Gyrados is the evolved form of Magikarp and has long been considered a solid Pokémon. It can use flying, ice, dark, dragon, normal and water-type moves, making it great for dealing with a large array of opponents. Like most Pokémon, Gyarados can be even more devastating when he has the right move set.

Gyarados is a flying and water-type Pokémon that evolves from Magikarp at level 20. Using Gyarados with the correct moves, especially ones that match his typing, will give you a huge edge in battle. When using a flying or water-type move, Gyarados will also get an attack boost from S.T.A.B (Same Type Attack Bonus).

Move NameMove TypeCategoryPowerAccuracyPP
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial150905
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial165805
Aqua TailWaterPhysical1359010

Gyarados can use Aqua Tail at level 29 (masters at level 40), Hurricane at level 37 (masters at level 48), Hydro Pump at level 47 (masters at level 59), and Hyper Beam at level 57 (masters at level 71).

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How to use Gyarados best in battle

Gyarados is a great Pokémon to use in a wide array of battles, especially since his dual-typing helps him fight against fighting, bug, and grass-types. Being half-water type also means the rock, steel, and fire-type opponents won’t fare well when fighting Gyrados.

Gyarados can also learn a surprising amount of moves, such as Outrage, Bulldoze, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, and Dark Pulse. These are all shop attacks, but they make it easy to take Gyarados with you into a wider range of battles. Just be careful against electric-type opponents as they do 4x the damage.

Gyarados’s base stats

  • Stat Total: 540
    • HP: 95
    • Attack: 125
    • Defense: 79
    • Special Attack: 60
    • Special Defense: 100
    • Speed: 81

Gyarados has a high attack skill that can help when using physical attacks. He also has a high special defense, making it easier for him to withstand hits from special attacks.

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