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* Gyarados, along with {{p|Kingdra}} and {{p|Milotic}}, has the highest base stat total of any non-legendary {{type|Water}} Pokémon.
 
* Gyarados, along with {{p|Kingdra}} and {{p|Milotic}}, has the highest base stat total of any non-legendary {{type|Water}} Pokémon.
 
* Excluding [[Battle Tower]]s', [[Battle Frontier]]s', and players' Pokémon, Gyarados is tied at the lowest (with {{p|Regigigas}} and {{p|Magikarp}}), and also tied for the highest (again with {{p|Magikarp}}) level non-glitch Pokémon able to be encountered. This is due to that in {{game|Black and White|s 2|Black 2 and White 2}}, Gyarados lured by a {{DL|Fishing|Super Rod}} range in levels anywhere from level 1 to 100.
 
* Excluding [[Battle Tower]]s', [[Battle Frontier]]s', and players' Pokémon, Gyarados is tied at the lowest (with {{p|Regigigas}} and {{p|Magikarp}}), and also tied for the highest (again with {{p|Magikarp}}) level non-glitch Pokémon able to be encountered. This is due to that in {{game|Black and White|s 2|Black 2 and White 2}}, Gyarados lured by a {{DL|Fishing|Super Rod}} range in levels anywhere from level 1 to 100.
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* Gyarados' face bears resemblance to the sprite based Legend of Zelda series' River Zora enemy.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
It appears to be based on a sea dragon or {{wp|sea serpent}}. 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).
 
It appears to be based on a sea dragon or {{wp|sea serpent}}. 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).

Revision as of 20:38, 3 March 2013

Magikarp #129: Magikarp
Pokémon
#131: Lapras Lapras
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Gyarados (disambiguation).
Gyarados
ギャラドス Gyarados
#130
130Gyarados.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Flying
Category
Atrocious Pokémon
Abilities
Intimidate Moxie
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#130
Johto
#077
Hoenn
#053
Sinnoh
#024
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-125
Height
21'04"
Imperial
6.5 m
Metric
Weight
518.1 lbs.
Imperial
235.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
 F130.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 2 and
Dragon groups
6 cycles
(1530 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 214 Battle Exp.: 2141*

Gyarados (Japanese: ギャラドス Gyarados) is a dual-type Water/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Magikarp starting at level 20.

Biology

Physiology

Gyarados is a large dragon Pokémon, resembling dragons seen in Chinese mythology. Its serpentine body is mostly blue, but its underbelly and the spots along its body are yellow. It has a three-pointed, dark blue crest on its head and four white fins down its back. Its mouth is very large and gaping, bearing four canine teeth, but bears some resemblance to that of its pre-evolution Magikarp. Like Magikarp, it has one barbel on both sides of its face. Its pectoral and dorsal fins also resemble Magikarp's. Gyarados is rarely shown with its mouth closed. When Gyarados is forced to undergo evolution, it retains Magikarp's red coloring, leading to the phenomena of the Red Gyarados.

Gender differences

A female has white barbels, while a male has blue. A Shiny male Gyarados will have red barbels.

Special abilities

Like most dragon-like Pokémon, Gyarados' strength is mostly physical, causing it to rely more on physical attacks than special. It is one of the few Water-type Pokémon able to wield both Fire-type and Electric-type attacks. Its fangs can crush stones and its scales are harder than steel. Despite the strength of its fangs, it cannot learn the move Crunch and can only learn one of the elemental fang moves.

Behavior

This Pokémon bears little resemblance to its docile pre-evolution. Gyarados is infamously known for its fierce temper and wanton destructive tendencies. Once it has worked itself into a frenzy, it will not calm until everything around it is destroyed—this tendency is attributed to the dramatic structural changes its brain undergoes during evolution. It seems attracted to violence. During times of human conflict, Gyarados are said to appear, burning entire cities down to the ground. In addition, Gyarados are also notoriously difficult to tame even after they are captured by the Trainer, usually requiring an exceptional amount of work in taming it until it can become loyal and obedient to its Trainer.

Habitat

Gyarados usually live in large bodies of water, such as lakes and ponds or even seas and oceans. The Lake of Rage is the best known nesting area for Gyarados, and most famously, the red Gyarados, however, they are still quite rare even in the Lake of Rage, as they are seldom found in the wild.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Gyarados in the anime
Red Gyarados in the anime

Major appearances

Misty's Gyarados

Misty obtained a Gyarados after passing the PIA test in Cerulean Blues. Prior to the test, Misty was terrified of Gyarados, but in order to pass the test, she had to overcome her fear of it. In the end, she calmed and kept the Gyarados.

Red Gyarados

Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage Of Innocence focused on a red Gyarados. It was on a destructive rampage until Lance captured it. This Gyarados appeared again in Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends to stop the feuding of Groudon and Kyogre.

