blame for this Pokémon's wildly violent nature.
Sapphire Once Gyarados goes on a rampage, its ferociously violent blood doesn't calm until it has burned everything down. There are records of this Pokémon's rampages lasting a whole month.
Emerald It is an extremely vicious and violent Pokémon. When humans begin to fight, it will appear and burn everything to the ground with intensely hot flames.
FireRed It has an extremely aggressive nature. The Hyper Beam it shoots from its mouth totally incinerates all targets.
LeafGreen Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
IV Diamond Once it appears, its rage never settles until it has razed the fields and mountains around it.
Pearl In ancient literature, there is a record of a Gyarados that razed a village when violence flared.
Platinum Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
HeartGold They say that during past wars, Gyarados would appear and leave blazing ruins in its wake.
SoulSilver Once it appears, it goes on a rampage. It remains enraged until it demolishes everything around it.
V Black Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
White Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
Black 2 Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
White 2 Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
VI X In ancient literature, there is a record of a Gyarados that razed a village when violence flared.
Y Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
Omega Ruby When Magikarp evolves into Gyarados, its brain cells undergo a structural transformation. It is said that this transformation is to blame for this Pokémon's wildly violent nature.
Alpha Sapphire Once Gyarados goes on a rampage, its ferociously violent blood doesn't calm until it has burned everything down. There are records of this Pokémon's rampages lasting a whole month.
VII Sun A tale is told of a town that angered Gyarados. Before the sun rose the next day, flames utterly consumed the town, leaving not a trace behind.
Moon There are people who swear that any place Gyarados appears is fated for destruction.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
95
. 300 394 .
Atk
125
229 255 349 383
Def
79
146 163 257 282
Sp. Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
100
184 205 299 328
Speed
81
150 167 261 287

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
21 Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
24 Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png
27 Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
30 Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
33 Scary Face Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
36 Dragon Rage Dragon.gif ?? 100 Special.png
39 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
42 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
45 Dragon Dance Dragon.gif -- -- Other.png
48 Hurricane Flying.gif 110 70 Special.png
51 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
54 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM59 Brutal Swing Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM98 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Gyarados does not learn any Egg Moves.

Magikarp Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Splash Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
15 Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
30 Flail Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png

Via Event

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 160*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 185 -- Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 185 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 120*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 120*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 190*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png

Evolution Line

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Level 20
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Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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