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Shiny Gyarados

Class: Shiny Ultra Rare
Types:
Water
Flying
Catch Rate: 22
Level Gain Rate: S Slow
Base Reward EXP: 1,712
Reward EV Point: Attack: 2
Shiny Gyarados in game: 86 Who?
AVG Level: 98
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 2130

Base Stats

HP: 118
Attack: 156
Defense: 98
SpAttack: 75
SpDefense: 125
Speed: 101
Total: 673
Default Ability 1: Slow Tough
Default Ability 2: Dragon Master
Default Ability 3: Fighting Eager
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: onixtymime
Color Modifier: zacherymatthews2

Where Shiny Gyarados can be captured:

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Shiny Gyarados's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 50% : 100% : 100% : 400% : 50% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 100%
: 0% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 200% : 50% : 50%

Shiny Gyarados's Transformation Line

#2129 Shiny Magikarp
Water (Type 1)
Level 67
#2130 Shiny Gyarados
Water (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
Level 79
Use item Ultimate Gem
#10130 Shiny Mega Gyarados
Water (Type 1) Dark (Type 2)

Shiny Gyarados's Other Forms

#130 Gyarados
Water (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Shiny Gyarados Can Learn

ID: 294 Hyper Surf HM03 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 601 Strength HM04 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 689 Whirlpool HM05 Category: Special Base Power: 35 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 495 Rock Smash HM06 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 687 Waterfall HM07 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 133 Dive HM08 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100

Shiny Gyarados's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 626 Tackle Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 642 Thrash Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 75
ID: 47 Bind Level: 16 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 48 Bite Level: 20 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 469 Rage Level: 21 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 150 Dragon Tail Level: 26 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 302 Ice Fang Level: 32 Category: Physical Base Power: 65 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 336 Leer Level: 32 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 513 Scary Face Level: 33 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 22 Aqua Tail Level: 35 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 666 Twister Level: 35 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 148 Dragon Rage Level: 36 Category: Special Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 113 Crunch Level: 41 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 413 Outrage Level: 41 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 290 Hydro Pump Level: 46 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 288 Hurricane Level: 48 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 10 Accuracy: 70
ID: 145 Dragon Dance Level: 50 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance Level: 51 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 292 Hyper Beam Level: 55 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Shiny Gyarados Can Learn

