Gyarados • Sword & Shield Pokédex

Gyarados

Gyarados
Sprite of Gyarados in Pokémon HOME

Gyarados's Type

WATER
FLYING

Gyarados's Pokédex #s

National #
130
Galar #
145
Armor #
43
Crown #
63

Gyarados's Base Stats

HP:
95
Attack:
125
Defense:
79
Sp. Atk:
60
Sp. Def:
100
Speed:
81
Total:
540

Misc. Info

Height:
21'4" (6.5m)
Weight:
518.1 lbs. (235 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Water 2 / Dragon
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,250,000
EV Yield:
2 Attack
Base EXP:
189
Catch Rate:
45
Base Happiness:
70

Gyarados's Abilities

Here are what abilities Gyarados can possibly have, along with their effects.
Intimidate
When Gyarados is sent out in battle, all opposing Pokémon have their Attack lowered by one stage.
Moxie
Raises Gyarados's Attack by one stage whenever it knocks out a Pokémon.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Gyarados's weakness and resistance is to various types.
ELECTRIC
ROCK
½
FIRE
WATER
FIGHTING
BUG
STEEL
immune
GROUND

Gyarados's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Gyarados evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Magikarp
Magikarp
starting form
Gyarados
Gyarados
at level 20

Gyarados's Alternate Forms

Gender Differences

Male ♂
Gyarados (Male)
Female ♀
Gyarados (Female)

Gyarados's Moves

Below is a list of all of the moves that Gyarados can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Gyarados learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
Evo.
Bite
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
1
Bite
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
1
Flail
Does more damage when Gyarados's HP is low.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
1
Splash
Does nothing.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 40 User
1
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Leer
Lowers all nearby enemies' Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 30 Nearby Enemies
1
Twister
20% chance of making all nearby enemies flinch. Does double damage against Bounce, Fly, or Sky Drop.
DRAGON
SPECIAL
40 100% 20 Nearby Enemies
4
Whirlpool
Traps the target for 2–5 turns; does 1/16 max HP per turn. Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
35 85% 15 One Target
8
Ice Fang
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target. Has a separate 10% chance to make the target flinch.
ICE
PHYSICAL
65 95% 15 One Target
12
Brine
Does double damage if the target's HP is 50% or less.
WATER
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
16
Scary Face
Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
21
Waterfall
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
WATER
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
24
Crunch
20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
28
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
32
Aqua Tail
Damages the target.
WATER
PHYSICAL
90 90% 10 One Target
36
Dragon Dance
Raises Gyarados's Attack and Speed by one stage.
DRAGON
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
40
Hydro Pump
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
110 80% 5 One Target
44
Hurricane
30% chance of confusing the target. 100% accuracy in the rain and 50% accuracy in sunny weather.
FLYING
SPECIAL
110 70% 10 One Target
48
Thrash
Confuses Gyarados after 2–3 turns.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 100% 10 Random Enemy
52
Hyper Beam
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
SPECIAL
150 90% 5 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Gyarados can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM08
Hyper Beam
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
SPECIAL
150 90% 5 One Target
TM09
Giga Impact
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
150 90% 5 One Target
TM14
Thunder Wave
Paralyzes the target.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- 90% 20 One Target
TM21
Rest
Gyarados restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Gyarados from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM26
Scary Face
Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
TM27
Icy Wind
100% chance of lowering all nearby enemies' Speed by one stage.
ICE
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 Nearby Enemies
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM32
Sandstorm
Changes the weather to a sandstorm for 5 turns.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM35
Hail
Changes the weather to hail for 5 turns.
ICE
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM36
Whirlpool
Traps the target for 2–5 turns; does 1/16 max HP per turn. Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
35 85% 15 One Target
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Gyarados is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM45
Dive
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
WATER
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM52
Bounce
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn. Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
85 85% 5 One Target
TM55
Brine
Does double damage if the target's HP is 50% or less.
WATER
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
TM57
Payback
Does double damage if Gyarados attacks after the target.
DARK
PHYSICAL
50 100% 10 One Target
TM64
Avalanche
Attacks last; if damaged this turn, hits for double damage.
ICE
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
TM67
Ice Fang
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target. Has a separate 10% chance to make the target flinch.
ICE
PHYSICAL
65 95% 15 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM81
Bulldoze
100% chance of lowering all nearby Pokémon's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 All But Self
TM97
Brutal Swing
Damages all nearby Pokémon.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 All But Self

