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Gyarados
130
ギャラドス Gyaradosu
130Gyarados
Generation I
Evolutionary line
129130
Type(s)
Type Water  Type Flying
Species Atrocious Pokémon
Abilities Intimidate
Moxie (DW)
Pokédex
Magikarp ← 130 → Lapras
Kanto 130 Johto 077
Hoenn 053/054 Sinnoh 024
Unova N/A Central Kalos 050
Alola 092/112
Evolves from Magikarp
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
518.1 lbs. 235.0 kg 21'04" 6.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Water 2
Dragon
Shape Footprint
Shape02
F130
Cry

Mega Gyarados
130M
メガギャラドス Mega Gyaradosu
130MGyarados
Generation I
Evolutionary line
129130M
Type(s)
Type Water  Type Dark
Species Atrocious Pokémon
Abilities Mold Breaker
Pokédex
Magikarp ← 130M → Lapras
Kanto 130 Johto 077
Hoenn 053/054 Sinnoh 024
Unova N/A Central Kalos 050
Alola 092/112
Evolves from Magikarp
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
672.4 lbs. 305.0 kg 21'04" 6.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Water 2
Dragon
Shape Footprint
Shape02
F130M
Cry

Gyarados (Japanese: ギャラドス Gyaradosu) is a Water/Flying-type Pokémon and is a Water/ Dark when Mega Evolved. (Generation VI and up)

Biology

Physiology

It is a dragon-like Pokémon that is serpentine in shape and covered in blue and yellow scales. It has white fins on top of its body and it has a tan underbelly. It has fins on the side of its face and a large, blue crest on its forehead. Like Magikarp, it has "whiskers".

Behavior

Gyarados is known as the Atrocious Pokémon. They are known to be extremely violent, destroying anything when in a rampage. It is also one of the only Pokémon that can have a red form.

Natural abilities

Gyarados have the ability Intimidate, which decreases the opponent's Attack by one level when Gyarados is sent out into the battle.

Gender differences

Female Gyarados have light whiskers which are white. In Pokemon GO and its Water Event, female Gyarados' whiskers are now white silver or platinum after evolving from a female Magikarp.

Evolution

Gyarados is the evolved form of Magikarp as of level 20.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Magikarp None
Yellow Fishing in Fuchsia City (Super Rod) Rare
Gold/Silver Fishing at the Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City (Super Rod)
Red Gyarados (Lake of Rage)
Uncommon
One
Crystal Fishing at the Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City (Super Rod)
Shiny Gyarados (Lake of Rage)
Uncommon

One
Ruby/Sapphire Fishing in Sootopolis City (Super Rod) Common
Emerald Fishing in Sootopolis City (Super Rod) Rare
FireRed/LeafGreen Fishing (Super Rod) Rare
Diamond/Pearl Fishing (Super Rod) Common
Platinum Fishing (Super Rod) Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Fishing at the Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City, Mt. Silver, Seafoam Islands (Super Rod)
Shiny Gyarados (Lake of Rage)
Uncommon
One
Black/White Evolve Magikarp None
X/Y Fishing at Route 3, Route 22, Parfum Palace (Super Rod) Common


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Submarine
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Magikarp
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Zero Isle South (B41F-B48F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle (during mission)


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
Yellow
Brutally vicious and enormously destructive. Known for totally destroying cities in ancient times.
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.
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.
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.
Black
Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
White
Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
Black 2
Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
White 2
Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
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.
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.
Mega Evolution: Mega Evolution also affects its brain, leaving no other function except its destructive instinct to burn everything to cinders.
Moon
There are people who swear that any place Gyarados appears is fated for destruction.
Mega Evolution: It jets water from the orifices on its sides, streaking above the water surface at supersonic speed.
Ultra Sun
It fires hyper beams in all directions, burning the surrounding area to ash. There are some regions where it’s called “the deity of destruction.”
Mega Evolution: Mega Evolution places a burden on its body. The stress causes it to become all the more ferocious.
Ultra Moon
The energy from evolution stimulated its brain cells strongly, causing it to become very ferocious.
Mega Evolution: It zooms out of the water at Mach speeds. Even large ships caught in its path are split cleanly in two.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
95
Attack
125
Defense
79
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
100
Speed
81
Total
540

Base Stats
HP
95
Attack
155
Defense
109
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
130
Speed
81
Total
640