ID: 489 Roar TM005 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 258 Hail TM007 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 632 Taunt TM012 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 300 Ice Beam TM013 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 52 Blizzard TM014 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 649 Thunderbolt TM024 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 644 Thunder TM025 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 10 Accuracy: 70
ID: 159 Earthquake TM026 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 478 Reflect TM033 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 203 Flamethrower TM035 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 510 Sandstorm TM037 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 191 Fire Blast TM038 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 85
ID: 652 Torment TM041 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 512 Scald TM055 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 67 Brutal Swing TM059 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 419 Payback TM066 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 239 Giga Impact TM068 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 598 Stone Edge TM071 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 648 Thunder Wave TM073 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 73 Bulldoze TM078 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 118 Dark Pulse TM097 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 35 Avalanche TM101 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 548 Skull Bash TM110 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 308 Icy Wind TM116 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 319 Iron Tail TM117 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 75
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 683 Water Pulse TM122 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 79 Captivate TM124 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 56 Body Slam TM153 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 116 Curse TM164 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 62 Bounce TM174 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 5 Accuracy: 85
ID: 584 Spite TM175 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 310 Incinerate TM180 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 171 Endure TM182 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 46 Bide TM191 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 318 Iron Head TM200 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 143 Dragon Breath TM203 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 147 Dragon Pulse TM208 Category: Special Base Power: 85 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 667 Uproar TM224 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 631 Take Down TM264 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 66 Brine TM288 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 585 Splash TM323 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 199 Flail TM333 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 69 Bubble Beam TM336 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 681 Water Gun TM369 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 705 Zap Cannon TM527 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 50
Pokémon: Shiny Gyarados - Level Gain Rate: S Slow - Class: Shiny
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 120 EXP
L 3: 396 EXP
L 4: 960 EXP
L 5: 1,872 EXP
L 6: 3,240 EXP
L 7: 5,136 EXP
L 8: 7,680 EXP
L 9: 10,932 EXP
L 10: 15,000 EXP
L 11: 19,956 EXP
L 12: 25,920 EXP
L 13: 32,952 EXP
L 14: 41,160 EXP
L 15: 50,616 EXP
L 16: 61,440 EXP
L 17: 73,692 EXP
L 18: 87,480 EXP
L 19: 102,876 EXP
L 20: 120,000 EXP
L 21: 138,912 EXP
L 22: 159,720 EXP
L 23: 182,496 EXP
L 24: 207,360 EXP
L 25: 234,372 EXP
L 26: 263,640 EXP
L 27: 295,236 EXP
L 28: 329,280 EXP
L 29: 365,832 EXP
L 30: 405,000 EXP
L 31: 446,856 EXP
L 32: 491,520 EXP
L 33: 539,052 EXP
L 34: 589,560 EXP
L 35: 643,116 EXP
L 36: 699,840 EXP
L 37: 759,792 EXP
L 38: 823,080 EXP
L 39: 889,776 EXP
L 40: 960,000 EXP
L 41: 1,033,812 EXP
L 42: 1,111,320 EXP
L 43: 1,192,596 EXP
L 44: 1,277,760 EXP
L 45: 1,366,872 EXP
L 46: 1,460,040 EXP
L 47: 1,557,336 EXP
L 48: 1,658,880 EXP
L 49: 1,764,732 EXP
L 50: 1,875,000 EXP
L 51: 1,989,756 EXP
L 52: 2,109,120 EXP
L 53: 2,233,152 EXP
L 54: 2,361,960 EXP
L 55: 2,495,616 EXP
L 56: 2,634,240 EXP
L 57: 2,777,892 EXP
L 58: 2,926,680 EXP
L 59: 3,080,676 EXP
L 60: 3,240,000 EXP
L 61: 3,404,712 EXP
L 62: 3,574,920 EXP
L 63: 3,750,696 EXP
L 64: 3,932,160 EXP
L 65: 4,119,372 EXP
L 66: 4,312,440 EXP
L 67: 4,511,436 EXP
L 68: 4,716,480 EXP
L 69: 4,927,632 EXP
L 70: 5,145,000 EXP
L 71: 5,368,656 EXP
L 72: 5,598,720 EXP
L 73: 5,835,252 EXP
L 74: 6,078,360 EXP
L 75: 6,328,116 EXP
L 76: 6,584,640 EXP
L 77: 6,847,992 EXP
L 78: 7,118,280 EXP
L 79: 7,395,576 EXP
L 80: 7,680,000 EXP
L 81: 7,971,612 EXP
L 82: 8,270,520 EXP
L 83: 8,576,796 EXP
L 84: 8,890,560 EXP
L 85: 9,211,872 EXP
L 86: 9,540,840 EXP
L 87: 9,877,536 EXP
L 88: 10,222,080 EXP
L 89: 10,574,532 EXP
L 90: 10,935,000 EXP
L 91: 11,303,556 EXP
L 92: 11,680,320 EXP
L 93: 12,065,352 EXP
L 94: 12,458,760 EXP
L 95: 12,860,616 EXP
L 96: 13,271,040 EXP
L 97: 13,690,092 EXP
L 98: 14,117,880 EXP
L 99: 14,554,476 EXP
L 100: 15,000,000 EXP
L 101: 15,750,000 EXP
L 102: 16,537,000 EXP
L 103: 17,363,000 EXP
L 104: 18,231,000 EXP
L 105: 19,142,000 EXP
L 106: 20,099,000 EXP
L 107: 21,103,000 EXP
L 108: 22,158,000 EXP
L 109: 23,265,000 EXP
L 110: 24,428,000 EXP
L 111: 25,649,000 EXP
L 112: 26,931,000 EXP
L 113: 28,277,000 EXP
L 114: 29,690,000 EXP
L 115: 31,174,000 EXP
L 116: 32,732,000 EXP
L 117: 34,368,000 EXP
L 118: 36,086,000 EXP
L 119: 37,890,000 EXP
L 120: 39,784,000 EXP
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Gyarados
Atrocious Pokémon
ギャラドス
Gyarados
#130
Gyarados
Gyarados
Mega Gyarados
Mega Gyarados
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Water Flying
Gyarados
Water Dark
Mega Gyarados
Abilities
Intimidate
Gyarados
Moxie
Hidden Ability
Mold Breaker
Mega Gyarados
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 2 and Dragon
Hatch time
1542 - 1798 steps
Height
21'04" 6.5 m
Gyarados
21'04" 6.5 m
Mega Gyarados
Weight
518.1 lbs. 235.0 kg
Gyarados
672.4 lbs. 305.0 kg
Mega Gyarados
Mega Stone
Gyaradosite
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#130
Kanto
#077
Johto
#054
Hoenn
#024
Sinnoh
Central
#050
Kalos
#092
Alola
Browser
R-125
Fiore
Base experience yield
214
Gen. I-IV
189
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
F130.png
Pokédex color
 Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Gyarados (Japaneseギャラドス Gyarados) is a dual-type Water/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Magikarp starting at level 20. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Gyarados using the Gyaradosite.

