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Gyarados
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Gyarados
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Mega Gyarados
Type
Water Flying
Gyarados
Water Dark
Mega Gyarados
Unknown
Ability
Intimidate
Hidden Ability
Moxie
Mega Ability
Mold Breaker
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg groups
Water 2 and Dragon
Hatch time
1530 steps*
Height
6.5 m 21'04"
m
m
m
Weight
235.0 kg 518.1 lbs
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Base experience yield
189
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Gyarados
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Gyarados
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Serpentine
Footprint
F152.png
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
Cry


Gyarados is a dual-type Water/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Magikarp on level 20 and can mega evolve using a Gyaradosite.

Pokédex entry

Pokédex entry
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.

Biology

Physiology

(From Bulbapedia) Gyarados is a serpentine Chinese dragon-like Pokémon. It is mostly blue, with a yellow underbelly and yellow spots along its body. It has a three-pointed, dark blue crest on its head and four white, dorsal fins. Its mouth is very large and gaping, bearing four canine teeth. It has one barbel on each side of its face. The barbels are white on a female and the same color as the main body on a male. Gyarados's tailfin is similar in structure to the crest on its head, except with a thin, white fin spread between the points.

Mega Gyarados is bulkier than its previous form. The fins on its face, its barbels, and its crest are now considerably longer. A large spike extends downward underneath its chin, and it now has a black underside. The yellow spots along its body are replaced by raised red scales that run down its side with a single red stripe below them. Two large white fins appear on its back, similar to those on its face. Most of the other fins along its back disappear, except for the one near the tail. Instead, it now has four white, pointed fins near is tail: two on its back and two on its underside.

Both Gyarados and its Mega form have demonstrated in the anime that it can leap huge distances both from the water and from the ground, usually several times its own body length. Its fangs can crush stones and its scales are harder than steel. Gyarados is infamously known for its fierce temper and wanton destructive tendencies, and is attracted to violence. In addition, Gyarados is also notoriously difficult to tame even after it is captured by the Trainer, usually requiring an exceptional amount of work in taming it until it can obey its Trainer. Gyarados usually lives in large bodies of water, such as lakes and ponds or even seas and oceans.

Natural Abilities

Habitat

Game locations

Availability
None Evolve Magikarp
Common
Uncommon
Fossil
Rare
One

Held items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Defense: 79
75 - 144 146 - 282
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 81
77 - 146 150 - 287
Total: 540   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Mega Gyarados

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 155
144 - 227 283 - 449
Defense: 109
102 - 177 200 - 348
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Speed: 81
77 - 146 150 - 287
Total: 640   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:
  • If Gravity is in effect, or this Pokémon is affected by Smack Down or Ingrain, the effectiveness of  Ground-type  moves is 1×.

Mega Gyarados

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:
  • If Miracle Eye is used by an opponent, the effectiveness of  Psychic-type  moves is 1×.

Moves

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
1 Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
20 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
23 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 100% 10
26 Leer Normal Status 100% 30
29 Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
32 Ice Fang Ice Physical 65 95% 15
35 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
38 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
41 Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
44 Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
47 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Gyarados obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gyarados
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gyarados

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMWater.png Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TMNormal.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMIce.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TMFlying.png Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TMGround.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMDark.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TMWater.png Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMDragon.png Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMDragon.png Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TMGround.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMFire.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 10
TMFire.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TMIce.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TMIce.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMIce.png Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TMFire.png Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMSteel.png Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TMSteel.png Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TMDragon.png Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TMDark.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMPsychic.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMFighting.png Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMRock.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TMGhost.png Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TMRock.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TMNormal.png Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMDark.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMElectric.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TMElectric.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMElectric.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMDark.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMPoison.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMNormal.png Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMWater.png Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TMWater.png Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gyarados
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gyarados

By breeding

By breeding
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gyarados
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gyarados
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gyarados

Evolution

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Unevolved
Magikarp
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 20
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First evolution
Gyarados
 Water  Flying 
Gyaradosite
Mega Evolution
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Mega evolution
Mega Gyarados
 Water  Dark 


Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png 152.png 152b.png
GenderF.png 152f.png File:152bf.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png 152s.png 152sb.png
GenderF.png File:152sf.png File:152sbf.png

Mega Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png File:152 1.png File:152 1b.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png File:152 1s.png File:152 1sb.png

Trivia

Design origin

(From Bulbapedia) It appears to be based on a sea dragon or sea serpent and chinese dragon. Gyarados is partially based on a legend about how carp that leapt over the Dragon Gate would become dragons. Several waterfalls and cataracts in China are believed to be the location of the Dragon Gate. This is referenced by Pokémon Snap, as the player needs to get a Magikarp into a waterfall to evolve it into Gyarados. This legend is an allegory of the drive and efforts needed to overcome obstacles (which can be tied to the fact that Gyarados' pre-evolution, Magikarp, could possibly take a lot of drive and effort to legitimately evolve into Gyarados).

Its Flying-type may be a reference of koinobori, a carp-shaped wind sock traditionally flown to celebrate the Children's Day in Japan, formerly called Tango no Sekku (端午の節句).

Name origin

(From Bulbapedia) Gyarados may derive from 虐殺 gyakusatsu (massacre/slaughter) or 逆境 gyakkyō (hardship/adversity)—both words relate to the creature's violent nature and the hardship it experienced before evolving. In addition, 逆 gyaku means "reverse" or "contrary", possibly referring to how Gyarados evolves from a weak Pokémon to one capable of destroying entire cities, and, in legend, how the carp goes against the flow of the waterfall in order to reach the top. It may also involve 嵐 arashi (storm) or 争い arasoi (conflict, referencing on how it appeared during wars). The last part may be from ドス dosu (onomatopoeia for the piercing of flesh, again owing to Gyarados' violent nature).

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