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Why is Gyrados a Flying Type?

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Please provide you guess or reason, and if you don't have one, the simple "because that's how GameFreak wanted it" is fine.

asked Dec 6, 2012 by Megaflygon
retagged Dec 6, 2012 by Megaflygon
MF, I might not be able to chat today, sorry.
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Well, since MF told me to answer this instead of just commenting..

Actually, there is reasoning to it. Gyarados was modeled after Chinese Dragons(which can fly), but if it were a Dragon Type, well....when Gyarados was made, there was only one Dragon Type move, Dragon Rage, which always does 40 Damage. Since Gyarados's Water Type would have made Ice Type moves nuetral against it, Gyarados would have been nearly invincible. That is why it was made Water/Flying Type.

Source: This has been asked a million times, and many answers(including ones with Bulbapedia sources) said so.

answered Dec 6, 2012 by Poke'slash
selected Dec 6, 2012 by Megaflygon
Thanks Mew!
MEHMEHMEH.
the only way to beat it is electric and rock type moves xD thank you poke'slash i was wrong there. also use electic moves most and if you have one hold a wacan berry,which weakens the electic moves or learn ground type moves and hold a ground gem to ko electric types quick. and i was only thinking of the water part not flying XD
Grass moves aren't Super Effective against Gyarados, Rock moves are.
Nice answer Pokeslash.
Thanks.
Four upvotes AND BA? Thanks people!
not 4 upvotes, 5
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Please provide you guess or reason, and if you don't have one, the simple "because that's how GameFreak wanted it" is fine.

My guess is: because that's how GameFreak wanted it.

answered Dec 6, 2012 by Mewderator
lol, Mew, nice.
i think they were planing gyarados to be water/dragon but i guess they went with flying :/
Actually, there is reasoning to it. Gyarados was modeled after Chinese Dragons(which can fly), but if it were a Dragon Type, well....when Gyarados was made, there was only one Dragon Type move, Dragon Rage, which always does 40 Damage. Since Gyarados's Water Type would have made Ice Type moves nuetral against it, Gyarados would have been nearly invincible. That is why it was made Water/Flying Type.
Lol, and I bet you don't even have a source for that, Poke-/. xP
Actually, this has been asked a million times, and many answers(including ones with Bulbapedia sources) said so.
So ha. :P
pokeslash then answer that!
Do take in note that kingdra is a dragon water type and has the same base stat as gyarados but I agree with poke/
i was gonna say that Poke'slash but i got lazy -.-
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Why Gyrados isn't part Dragon:

Gyrados was not made a Pokemon with the dragon type as a water-dragon typing in generation 1 would be to over-powered with only one weakness - dragon. In the first generation there was only one dragon move - Dragon Rage - which will always only inflict 40 damage.

Why Gyrados is part flying:

Not being part dragon, Gyrados was made part flying as that was the next best thing. This was likely to be because of Koinobori which are carp-shaped wind socks (like kits) that are flown across Japan on Children's Day (5th May), the last day of Golden Week, in honour of sons for a good future and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong. This is relates to the fact that Magikarp has grown healthy and strong.

Why do Kingdra and Palkia have the Water-Dragon typing then?

As the generations progressed, more dragon type moves became available along with more Dragon typed Pokemon being created to get STAB off those moves along with many other Pokemon that could use them. This stopped the Dragon type from being so elite and over-powered so Kindra is not overly strong.

Palkia is however a legendary Pokemon with stats and moves to go with the title so...
... that is the point. Palkia's strength, speed and ability to take hits is supposed to be legendary and over-powering.

Between Palkia and it's counter-part (Dialga), there are only 3 weaknesses: Dragon, Fighting and Ground (this is when they were made - Palkia is now weak to Fairy attacks). Actually, because Dialga has 8 50% resistances, 1 25% resistance and 1 immunity compared to Palkia's 1 50% resistance and 2 25% resistances; Dialga has a better defensive typing than Palkia.

Just remember though, only you can have them on your team in the games and they are in the uber tier in competitive battling with other over-powered Pokemon.

answered Jun 21 by The Big Fudge