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 an awesome Water and Flying-typed Pokemon. Gyarados are common Pokemon to see in the GS metagame. Gyarados is typically seen in the UU tier (Underused). There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Gyarados's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Rock.
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.
♦ Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil). ♦ 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).
No additional EV spread were found for this set at this time.Array
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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.
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Note: The damage listed here under Versus is not actually calculated using the in-game damage formula. It is simply calculated using typing weaknesses and resistances from the selected type-matchup modifier along with STAB (if applied) to help sort through and give a general idea as to how powerful certain moves might be towards that selected typing after modifiers are applied. Several moves listed here may have additional effects that might alter actual damage output which are not factored on this specific list. Use damage calculators to find actual damage amounts.
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: Rest + Snore
Moves: Substitute + Reversal
Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
Move: Swagger + Item: Mirror Herb
Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Moves that inflict status: Toxic
Moves that boost Gyarados's stats
Most notable and possible best moves for Gyarados
Hidden Power Flying
Common Effort Values for Gyarados in Gold and Silver
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