Gyarados

Pokemon Rating:
9
Gyarados
235.00 kg Weight
6.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3281
ATK 237
DEF 197
STA 190
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Bite is preferable to Dragon Breath; although both perform similarly, the former offers an advantage against Psychic and Ghost-types, and the latter is a legacy move

  • Dragon Tail is slightly superior to Dragon Breath; the former deals higher raw DPS, while the latter fits into more dodge-inclined styles.

  • Hydro Pump is a high performing charge move with great type coverage.  Gyarados has the strongest Hydro Pump in the game, boasting an enormous 237 attack stat.

  • Outrage is generally inferior to Hydro Pump but holds a niche use against Dragonite

  • Crunch is fairly underwhelming, but offers increased Psychic and Ghost coverage.

  • Dragon Pulse and Twister are clearly inferior to Outrage; thankfully, the former two are legacy moves.
Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Dragon Tail is superior to Bite and Dragon Breath, outputting substantially more defensive DPS.

  • Hydro Pump is generally favored over Outrage and Crunch despite being 1 bar; its raw damage and early dodge window leave less time to react.

  • Outrage is clearly superior to Dragon Pulse and Twister; offers fairly wide neutral coverage as well as a niche use against Dragons.

  • Crunch is slightly superior to Outrage; the former has more meaningful coverage and a much earlier dodge window, making it more likely to actually land a hit.
Quick Moves
6
True DPS:
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00
15
True DPS:
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.10
0.20
8.18
13.64
17.05
Charge Moves
70
True DPS:
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.20
1.70
0.00
-33
21.88
27.34
130
True DPS:
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.30
2.10
0.00
-100
39.39
49.24
110
True DPS:
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.90
1.20
0.00
-50
28.21
35.26

Legacy Quick Moves
6
True DPS:
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00
Legacy Charge Moves
90
True DPS:
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.60
1.15
0.00
-50
25.00
31.25
45
True DPS:
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.80
1.65
0.00
-33
16.07
20.09
Rating Explanation:

The very embodiment of patience and its payoff, behold the fruit of 400 Magikarp candies. Gyarados's stats are among the best in the game, boasting enormous Atk, high HP, and decent bulk to boot. So why, might one ask, isn't this iconic beast higher up on the tier list?

Tragically, Gyarados has not been blessed with STAB quick moves, immediately placing it behind Vaporeon and Omastar as a premier Water-type attacker. Though Dark and Dragon-type moves provide decent neutral coverage, Gyarados with those movesets are now either outclassed or obsolete. Tyranitar and Houndoom have emerged as dedicated Dark-type attackers, and Dragonite is not as prominent as it used to be.

This is not to speak ill of Gyarados's capabilities as an attacker. Though not always the optimal choice, Gyarados still does its job as a Water attacker and part-time Psychic and Ghost killer. It also has useful resistances to Water and Fighting that Tyranitar and Houndoom lack.

Other
Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 7.0 %
Buddy Distance 1 km
Capture Rate10.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Flying/Water

.714x - -
1.96x - .714x
.714x - -
- .51x -
- - -
1.4x .714x .714x

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
2001 40.51 46.42
2001.5 83.74 95.94
2002 126.96 145.46
2002.5 170.18 194.98
4003 213.40 244.50
4003.5 256.62 294.02
4004 299.84 343.54
4004.5 343.06 393.06
6005 386.28 442.58
6005.5 429.50 492.10
6006 472.72 541.62
6006.5 515.94 591.14
8007 559.16 640.66
8007.5 602.38 690.18
8008 645.60 739.70
8008.5 688.83 789.22
10009 732.05 838.74
10009.5 775.27 888.26
100010 818.49 937.78
100010.5 859.38 984.63
130011 900.28 1031.49
130011.5 941.17 1078.34
130012 982.07 1125.20
130012.5 1022.96 1172.05
160013 1063.86 1218.91
160013.5 1104.76 1265.77
160014 1145.65 1312.62
160014.5 1186.55 1359.48
190015 1227.44 1406.33
190015.5 1268.34 1453.19
190016 1309.23 1500.04
190016.5 1350.13 1546.90
220017 1391.02 1593.76
220017.5 1431.92 1640.61
220018 1472.82 1687.47
220018.5 1513.71 1734.32
250019 1554.61 1781.18
250019.5 1595.50 1828.03
250020 1636.40 1874.89
250020.5 1677.29 1921.75
300021 1718.24 1968.66
300021.5 1759.14 2015.52
300022 1800.09 2062.44
300022.5 1840.98 2109.29
350023 1881.93 2156.21
350023.5 1922.83 2203.07
350024 1963.78 2249.98
350024.5 2004.67 2296.84
400025 2045.62 2343.76
400025.5 2086.52 2390.61
400026 2127.47 2437.53
400026.5 2168.36 2484.39
450027 2209.31 2531.30
450027.5 2250.21 2578.16
450028 2291.16 2625.08
450028.5 2332.05 2671.93
500029 2373.00 2718.85
500029.5 2413.90 2765.71
500030 2454.85 2812.62
500030.5 2475.29 2836.05
600031 2495.74 2859.48
600031.5 2516.19 2882.91
600032 2536.64 2906.33
600032.5 2557.08 2929.76
700033 2577.53 2953.19
700033.5 2597.98 2976.62
700034 2618.43 3000.04
700034.5 2638.87 3023.47
800035 2659.32 3046.90
800035.5 2679.77 3070.33
800036 2700.22 3093.75
800036.5 2720.66 3117.18
900037 2741.11 3140.61
900037.5 2761.56 3164.04
900038 2782.01 3187.46
900038.5 2802.45 3210.89
1000039 2822.90 3234.32
1000039.5 2843.35 3257.75
1000040 2863.80 3281.17
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