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ギャラ Gyara
Bag Poké Ball SV Sprite.png
Red Gyara.png
Red's Gyarados
Debuts in Gyarados Splashes In!
Caught at Route 4
Gender Male
Ability Intimidate
Nature Lonely
Traded in Rock, Paper...Scizor*
Original Trainer Red
Traded for Blue's Charizard*
Current location With Red
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Gyara (Japanese: ギャラ Gyara) is a Gyarados that Red owns in Pokémon Adventures and his sixth Pokémon overall. He originally belonged to Misty and was traded to Red for his Krabby. As of Old Ultima Puts Them to the Test, he is at level 84, and his Characteristic is that he "likes to thrash about."


Red, Green & Blue arc

With Misty

Gyara enraged

Gyara debuted in Gyarados Splashes In!, attacking his original Trainer, Misty. Red shows up and decides to help by sending out Saur. Saur, alongside Misty's Staryu, manage to weaken him enough to be recaptured by Red, who returns him to her. Later on, it is revealed that the drastic change in his attitude was the result of a Team Rocket experiment, where Koga makes a shameless remark about how Team Rocket shouldn't be expected to know about every Pokémon they experiment on, earning Misty's rage.

In What a Dragonite, Gyarados is sent out by Misty to fight against a wild Dragonite that was attacking Red underwater. Gyarados manages to distract Dragonite long enough for Misty to get Red to the surface. Once the two dragons emerge the Dragonite shoots off a Hyper Beam, and Red has Gyarados counter back with his own. As the smoke clears from the clashing attacks, Dragonite falls back into the waters, defeated.

With Red

Gyara meeting his new teammates

In You Know...Articuno!, Misty offers to give Red Gyarados in exchange for his Krabby since Gyarados knew how to use Surf, which Red accepts. Although Red was happy to have obtained him, his earlier ferocity quickly gets him isolated from Red's other Pokémon. When they ran into Team Rocket again, Gyara was forced to relive some painful memories of his experimentation. Red had his other Pokémon help him through that traumatic experience and after that he was broken into the group, resulting in Red's Pokémon trusting him more.

In Holy Moltres, Red faced against the Legendary bird Moltres, which was under the control of Team Rocket. Despite the type advantage Gyara was unable to defeat the Flame Pokémon, and Blaine realized that to stand a chance against the Flying-type Pokémon, they needed a Flying-type of their own. When seeing Red's Old Amber, Blaine sent him to the Island's laboratory, with Gyara staying behind to stall Moltres. Blaine and Gyara were soon overwhelmed, but were saved when Red arrived with Aero.

As revealed in Quilava Quandary, Gyara was a part of the team Red used during the Pokémon League.

Yellow arc

Gyara and Red

In Can You Diglett?, Gyara is shown in a flashback fighting against Bruno's Onix. Gyara attacks with multiple Hydro Pumps, but Bruno's Onix dodges them all by twisting its snake-like body. Onix gets close and uses Bind, immobilizing Gyara. Red sees that Gyara can still use his head and has him attack with Bite. Onix then Digs underground in order to avoid the next attack. After seeing this Red recalls him. Soon after Gyara, alongside Saur and Snor, were called out to battle Lorelei, Bruno, and Agatha. With the power of the Badge Energy Amplifier, the Elite Four's Pokémon do a combination attack of Ice, Fighting, and Ghost powers, knocking the three out.

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

In Rock, Paper...Scizor, Gyara is temporarily traded to Blue for his Charizard. In Entranced by Entei, he battled against a wild Entei. Alongside Silver's Gyarados, the two fire powerful Dragon attacks, though Entei shrugs them off and flees.

By PSs1, he has been returned to Red.

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Gyara appeared in a fantasy in Rayquaza Redemption II, when Sapphire explained to Ruby that the accomplishments of Red and his team inspired her to train to battle.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

Intimidate activated

In Red and Blue Make Purple Opponents, Gyara battled alongside Snor in a Double Battle against Blue and his Golduck and Porygon2. Gyara starts the battle off with his Ability Intimidate, and Blue responds by having Golduck use Iron Tail and Porygon2 use Tri Attack on Red's Pokémon. Red then has Gyara counter attack with Body Slam on Porygon2, while Snor attacks Golduck with Strength. Gyara next uses Hyper Beam on Golduck, and Golduck uses Dig to hide and avoid further damage. Red counters by having Snor use Earthquake, dealing damage to Porygon2, twice the damage to Golduck due to him being underground, which causes him to faint, and Gyara being unaffected due to him being part Flying-type. As Red celebrates he notices that Gyara had been paralyzed by the effects of Tri Attack. Gyara is then attacked by Scizor's Steel Wing and defeated.

In Don't Doubt Deoxys, Gyara is used to battle against Organism No. 2. Gyara was later nearly killed along with Red's other Pokémon while defending his Trainer from Organism No. 2's Psycho Boost.

In Distant Relation Deoxys and Storming the Forretress, Gyara was seen joining Red's other Pokémon, Blue's Charizard, and Chuchu to take down the ten Forretress that Carr had placed inside the Team Rocket airship.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

Gyara appeared in a flashback in All About Arceus IX, when Hirō explains that he based Proteam Omega off of Red's team after watching him train on Mt. Silver.

Personality and characteristics

When Red first met Gyara, he displayed typical characteristics of his species. He was depicted as angry and enraged, attacking every nearby person and Pokémon and not calming down for a second, although this was due to his rage at Team Rocket for experimenting on him. After Misty reclaimed him, he calmed down and turned out to be a very friendly and helpful Pokémon, eager to make friends with others. Like Vee, Gyara developed a slight trauma from his experimentation, though he was able to work through it thanks to his new teammates.

Moves used

Gyara Hydro Pump.png
Using Hydro Pump
Gyara Bite.png
Using Bite
Move First Used In
Hydro Pump  Gyarados Splashes In!
Hyper Beam  What a Dragonite
Surf  You Know...Articuno!
Bite Can You Diglett?*
Dragon Rage Entranced by Entei*
Body Slam  Red and Blue Make Purple Opponents
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the anime

Misty's Gyarados in the anime
Main article: Misty's Gyarados

Misty obtained a Gyarados after passing the PIA test in Cerulean Blues. Prior to the test, Misty was terrified of Gyarados, but in order to pass the test, she had to overcome her fear of it. In the end, she calmed and kept the Gyarados.

In the games

Misty's Gyarados appears during the rematch against her in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
and Let's Go, Eevee!
Water Flying
Gyarados Lv.57
Dragon Physical
Dark Physical
Water Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical


Game Freak Misty.jpg
Artwork from the
Game Freak website

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Misty's Gyarados in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Misty's Gyarados Water Gym Challenge Rare Holo 13/132 Leaders' Stadium Rare Holo  


Language Name Origin
Japanese ギャラ Gyara From ギャラドス Gyarados
English, Italian, Spanish Gyara From Gyarados
French Lévi From Léviator (Gyarados)
German Gara* From Garados (Gyarados)
Korean 갸라 Gyara From 갸라도스 Gyarados
Chinese (Mandarin) 暴鯉 / 暴鲤 Bàolǐ From 暴鯉龍 / 暴鲤龙 Bàolǐlóng (Gyarados)
Chinese (Cantonese) 鯉魚 Léihyùh From 鯉魚龍 Léihyùhlùhng (Gyarados)
Brazilian Portuguese Gyara*
From Gyarados
Vietnamese Gyara Transliteration of his Japanese name

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Gyarados.

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