#130 Gyarados

Atrocious Pokémon

Types: Water / Flying

Pokedex entry:
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.

Base Stats:

HP: 95
Attack: 125
Defence: 79
Special Attack: 60
Special Defence: 100
Speed: 81

Total: 540

Ability: Intimidate

Move sets:

Strong Offence
Item: Lefties
Nature: Jolly or Adamant
EVs: 252 Attack 252 Speed

Dragon Dance
Waterfall
Stone Edge
Earthquake

I’ve chosen to go for Stone edge on this set over Ice Fang due to the fact you can still OHKO a Min HP Min Defence Salamence after 1 DD, so you won’t have an issue KOing it. After that, you should be able to KO quite a few pokes with waterfall and EQ doing most of the damage.


Bulky Gyra
Item: Lefties
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP 126 Attack 126 Defence

DD
Taunt
Waterfall
EQ / Return
The set itself is based on the previous set, but with Gyra’s great HP and good defences, it attempts to set up using DD and Taunt, leading to a sweep. EQ and Return is a choice that needs to be taken, as EQ allows you to damage rock and Electrics, who will switch in at some point inevitably, but if you knock the, out earlier in battle and use this poke as a late game sweeper, it could be more useful to go with the more consistent return.



Choice Band
Item: Choice Band
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack 252 Speed

Waterfall
Ice Fang / Outrage
Stone Edge
EQ

Effectively the DD set without the DD, it is quite useful as a quick revenge killer, and can also be used as a lure for electric or rock types, and with good prediction, their killer. As far as sweeping with this, there is quite little potential, as choice band can’t provide a long sweep unless there is a fundamental flaw in the opponent’s team. Going for Outrage is a bold decision, but feasible in late game.

Double Dance
Item: Damp Rock
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP 252 Attack

Rain Dance
Dragon Dance
Waterfall
EQ

This set isn’t really that useful if you’re not using a Rain based team, as the rain will interfere with your fire based attacks and so on, but if you are using one, this can set up rain for the rest of the team, or sweep in its own right by using DD and removing most threats using Waterfall or EQ, which will be boosted.


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