Biology

Gyarados is a serpentine Chinese dragon-like Pokémon. It is mostly blue, with a yellow underbelly and yellow spots along its body. It has a three-pointed, dark blue crest on its head and four white, dorsal fins. Its mouth is very large and gaping, bearing four canine teeth. It has one barbel on each side of its face. The barbels are white on a female and the same color as the main body on a male. Gyarados's tailfin is similar in structure to the crest on its head, except with a thin, white fin spread between the points.

Mega Gyarados is bulkier than its previous form. The fins on its face, its barbels, and its crest are now considerably longer. A large spike extends downward underneath its chin, and it now has a black underside. The yellow spots along its body are replaced by raised red scales that run down its side with a single red stripe below them. Two large white fins appear on its back, similar to those on its face. Most of the other fins along its back disappear, except for the one near the tail. Instead, it now has four white, pointed fins near is tail: two on its back and two on its underside.

Both Gyarados and its Mega form have demonstrated in the anime that it can leap huge distances both from the water and from the ground, usually several times its own body length. Its fangs can crush stones and its scales are harder than steel. Gyarados is infamously known for its fierce temper and wanton destructive tendencies, and is attracted to violence. In addition, Gyarados is also notoriously difficult to tame even after it is captured by the Trainer, usually requiring an exceptional amount of work in taming it until it can obey its Trainer. Gyarados usually lives in large bodies of water, such as lakes and ponds or even seas and oceans.

In the anime

In the main series

 
Gyarados in the anime
 
Shiny Gyarados in the anime
 
Mega Gyarados in the anime
 
Shiny Mega Gyarados in the anime

Major appearances

James's Gyarados

James's Magikarp evolved into a Gyarados in Pokémon Shipwreck after he became frustrated with it and kicked it into the water.

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.

Red Gyarados

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.

Other

Groups of Gyarados were seen from within a submarine disguised as or styled after a Gyarados by JessieJames, and Meowth in The Pi-Kahuna shortly before the onset of a massive, annual tidal wave celebrated by local surfers who were apparently not aware of the annual migration. According to James, the Gyarados gathered each year in this location to lay their eggs.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Gyarados owned by Fergus was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. Fergus attacked Mewtwo with Gyarados's Hyper Beam, but Mewtwo turned the attack back on it, knocking the Gyarados out. The Gyarados clone is seen again in Mewtwo Returns. Before Mewtwo appeared, Ash commented that he had heard that Gyarados were hard to train.

