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Rapidash (Pokémon)

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Ponyta #077: Ponyta
Pokémon
#079: Slowpoke Slowpoke
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Rapidash (disambiguation).
Rapidash
Fire Horse Pokémon
ギャロップ
Gallop
#078
Rapidash

Rapidash

Rapidash

Rapidash
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Run Away or Flash Fire Cacophony
Cacophony
Flame Body
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Rapidash

Mega Rapidash Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
209.4 lbs. 95.0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#078
Kanto
#207
Johto
#254
Hoenn
#091
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-018
Fiore
R-177
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
192
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F078.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Rapidash (Japanese: ギャロップ Gallop) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Ponyta starting at level 40.

Biology

Rapidash is an equine Pokémon with four slender legs and black hooves. Its body is cream-colored, and it has a horn on its forehead. It also has small red eyes and pointed ears with red insides. Red and orange flames stream from neck, part of its back, and its fetlocks. Flames also form this Pokémon's tail.

Rapidash is a very agile Pokémon. It runs at about 150 mph, chasing everything that moves in hopes of racing it. With incredible acceleration, it reaches its top speed in only ten steps. At full gallop, its hooves barely touch the ground. The faster Rapidash go, the longer the swaying flames of its mane will become. At an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, a feature which is said to enhance its beautiful appearance. Rapidash lives in grasslands, but it can also be seen on mountains.

In the anime

Rapidash in the anime

Major appearances

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.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Rapidash owned by Neesha was also one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Rapidash clone is seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

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

Minor appearances

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

A Rapidash was among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

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

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

A Rapidash appeared in Love at First Flight in Jessie's dream of Prince Charming.

Multiple Rapidash made cameo appearances in Destiny Deoxys and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

It also appeared in Strategy Begins at Home! in Ash's flashback.

Rapidash made a cameo appearance in the Sinnoh Grand Festival in Last Call — First Round! with a Girafarig.

A Rapidash made a brief appearance in Meowth's fantasy in For The Love of Meowth!.

A Rapidash appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In the manga

Rapidash in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Platinum's Rapidash

Blaine is seen with a Rapidash as his steed in Pokémon Adventures. In the Red, Green & Blue chapter, in Holy Moltres it carried Red to Blaine's secret laboratory to revive an Aerodactyl from its Fossil. Later, Blaine rides Rapidash into Mewtwo's Psywave in an attempt to defeat Mewtwo. To protect Red, Blaine's Rapidash creates a fireball wall around the Trainer to shield him from the impending blast.

In The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually) the Pokémon Fan Club President owns a Rapidash after watching the Ninth Triennial Indigo League two years ago. It is notable that it has the move Pay Day.

A Rapidash was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

It also appeared in the Emerald saga when Crystal lent the Rapidash she had to Emerald. Though it was initially defeated by Lucy's Seviper with its Toxic and Giga Drain maneuver, its fellow team member Blissey revitalized it using Heal Bell and Softboiled, allowing it to defeat the serpent with a powerful Overheat.

In the Diamond & Pearl chapter, Platinum's Ponyta evolved into a Rapidash the day after her Gym battle against Byron.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Blaine sent out Rapidash during the battle portion of the Pokémon Quiz Battle in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Quiz Battle!!.

A Rapidash is seen with Red during the curry cooking competition that went on in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious?.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Ash borrowed Lara Laramie's Ponyta when she couldn't qualify due to her having a broken arm. During the race, it evolved into a Rapidash and it became faster winning the race.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Blaine's Rapidash was seen in the Cinnabar Gym when Satoshi enters it.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Flint's Rapidash was the first Pokémon used in the battle against Hareta in Hareta's Heart's Desire.

