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What is a good special moveset for Gyarados?

2 votes

I know it's weird having a special Gyarados and not a physical one.

asked Dec 23, 2010 by Psychic x
edited Dec 24, 2010 by Speed freak

3 Answers

6 votes

Surf-STAB obviously. Covers Rock weakness.


Flamethrower-Covers grass types.

Dragon pulse/ice beam-either one covers dragon pokemon.

To be honest, you're still much better off going with a physical gyrados, or at the very least, a mixed one.

answered Dec 23, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
I agree with you guys, although it seems that Gyarados has a WAY much wider special movepool.
1 vote

You do not want a special gyarados. Gyarados with a beneficial nature in Special Attack only reaches 240 max at level 100. If you have a Gyarados with a hindering attack nature, you can get it to have up to 314 attack.

If for some reason it does end up having higher Special Attack, if training a new one because a Special Gyarados is pretty much useless compared to other Pokemon is not an option, I guess you'd best use this:

Hydro Pump: Power is kind of neccessary here.

Fire Blast: Power.

Ice Beam: Get a x4 weakness.

Thunderbolt: Hopefully you end up facing a Pelliper.

Or you can get Dragon Dance and have a really weak physical Gyarados with normal moves that still works better than the special Gyarados.

answered Dec 24, 2010 by trachy
edited Dec 24, 2010 by trachy
0 votes

You are most definantly better off with a physical, not a special.
Why has nobody suggested earthquake? Gyarados has x4 weakness against electric
dragon dance, not only increasing speed but attack makes gyarados a force to be recond with.
Blizzard - coverage
Surf - STAB

because it has such super amazing awesome attack you will be able to use gyarados to its full potential with those moves

answered Oct 24, 2011 by BlahlolXD
This seems like a Mixed set to me. PB-10 asked for a completely Special set.