Two Gyarados appeared in The Joy of Water Pokémon. One was an inhabitant of Lake Lucid, while the other one was being treated by Nurse Joy for neck problems.

Trinity used a Gyarados in her battle against Misty in the Whirl Cup in The Perfect Match!. It reappeared in a flashback in Espeon, Not Included.

Clair's Gyarados debuted alongside her in Beauty is Skin Deep. It was later used in her battle against Ash in Better Eight Than Never.

A Gyarados appeared in Sandshrew's Locker!.

Another Gyarados was used in A Crasher Course in Power!, under the ownership of Crasher Wake.

Another Gyarados appeared in SS027.

A Gyarados that can Mega Evolve into Mega Gyarados debuted in Mega Evolution Special I, battling a Mega Abomasnow.

Shiny Gyarados that can Mega Evolve into Mega Gyarados appeared under the ownership of Lysandre in Coming Apart at the Dreams!.

Minor appearances

Gyarados debuted in a cameo appearance in Pokémon - I Choose You!. It was swimming by in a river that Ash had jumped into to avoid being chased by a flock of Spearow.

Gyarados also appeared in the banned episode EP035.

A Gyarados appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, as part of the cast for the movie "Pokémon in Love".

A Gyarados appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

Nurse Joy had befriended a giant Magikarp that later evolved into Gyarados in The Joy of Pokémon. Despite Magikarp being giant, it was regular-sized as a Gyarados.

Multiple Gyarados also appeared in The Power of One and Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

The Magikarp that Dr. Quackenpoker had been observing evolved into Gyarados in The Wacky Watcher!.

A Gyarados was seen in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

A Gyarados appeared in A Better Pill to Swallow as part of Brock's fantasy.

A Gyarados made a brief appearance in Houndoom's Special Delivery where it splashed away Houndoom and Misty's Togepi.

A Gyarados also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest and Dueling Heroes.

Lance also owns a normal Gyarados, but not much is known about this one as its only appearance was in Marina's fantasy in The Legend of Thunder!.

A Gyarados was one of the Pokémon living in Lake Slowpoke in Enlighten Up!.

A Gyarados appeared in Gary's explanation in Johto Photo Finish.

Lola owns a Gyarados as seen in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!.

Four Gyarados appeared in The Search for the Legend where they were driven away by Silver's Salamence.

A Gyarados made a brief cameo as a thief in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

A Gyarados appeared in Talking a Good Game! where Salon Maiden Anabel helped its problem.

A Gyarados appeared in All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go! participating in the Pokémon Dress-Up Contest.

A Gyarados is used by one of the students of Pokémon Summer Academy in the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A Gyarados blasted Team Rocket away in Strategy Begins at Home!.

Another Gyarados makes an appearance at the beginning of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Gyarados appeared in Best Wishes Until We Meet Again! and Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP016 Gyarados Ash's Pokédex Gyarados. This Pokémon has a vicious temperament, so use extreme caution. Its fangs can crush stones and its scales are harder than steel.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
 
Gyarados in Pokémon Generations
 
Shiny Gyarados in Pokémon Generations

In Pokémon Generations

Red Gyarados

The red Gyarados made an appearance in The Lake of Rage.

Other

A Gyarados appeared during a flashback in The Redemption as one of the many Pokémon fighting in the great war of Kalos, 3000 years previously. 

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Misty's Gyarados

Misty owns a Gyarados in the The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga.

Gary has a Gyarados which was sent out with his other Pokémon to battle the giant Slowpoke in Ash vs. Gary.

 
Normal and Shiny Gyarados in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Gyara
Main article: Silver's Gyarados

Gyarados debuts in Gyarados Splashes In!. Here, an enraged one attacks his own Trainer, Misty, but is recaught by Red, who returns him to her. The drastic change in 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 which he names him Gyara. When Red borrows Blue's Charizard to travel to Mt. Silver, he temporarily trades his Gyarados to Blue. He later appears as one of Blue's Pokémon in Entranced by Entei, used against Entei, and later part of his revealed team during the Gym Leader faceoff. Prior to the FireRed and LeafGreen saga, Blue returns Gyarados to Red.

