Rapidash

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Rapidash
ギャロップ
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Ponyta < Rapidash > Slowpoke

Species Type
Fire Horse Pokémon Fire.png
Number Ability
#78 Run Away/Flash Fire
Flame Body
Height Weight
5′7″ (1.7m) 209.4 lbs. (95kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Ponyta None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 60
Tier EV Yield
NU 2 Speed Points

Rapidash (ギャロップ) is a fire type Pokémon that was introduced during generation I. It evolved from Ponyta when it reached level 40.

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[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Rapidash is a horse-like Pokémon. It's coat is a light-cream colour, including it's horn that is at the centre of it's forehead, the horn is most likely inspired from Unicorns. Rapidash's ears are both triangular with the inner colouration red. Like it's previous evolution, it has a flame mane instead of actual hair, same with it's tail, at each of it's ankles has a flame too. All of the fire of Rapidash are coloured yellow, orange and red.

[edit] Gender Differences

Rapidash doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Ash was riding in a race on the Ponyta owned by Lara Laramie in The Flame Pokémon-athon when it evolved into Rapidash towards the end of the race, winning by a nose.

Emily uses her Rapidash to pull a carriage in Sitting Psyduck. Most recently, Red appears with a Rapidash in Pokémon Origins.

[edit] Movies

Neesha would use a Rapidash in Mewtwo Strikes Back, which would get cloned. The clone makes a subsequent appearance in Mewtwo Returns.

Wild Rapidash make appearances in Destiny Deoxys, Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Zoroark: Master of Illusions, along with the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation".

[edit] Manga

Lady Platinum Berlitz's Ponyta would evolve into a Rapidash at Canalave Gym. He would continue to make subsequent appearances, appearing in Chapters 377, 387, 388, 395, 398, 405, 407, 416-426, 429, 4323, 439 and 441.

Blaine appears with his own Rapidash in Chapters 26, 34, 35, 47, 48, 75 and 154.

Crystal would capture a Rapidash for Professor Oak, which would get lent to Emerald for his Battle Frontier Challenge at the Battle Pike. This Rapidash makes appearances in Chapters 309 & 310.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow None Evolve Ponyta
Gold/Silver Rare
Only One
Route 28
Trade Gloom in Pewter City
Crystal Rare Route 28
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Ponyta
Fire Red/Leaf Green Common Kindle Road
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Ponyta
Heart Gold/Soul Silver Rare Route 28
Black/White Rare Route 12
Black 2/White 2 None Trade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Very competitive, this Pokémon will chase anything that moves fast in the hopes of racing it.
Blue Very competitive, this Pokémon will chase anything that moves fast in the hopes of racing it.
Yellow Just loves to run. If it sees something faster than itself, it will give chase at top speed.
II Gold At full gallop, its four hooves barely touch the ground because it moves so incredibly fast.
Silver With incredible acceleration, it reaches its top speed of 150 mph after running just ten steps.
Crystal It just loves to gallop. The faster it goes, the longer the swaying flames of its mane will become.
III Ruby Rapidash usually can be seen casually cantering in the fields and plains. However, when this Pokémon turns serious, its fiery manes flare and blaze as it gallops its way up to 150 mph.
Sapphire Rapidash usually can be seen casually cantering in the fields and plains. However, when this Pokémon turns serious, its fiery manes flare and blaze as it gallops its way up to 150 mph.
Emerald It usually canters casually in the fields and plains. But once a Rapidash turns serious, its fiery manes flare and blaze as it gallops its way up to 150 mph.
FireRed It can gallop at a top speed of 150 miles per hour. It can race as fast as a bullet train while ablaze.
LeafGreen Very competitive, this Pokémon will chase anything that moves fast in the hopes of racing it.
IV Diamond It gallops at nearly 150 mph. With its mane blazing ferociously, it races as if it were an arrow.
Pearl It has astounding acceleration. From a standstill, it can reach top speed within 10 steps.
Platinum When at an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, enhancing its beautiful appearance.
HeartGold At full gallop, its four hooves barely touch the ground because it moves so incredibly fast.
SoulSilver With incredible acceleration, it reaches its top speed of 150 mph after running just 10 steps.
V Black When at an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, enhancing its beautiful appearance.
White When at an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, enhancing its beautiful appearance.
Black 2 When at an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, enhancing its beautiful appearance.
White 2 When at an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, enhancing its beautiful appearance.
VI X Very competitive, this Pokémon will chase anything that moves fast in the hopes of racing it.
Y It gallops at nearly 150 mph. With its mane blazing ferociously, it races as if it were an arrow.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

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[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 40
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[edit] Type Matchups

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Last edited by leDinx on 19 September 2014 at 11:07
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