Rapidash

Rapidash is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Fire Horse Pokémon.

Rapidash has a new Galarian form in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Pokédex data

National № 078
Type Fire
Species Fire Horse Pokémon
Height 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 95.0 kg (209.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Run Away
2. Flash Fire
Flame Body (hidden ability)
Local № 078 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
202 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
078 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
091 (Diamond/Pearl)
091 (Platinum)
207 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
078 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
334 (Sword/Shield)
106 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 105
193 339
Total 500 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.

Pokédex data

National № 078
Type Psychic Fairy
Species Unique Horn Pokémon
Height 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 80.0 kg (176.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Run Away
2. Pastel Veil
Anticipation (hidden ability)
Local № 078 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
202 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
078 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
091 (Diamond/Pearl)
091 (Platinum)
207 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
078 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
334 (Sword/Shield)
106 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 105
193 339
Total 500 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 Rapidash.

Evolution chart

(Level 40)
#077
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
Psychic
(Level 40)
#078
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
Psychic · Fairy

Rapidash changes

Pokédex entries

Rapidash

Red
Blue
Very competitive, this POKéMON will chase anything that moves fast in the hopes of racing it.
Yellow Just loves to run. If it sees something faster than itself, it will give chase at top speed.
Gold At full gallop, its four hooves barely touch the ground because it moves so incredibly fast.
Silver With incredible acceleration, it reaches its top speed of 150 mph after running just ten steps.
Crystal It just loves to gallop. The faster it goes, the longer the swaying flames of its mane will become.
Ruby
Sapphire
RAPIDASH usually can be seen casually cantering in the fields and plains. However, when this POKéMON turns serious, its fiery manes flare and blaze as it gallops its way up to 150 mph.
FireRed It can gallop at a top speed of 150 miles per hour. It can race as fast as a bullet train while ablaze.
LeafGreen Very competitive, this POKéMON will chase anything that moves fast in the hopes of racing it.
Emerald It usually canters casually in the fields and plains. But once a RAPIDASH turns serious, its fiery manes flare and blaze as it gallops its way up to 150 mph.
Diamond It gallops at nearly 150 mph. With its mane blazing ferociously, it races as if it were an arrow.
Pearl It has astounding acceleration. From a standstill, it can reach top speed within 10 steps.
Platinum When at an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, enhancing its beautiful appearance.
HeartGold At full gallop, its four hooves barely touch the ground because it moves so incredibly fast.
SoulSilver With incredible acceleration, it reaches its top speed of 150 mph after running just 10 steps.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
When at an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, enhancing its beautiful appearance.
X Very competitive, this Pokémon will chase anything that moves fast in the hopes of racing it.
Y It gallops at nearly 150 mph. With its mane blazing ferociously, it races as if it were an arrow.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Rapidash usually can be seen casually cantering in the fields and plains. However, when this Pokémon turns serious, its fiery manes flare and blaze as it gallops its way up to 150 mph.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Just loves to run. If it sees something faster than itself, it will give chase at top speed.
Sword This Pokémon can be seen galloping through fields at speeds of up to 150 mph, its fiery mane fluttering in the wind.
Shield The fastest runner becomes the leader, and it decides the herd’s pace and direction of travel.

Galarian Rapidash

Sword Little can stand up to its psycho cut. Unleashed from this Pokémon’s horn, the move will punch a hole right through a thick metal sheet.
Shield Brave and prideful, this Pokémon dashes airily through the forest, its steps aided by the psychic power stored in the fur on its fetlocks.

Moves learned by Rapidash

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
1Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Smart StrikeSteelPhysical 70
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
15Flame ChargeFirePhysical 50 100
20AgilityPsychicStatus
25Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
30StompNormalPhysical 65 100
35Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
43Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
49InfernoFireSpecial 100 50
56Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85
63Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
1Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
15Fairy WindFairySpecial 40 100
20AgilityPsychicStatus
25PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
30StompNormalPhysical 65 100
35Heal PulsePsychicStatus
43Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
49Dazzling GleamFairySpecial 80 100
56PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
63Healing WishPsychicStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Smart StrikeSteelPhysical 70
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100

Egg moves

Rapidash learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Rapidash egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30
HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
Morning SunNormalStatus
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychicSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30
1HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
1MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
1Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
5EmberFireSpecial 40 100
10Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
20StompNormalPhysical 65 100
26Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
32AgilityPsychicStatus
38Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85
51Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
65Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Rapidash 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.
Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85

Moves learnt by TM

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

Rapidash sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Rapidash  sprite from Red & Blue Rapidash  sprite from Silver Rapidash  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Rapidash  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Rapidash  sprite from Black & White Rapidash  sprite from X & Y Rapidash  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Rapidash Shiny sprite from Silver Rapidash Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Rapidash Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Rapidash Shiny sprite from Black & White Rapidash Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Rapidash

Red
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Ponyta
Gold
Silver
Route 28, Mt. Silver, Pewter City
Crystal Route 28, Mt. Silver
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Kindle Road, Mt. Ember
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Ponyta
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 28, Mt. Silver
Black
White
Route 12
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Ponyta
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 17
Sword Location data not yet available
Shield Evolve Ponyta/Galarian Ponyta

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Rapidash
Japanese ギャロップ (Gallop)
German Gallopa
French Galopa

Name origin

rapid
fast
ash
remains of a fire
dash
move quickly