A Gyarados is later seen with Lance, using its BubbleBeam to shield him from the lava of Mt. Cerise. Lance had it since it was a Magikarp, it first appeared in Extricated from Exeggutor.

Multiple Magikarp had evolved into Gyarados at the Lake of Rage from the Radio waves emitted from Team Rocket in Raise the Red Gyarados. They are seen again in Delibird Delivery - 1 where they were seen in a flashback, and again in Delibird Delivery - 2 where they were temporarily under Silver's control to surround the Masked Man.

 
Mega Gyarados in Pokémon Adventures

Red Gyarados was seen in the Lake of Rage in Raise the Red Gyarados, but he was caught by Silver. He had the ability to control the other Gyarados in the lake. He continues to be on his team since HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter.

In Debonaire Dragonair in the Dragon's Den three Gyarados appeared rising out of the water but did not attack Clair. Instead, they make way for her peacefully before Suicune appears and attacks.

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

Crasher Wake also has a Gyarados which was very briefly seen during his presentation, where he was riding on it in A Skuffle with Skorupi.

Lysandre's Gyarados appears in They Have a Flare for a Li'l Kanga-Napping. Lysandre eventually fashioned a Mega Ring with a Key Stone stolen from Korrina, with it he can Mega Evolve his Gyarados into Mega Gyarados.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shū has a Gyarados in the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Black owns a Gyarados in The Golden Boys manga.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Rald has a Gyarados as seen in Battle Between Student and Master!.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Crasher Wake has a Gyarados which was used against Hareta in a Gym battle.

Cyrus sent out his Gyarados after his Weavile suffered heavy damage from Piplup's surprise attack. He used its Hyper Beam to destroy the rope bridge where the battle was taking place, sending Hareta and Piplup falling into the river below.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Lance owns a Gyarados as seen in Space Havoc!!

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS006 The evolved form of Magikarp. Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage. Can fire a Hyper Beam from its mouth.
 

In the TCG

Main article: Gyarados (TCG)

Red Gyarados have appeared five times in the TCG, once in Neo Revelation as Shining Gyarados, once in EX Holon Phantoms as Gyarados Star δ, once in HeartGold & SoulSilver as Gyarados, and twice in BREAKpoint as Gyarados-EX and M Gyarados-EX.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Gyarados only appears as a trophy.

Trophy information

"An Atrocious Pokémon rarely seen in the wild. When it does appear, it's usually running rampant in a destructive rage--behavior that has the unfortunate side effect of leaving whole cities in ruin. It is said that when humans begin a conflict, Gyarados incinerates the towns of both warring parties. There are records of a Gyarados rampage lasting as long as a month. Its pre-evolution form is Magikarp."

Game data

In Diamond and Pearl, a red Gyarados is featured on the TV on a program called "Search for the Red Gyarados." It is this that inspires Lucas or Dawn and their rival to go to Lake Verity, to see if there is a rare Pokémon dwelling in it.

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Gyarados

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 Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
HeartGold They say that during past wars, Gyarados would appear and leave blazing ruins in its wake.
SoulSilver Once it appears, it goes on a rampage. It remains enraged until it demolishes everything around it.
Generation V  
Black Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
White
Black 2 Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
White 2
Generation VI  
X In ancient literature, there is a record of a Gyarados that razed a village when violence flared.
Y Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII  
Sun A tale is told of a town that angered Gyarados. Before the sun rose the next day, flames utterly consumed the town, leaving not a trace behind.
Moon There are people who swear that any place Gyarados appears is fated for destruction.


Mega Gyarados

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VII  
Sun Mega Evolution also affects its brain, leaving no other function except its destructive instinct to burn everything to cinders.
Moon It jets water from the orifices on its sides, streaking above the water surface at supersonic speed.