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
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 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.
Generation V
Black When at an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, enhancing its beautiful appearance.
White
Black 2 When at an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, enhancing its beautiful appearance.
White 2
Generation 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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Ponyta
Blue (Japan)
Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Evolve Ponyta
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 28
Trade Gloom in Pewter City
Crystal
Route 28
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Kindle Road, Mt. Ember
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Ponyta
Platinum
Evolve Ponyta
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 28
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Route 12
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Ponyta

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Ponyta
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 60
Forever Level 10
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Ponyta
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
Dark Crater (B4-B15)
Dark Crater Pit (B1-B14)
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Highlands
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lava: Sunny Seashore, World Axle - B1F

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RGB Pokémon Stamp Rapidash Japanese Japan 40 August 1998

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Silver Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
HeartGold SoulSilver Shuca Berry Shuca Berry (5%)
Black White Shuca Berry Shuca Berry (5%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
00Start Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
099 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1313 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
1717 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
2121 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
2525 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
2929 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3333 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
3737 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4040 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
4141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
4545 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
4949 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Rapidash obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rapidash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rapidash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 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 Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 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 Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rapidash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rapidash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mienfoo Ally Switch* Psychic Status —% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantler
SkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
PikachuSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaPhanpySkitty
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccino
DeerlingSawsbuckCubchooBearticFurfrouMeowstic
Dedenne
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
RattataRaticateEeveeCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosion
PhanpySkittyNumelSpindaHippopotasHippowdon
DeerlingSawsbuckSkiddoGogoat
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingJolteonCombuskenBlaziken
DeerlingSawsbuckBunnelbyDiggersby
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
GrowlithePonytaRapidashCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosion
TorkoalChimcharMonfernoInfernape
Flame Wheel Fire Physical 60 100% 25
Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorExcadrill Horn Drill Normal Physical —% 5
StantlerSpindaGlameowPuruglyPatratWatchog
MunnaMusharna
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
MankeyPrimeapeWatchogScraggyScrafty Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
Espeon Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
NidokingMankeyPrimeapeTaurosTeddiursaUrsaring
SpindaBlitzleZebstrikaSandileKrokorokKrookodile
DarumakaDarmanitanCubchooBearticBouffalant
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rapidash in Generation VI
  • 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 Rapidash in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rapidash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rapidash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Rapidash can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Rapidash cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rapidash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rapidash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
077 Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rapidash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rapidash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin078.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani078.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP078.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Scorched Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP If I gallop flat out, I can outrun a bullet train!
26%-50% HP My health is half gone...
1%-25% HP It's hopeless... My flames are about to fizzle...
Level up Hm! My level's gone up!
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 Hm! My level's gone up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP078.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×3)
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: 56 Max. exp.: 76
Browser entry  
Rapidash charges while cloaked in flames that can incinerate anything.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn 3 field move.png
(Burn ×3)
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching fire and charging.
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

077Ponyta.png
Unevolved
Ponyta
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 40
078Rapidash.png
First evolution
Rapidash
 Fire 

Sprites

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

Trivia

  • In early English-language promotional material for Pokémon Red and Blue, it was revealed that Rapidash was to keep its romanized Japanese name 'Gallop'.
  • 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.

Origin

Rapidash's horn shows it may have been inspired by unicorns, but it more closely resembles a regular horse. Rapidash and its pre-evolution may also be based on fiery steeds in mythology, such as those of the Greek god Helios, Skinfaxi of Norse mythology, and the horses of the Ashvins in Hindu myth.

Name origin

Rapidash may be a combination of rapid and dash, referring to the high speed at which it runs. It could also be a combination of rapid and ash (referencing its Fire type).

Gallop is literally gallop, a form of running for hoofed animals.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ギャロップ Gallop From gallop
France Flag.png French Galopa From galop or galopade
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rapidash Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Gallopa From Galopp
Italy Flag.png Italian Rapidash Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 날쌩마 Nalssaengma From 날쌔다 Nalssaeda and ma. Includes 쌩 ssaeng, meaning the sound of something fast.



External links

Notes


Ponyta #077: Ponyta
Pokémon
#079: Slowpoke Slowpoke


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