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Gyarados can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area and other locations.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR01
Body Slam
Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
85 100% 15 One Target
TR02
Flamethrower
Has a 10% chance to burn the target.
FIRE
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 One Target
TR03
Hydro Pump
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
110 80% 5 One Target
TR04
Surf
Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 All But Self
TR05
Ice Beam
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
ICE
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR06
Blizzard
Has a 10% chance to freeze all nearby enemies. 100% accuracy while it is hailing.
ICE
SPECIAL
110 70% 5 Nearby Enemies
TR08
Thunderbolt
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 One Target
TR09
Thunder
30% chance of paralyzing the target. 100% accuracy in the rain and 50% accuracy in sunny weather.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
110 70% 10 One Target
TR10
Earthquake
Does double damage against targets using Dig.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
100 100% 10 All But Self
TR15
Fire Blast
Has a 10% chance to burn the target.
FIRE
SPECIAL
110 85% 5 One Target
TR16
Waterfall
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
WATER
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Gyarados's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR24
Outrage
Confuses Gyarados after 2–3 turns.
DRAGON
PHYSICAL
120 100% 10 Random Enemy
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Gyarados's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR31
Iron Tail
30% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
100 75% 15 One Target
TR32
Crunch
20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR35
Uproar
Lose control for up to 5 turns. While the Uproar is active, no Pokémon can be asleep.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 Random Enemy
TR37
Taunt
Prevents the target from using Status moves for the next few turns.
DARK
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TR45
Muddy Water
30% chance of lowering all nearby enemies' Accuracy by one stage.
WATER
SPECIAL
90 85% 10 Nearby Enemies
TR51
Dragon Dance
Raises Gyarados's Attack and Speed by one stage.
DRAGON
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR58
Dark Pulse
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR62
Dragon Pulse
Damages the target.
DRAGON
SPECIAL
85 100% 10 One Target
TR72
Power Whip
Damages the target.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
120 85% 10 One Target
TR74
Iron Head
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR75
Stone Edge
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
ROCK
PHYSICAL
100 80% 5 One Target
TR84
Scald
Has a 30% chance to burn the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR89
Hurricane
30% chance of confusing the target. 100% accuracy in the rain and 50% accuracy in sunny weather.
FLYING
SPECIAL
110 70% 10 One Target

Move Tutor Moves

Here are all of the moves that Gyarados can learn from Move Tutors. Most of these require the Expansion Pass and can be found in the Isle of Armor's Dojo, costing some Armorite Ore to teach. However, there are a few moves that can be taught aside from this.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TUTOR
Scale Shot
Hits the target two to five times in a row. If Scale Shot hits at least once, raises Gyarados's Speed by one stage and lowers Gyarados's Defense by one stage.
DRAGON
PHYSICAL
25 90% 20 One Target
TUTOR
Lash Out
If Gyarados's stats were lowered this turn, Lash Out's power is doubled.
DARK
PHYSICAL
75 100% 5 One Target

Gyarados's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Gyarados's calculated stats, which are the stats that you actually see displayed in game. These are affected by a variety of things, such as level, Effort Values (EVs), Individual Values (IVs), and Gyarados's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Gyarados is level 100: its stats with 0 EVs, 252+ (max) EVs, 0 IVs, and 31 (max) IVs. Nature is not shown by default, so its maximum is 10% higher than shown here, and minium 10% lower.
Stats at
level 100
0 EVs 252+ EVs Base Stat
Min Max Min Max
HP
300 331 363 394 95
Attack
255 286 318 349 125
Defense
163 194 226 257 79
Sp. Atk
125 156 188 219 60
Sp. Def
205 236 268 299 100
Speed
167 198 230 261 81
Total
540

