Best Gyarados Moveset in Pokémon Go

When you use these moves for Gyarados, you'll be saying a bunch of gee-a-raid-oh!s.

Gyarados was the Pokémon version of the tale about the ugly duckling. What starts out as a derpy and seemingly useless Magikarp eventually evolves into one of the strongest Pokémon in the original lineup! Many players in Pokémon Go will steer clear of a gym battle with a Gyarados hovering over it, and for good reason. In this guide, we're going to cover the best moves and basic stats for this water-dragon Pokémon.

Best Gyarados Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Gyarados sometimes depend on the technique you use as a player and the Pokémon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover the top-ranking movesets based on their average stats for damage and success.

Before we list the movesets, we're going to cover a few basic stats about Gyarados, so you can adequately prepare your playstyle and pick the appropriate movesets.

Basic Stats

  • Type(s): Water, Flying
  • Heavy Weakness(es): Electric
  • Weakness(es): Rock
  • Resistance(s): Bug, Fighting, Fire, Steel, Water
  • Strong Resistance(s): Ground
  • Boosted By: Rain and Windy Weather
  • Max CP: 3834
  • Attack | Defense | Stamina: 237 | 186 | 216

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Best Movesets

The following two moves reflect the attacks that show up the most frequently on the top five movesets. While this generally means this is the best move of that type, it's not guaranteed.

  • #1 Fast Attack: Waterfall
  • #1 Charge Attack: Hydro Pump

The remaining movesets are the top 10 movesets for Gyarados, ranked by DPS (damage per second).

  • #1
    • DPS: 15.75
    • Fast Attack: Waterfall
    • Charge Attack: Hydro Pump
  • #2
    • DPS: 15.28
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Hydro Pump
  • #3
    • DPS: 15.28
    • Fast Attack: Bite
    • Charge Attack: Hydro Pump
  • #4
    • DPS: 14.93
    • Fast Attack: Waterfall
    • Charge Attack: Aqua Tail
  • #5
    • DPS: 14.67
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Hydro Pump
  • #6
    • DPS: 14.62
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Aqua Tail
  • #7
    • DPS: 14.62
    • Fast Attack: Bite
    • Charge Attack: Aqua Tail
  • #8
    • DPS: 14.38
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Aqua Tail
  • #9
    • DPS: 14.27
    • Fast Attack: Waterfall
    • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • #10
    • DPS: 13.80
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Dragon Pulse

Attack Types

Similar to Pokémon, attacks have a type (i.e., Fighting, Fairy, Psychic, etc.). In the list below, we list the attack type of every attack mentioned in the movesets for Gyarados above. Use this list to determine the best moves against the Pokémon your Gyrados is fighting.

  • Water-type Attacks
    • Gyarados's Moves
      • Waterfall
      • Hydro Pump
      • Aqua Tail
    • Super Effective Against: Fire, Ground, Rock
    • Not Very Effective Against: Dragon, Grass, Water
  • Dragon-type Attacks
    • Gyarados's Moves
      • Dragon Breath
      • Dragon Tail
      • Outrage
    • Super Effective Against: Dragon
    • Not Very Effective Against: Fairy, Steel
  • Dark-type Attacks
    • Gyarados's Moves
      • Bite
    • Super Effective Against: Ghost, Psychic
    • Not Very Effective Against: Dark, Fairy, Fighting

With these lists, you'll know when to use Gyarados and how to use him most effectively. Good luck battling!

Want to know the strongest moveset for other Pokemon? Check out our guides for Metagross and Dragonite!

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