Best Gyarados Moveset in Pokémon Go

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Gyarados was the Pokemon version of the tale about the ugly duckling. What begins as a deranged and seemingly useless Magikarp eventually evolves into one of the most powerful Pokémon in the original line! Many Pokémon Go players will avoid a gym battle with a Gyarados hovering overhead, and for good reason. In this guide, we are going to cover the best basic moves and stats for this Water Dragon Pokémon.


Best Gyarados Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Gyarados sometimes depend on the technique you as the player are using and what Pokémon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover top tier moves based on their average damage and hit stats.


Before listing the movesets, we are going to cover some basic Gyarados stats, so you can properly prepare your playstyle and choose the appropriate movesets.

Basic statistics

  • Type(s): Water, Flying
  • Heavy Weakness(es): Electric
  • Weakness(es): Rock
  • Resistance(s): Insect, Fighting, Fire, Steel, Water
  • Strong Resistance(s): Earth
  • Boosted by: rain and windy weather
  • CP max: 3834
  • attacks | Defense | Stamina: 237 | 186 | 216

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Best Movesets

The next two hits reflect the attacks that appear most frequently on the first five hits. While that usually means it's the best move of that type, that's not guaranteed.


  • Quick Attack #1: Waterfall
  • Charge Attack #1: Hydraulic Pump

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


  • #1
    • DPS: 15,75
    • Quick Attack: Cascade
    • Charge Attack: Hydraulic Pump
  • # 2
    • DPS: 15,28
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Hydraulic Pump
  • # 3
    • DPS: 15,28
    • Quick Attack: Bite
    • Charge Attack: Hydraulic Pump
  • # 4
    • DPS: 14,93
    • Quick Attack: Cascade
    • Charge Attack: Aqua Tail
  • # 5
    • DPS: 14,67
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Hydraulic Pump
  • # 6
    • DPS: 14,62
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Aqua Tail
  • #7
    • DPS: 14,62
    • Quick Attack: Bite
    • Charge Attack: Aqua Tail
  • # 8
    • DPS: 14,38
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Aqua Tail
  • # 9
    • DPS: 14,27
    • Quick Attack: Cascade
    • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • #ten
    • DPS: 13,80
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Dragon Pulse

Types of attacks

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



  • Water-type attacks
    • Gyarados moves
      • Cascade
      • Hydraulic pump
      • Hydroqueue
    • Super Effective Against: Fire, Earth, Rock
    • Not Very Effective Against: Dragon, Grass, Water
  • Dragon-type attacks
    • Gyarados moves
      • dragon's breath
      • dragon tail
      • Outrage
    • Super effective against: Dragon
    • Not Very Effective Against: Fairy, Steel
  • Dark Type Attacks
    • Gyarados moves
    • Super effective against: Ghost, Psychic
    • Not very effective against: Dark, Fairy, Fighting

With these lists, you will know when to use Gyarados and how to use it most effectively. Good luck in battle!


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

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