Other

A Gyarados appeared in Pokémon Shipwreck. James was frustrated with his Magikarp and kicked it into the water. That Magikarp evolved into a Gyarados. It reappeared in a flashback in the following episode.

Groups of Gyarados were seen from within a submarine disguised as or styled after a Gyarados by Jessie, James, and Meowth in The Pi-Kahuna shortly before the onset of a massive, annual tidal wave celebrated by local surfers who were apparently not aware of the annual migration. According to James, the Gyarados gathered each year in this location to lay their eggs.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Gyarados owned by Fergus was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. Fergus attacked Mewtwo with Gyarados's Hyper Beam, but Mewtwo turned the attack back on it, knocking the Gyarados out. The Gyarados clone is seen again in Mewtwo Returns. Before Mewtwo appeared, Ash commented that he had heard that Gyarados were hard to train.

Another Gyarados was used in A Crasher Course in Power!, under the ownership of Crasher Wake.

Minor appearances

Gyarados debuted in a cameo appearance in Pokémon - I Choose You!. It was swimming by in a river that Ash had jumped into to avoid being chased by a flock of Spearow.

Gyarados also appeared in the banned episode EP035.

A Gyarados appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, as part of the cast for the movie "Pokémon in Love".

A Gyarados appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

Nurse Joy had befriended a giant Magikarp that later evolved into Gyarados in The Joy of Pokémon. Despite Magikarp being giant, it was regular-sized as a Gyarados.

Multiple Gyarados also appeared in The Power of One and Pokémon Heroes.

The Magikarp that Dr. Quackenpoker had been observing evolved into Gyarados in The Wacky Watcher!.

A Gyarados was seen in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

A Gyarados appeared in A Better Pill to Swallow as part of Brock's fantasy.

A Gyarados made a brief appearance in Houndoom's Special Delivery where it splashed away Houndoom and Misty's Togepi.

Two Gyarados appeared in The Joy of Water Pokémon. One was an inhabitant of Lake Lucid, while the other one was being treated by Nurse Joy for neck problems.

A Gyarados also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Gyarados appeared in Dueling Heroes.

Trinity used a Gyarados in her battle against Misty in the Whirl Cup in The Perfect Match!. It reappeared in a flashback in Espeon, Not Included.

Lance also owns a normal Gyarados, but not much is known about this one as its only appearance was in Marina's fantasy in The Legend of Thunder!.

A Gyarados was one of the Pokémon living in Lake Slowpoke in Enlighten Up!.

A Gyarados appeared in Gary's explanation in Johto Photo Finish.

Lola owns a Gyarados as seen in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!.

Four Gyarados appeared in The Search for the Legend where they were driven away by Silver's Salamence.

A Gyarados made a brief cameo as a thief in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

A Gyarados appeared in Sandshrew's Locker!.

A Gyarados is used by one of the students of Pokémon Summer Academy in the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A Gyarados blasted Team Rocket away in Strategy Begins at Home!.

Another Gyarados makes an appearance at the beginning of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP016 Gyarados Ash's Pokédex Gyarados. This Pokémon has a vicious temperament, so use extreme caution. Its fangs can crush stones and its scales are harder than steel.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Misty's Gyarados in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Misty's Gyarados

Misty owns a Gyarados in the The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga.

Gary has a Gyarados which was sent out with his other Pokémon to battle the giant Slowpoke in Ash vs. Gary.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Gyara
Main article: Red Gyarados

Gyarados debuts in the Red, Green & Blue chapter in its own round, Gyarados Splashes In!. Here, an enraged one attacks its own Trainer, Misty, but is recaught by Red, who supposedly returns it to her. The drastic change in attitude of the Pokémon was the result of a Team Rocket experiment as is shown in Raging Rhydon.

Later on, Misty traded this Gyarados to Red in exchange for Red's Krabby which he names Gyara.

Gyarados is later seen with Lance, using its BubbleBeam to shield him from the lava of Mt. Cerise.

A Red Gyarados was seen in the Lake of Rage three years later, but it was caught by Silver. It had the ability to control the other Gyarados in the lake.

When Red borrows Blue's Charizard to travel to Mt. Silver, he temporarily trades his Gyarados to Blue. It later appears as one of Blue's Pokémon in Volume 13, used against Entei, and later part of his revealed team during the Gym Leader faceoff. Prior to the FireRed and LeafGreen saga, Blue returns Gyarados to Red.

Crasher Wake also has a Gyarados which was very briefly seen during his presentation, where he was riding on it in A Skuffle with Skorupi.

In the Pokémon Get da ze! manga

Shū has a Gyarados in the Pokémon Get da ze! manga.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Black owns a Gyarados in The Golden Boys manga.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Rald has a Gyarados as seen in Battle Between Student and Master!.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Crasher Wake has a Gyarados which was used against Hareta in a Gym battle.