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 130 front Y 130 front GR 130 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 130 front S 130 front C 130 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 130 front E 130 front FRLG 130 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 130 front Pt 130 front HGSS 130 front
DP 130f front Pt 130f front HGSS 130f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Gyarados BW Gyarados BW
Shiny Gyarados BW Shiny Gyarados BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Gyarados XY Gyarados XY Gyarados-GO GyaradosBack XY
Gyarados-F XY Gyarados-F XY
Gyarados Shiny XY Gyarados Shiny XY Gyarados Back Shiny XY
Gyarados-F Shiny XY Gyarados-F Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Mega Evolution sprites

MGyarados XY
Front
MGyarados Back XY
Back
MGyarados Shiny XY
Front (Shiny)
MGyarados Back Shiny XY
Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Lance Red Gyarados

A Shiny Gyarados

Main article: Misty's Gyarados

James' Magikarp, which he bought from a dealer, evolves into a Gyarados, which called forth four wild Gyarados to use Dragon Rage and send Ash and co flying.

A Red Gyarados is found in the Lake of Rage, north of Mahogany Town, in Johto. It is owned by the Elite Four, Lance. Lance once use the Red Gyarados to save Brock, May and Max from drowning while he is disguising as a Team Magma grunt. Lance's cousin, Clair the Gym Leader of Blackthorn City also owns a Gyarados and it was used to protect Dratini and its battle against Jessie's Arbok and later teaming up with Dratini who is now evolved into a Dragonair to knock James' Weezing twice using both Hydro Pump and its Hyper Beam and blasts Team Rocket away from Dragonair's Twister. She later uses this in their Gym rematch against Ash as her second Pokemon but lost to his Pikachu.

Misty owns a Gyarados as well who has the same ill-tempered behavior as James' Gyarados but this subsides when it defeats the three brothers' Tentacruel after it attacked Misty to protect Corsola and Gyarados itself while in underwater. In Hoenn, She uses this against Colonel Hansen when Togepi who is now evolved into a Togetic uses its Safeguard to block Shedinja's Solar Beam and it quickly defeats his Pokemon with its powerful Flamethrower which proves to be super effective. It later fights alongside other Pokemon to battle all of the Mirage Pokemon created by Dr. Yung in the movie Master of Mirage Pokemon. In the Sun & Moon series, her Gyarados can mega evolved into Mega Gyarados via Key Stone and it was after Lysandre's Red Gyarados from the XY series. Therefore, it was defeated by Ash's Pikachu from getting massive damage using its Z-Move, Gigavolt Havoc.

In the XY series and like Lance, Lysandre also owns a Red Gyarados but it can mega evolved into a Mega Gyarados via Key Stone which it manage to wipe out all of Ash's Pokemon except Pikachu and Ash's Greninja in its Ash-Greninja form during the Team Flare's crisis. However, Lysandre's Gyarados was ultmately defeated by the combined efforts of Ash's Pikachu, Ash's Greninja in its Ash-Greninja form and Alain's Charizard in its mega evolved form as Mega Charizard X.

Trivia

  • Despite its dragon-like appearance, it isn't Dragon-type, yet it can learn Dragon Type moves such as Dragon Rage and Dragon Breath and is used by many Dragon Trainers such as Lance and Clair.
    • When it Mega Evolves, it does not gain the Dragon-type, instead gaining the Dark-type
  • Despite it being a Flying-type, it can only learn one Flying-type move, Bounce, and this is only because its pre-evolution, Magikarp can learn it in Generation IV only.
  • Despite it being seen flying in the anime, it cannot learn the move, Fly.
  • Gyarados was the first ever Shiny Pokémon seen in the anime.
  • If Mega Evolved, it is a Water and Dark type Pokémon.
  • Despite its Pokemon Sun entry stating a wild one left a city in flames, it can only learn Fire type moves through TM. These are both Flamethrower and Fire Blast.

Origins

  • Gyarados appears to based off a sea dragon or a sea serpent from China.
  • This Pokémon may also be based off of Utuboros from the Megaman games.
  • Gyarados, being evolved from Magikarp, which is a useless and weak Pokémon, is a reference to a common belief in Asian countries that a carp will transform into a dragon (despite Gyarados not being Dragon type) after it jumps over a tall waterfall.

Etymology

  • Gyarados may be a mix of odosu (I am threatening), gyre (thrashing) and gyakusatsu (slaughter). These all refer to its dangerous nature.

Gallery

See also

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