Competitive Information for Gyarados [Red/Blue]
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.
Gyarados is an interesting Water and Flying-typed Pokemon. Gyarados are common Pokemon to see in the RB metagame. 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.
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
Physical Sweeper Gyarados (Retro)
Gyarados is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In gen one, Gyarados played quite differently. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ 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).
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 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
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
Optimize Gyarados's EVs for Red/Blue
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