Mega Gyarados

Mega Gyarados
メガギャラドス
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gyarados < Mega Pinsir > Lapras
Species
Type
Atrocious Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#3
Height
Weight
21'4"
672.4 lbs.
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Mega Gyarados is the Mega Evolution of Gyarados which is activated via the use of a Mega Stone.

Mega Gyarados uses the Mold Breaker Ability, which ignores the abilities of the foe when attacking.

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Game Information

Original Games

Mega Gyarados can be obtained by using the Mega Stone while Gyarados is holding a Gyaradosite in battle.

Spin-Off Games

Mega Gyarados has yet to appear in a Spin-Off game as of writing.

Trading Card Game

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
95
. 300 394 .
Atk
155
283 315 409 449
Def
109
200 223 317 348
Sp. Atk
70
130 145 239 262
Sp. Def
130
238 265 359 394
Speed
81
150 167 261 287

Competitive Battling

Mega Gyarados resides in the Borderline (BL) tier of competitive battling, meaning it does not receive enough usage to be in the Overused (OU) tier but is too broken to stay in the Underused (UU) tier. Thanks to its access to a solid Dark-type STAB move in Crunch and a very high 155 base Attack, Mega Gyarados can make for a terrifying sweeper with Dragon Dance to patch up its subpar speed. With great bulk and good resistances prior and after Mega evolving, Mega Gyarados finds numerous opportunities to set up and wreak havoc on opposing teams. Mold Breaker allows Mega Gyarados to ignore certain abilities like Sturdy, Unaware, and Water Absorb. It does suffer from lacking reliable recovery and being weak to Stealth Rock prior to switching in, but Mega Gyarados is a phenomenal offensive sweeper that can punch massive holes through teams when given the correct support.

Mega Gyarados is also a viable option in the Ubers tier of competitive battling. Thanks to Mold Breaker, Mega Gyarados can bypass certain abilities such as Multiscale, Magic Bounce, and Sturdy, which can make it a decent sweeping option to counteract defensive teams. It can hold its own against more offensive teams due to its ability to check Primal Groudon and Ghost Arceus, but it does not offer much defensive synergy otherwise and needs to be wary of the latter's Lava Plume attacks that could burn it. Thanks to nice bulk and a strong 115 base Attack, Mega Gyarados is fully capable of pulling off a Dragon Dance set with Taunt to prevent Pokémon like Mega Sableye from inflicting status on it. However, Mega Gyarados is hindered by the presence of Xerneas and Mega Salamence, both very common and threatening Pokémon. Mega Gyarados takes up a Mega slot which can go to a number of other threatening Pokémon, including the aforementioned Mega Salamence which holds its own against the offensive builds that dominate Ubers.

Evolution Line

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Level 20
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Mega Gyarados

Type Matchups

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