Gyarados is a Water, Flying-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It evolves from Magikarp after being fed 400 candies. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Gyarados initially after being given 300 Mega Energy.
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.
It zooms out of the water at Mach speeds. Even large ships caught in its path are split cleanly in two.
- Crunch, Outrage: added on February 16th, 2017
- Waterfall: added on December 8th, 2017
- Dragon Pulse: removed on February 16th, 2017
- Dragon Breath: removed on August 19th, 2016, added back on December 11th, 2019
- Twister: removed on February 16th, 2017, added back on December 11th, 2019
- Dragon Tail: added on February 16th, 2017, removed on December 8th, 2017
- Aqua Tail: available during events: Aug, Dec 2020, Dec 2021 Community Day
Gyarados is part of a two-member family.
- Gyarados was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
- Shiny form of Gyarados was released as the first Shiny Pokémon available in the game on Water Festival 2017 on March 24th, 2017.
- Shadow form of Gyarados was released on August 1st, 2019.
|In wild since 2016 Jul 6|
|Tier 4 CP 33,893
Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
|1,453||Special Research/Timed Research:|
Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Special Research - Completing 5th part (must be shiny)
Making a Splash - Completing 4th part
- Mega Gyarados was released on Lunar New Year 2021 on February 9th, 2021.
- Shiny form of Mega Gyarados was released on the same day.
|Mega Energy required:|
Mega Raid Battles
|Obtain Mega Energy from Mega Raid Battle|
Boss CP 47,142
Catch CP 1,937/2,422 (weather boosted)
20× - Power up Pokémon 10 times: 2022 May
20× - Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon: Water Festival 2022
25× - Power up Pokémon 5 times;
70× - Power up Pokémon 10 times: A Mega Moment
25× - Catch 5 Pokémon: Lunar New Year 2022
20× - Catch 3 Pokémon: December 2021 Community Day
10× - Power up Pokémon 7 times: Charge Up
Special Research/Timed Research:
50× - Water Festival: Catch Challenge
200× - Lunar New Year
- Normally, evolved stages of Pokémon cannot be shiny in encounter screen, but exceptionally during Lunar New Year 2020, and after, Gyarados could.
- Before the release of Mega Levels, Gyarados could Mega Evolve into Mega Gyarados initially after being given 200 Mega Energy, and 40 afterwards.
- page, on the official Pokédex website
- article, on the Bulbapedia
- Gyarados article, on the Pokémon Wiki