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Gyarados (Pokémon)

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Magikarp #129: Magikarp
Pokémon
#131: Lapras Lapras
Gyarados
ギャラドス Gyarados
#130
150
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water Flying
Category
Atrocious Pokémon
Ability
Intimidate
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#130
Johto
#077
Hoenn
#053
Sinnoh
#024
Regional Browser numbers
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 most similar in appearance to those seen in Chinese mythology. Its serpentine body is largely blue, but its underbelly is yellow. It has four white fins down its back. Its mouth is very large and gaping, but bears some resemblance to that of its pre-evolution Magikarp. Like Magikarp, it has barbels on its face. Its pectoral and dorsal fins also resemble Magikarp's. Gyarados is only rarely shown with its mouth closed.

Gender differences

A female has white barbels.

Special abilities

Gyarados, like most dragon-like Pokémon, has a high Attack stat, causing it to rely more on physical attacks than special ones. It is one of the few Template:Type2s able to wield both fire and electric attacks.

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, although this Pokémon is very rarely seen in the wild. During times of human conflict Gyarados are said to appear, burning entire cities down to the ground.

Habitat

Gyarados usually live in large bodies of water, such as lakes and ponds or even seas and oceans. The Lake of Rage is a known nesting area for a red Gyarados.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Gyaranime.jpg
James's and two other Gyarados starting to perform Dragon Rage

Gyarados had a cameo appearance in Pokémon - I Choose You! It was then seen in Pokémon Shipwreck. James was frustrated with his Magikarp and kicked it into the water. That Magikarp evolved into a Gyarados.

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.

A Gyarados was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

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.

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

Trinity used a Gyarados in her battle against Misty in the Whirl Cup in The Perfect Match!.

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.

Misty obtained a Gyarados after passing the PIA test in Cerulean Blues.

A Gyarados appeared in Sandshrew's Locker!.

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

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!.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

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.

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 3 years later, but it was caught by Silver. It had the ability to control the other Gyarados in the lake.

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

Both Gyarados have remained on their Trainer's teams to this day.

In the TCG

Main article: Gyarados (TCG)

Game data

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, 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 {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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 Trade
Yellow
Rare Fishing in Fuchsia City (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Uncommon
One
Fishing at the Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City (Super Rod)
Red Gyarados
Crystal
Uncommon
One
Fishing at the Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City (Super Rod)
Red Gyarados
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Fishing in Sootopolis City (Super Rod)
Emerald
Rare Fishing in Sootopolis City (Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Fishing (Super Rod)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Fishing (Super Rod)
Platinum
Common Fishing (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Magikarp
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Submarine
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Magikarp
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle (during mission)

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.


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

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By leveling up

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By breeding

None.

By tutoring

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TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

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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.png Spr b 2g 130.png
Spr 2g 130 s.png Spr 2s 130 s.png Spr 2c 130 s.png 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

  • According to some Nintendo of America artwork, Gyarados was originally slated to have the English name Skullkraken, a combination of the words "skull" and "kraken" (a mythological sea monster). This wouldn't have worked in the games though because the game only allows a maximum of 10 letters in a Pokémon's name.
  • Oddly, despite being part Template:Type2, it does not have wings and the only Flying-type move it can learn is Bounce, which it can only learn from a move tutor in Pokémon Platinum.
  • In Generation II, it became the only 100%-certain Template:Shiny2 encounter and the first of only two Template:Shiny2 Pokémon to be integrated into a game's plot (the second was Celebi in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2). The shiny Generation II Gyarados is believed to be the same one mentioned in the television show the beginning of the Generation IV games.
  • It is said in Pokémon Shipwreck that Gyarados's skin is harder than steel, yet in Talking A Good Game!, Gyarados was angry because it had a twig penetrating through its skin.
  • Gyarados has minor differences between all of its Template:Shiny2 sprites, making it slightly unique to each game. In Gold and Silver, Gyarados' shiny sprite is gold and red, in Ruby and Sapphire, its sprites have a pink hue to them. In FireRed and LeafGreen, its sprites appear more orange. Lastly, in Diamond and Pearl, the sprite loses most of its gold and becomes a standard red color. Why there have been so many changes is unknown.
    • On a side note, Gyarados's normal colors during Gold and Silver showed it being darker hue of blue than previously displayed. This was corrected in Pokémon Crystal.
  • In the Pokémon anime, Gyarados's eyes are violet instead of the red that appears in its sprites and official artwork.
  • Gyarados is one of nine non-Bug, Template:Type2 Pokémon that cannot learn Fly.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2, Gyarados is the only non-legendary boss Pokémon to speak entirely in capital letters.
  • Until Generation 3 Gyarados had white whiskers.
  • In the anime episode Sandshrew's Locker!, Gyarados has the same cry as Dialga.

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 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's name may be derived from a combination of 虐殺 gyakusatsu massacre/slaughter, and 逆境 gyakkyō, hardship/adversity. Both words relate to the creature's violent nature and the hardship it experienced before evolving. The dos may just indicate that it's the second in its evolutionary line. Alternatively, the end of Gyarados' name, ドス dosu, is a Japanese onomatopeic word representing the piercing of flesh, once again owing to Gyarados' violent nature.

In other languages

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Notes


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