Cyrus sent out his Gyarados after his Weavile suffered tons of damage from Piplup's surprise attack.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Lance owns a Gyarados as seen in PM036.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS006 The evolved form of Magikarp. Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage. Can fire a Hyper Beam from its mouth.

In the TCG

Main article: Gyarados (TCG)

Red Gyarados have appeared three times in the TCG, once in Neo Revelation as Shining Gyarados, once in EX Holon Phantoms as Gyarados Star δ, and in HeartGold & SoulSilver as Gyarados. The most recent appearance in HeartGold & SoulSilver most likely commemorates Red Gyarados's initial appearance as a significant part of the storyline in Pokémon Gold and Silver.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Gyarados only appears as a trophy.

Trophy Information

"An Atrocious Pokémon rarely seen in the wild. When it does appear, it's usually running rampant in a destructive rage--behavior that has the unfortunate side effect of leaving whole cities in ruin. It is said that when humans begin a conflict, Gyarados incinerates the towns of both warring parties. There are records of a Gyarados rampage lasting as long as a month. Its pre-evolution form is Magikarp."

Game data

In Diamond and Pearl a red Gyarados is featured on the TV on a program called "Search for the Red Gyarados." It is this that inspires Lucas or Dawn and their rival to go to Lake Verity, to see if there is a rare Pokémon dwelling in it.

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
Blue
Yellow Brutally vicious and enormously destructive. Known for totally destroying cities in ancient times.
Stadium Extremely vicious and horribly brutal. Has enough destructive power to totally annihilate even a major city.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 They say that during the past wars, Gyarados would appear and leave blazing ruins in its wake.
Generation 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.
Generation 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.
Generation V
Black Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
White
Black 2 Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Magikarp
Blue (Japan)
None Evolve Magikarp
Yellow
Uncommon Fishing in Fuchsia City (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Uncommon
One
Lake of Rage (Surfing and fishing)
Fuchsia City (Good Rod and Super Rod)
Red Gyarados
Crystal
Uncommon
One
Lake of Rage (Surfing and fishing)
Fuchsia City (Good Rod and Super Rod)
Red Gyarados
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Sootopolis City (Super Rod)
Emerald
Rare Sootopolis City (Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Routes 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Cape Brink, Bond Bridge, Five Isle Meadow, Ruin Valley, Water Path, Water Labyrinth, Resort Gorgeous, Memorial Pillar, Green Path, Outcast Island, Tanoby Ruins, Pallet Town, Cerulean City, Viridian City, Fuchsia City, Vermilion City, Celadon City, Cinnabar Island, One Island, Four Island, Five Island, Seafoam Islands, Trainer Tower, Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone, Berry Forest and Icefall Cave (Super Rod)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Great Marsh (Good and Super Rod)
Routes 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Canalave City, Celestic Town, Pastoria City, Sunyshore City, Lake Verity, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Ravaged Path, Valley Windworks, Mt. Coronet, Iron Island, Sendoff Spring, Pokémon League, Victory Road, Fuego Ironworks, Oreburgh Gate, Resort Area (Super Rod)
Platinum
Common Great Marsh (Good and Super Rod)
Routes 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Canalave City, Celestic Town, Pastoria City, Sunyshore City, Lake Verity, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Ravaged Path, Valley Windworks, Mt. Coronet, Iron Island, Sendoff Spring, Pokémon League, Victory Road, Fuego Ironworks, Oreburgh Gate (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon
One
Fishing at the Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City, Mt. Silver, Seafoam Islands (Super Rod)
Red Gyarados*
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Magikarp
Black 2 White 2
Uncommon Nature Preserve (fishing on rippling water)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Magikarp
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve Magikarp
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Submarine
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Magikarp
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
Miracle Sea (Deep B5F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle (during mission)
Safra Sea
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach Normal Mode S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone
Pokémon Conquest Fontaine, Avia

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 100.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
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
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
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
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
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
2020 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2323 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
2626 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
2929 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
3232 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
3535 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3838 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
4141 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
4444 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —% 20
4747 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Gyarados obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 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 in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Gyarados in that game.
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Gyarados can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Gyarados cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
129 Splash Normal Status —% 40
129 Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
129 Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
129 BounceBW Flying Physical 85 85% 5
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Wrap Lance's Gyarados (VS 98)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin130.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS130.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani130.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP130.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Waterfall Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't make me angry. I can ruin the world!
26%-50% HP Do something. My HP is down to about half.
1%-25% HP I've had it... I couldn't rampage if I wanted to...
Level up I leveled up! My Hyper Beam's been boosted, too!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up! My Hyper Beam's been boosted, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP130.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: None
Loops: 11 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Gyarados is a brutal Pokémon that can spit a huge jet of water from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW130.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Gyarados is the Attraction Chief of Gyarados's Aqua Dash in the Beach Zone. After he got too cocky, he said he wanted to become the Zone Keeper.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP130.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Aqua Tail
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Intimidate
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2: Frighten
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Tenacity
Evolves from Magikarp when its Attack is 16 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nobuchika and Takeyoshi

