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 awesome Water and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's super common to find yourself dealing with Gyarados when battling in the 1st generation meta. Gyarados is typically seen in the UU tier (Underused). 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: - Double-Edge / Body Slam - Toxic - Reflect - Substitute
Physical Sweeper Gyarados (Retro)
Gyarados is a sensational Physical Sweeper in single battles. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Out of the original 151, Gyarados was quite something to try to play with in the first generation meta. 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). ♦ Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target). ♦ 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).
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 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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