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'''Gyarados''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: ギャラドス ''Gyarados'') is a {{t|Water}}/{{t|Flying}}-type Pokémon. It is fairly easily obtained (through evolution) in every Pokémon RPG except [[Pokémon Colosseum]].
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'''Gyarados''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: ギャラドス ''Gyarados'') is a {{t|Water}}/{{t|Flying}}-type Pokémon. It is fairly easily obtained (through evolution) in every Pokémon RPG except {{g|Colosseum}} and {{g|XD: Gale of Darkness}}.
   
 
Gyarados comes with the [[Abilities|Ability]] Intimidate, which lowers opponents' physical attack rating one level when it enters battle.
 
Gyarados comes with the [[Abilities|Ability]] Intimidate, which lowers opponents' physical attack rating one level when it enters battle.

Revision as of 04:05, 19 August 2007

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Magikarp
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Lapras 000
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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F130.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 2 and
Dragon groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
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 Water/Flying-type Pokémon. It is fairly easily obtained (through evolution) in every Pokémon RPG except Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

Gyarados comes with the Ability Intimidate, which lowers opponents' physical attack rating one level when it enters battle.

Gyarados evolves from Magikarp starting at Level 20.

Biology

Physiology

Gyarados is the closest-looking existing Pokémon to the Chinese dragon Long. They are large, serpentine-shaped and blue-yellow colored.

Gender differences

A female has white barbels.

Special abilities

Gyarados, like most dragon-like Pokémon, has a high attack stat, relying mostly on attacks than specials. Dragon Dance appears to be its signature move, increasing its already-high attack, and its speed. Dragon Rage also seems to be one of its older signature moves.

Behavior

Gyarados is said to have a quick temper and violent nature. Its brain undergoes massive structural changes during evolution, causing it to go on rampages that can last up to a month.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Gyarados was first seen in Pokémon Shipwreck. James was frustrated with his Magikarp and kicked it into the water. That Magikarp evolved into a Gyarados.

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

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.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Special manga

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 and supposedly gived back to her. The drastic change of 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.

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 Volume 13, 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.

Game data

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 {{{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
None Evolve Magikarp
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Fishing in Fuchsia City
Generation II
Gold Silver
Uncommon
One
Fishing at the Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City
Red Gyarados
Crystal
Uncommon
One
Fishing at the Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City
Red Gyarados
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Fishing in Sootopolis City
Emerald
Rare Fishing in Sootopolis City
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Fishing
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Fishing
Platinum
None Trade
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 Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Evolve from Magikarp
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Submarine
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Evolve from Magikarp
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle (during mission)

Base stats

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

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
20 Bite Bite Bite Bite
23       Dragon Rage
25 Dragon Rage Dragon Rage Dragon Rage  
26       Leer
29       Twister
30   Leer Leer  
32 Leer     Ice Fang
35   Twister Twister Aqua Tail
38       Rain Dance
40   Hydro Pump Hydro Pump  
41 Hydro Pump     Hydro Pump
44       Dragon Dance
45   Rain Dance Rain Dance  
47       Hyper Beam
50   Hyper Beam Dragon Dance  
52 Hyper Beam      
55     Hyper Beam  

By TM/HM

Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM02   Headbutt    
TM03   Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM05   Roar Roar Roar
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07   Zap Cannon Hail Hail
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash    
TM09 Take Down      
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Bubblebeam      
TM12 Water Gun   Taunt Taunt
TM13 Ice Beam Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM16   Icy Wind    
TM17   Protect Protect Protect
TM18   Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21   Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM23 Dragon Rage      
TM24 Thunderbolt Dragonbreath Thunderbolt Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
TM26     Earthquake Earthquake
TM27   Return Return Return
TM31 Mimic      
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect      
TM34 Bide Swagger    
TM35   Sleep Talk Flamethrower Flamethrower
TM37   Sandstorm Sandstorm Sandstorm
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast
TM40 Skull Bash Defense Curl    
TM41     Torment Torment
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43     Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45   Attract Attract Attract
TM50 Substitute      
TM55       Brine
TM58       Endure
TM59       Dragon Pulse
TM66       Payback
TM68       Giga Impact
TM71       Stone Edge
TM72       Avalanche
TM73       Thunder Wave
TM78       Captivate
TM79       Dark Pulse
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute
HM03 Surf Surf Surf Surf
HM04 Strength Strength Strength Strength
HM06   Whirlpool Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM07   Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall
HM08     Dive  

Side game data

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Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

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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).

Oddly, despite being part Template:Type2, it isn't able to learn Flying-type moves. However it can learn certain Template:Type2 moves, such as Dragon Rage, Twister, and DragonBreath. There is some speculation that its secondary type was supposed to be Dragon instead of Flying.

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.

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.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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