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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.
it's fine.

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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 -.-