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Gyarados (Pokémon GO)

Gyarados Pokemon GO

Gyarados

#130 (Kanto)

Best moveset for Gyarados

The best moves for Gyarados are Waterfall and Hydro Pump when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Waterfall 16 dps
  Hydro Pump 47.3 dps

Defense

  Waterfall 16 dps
  Outrage 28.2 dps

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Pokémon type

Water
Flying
Vulnerable to…
Electric deals 256% damage.
Rock deals 160% damage.
Resistant to…
Fighting deals 63% damage.
Water deals 63% damage.
Steel deals 63% damage.
Bug deals 63% damage.
Fire deals 63% damage.
Ground deals 39% damage.

Evolution

There are currently a total of 2 Pokémon in the Magikarp family. Gyarados evolves from Magikarp which costs 400 Candy.

Evolving Mega Gyarados costs 200 Mega Energy the first time, and 40 Mega Energy every other time.

Gyarados Raid Guide

Gyarados has previously been Raid Boss in Tier 4 Raids.

Raid
Tier
Boss CP
3,227
Suggested players
2-5
Boss HP
123
Caught CP range
123
Caught CP (boosted)
12 - 32
Minimum IVs
10 / 10 / 10

Standard game images

There is a very low chance that you can get a shiny Gyarados, which has the following appearance:

Summary

Gyarados is a Water & Flying Pokémon which evolves from Magikarp. It is vulnerable to Electric and Rock moves. Gyarados's strongest moveset is Waterfall & Hydro Pump and it has a Max CP of 3,391.

About

"When Magikarp evolves into Gyarados, its brain cells undergo a structural transformation. It is said that this transformation is to blame for this Pokémon's wildly violent nature."

Best moveset for Gyarados

The best moves for Gyarados are Waterfall and Hydro Pump when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Waterfall 16 dps
  Hydro Pump 47.3 dps

Defense

  Waterfall 16 dps
  Outrage 28.2 dps

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All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Bite 6 8 12
  Waterfall 16 6.7 16
  Dragon Breath Event 6 8 12
  Dragon Tail Elite TM 15 8.2 13.6
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Hydro Pump 130 -30.3 47.3
  Outrage 110 -12.8 28.2
  Crunch 70 -10.3 21.9
  Twister 45 -11.8 16.1
  Dragon Pulse Elite TM 90 -13.9 25
  Aqua Tail Elite TM 50 -17.4 31.6
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.

What counters Gyarados?

Gyarados is a Water/Flying type Pokémon, which makes it especially weak against Electric moves, and weak against Rock moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Gyarados are:

  • Thundurus (Therian),
  • Zekrom,
  • Deoxys (Normal),
  • Electivire,
  • Raikou.
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
Thundurus (Therian)   Thunder Shock   Thunderbolt 100%
Thundurus (Therian)   Volt Switch   Thunderbolt 98%
Zekrom   Charge Beam   Wild Charge 98%
Deoxys (Normal)   Charge Beam   Thunderbolt 94%
Electivire   Thunder Shock   Wild Charge 89%
Thundurus (Therian)   Volt Switch   Thunder 89%
Thundurus (Therian)   Thunder Shock   Thunder 88%
Raikou   Volt Switch   Wild Charge 87%
Thundurus (Therian)   Volt Switch   Thunder Punch 87%
Raikou   Thunder Shock   Wild Charge 87%

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These moves are calculated using type advantages / disadvantages, and including STAB. Click here for more info »

Most vulnerable to Gyarados

These are the Pokémon most vulnerable to the above moveset.
Pokémon Effective damage

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These moves are calculated using type advantages / disadvantages, and including STAB. Click here for more info »

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