Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:17 pm
HP: 95 - ATTACK: 125 - DEFENSE: 79 - SP. ATK: 60 - SP. DEF: 100 - SPEED: 81
Intimidate: Lowers the opponent's attack by one level when Gyarados is switched in.
- Taunt (Roar/Substitute/Thunder Wave)
- Dragon Dance
- Hidden Power [Flying]
Gyarados is one hell of a sweeper, Packing base 125 attack, paired with good Defenses, HP, and Speed. Basically, hit everything except Zapdos, Aerodactyl, Lunatone, Solrock or Skarmory with HP Flying, and Earthquake. Taunt stops all Burns/Paras/sleeps and most importantly Hazers/Phazers. Thunder Wave is a great move, and it works well on Gyarados. It can Paralyze incoming Zapdos', Aerodactyls, etc.
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power [Flying]
A special set with HP Flying, it can make a huge impact on a battle due to the sheer shock factor of this. You still hit Heracross, and this is also one of the best counters for opposing Gyarados'.
-Hidden Power [Flying]
This is another option, just make sure you pair it with a beller/aromatherapist to heal that rest. Not the best, but it can be surprising. Also, you can use DD over Rest if you want to.
EVs: DDGyara: 132 HP / 56 Atk / 112 Def / 208 Spd @ Adamant
These are the EVs I use, it keeps Dos Adamant, while it outspeeds base 120 speed pokemon after one DD. These EVs are interchangable though, if you want to outspeed Jolteon, etc, after a DD you could go Jolly. I like the attack power, however.
Special Gyara: I'd use Max Special attack, with 222 speed at minimum to outspeed Tyranitar. The rest could go into HP/Defenses/Attack.
Other Options: Fire Blast, Thunderbolt, Rest/Sleeptalk can work well. HP: Rock can also be used to an extent. Flail can also work, although with all of the Tyranitars and Skarmorys running around, I wouldn't reccomend it.
Counters: Counters: Zapdos, Skarmory, Aerodactyl, Solrock, Lunatone, Donphan.
Opinon: One of the best Physical Sweepers out there, Gyarados paired with Magneton is a huge threat to any team. This thing has a bunch of resistances, and only 2 weaknesses, and an amazing Trait, which limits the effectiveness of one of its weaknesses- Rock. This pokemon usually has a spot on most of my teams.
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Meh, after one DD, Solrock and Lunatone do take some hefty damage from HP Fly.
The Sp. Sweeper set works against as a suprise once. Then everyone will wall it with Regice(which is popular due to Metal Sound Zappy). I can see Fire Blast > Taunt on DDgyara to lol at Skarm/Weezing who will assume a Taunt is coming.