Competitive Information for Gyarados [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Gyarados gyarados
Base Stats for Gyarados

Water / Flying


Evolutions / Family:
Magikarp
Gyarados

Weakness Chart for Water/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
4x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
  
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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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.


Common team mates for Gyarados in Pokemon Gold/Silver:

GengarForretressSteelixEnteiCrobatAlakazamArcaninePidgeotRhydonCharizardYanmaOctillery


Gyarados is an extraordinary Water and Flying-typed Pokemon. Gyarados is a normal Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Gyarados's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Rock.


Species: Gyarados
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Smash / Reversal
- Protect
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Gyarados (Retro)

Gyarados is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget 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).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble
20
100%
30
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Rage
--
100%
10
Deals 40 HP of damage to the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Zap Cannon
100
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Def.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


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

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