Where to Find Gyarados

If you're looking for where to find Gyarados, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Gyarados in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Gyarados in the Wild

Galar Route 2

Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Any Weather
2% Lv. 38-40

Axew's Eye

Fishing Rod Encounters
5% Lv. 35-40

Giant's Seat

Fishing Rod Encounters
10% Lv. 30-35

Bridge Field

Fishing Rod Encounters
5% Lv. 26-28

Dusty Bowl

Fishing Rod Encounters
5% Lv. 40-45

Giant's Mirror

Fishing Rod Encounters
5% Lv. 26-28

Giant's Cap

Fishing Rod Encounters
5% Lv. 26-28

Lake of Outrage

Fishing Rod Encounters
5% Lv. 50-52

Workout Sea

Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45

Stepping-Stone Sea

Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45

Insular Sea

Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45

Honeycalm Sea

Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45

Honeycalm Island

Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45 Lv. 40-45

Giant's Bed

Fishing Rod Encounters
15% Lv. 60-65

Snowslide Slope

Fishing Rod Encounters
15% Lv. 60-65

Giant's Foot

Fishing Rod Encounters
15% Lv. 60-65

Frigid Sea

Fishing Rod Encounters
15% Lv. 60-65

Ballimere Lake

Fishing Rod Encounters
15% Lv. 60-65

Getting Gyarados By Evolution

Evolves from Magikarp at level 20.

Pokédex Entries for Gyarados

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

Sword
It has an extremely aggressive nature. The Hyper Beam it shoots from its mouth totally incinerates all targets.
Shield
Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.

Generation 7 Pokédex Entries

Sun
A tale is told of a town that angered Gyarados. Before the sun rose the next day, flames utterly consumed the town, leaving not a trace behind.
Moon
There are people who swear that any place Gyarados appears is fated for destruction.
Ultra Sun
It fires hyper beams in all directions, burning the surrounding area to ash. There are some regions where it's called “the deity of destruction.”
Ultra Moon
The energy from evolution stimulated its brain cells strongly, causing it to become very ferocious.

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

X
In ancient literature, there is a record of a Gyarados that razed a village when violence flared.
Y
Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
Omega Ruby
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.
Alpha Sapphire
Once Gyarados goes on a rampage, its ferociously violent blood doesn't calm until it has burned everything down. There are records of this Pokémon's rampages lasting a whole month.

Generation 5 Pokédex Entries

Black White Black 2 White 2
Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.

Generation 4 Pokédex Entries

Diamond
Once it appears, its rage never settles until it has razed the fields and mountains around it.
Pearl
In ancient literature, there is a record of a GYARADOS that razed a village when violence flared.
Platinum
Once it begins to rampage, a GYARADOS will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
HeartGold
They say that during past strife, GYARADOS would appear and leave blazing ruins in its wake.
SoulSilver
Once it appears, it goes on a rampage. It remains enraged until it demolishes everything around it.

Generation 3 Pokédex Entries

Ruby
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.
Sapphire
Once GYARADOS goes on a rampage, its ferociously violent blood doesn't calm until it has burned everything down. There are records of this POKéMON's rampages lasting a whole month.
Emerald
It is an extremely vicious and violent POKéMON. When humans begin to fight, it will appear and burn everything to the ground with intensely hot flames.
FireRed
It has an extremely aggressive nature. The HYPER BEAM it shoots from its mouth totally incinerates all targets.
LeafGreen
Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.

Generation 2 Pokédex Entries

Gold
They say that during past wars, GYARADOS would appear and leave blazing ruins in its wake.
Silver
Once it appears, it goes on a ram­page. It remains enraged until it demolishes every­thing around it.
Crystal
It appears when­ ever there is world conflict, burning down any place it travels through.

Generation 1 Pokédex Entries

Red Blue
Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
Yellow
Brutally vicious and enormously destructive. Known for totally destroying cities in ancient times.
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