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
ギャロップ Gallop
#078
078Rapidash.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Fire '
Category
Fire Horse Pokémon
Abilities
Run Away or Flash Fire Flame Body
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#078
Johto
#207
Hoenn
#254
Sinnoh
#091
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-018
Almia
R-177
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
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
2
Base Exp.: 192 Battle Exp.: 1921*

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

It evolves from Ponyta starting at level 40.

Biology

Physiology

Rapidash is a horse-like, quadruped Pokémon. It has a horn, reminiscent of a unicorn. Rapidash has eyes with red irises that are proportionally smaller and different in design to its pre-evolution, Ponyta. Like its pre-evolution, Rapidash has various flames streaming from certain spots on its body. However, Rapidash’s flames are different in shape and location on the body to Ponyta’s, for the flames at the tops of the legs have vanished and there are now flames on the ankles. Rapidash’s 'tail'-flame now streams from its back, and Rapidash’s head flame is much longer.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

They run at about 150 miles per hour (240 kilometers per hour), chasing everything that moves in hopes of racing it. With incredible acceleration, they reach their top speed in only ten steps. At full gallop, their four hooves barely touch the ground.

Behavior

Rapidash are very agile Pokémon. They can live on mountains along with Rock and other Fire Pokémon. It is possible that they live alone, rather than in groups of fellow Rapidash. They are the highest evolved form of Ponyta and are highly capable in battle. Although Rapidash only casually canter, they are very competitive Pokémon. They will chase anything that moves in hopes of racing it. The faster Rapidash go, the longer the swaying flames of their mane will become. At an all-out gallop, their blazing mane sparkles, a feature which is said to enhance their beautiful appearance.

Habitat

Most Rapidash live on grassland such as fields and plains, but they can also be seen on mountains. The best place to find wild ones would be in Kanto, though some can be found in Johto and Unova as well.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

They mostly grazes on grass, but they can sometimes be found with the Shuca Berry.

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.

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

Minor appearances

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.

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

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

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

Rapidash made a cameo appearance in Last Call, First Round! with a Girafarig.

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

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Blaine is seen with a Rapidash as his steed in Pokémon Adventures. In the Red, Green & Blue chapter, 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.

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 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 {{{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 Ponyta
Blue (Japan)
Rare Cerulean Cave
Yellow
None Evolve Ponyta
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Route 28/Trade Gloom in Pewter City
Crystal
Rare Route 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 Evolve Ponyta
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Route 28
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Route 12
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


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

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
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total:
500
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 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 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

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI - VII
 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 120120 08585% 5
4545 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
4949 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI - VII
 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 0000 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 SolarBeam 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 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 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 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 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 TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI - VII
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingVulpixNinetalesMeowth
PersianStantlerSkittyDelcattyGlameowPurugly
PurrloinLiepardMinccinoCinccino
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
PikachuRaichuSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaUrsaring
PhanpyDonphanSkittyDelcattyPachirisuBuneary
LopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccinoCinccinoDeerling
SawsbuckCubchooBeartic
Charm Normal Status 100% 20
RattataRaticateCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionPhanpy
DonphanSkittyDelcattyNumelCameruptSpinda
HippopotasHippowdonDeerlingSawsbuck
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingJolteonCombuskenBlaziken
DeerlingSawsbuck
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
GrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidashCyndaquilQuilava
TyphlosionChimcharMonfernoInfernape
Flame Wheel Fire Physical 60 100% 25
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
Excadrill
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 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 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
077 Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
077 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
  • 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

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

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin078.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani078.png 
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.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
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

Ponyta
Unevolved
Ponyta
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 40


Rapidash
First evolution
Rapidash
 Fire 

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

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 pre-evolution, are based on the Greek god Helios's fiery steeds.

Name origin

Rapidash's name could 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, referring to the fact that Rapidash has flames on its back. Its Japanese name is simply the word gallop, which is the form of running of hooved animals.

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
German Gallopa Derived from galloppieren.
French Galopa From galop or galopade.
Korean 날쌩마 Nalssaengma
Chinese (Mandarin) 烈焰馬 / 烈焰马 Lièyànmǎ Means "Raging flame horse" or "Horse of roaring flames".
Chinese (Cantonese) 烈焰馬 Lihtyìhmmáh Same as Mandarin name.


External links

Notes


Ponyta #077: Ponyta
Pokémon
#079: Slowpoke Slowpoke


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