Game locations

Generation I  
Red Blue
Evolve Magikarp
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Magikarp
Yellow
Fuchsia City (Super Rod)
Generation II  
Gold Silver
Lake of Rage (Surfing)
Lake of RageFuchsia City (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Red Gyarados
Crystal
Lake of Rage (Surfing)
Lake of RageFuchsia City (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Red Gyarados
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Sootopolis City (Super Rod)
Emerald
Sootopolis City (Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 4610111213192021222324, and 25Treasure BeachKindle RoadCape BrinkBond BridgeFive Isle MeadowRuin ValleyWater PathWater LabyrinthResort GorgeousMemorial PillarGreen PathOutcast IslandTanoby RuinsPallet TownCerulean CityViridian CityFuchsia CityVermilion CityCinnabar IslandOne IslandFour IslandFive IslandSeafoam IslandsTrainer TowerCerulean CaveBerry ForestIcefall Cave (Super Rod)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Routes 204205208209210212213214218219220221222223224225226227228229, and 230Twinleaf TownEterna CityCanalave CityCelestic TownPastoria CitySunyshore CityLake VerityLake AcuityLake ValorRavaged PathValley WindworksMt. CoronetIron IslandSendoff SpringPokémon LeagueVictory RoadFuego IronworksOreburgh GateResort Area (Super Rod)
Platinum
Great Marsh (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Routes 204205208209210212213214218219220221222223224225226227228229, and 230Twinleaf TownEterna CityCanalave CityCelestic TownPastoria CitySunyshore CityLake VerityLake AcuityLake ValorRavaged PathValley WindworksMt. CoronetIron IslandSendoff SpringPokémon LeagueVictory RoadFuego IronworksOreburgh Gate (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Lake of Rage (Surfing)
Mt. Silver 1F, Cerulean CaveSeafoam Islands B4F (Super Rod)
Lake of RageFuchsia City (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Red Gyarados*
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V  
Black White
Evolve Magikarp
Black 2 White 2
Nature Preserve (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI  
X Y
Routes 3 and 22Parfum Palace (Super Rod)
Friend Safari (Water)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sootopolis City (Super Rod)
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Routes 789131415Akala OutskirtsBrooklet HillKala'e BayMalie GardenMelemele SeaPaniola TownPoni Breaker CoastPoni GauntletPoni MeadowPoni WildsSeafolk VillageSeaward CaveSecluded ShoreVast Poni Canyon (SOS Battlefishing)


In side games

Generation I  
Snap
Valley
Pinball
Evolve Magikarp
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Magikarp
Trozei!
Phobos Submarine, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red
Evolve Wonder Mail unlocked Magikarp
MD Blue
Evolve Magikarp
Ranger
Olive Jungle (during mission), Safra Sea
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Bottomless Sea (B1F-B25F)
MD Sky
Bottomless Sea (B1F-B25F)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode S, Advanced Mode C & A)
MD Stormy MD Light
Wonder Mail codes
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Lake: World Axle - B2F
Conquest
FontaineAvia
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: Magikarp is All You Need (Boss)Vehicle Gallery: Slithering Trains
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 1
Shuffle
Event: Gyarados Appears!
Event: A New Pokémon Safari! (Shiny)
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Waterfall Basin (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 27: Stage 10

 

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XY Pokémon Center Battle Championship Gyarados All Japan 50 May 10 to 18, 2014;
June 23 to July 6, 2014
XYORAS Pokémon Center Hiroshima Gyarados All Japan 20Shiny June 25, 2015;
June 26 to August 31, 2015
ORAS Winter Counterattack Gyarados All South Korea 50Shiny January 16 to 17, 2016

