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 6.5 m (21′04″)
Weight 235.0 kg (518.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Intimidate
Moxie (hidden ability)
Local № 130 (Yellow/Red/Blue)
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)
130 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
145 (Sword/Shield)
043 (The Isle of Armor)
063 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 189
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 5 (1,029–1,285 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 6.5 m (21′04″)
Weight 305.0 kg (672.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Mold Breaker
Local № 130 (Yellow/Red/Blue)
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)
130 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
145 (Sword/Shield)
043 (The Isle of Armor)
063 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 224
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 5 (1,029–1,285 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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Brutally vicious and enormously destructive. Known for totally destroying cities in ancient times.
Sword It has an extremely aggressive nature. The Hyper Beam it shoots from its mouth totally incinerates all targets.
Shield Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.

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!
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Although it obeys its instinctive drive to destroy everything within its reach, it will respond to orders from a Trainer it truly trusts.

Moves learned by Gyarados

Moves learnt by level up

Gyarados learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1FlailNormalPhysical 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1SplashNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
4WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
8Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
12BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
16Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
21WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
24CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
28Rain DanceWaterStatus
32Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
36Dragon DanceDragonStatus
40Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
44HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
48ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
52Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100

Egg moves

Gyarados does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Gyarados can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

Gyarados is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Gyarados is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Gyarados learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BindNormalPhysical 15 85
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1Dragon RageDragonSpecial 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
6LeerNormalStatus 100
11Dragon RageDragonSpecial 100
16BindNormalPhysical 15 85
21RageNormalPhysical 20 100
26Dragon TailDragonPhysical 60 90
31WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
36CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
41OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
46Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
51Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Gyarados learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Gyarados is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Gyarados sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Gyarados  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Gyarados  sprite from Sword & Shield
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 Gyarados Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 20
Sword
Shield
Route 2, Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Lake of Outrage, Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea, Insular Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea, Workout Sea, Giant's Bed, Snowslide Slope, Giant's Foot, Frigid Sea

Other languages

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

Name origin

gyre
thrash and turn about