Lance's Gyarados

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Lance's Gyarados
あかいギャラドス Lance's Gyarados
Poké Ball
Lance Red Gyarados.png
Lance's Gyarados in the anime Shiny
Debuts in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Caught in Rage of Innocence
Caught at Outskirts of Mahogany Town
Evolves in Prior to Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Lance
129
130
This Pokémon spent an unknown number of episodes as Magikarp.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Magikarp N/A
As Gyarados Unshō Ishizuka (EP236 - AG098)
Unknown (JN012)

Lance's Gyarados (Japanese: ワタル ギャラドス Wataru's Gyarados) is one of Lance's main Pokémon in the anime, games, and manga. In the main anime series, it is also the Red Gyarados of the Lake of Rage incident.

In the anime

History

Original series

As a wild Pokémon
As a Magikarp

The red Gyarados debuted in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, where it leaped out of the Lake of Rage and fired a Hydro Pump at Ash and his friends. However, the attack did not hit them. Later, during a Team Rocket plot, Tyson assigned Jessie, James and Meowth to capture the red Gyarados. They successfully found the Gyarados and lured it to the surface where the other Team Rocket members caught it in a net.

Ash and the group came by and unsuccessfully stopped Team Rocket from getting away with Gyarados, and they too got captured by Team Rocket. Professor Sebastian explained to them that the red Gyarados was forcibly evolved from a normal-colored Magikarp. Since it didn't have time to officially complete the evolution, the coloration of the Pokémon ended up staying red instead of turning blue.

During Rage of Innocence, after Team Rocket's success in catching the red Gyarados, they decided to do some research on it. Meanwhile, Lance found out that the Evolution Inducement Ray was the cause of all the unevolved Pokémon growing tired. He then destroyed its source with the help of his Dragonite's Hyper Beam. After the machine was destroyed, all of the side effects it caused disappeared. No longer affected by the ray, the red Gyarados began to go on a rampage. It then escaped from the helicopters Team Rocket was carrying it in and dove into the water below. The red Gyarados continued its rampage, destroying everything in sight with Hyper Beam. Ash tried to stop it from going berserk, but it had no effect, making Gyarados retaliate with Hydro Pump.

The Team Rocket grunts tried catching it with another net. This time, Ash sent out Bayleef to cut the net with Razor Leaf. Just when the grunts were defeated, the Team Rocket trio arrived and shot a different net at the red Gyarados. Gyarados broke free from the net and went on another rampage, moving towards the river in Mahogany Town. Pryce stopped the Atrocious Pokémon from going any further by having his Dewgong use Ice Beam on the river. Lance, after defeating Tyson, battled the red Gyarados with his Dragonite in order for it to calm down. Lance successfully did so and caught the red Gyarados.

With Lance

Shortly after capturing Gyarados, Lance promises Ash that he will take care of his new Pokémon and that, like Dragonite, he will be his friend. The Red Gyarados reappeared in a flashback in Beauty is Skin Deep, when Ash and his friends told Clair about what happened in Mahogany Town.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In Gaining Groudon, May, Max, and Brock rode on Gyarados when Ash was captured by Team Magma, Brock recognized the Atrocious Pokémon almost immediately. After the confusion is over, and Brock explains who Gyarados belonged to, he takes the trio to the island where Ash, Pikachu and Lance meet. This time, Gyarados is more calm and loyal to his Trainer's order, showing that Lance managed to fulfill his promise to care for the Pokémon.

In The Shuffle of Legends, it ended up helping them out during the fight between Kyogre and Groudon, joining forces with Brock's Mudkip and May's Beautifly.

Gyarados with Lance against Leon and Charizard

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Gyarados Dynamaxed

In Flash of the Titans!, Gyarados was Lance's choice in the World Coronation Series finals against Leon's Charizard. During the battle, Lance Dynamaxed his Gyarados, and in response, Leon Gigantamaxed his Charizard. Despite possessing a type advantage, Gyarados was defeated by a relentless barrage of powerful attacks, making Leon the Monarch.

Gyarados reappeared in a flashback in JN042.

Personality and characteristics

Prior to Lance capturing the red Gyarados, the red Gyarados had a bad temper towards people. It became worse after the machine forcing Pokémon to evolve got destroyed. Because of the increased rage, the Gyarados easily broke out of the prisons Team Rocket held it in. After Lance caught the red Gyarados, it calmed down. During Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, the red Gyarados got along with people and worked with Ash's friends to help them out during the fight with Groudon and Kyogre.

