Competitive Information for Gyarados [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Gyarados gyarados
Base Stats for Gyarados

Water / Flying


Evolutions / Family:
Magikarp
Gyarados

Weakness Chart for Water/Flying-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
4x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
0x
  
  
  
  
2x
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 Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Common team mates for Gyarados in Pokemon Red/Blue:

JolteonGengarArcanineVictreebelCharizardRaichuFlareon


Gyarados is an interesting Water and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's a frequent sight to see Gyarados out in the 1st generation battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Gyarados's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Rock.


Species: Gyarados
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Toxic
- Reflect
- Substitute

Physical Sweeper Gyarados (Retro)

Gyarados is a notable Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. The game was competely different back in Generation 1. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Hyper Beam is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Gyarados's defense is doubled).
Substitute is a status move (Gyarados takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).



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
Blizzard
120
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Dragon Rage
??
100%
10
Deals 40 HP of damage to the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
10% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Gyarados can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Gyarados

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