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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Gyarados (disambiguation).
Gyarados
ギャラドス Gyarados
#130
130Gyarados
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Flying
Species
Atrocious Pokémon
Abilities
Intimidate Moxie
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#130
Johto
#077
Hoenn
#053
Sinnoh
#024
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-125
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
Body02
Footprint
 F130 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 2 and
Dragon groups
6 cycles
(1530 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
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 dual-type Water/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Magikarp starting at level 20.

Biology

Physiology

Gyarados is a large dragon Pokémon, resembling dragons seen in Chinese mythology. Its serpentine body is mostly blue, but its underbelly and the spots along its body are yellow. It has a three-pointed, dark blue crest on its head and four white fins down its back. Its mouth is very large and gaping, bearing four canine teeth, but bears some resemblance to that of its pre-evolution Magikarp. Like Magikarp, it has one barbel on both sides of its face. Its pectoral and dorsal fins also resemble Magikarp's. Gyarados is rarely shown with its mouth closed.

Gender differences

A female has white barbels, while a male has blue. A Shiny male Gyarados will have red barbels.

Special abilities

Gyarados, like most dragon-like Pokémon, has a high Attack stat, causing it to rely more on physical attacks than special ones. It is one of the few Water-types able to wield both Fire-type and Electric-type attacks. Its fangs can crush stones and its scales are harder than steel. Despite the strength of its fangs, it cannot learn the move Crunch and can only learn one of the elemental fang moves.

Behavior

This Pokémon bears little resemblance to its docile pre-evolution. Gyarados is infamously known for its fierce temper and wanton destructive tendencies. Once it has worked itself into a frenzy, it will not calm until everything around it is destroyed—this tendency is attributed to the dramatic structural changes its brain undergoes during evolution. It seems attracted to violence. During times of human conflict, Gyarados are said to appear, burning entire cities down to the ground. In addition, Gyarados are also notoriously difficult to tame even after they are captured by the Trainer, usually requiring an exceptional amount of work in taming it until it can become loyal and obedient to its Trainer.

Habitat

Watersedge

Water's-edge Pokémon

Gyarados usually live in large bodies of water, such as lakes and ponds or even seas and oceans. The Lake of Rage is the best known nesting area for Gyarados, however, they are still quite rare even in the Lake of Rage, as they are seldom found in the wild.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
It has an extremely aggressive nature. The Hyper Beam it shoots from its mouth totally incinerates all targets.
Generation II
Johto
They say that during past wars, Gyarados would appear and leave blazing ruins in its wake.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Rare Routes 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Pallet Town, Cerulean City, Viridian City, Fuchsia City, Vermilion City, Celadon City, Cinnabar Island, Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave and Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Generation II
Johto
Uncommon Fishing at the Lake of Rage, Mt. Silver (Super Rod)

Stats

Base stats

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 EVs, IVs 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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
2020 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2323 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
2626 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
2929 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
3232 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
3535 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3838 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
4141 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
4444 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —% 20
4747 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Gyarados obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM05 Roar Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120 70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120 85% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite TM55 Scald Water Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 30 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Dragon Sprite TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 60 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM03 Surf Water Special 95 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM06 Dive Water Physical 80 100% 10
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   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 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 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 an evolution of Gyarados
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black 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 an evolution of Gyarados
  • 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
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
129MS Splash Normal Status —% 40
129MS Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
129MS Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
129MS Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
  • 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

Evolution

129
Unevolved
Magikarp
 Water 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 20


130
First evolution
Gyarados
 Water  Flying 

129MS #129: Magikarp
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