Moves used

Lance Gyarados Dragon Dance.png
Using Dragon Dance
Move First Used In
Hydro Pump Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Hyper Beam  Rage of Innocence
Dragon Dance  Flash of the Titans!
Aqua Tail  Flash of the Titans!
Ice Fang  Flash of the Titans!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Max Moves used

Picture Max Move First Used in Base Move
Lance Gyarados Max Geyser.png Max Geyser Flash of the Titans! Aqua Tail
Description: While Dynamaxed, Gyarados launches a supermassive stream of water in front of its mouth at the opponent. The impact causes rain to fall on the battlefield.
Lance Gyarados Max Strike 1.png
Lance Gyarados Max Strike 2.png
Max Strike Flash of the Titans! Hyper Beam
Description: While Dynamaxed, Gyarados strikes its tail into the ground, sending sparks of energy across the battlefield and towards the opponent. When the sparks reach the opponent, the ground underneath them explodes.
Lance Gyarados Max Guard.png Max Guard Flash of the Titans! Dragon Dance
Description: While Dynamaxed, Gyarados forms a light blue barrier of energy in front of itself, protecting it from attacks, including Max Moves.

In the games

In the core series

Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
First battle Rematch
Spr 1y 130.png
Types:
Water Flying
Gyarados Lv.58
Hydro Pump
Water
Dragon Rage
Dragon
Leer
Normal
Hyper Beam
Normal
Spr 2c 130.png
Types:
Water Flying
Held item:
None
Gyarados Lv.44
Rain Dance
Water
Surf
Water
Flail
Normal
Hyper Beam
Normal
Spr 3f 130.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
None
Gyarados Lv.56
Bite
Dark
Dragon Rage
Dragon
Twister
Dragon
Hyper Beam
Normal
Spr 3f 130.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
None
Gyarados Lv.68
Hyper Beam
Normal
Dragon Dance
Dragon
Earthquake
Ground
Thunder Wave
Electric
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
First battle Rematch/Multi Battle with Clair First battle Rematch
Spr 4h 130 m.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
None
Gyarados Lv.46
Waterfall
Water Physical
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Flail
Normal Physical
Spr 4h 130 m.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
None
Gyarados Lv.68
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Waterfall
Water Physical
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
130Gyarados.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
No ability
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Gyarados Lv.54
Waterfall
Water Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
  --  
   
130Gyarados.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
No ability
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Gyarados Lv.64
Waterfall
Water Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Crunch
Dark Physical

In the Stadium series

Pokémon Stadium Pokémon Stadium 2
130.png
Types:
Water Flying
Gyarados Lv.50-100
Dragon Rage
Dragon
Hydro Pump
Water
Body Slam
Normal
Thunderbolt
Electric
130.png
Types:
Water Flying
Held item:
PRZCureBerry
Gyarados Lv.50-100
Surf
Water
DragonBreath
Dragon
Sleep Talk
Normal
Hyper Beam
Normal

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gyarados in Pokémon Adventures
As a Magikarp in Pokémon Adventures

Gyarados evolved from a Magikarp sometime before the events of the manga. It first appears in Extricated from Exeggutor together with Lance's other Pokémon. Later was used to shield Lance from the lava on Cerise Island using its bubbles.

It is later used in the final battle against Yellow alongside Lance's Dragon Pokémon.

Moves used

Lance Gyarados Dragonair Hyper Beam Adventures.png
Using Hyper Beam
Move First Used In
Bubble Beam Rhyhorn Rising
Hyper Beam The Beedrill All and End All
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Lance's Gyarados in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Gyarados was the first test that Red and the gang had to handle. It popped out of a pool of water when Lance commanded it to do so. Gyarados was proven to be a challenge when it kept on hiding in the water and used its tail at one point to slap Clefairy. Clefairy tied Red's Pikachu to a fishing line and threw him to the pool of water to find Gyarados. After Pikachu went inside Gyarados's mouth, Pikachu shocked it, defeating Gyarados.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

The red Gyarados appeared in JNM04, where it and Lance were defeated by Leon and his Charizard during the finals of the World Coronation Series.

In the TCG

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

Lance's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Lance's Gyarados Water       Pokémon VS Common 098/141
 

Trivia

Lance's normal colored Gyarados
  • In The Legend of Thunder!, Lance is seen with a normal colored Gyarados in Marina's imagination, but it is unknown if he actually owns one.
  • Gyarados is the first Shiny Pokémon seen in the anime in possession of an Elite Four or Champion.
  • Gyarados is the only Shiny Pokémon in the anime to evolve from a non-Shiny Pokémon.
  • In the anime, Gyarados is the first Pokémon to do a standard Dynamax.


Related articles

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




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