Gyarados

Gyarados is a Water/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Atrocious Pokémon.

Gyarados has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 130
Type Water Flying
Species Atrocious Pokémon
Height 21′04″ (6.5 m)
Weight 518.1 lbs (235.0 kg)
Abilities Intimidate
Moxie (hidden ability)
Local № 130 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
077 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
053 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
130 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
024 (Diamond/Pearl)
024 (Platinum)
077 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
050 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
054 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
092 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
112 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 189
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 5 (base 1,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 95
300 394
Attack 125
229 383
Defense 79
146 282
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 100
184 328
Speed 81
150 287
Total 540 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Gyarados.

Pokédex data

National № 130
Type Water Dark
Species Atrocious Pokémon
Height 21′04″ (6.5 m)
Weight 672.4 lbs (305.0 kg)
Abilities Mold Breaker
Local № 130 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
077 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
053 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
130 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
024 (Diamond/Pearl)
024 (Platinum)
077 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
050 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
054 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
092 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
112 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 224
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 5 (base 1,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 95
300 394
Attack 155
283 449
Defense 109
200 348
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 130
238 394
Speed 81
150 287
Total 640 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Gyarados.

Evolution chart

(Level 20)

Gyarados changes

Pokédex entries

Gyarados

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.
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.
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.
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 strife, 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
White
Black 2
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.
Moon There are people who swear that any place Gyarados appears is fated for destruction.
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.”
Ultra Moon The energy from evolution stimulated its brain cells strongly, causing it to become very ferocious.

Mega Gyarados

Sun Mega Evolution also affects its brain, leaving no other function except its destructive instinct to burn everything to cinders.
Moon It jets water from the orifices on its sides, streaking above the water surface at supersonic speed.
Ultra Sun Mega Evolution places a burden on its body. The stress causes it to become all the more ferocious.
Ultra Moon It zooms out of the water at Mach speeds. Even large ships caught in its path are split cleanly in two!

Moves learned by Gyarados

Moves learnt by level up

Gyarados learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1ThrashNormal 120 100
21LeerNormal 100
24TwisterDragon 40 100
27Ice FangIce 65 95
30Aqua TailWater 90 90
33Scary FaceNormal 100
36Dragon RageDragon 100
39CrunchDark 80 100
42Hydro PumpWater 110 80
45Dragon DanceDragon
48HurricaneFlying 110 70
51Rain DanceWater
54Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Gyarados learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BiteDark 60 100

Egg moves

Gyarados does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Gyarados can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BounceFlying 85 85
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
OutrageDragon 120 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
UproarNormal 90 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Gyarados. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlailNormal 100 Level up
SplashNormal Level up
TackleNormal 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Gyarados is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Gyarados can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
BrineWater 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Gyarados learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1ThrashNormal 120 100
21LeerNormal 100
24TwisterDragon 40 100
27Ice FangIce 65 95
30Aqua TailWater 90 90
33Scary FaceNormal 100
36Dragon RageDragon 100
39CrunchDark 80 100
42Hydro PumpWater 110 80
45Dragon DanceDragon
48HurricaneFlying 110 70
51Rain DanceWater
54Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Gyarados learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BiteDark 60 100

Egg moves

Gyarados does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Gyarados. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlailNormal 100 Level up
SplashNormal Level up
TackleNormal 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Gyarados is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Gyarados can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
BrineWater 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Gyarados sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Gyarados  sprite from Red & Blue Gyarados  sprite from Silver Gyarados  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Gyarados  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Gyarados  sprite from Black & White Gyarados  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Gyarados Shiny sprite from Silver Gyarados Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Gyarados Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Gyarados Shiny sprite from Black & White Gyarados Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Gyarados

Red
Blue
Evolve Magikarp
Yellow Fuchsia City
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Fuchsia City, Lake of Rage
Ruby
Sapphire
Sootopolis City
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, Cerulean Cave, Cerulean City, Cinnabar Island, Five Island, Five Isle Meadow, Four Island, Fuchsia City, Green Path, Icefall Cave, Kindle Road, Memorial Pillar, One Island, Outcast Island, Pallet Town, Resort Gorgeous, Ruin Valley, Seafoam Islands, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Treasure Beach, Vermilion City, Viridian City, Water Labyrinth, Water Path
Emerald Sootopolis City
Diamond
Pearl
Route 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, Canalave City, Celestic Town, Eterna City, Fuego Ironworks, Great Marsh, Iron Island, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Lake Verity, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Pastoria City, Pokémon League, Ravaged Path, Resort Area, Sendoff Spring, Sunyshore City, Twinleaf Town, Valley Windworks, Victory Road
Platinum Route 202, 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, Canalave City, Celestic Town, Eterna City, Fuego Ironworks, Great Marsh, Iron Island, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Lake Verity, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Pastoria City, Pokémon League, Ravaged Path, Sendoff Spring, Sunyshore City, Twinleaf Town, Valley Windworks, Victory Road
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Cerulean Cave, Fuchsia City, Lake of Rage, Mt. Silver, Seafoam Islands
Black
White
Evolve Magikarp
Black 2
White 2
Nature Sanctuary, Nature Preserve
X
Y
Route 3, 22, Parfum Palace
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Sootopolis City
Sun
Moon
Route 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Seaward Cave, Paniola Town, Brooklet Hill, Secluded Shore, Tapu Village, Malie Garden, Poni Wilds, Poni Breaker Coast, Poni Gauntlet, Seafolk Village, Poni Meadow, Vast Poni Canyon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Hau'oli City, Seaward Cave, Paniola Town, Akala Outskirts, Brooklet Hill, Tapu Village, Malie Garden, Ancient Poni Path, Poni Breaker Coast, Poni Gauntlet, Seafolk Village, Poni Meadow, Vast Poni Canyon

Other languages

English Gyarados
Japanese ギャラドス (Gyarados)
German Garados
French Léviator

Name origin

gyre
thrash and turn about