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Events* Gyaradosite Gyaradosite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Gyarados
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95  
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 125  
117 - 194 229 - 383
Defense: 79  
75 - 144 146 - 282
Sp.Atk: 60  
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 100  
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 81  
77 - 146 150 - 287
Total: 540   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs 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 100.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mega Gyarados
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95  
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 155  
144 - 227 283 - 449
Defense: 109  
102 - 177 200 - 348
Sp.Atk: 70  
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 130  
121 - 200 238 - 394
Speed: 81  
77 - 146 150 - 287
Total: 640   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Gyarados
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Flying
Poison
Ghost
Grass
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Weak to:
Rock
Electric
Immune to:
Ground
Resistant to:
Fighting ½×
Bug ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Notes:
Mega Gyarados
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Dragon
Weak to:
Fighting
Bug
Grass
Electric
Fairy
Immune to:
Psychic
Resistant to:
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Ice ½×
Dark ½×
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
1 Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
Evo. Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
21 Leer Normal Status 100% 30
24 Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
27 Ice Fang Ice Physical 65 95% 15
30 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
33 Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
36 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 100% 10
39 Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
42 Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
45 Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
48 Hurricane Flying Special 110 70% 10
51 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
54 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gyarados
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by a Mega Evolution of Gyarados
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status —% 20
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110 70% 10
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110 85% 5
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 90% 20
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 60 90% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gyarados
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by a Mega Evolution of Gyarados
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gyarados in Generation VII
  • 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 Gyarados in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gyarados
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by a Mega Evolution of Gyarados
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 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 Gyarados can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Gyarados cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gyarados
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by a Mega Evolution of Gyarados
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
129 Splash Normal Status —% 40
129 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 35
129 Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gyarados
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gyarados
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Wrap Lance's Gyarados (VS 98)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin130.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS130.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani130.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP130.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend AreaWaterfall Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't make me angry. I can ruin the world!
26%-50% HP Do something. My HP is down to about half.
1%-25% HP I've had it... I couldn't rampage if I wanted to...
Level up I leveled up! My Hyper Beam's been boosted, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP130.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: None
Loops: 11 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry
Gyarados is a brutal Pokémon that can spit a huge jet of water from its mouth.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW130.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Gyarados is the Attraction Chief of Gyarados's Aqua Dash in the Beach Zone. After he got too cocky, he said he wanted to become the Zone Keeper.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP130.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Aqua Tail
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Intimidate
Ability 2: Frighten
Ability 3: Tenacity
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Magikarp when its Attack is 16 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nobuchika and Takeyoshi
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT130.png

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Gyaradosite Sprite.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 0

#478
Shuffle130.png
Shuffle130M.png

Power of 5+
Attacks do even more damage when you make a match of five.
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 6
Erases Pokémon on a random jagged line vertically.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Gyaradosite Sprite.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 0

#478
Shuffle130S.png
Shuffle130MS.png

L-Boost
Making an L-shaped match deals more damage than usual.
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 10
Erases all Mega-Gyarados in the puzzle area.
Pokémon GO
GO130.png Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 237 Base Defense: 197
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath*Bite
Special Attacks: Hydro PumpTwisterDragon Pulse

Evolution

129Magikarp.png
Unevolved
Magikarp
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 20
130Gyarados.png
First evolution
Gyarados
 Water  Flying 


Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
Spr 1b 130.png Spr b g1 130.png   Spr 1y 130.png Spr b g1 130.png   Spr 1g 130.png Spr b g1 130.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 130.png Spr b 2g 130.png   Spr 2s 130.png Spr b 2g 130.png   Spr 2c 130.png Spr b 2c 130.png
Spr 2g 130 s.png Spr b 2g 130 s.png   Spr 2s 130 s.png Spr b 2g 130 s.png   Spr 2c 130 s.png Spr b 2g 130 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 130.png Spr b 3r 130.png   Spr 3e 130.png Spr b 3r 130.png   Spr 3f 130.png Spr b 3f 130.png
Spr 3r 130 s.png Spr b 3r 130 s.png   Spr 3e 130 s.png Spr b 3r 130 s.png   Spr 3f 130 s.png Spr b 3f 130 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male   Male Male   Male Male
Female Female   Female Female   Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Male Male   Male Male
Female Female   Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male   Male Male
Female Female   Female Female
Form Form   Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form   Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back   Front Back
130MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Gyarados images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