Evolution

Magikarp
Unevolved
Magikarp
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 20


Gyarados
First evolution
Gyarados
 Water  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 130.png Spr 1y 130.png Spr 1g 130.png Spr b g1 130.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 130.png Spr 2s 130.png Spr 2c 130.gif Spr b 2g 130.png
Spr 2g 130 s.png Spr 2s 130 s.png Spr 2c 130 s.gif Spr b 2g 130 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 130.png Spr 3e 130.png Spr 3f 130.png Spr b 3r 130.png
Spr 3r 130 s.png Spr 3e 130 s.png Spr 3f 130 s.png Spr b 3r 130 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 130 m.png Spr 4p 130 m.png Spr 4h 130 m.png Spr b 4d 130 m.png
Spr 4d 130 f.png Spr 4p 130 f.png Spr 4h 130 f.png Spr b 4d 130 f.png
Spr 4d 130 m s.png Spr 4p 130 m s.png Spr 4h 130 m s.png Spr b 4d 130 m s.png
Spr 4d 130 f s.png Spr 4p 130 f s.png Spr 4h 130 f s.png Spr b 4d 130 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 130 m.png Spr 5b 130 m.png Spr b 5b 130 m.png
Spr 5b 130 f.png Spr 5b 130 f.png Spr b 5b 130 f.png
Spr 5b 130 m s.png Spr 5b 130 m s.png Spr b 5b 130 m s.png
Spr 5b 130 f s.png Spr 5b 130 f s.png Spr b 5b 130 f s.png
Gyarados For other sprites and images, please see Gyarados images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Gyarados with its mouth closed and violet eyes
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Gyarados' name was Skulkraken, a combination of skull and kraken (a mythological sea monster).
  • Despite being part Flying type, the only Flying-type move it can learn is Bounce. However, it has been seen flying in the anime.
  • In Generation II and Generation IV, Gyarados is the first of only two Shiny Pokémon to be integrated into a game's plot (the second was Celebi in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness).
  • In the Pokémon anime, Gyarados's eyes are violet instead of the red that appears in its sprites and official artwork.
  • Gyarados has the greatest increase of its base stat total of any Pokémon compared to its pre-evolution, an increase of 340 points. It shares this distinction with Milotic.
  • As of Generation V, Gyarados and its pre-evolution's Egg Group combination (Water 2 and Dragon) is unique.
  • As of Black 2 and White 2, Gyarados is used by three of the seven Pokémon League Champions, being used by Blue, Lance and Wallace, making it the most popular Pokémon among Pokémon League Champions thus far (although Blue does not always have a Gyarados, depending on the player's starter Pokémon). However, Blue is the only one to use it in the Pokémon World Tournament.
  • Gyarados's known abilities are shared with another evolutionary line, Salamence.
  • Gyarados appears in every regional Pokédex except the Unova Pokédex.
  • Gyarados is the heaviest Flying-type Pokémon and the second largest, being surpassed in length by Rayquaza.
  • In many ways, Gyarados is the counterpart of Milotic. Both are the serpentine evolved forms of weak fish Pokémon, and both appear in times of conflict, Gyarados to destroy, Milotic to becalm. Both have base stat totals of 540, the only difference being the distribution of their Attack, Special Attack and Special Defense stats.
  • Gyarados, along with Kingdra and Milotic, has the highest base stat total of any non-legendary Water-type Pokémon.
  • Excluding Battle Towers', Battle Frontiers', and players' Pokémon, Gyarados is tied at the lowest (with Regigigas and Magikarp), and also tied for the highest (again with Magikarp) level non-glitch Pokémon able to be encountered. This is due to that in Black 2 and White 2, Gyarados lured by a Super Rod range in levels anywhere from level 1 to 100.
  • Gyarados' face bears resemblance to the sprite based Legend of Zelda series' River Zora enemy.

Origin

It appears to be based on a sea dragon or sea serpent. 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).

Name origin

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 referencing on how it evolves from a pathetically weak Pokémon to one capable of destroying entire cities and how in legend that 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). Alternatively, dos may indicate that it is the second in its evolutionary line.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ギャラドス Gyarados From 虐殺 gyakusatsu, 逆境 gyakkyō, gyaku, arashi, 争い arasoi, ドス dosu and dos.
France Flag.png French Leviator A corruption of Leviathan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gyarados Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Garados Similar to English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Gyarados Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 갸라도스 Gyaradoseu Transliteration of Japanese name


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