Gyarados is one of the most versatile Pokemon in the game at the moment. It’s Attack and Defense are great, even it’s Stamina is really high (max 162 HP). With 3281 Max CP it quickly became one of the most used Pokemon when it comes to Gym attack.
Gyarados can also get dragon type movesets, which makes it great for taking down Dragonite, but it’s Water type moves will prove rather useless here – they do only 80% damage to Dragon type.
Gyarados is both water and which makes him take the following:
- 156% damage from electric type
- 125% damage from ground type
- 80% from bug, fighting, fire, ground, steel and water
Gyarados counters in Pokemon GO
|Volt Switch electric||Volt Switch electric||Rock throw rock|
|Thunder electric||Zap Cannon electric||Stone edge rock|
Golem with rock type moves will also take it down quickly doing 125% damage, and hopefully, it can easily dodge that Hydro Pump with a fast moveset. Remember though, Golem takes 156% damage from Water type moves.
Jolteon and Raichu can also do decent damage to it fast, but due to their lack of HP you will most likely have to dodge a lot if you don’t want it to die in the process.
Gyarados movesets explanation
|Dragon tail Dragon||Hydro pump Water||15/130||26.50||31.40|
|Dragon breath Dragon||Hydro pump Water||6/130||25.70||30.60|
|Bite Dark||Hydro pump Water||6/130||25.70||30.60|
|Dragon tail Dragon||Outrage Dragon||15/110||20.90||20.90|
|Dragon breath Dragon||Outrage Dragon||6/110||20.10||20.10|
|Bite Dark||Outrage Dragon||6/110||20.10||20.10|
|Dragon tail Dragon||Dragon pulse Dragon||15/90||19.30||19.30|
|Dragon breath Dragon||Dragon pulse Dragon||6/90||18.50||18.50|
|Bite Dark||Dragon pulse Dragon||6/90||18.50||18.50|
|Dragon tail Dragon||Crunch Dark||15/70||17.75||17.75|
|Dragon breath Dragon||Crunch Dark||6/70||16.95||16.95|
|Bite Dark||Crunch Dark||6/70||16.95||16.95|
|Dragon tail Dragon||Twister Dragon||15/45||14.85||14.85|
|Dragon breath Dragon||Twister Dragon||6/45||14.05||14.05|
|Bite Dark||Twister Dragon||6/45||14.05||14.05|
Dragon Tail has highest damage output, but it’s relatively slower (1.1 sec) when compared to Bite (0.5 sec). This makes Dragon Tail good for attacking Dragonite, but Bite is better for attacking almost anything else. Don’t get fooled, Bite is great.
Outrage has lower DPS than Hydro Pump, but takes way less energy to charge. Again, it’s a Dragon type move, which makes it great for attacking Dragonite.
Hydro Pump is still the best defending move because of its high DPS (58) and STAB bonus.
Crunch is basically the worst possible move you can get on your Gyarados, but its low energy consumption makes up for the lack of damage. It is the worst charge move, but it’s not completely useless.
Shiny Gyarados in Pokemon GO
Yellow Magikarp was the first Shiny Pokemon added to Pokemon GO. Through wonders of genes and inheritance, a Shiny Magikarp evolves into a Red Gyarados.
Two players can go to the same place and catch the same Magikarp, which has the same stats and IVs, but they won’t necessarily both be Shiny.