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
20014046
2001.58395
2002126145
2002.5170194
4003213244
4003.5256294
4004299343
4004.5343393
6005386442
6005.5429492
6006472541
6006.5515591
8007559640
8007.5602690
8008645739
8008.5688789
10009732838
10009.5775888
100010818937
100010.5859984
1300119001031
130011.59411078
1300129821125
130012.510221172
16001310631218
160013.511041265
16001411451312
160014.511861359
19001512271406
190015.512681453
19001613091500
190016.513501546
22001713911593
220017.514311640
22001814721687
220018.515131734
25001915541781
250019.515951828
25002016361874
250020.516771921
30002117181968
300021.517592015
30002218002062
300022.518402109
35002318812156
350023.519222203
35002419632249
350024.520042296
40002520452343
400025.520862390
40002621272437
400026.521682484
45002722092531
450027.522502578
45002822912625
450028.523322671
50002923732718
500029.524132765
50003024542812
500030.524752836
60003124952859
600031.525162882
60003225362906
600032.525572929
70003325772953
700033.525972976
70003426183000
700034.526383023
80003526593046
800035.526793070
80003627003093
800036.527203117
90003727413140
900037.527613164
90003827823187
900038.528023210
100003928223234
1000039.528433257
100004028633281
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