Competitive Information for Gyarados (mega) [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Gyarados-mega gyarados-mega
Base Stats for Gyarados-Mega

Water / Dark

Abilities:
Mold BreakerMold Breaker: This Pokemon's moves and their effects ignore the Abilities of other Pokemon.


Evolutions / Family:
Gyarados

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Gyarados-mega? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Gyarados-mega in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

MagearnaTapu%20KokoKommo-oHawluchaVictiniTapu%20LeleKartanaExcadrillBreloomThundurusNinetales-AlolaPorygon-Z


Gyarados is a notable Water and Dark-typed Pokemon. It's not-uncommon to find yourself dealing with Gyarados when battling in the 7th generation meta. Gyarados is weak to Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, and Grass-typed attacks.


Species: Gyarados-Mega
Item: Gyaradosite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Crunch / Taunt
- Waterfall
- Dragon Dance

Physical Sweeper Gyarados-Mega (Analytic)

Gyarados is popular Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Mold Breaker, Gyarados's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Dragon Dance is a status move (raises your Gyarados's attack and speed by 1 stage).




Species: Gyarados-Mega
Item: Gyaradosite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Crunch
- Outrage
- Double-Edge

Physical Sweeper Gyarados-Mega (Mold Breaker)

Gyarados is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Mold Breaker, Gyarados's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Gyarados afterwards).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).




Species: Gyarados-Mega
Item: Gyaradosite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Crunch
- Outrage
- Double-Edge

Physical Sweeper Gyarados-Mega

Gyarados is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Mold Breaker, Gyarados's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Gyarados afterwards).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).




Species: Gyarados-Mega
Item: Gyaradosite
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 80 Hp / 176 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Dance
- Substitute
- Waterfall
- Earthquake

Gyarados-Mega Physical Sweeper (Gyaradosite Dance)

Gyarados is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power.

Dragon Dance is a status move (raises your Gyarados's attack and speed by 1 stage).
Substitute is a status move (Gyarados takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Gyarados-Mega
Item: Gyaradosite
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 240 Atk / 80 SpD / 188 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Fang
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Earthquake

Gyarados-Mega Physical Sweeper (Supermegadragondance)

Gyarados is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power.

Ice Fang is a physical 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).
Dragon Dance is a status move (raises your Gyarados's attack and speed by 1 stage).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Gyarados-mega? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Gyarados-mega in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

MagearnaTapu%20KokoKommo-oHawluchaVictiniTapu%20LeleKartanaExcadrillBreloomThundurusNinetales-AlolaPorygon-Z


Species: Gyarados-Mega
Item: Gyaradosite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Brutal Swing / Crunch
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Outrage

Doubles Physical Sweeper Gyarados-Mega (Mold Breaker)

Gyarados is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Mold Breaker, Gyarados's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Brutal Swing is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Gyarados afterwards).




Species: Gyarados-Mega
Item: Gyaradosite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Brutal Swing / Crunch
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Outrage

Doubles Physical Sweeper Gyarados-Mega

Gyarados is a decent Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Mold Breaker, Gyarados's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Brutal Swing is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Gyarados afterwards).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Gyarados-mega 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
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Dragon Rage
--
100%
10
Deals 40 HP of damage to the target.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Hurricane
110
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Zap Cannon
120
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dragon Tail
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Celebrate
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Happy Hour
--
--
30
No competitive use.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(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, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Gyarados-mega can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Gyarados-mega

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