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Rapidash (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Ponyta
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Slowpoke 000
Rapidash
ギャロップ Gallop
#078
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Fire '
Category
Fire Horse Pokémon
Abilities
Run Away or Flash Fire
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#078
Johto
#202
Hoenn
#254
Sinnoh
#091
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5′07″
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
209.4 lbs.
Imperial
95.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F078.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 192 Battle Exp.: 1921*

Rapidash (Japanese: ギャロップ Gallop) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Ponyta at level 40.

Biology

Physiology

Rapidash is a horse-like Pokémon. It has a horn, reminiscent of a unicorn.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

It runs at 150 miles per hour, Template:A2, chasing everything that moves in hopes of racing it.

Behavior

Rapidash is a very agile Pokémon. It lives on mountains along with other Rock and Fire Pokémon, so it is quite possibly alone - not with a relation, such as a Rapidash friend or mate. They are the highest evolved form of Ponyta and are highly capable in battle.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Ash used a Ponyta belonging to Lara Laramie in the Pokémon Marathon in The Flame Pokémon-athon. The Ponyta evolved into Rapidash near the end of the race, winning it.

Rapidash was also one of the Pokémon cloned by Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Stella had a Rapidash in her circus in It's Mr. Mime Time.

Jon Dickson used a Rapidash in the final match of the Silver Conference in Johto Photo Finish.

In the manga

Blaine is seen with a Rapidash as his steed in Pokémon Special. He rides Rapidash into Mewtwo's Psywave in an attempt to finish the Genetic Pokémon off. To protect Red, Blaine's Rapidash creates a fireball wall around the Trainer to shield him from the impending blast. It also appeared in the Emerald Saga when Crystal lend the Rapidash she had to Emerald. In the DPPt Saga, Platina's Ponyta evolved in her Gym battle against Byron.

In the TCG

Main article: Rapidash (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Very competitive, this Pokémon will chase anything that moves fast in the hopes of racing it.
Blue
Yellow Just loves to run. If it sees something faster than itself, it will give chase at top speed.
Stadium Unable to restrain itself from running after fast trains or cars. Capable of reaching 150 mph at full speed.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 At full gallop, its four hooves barely touch the ground because it moves so incredibly fast.
Generation 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.
Generation 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 {{{platinumdex}}}
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
Rare Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Ponyta
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Mt. Silver area, Routes 28
Crystal
Rare Mt. Silver area, Routes 28
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Kindle Road
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Ponyta
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
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 Volcano
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 60
Forever Level 10
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Evolve from Ponyta
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Volcano Cave (1F-19F)
Dark Crater (B4-B15)
Dark Crater Pit (B1-B14)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Nurue Field

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total: 500   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 80.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 40+ Purified moves
Shadow Down Shadow Box XD 078.png Baton Pass Normal
Shadow Rave Shadow SolarBeam Grass
Shadow Sky Shadow Sunny Day Fire
-- Flamethrower Fire

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 078.png Spr 1y 078.png Spr 1g 078.png Spr b g1 078.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 078.png Spr 2s 078.png Spr 2c 078.png Spr b 2g 078.png
Spr 2g 078 s.png Spr 2s 078 s.png Spr 2c 078 s.png Spr b 2g 078 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 078.png Spr 3e 078.png Spr 3f 078.png Spr b 3r 078.png
Spr 3r 078 s.png Spr 3e 078 s.png Spr 3f 078 s.png Spr b 3r 078 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 078.png Spr 4p 078.png Spr 4h 078.png Spr b 4d 078.png
Spr 4d 078 s.png Spr 4p 078 s.png Spr 4h 078 s.png Spr b 4d 078 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 078.png Spr 5b 078.png Spr b 5b 078.png
Spr 5b 078 s.png Spr 5b 078 s.png Spr b 5b 078 s.png
Rapidash For other sprites and images, please see Rapidash images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The original English name for Rapidash was going to be its Japanese name, "Gallop" but was later changed.
  • Rapidash is the favorite Pokémon of the Kanto Pokémon Fan Club President. When the player first speaks to him, he goes on about why Rapidash is his favorite Pokémon at length.
  • Rapidash' shiny sprite in Generation II was purple. Now it's light gray.
  • Also, Rapidash' current shiny sprite has a hue similar to Ponyta's shiny sprite in Generation II.
  • In the first movie, there is a split second where Rapidash has no flames.
    File:Flamelessrapidash.PNG
    Flameless Rapidash

Origin

Rapidash's horn shows it may have been inspired by unicorns, but it doesn't seem to have anything else in common with unicorns, being more like a regular horse. It would also seem that Rapidash, along with its previous evolution, are based on Pyrios, Aeos, Aethon, and Phlegon, the "fiery steeds" that carried the Greek God Helios's Chariot of the Sun around the world each day.

Name origin

Rapidash's name could be a combination of rapid and dash, referring to the high speed at which it runs or possibly rapid and ash, referring to the fact that Rapidash has fire on its body. It can also be rapido, Spanish for fast. Its Japanese name is simply the word gallop, which is the form of running of hooved animals.

In other languages

  • German: Gallopa
  • French: Galopa - From galop or galopade, meaning gallop.
  • Korean: 날쌩마 Nalssaengma
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 烈焰馬 - Literally "roaring flame horse (or horse of roaring flames)".

External links

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