 
Gyarados with its mouth closed and violet eyes
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Gyarados' name was Skulkraken, a combination of skull and kraken (a mythological sea monster).
  • Gyarados is tied with Magikarp and Regigigas for being the lowest level Pokémon encountered in the wild, as well as also tied with Magikarp for the highest level Pokémon encountered in the wild. In Black 2 and White 2, Gyarados can be found at levels ranging from level 1 to 100 in the Nature Preserve by using a Super Rod in rippling water.
  • In Generation II and Generation IV, Gyarados is the first of only two Shiny Pokémon to be integrated into a game's plot (the second was Celebi in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness).
  • Gyarados is tied with Milotic for the greatest increase in base stat total after evolving, at 340 points.
  • As of Generation VII, Gyarados and its pre-evolution's Egg Group combination (Water 2 and Dragon) is unique.
  • As of X and Y, Gyarados is used by three of the nine Pokémon League Champions, being used by BlueLance, and Wallace, making it the most popular Pokémon among Pokémon League Champions thus far (although Blue does not always have a Gyarados, depending on the player's starter Pokémon). However, Blue is the only one to use it in the Pokémon World Tournament.
    • Gyarados is also a popular Pokémon among Gym Leaders, being used by Blue, Clair, and Crasher Wake.
    • Gyarados has also been used twice by two villainous Team Leaders. The first instance was Cyrus and the second instance was Lysandre.
  • In many ways, Gyarados is the counterpart of Milotic. Both are the serpentine evolved forms of weak fish Pokémon, and both appear in times of conflict, Gyarados to destroy, Milotic to becalm. Both have base stat totals of 540, the only difference being the distribution of their AttackSpecial Attack and Special Defense stats.
  • Mega Gyarados has highest Attack stat of all Water-type Pokémon.
  • Mega Gyarados is tied with Hoopa Unbound as the tallest Dark-type Pokémon.

Origin

It appears to be based on a sea dragon or sea serpent and chinese dragon. 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 is referenced by Pokémon Snap, as the player needs to get a Magikarp into a waterfall to evolve it into Gyarados. This legend is an allegory of the drive and efforts needed to overcome obstacles (which can be tied to the fact that Gyarados' pre-evolution, Magikarp, could possibly take a lot of drive and effort to legitimately evolve into Gyarados).

Its Flying-type may be a reference of koinobori, a carp-shaped wind sock traditionally flown to celebrate the Children's Day in Japan, formerly called Tango no Sekku (端午の節句).

Name origin

Gyarados may derive from 虐殺 gyakusatsu (massacre/slaughter) or 逆境 gyakkyō (hardship/adversity)—both words relate to the creature's violent nature and the hardship it experienced before evolving. In addition, 逆 gyaku means "reverse" or "contrary", possibly referring to how Gyarados evolves from a pathetically weak Pokémon to one capable of destroying entire cities, and, in legend, how the carp goes against the flow of the waterfall in order to reach the top. It may also involve 嵐 arashi (storm) or 争い arasoi (conflict, referencing on how it appeared during wars). The last part may be from ドス dosu (onomatopoeia for the piercing of flesh, again owing to Gyarados' violent nature).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ギャラドス Gyarados From ギャオス gyaos (Gyaos) and ラドン radon (Rodan).
France Flag.png French Léviator A corruption of Leviathan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gyarados Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Garados Similar to English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Gyarados Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 갸라도스 Gyarados Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鯉魚龍 Léihyùhlùhng Literally "Carp dragon". Possibly from 鯉魚跳龍門 Léihyùh tiu Lùhngmùhn and 龍鯉 Lùhngléih.
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 暴鯉龍 / 暴鲤龙 Bàolǐlóng Literally "Violent carp dragon". Possibly from 鯉躍龍門 Lǐ yuè Lóngmén and 龍鯉 Lónglǐ.
 
 

 

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