Competitive Information for Gyarados [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Gyarados? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Gyarados is a sensational Water and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to find yourself dealing with Gyarados when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Gyarados's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Rock.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Smash / Reversal
Physical Sweeper Gyarados (Retro)
Gyarados is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Reversal is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (more power the less hp your Gyarados has left).
♦ Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Gyarados this turn).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Gyarados learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Gyarados can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Gyarados
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Endure + Reversal
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Gyarados's EVs for Gold/Silver
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