Pokemon Legends: Arceus Ultimate Gyarados Guide


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In Pokemon Legends: Arceus, the player will be joining the Galaxy Expedition Team, likewise known as the Galaxy Team, as an important member of the Survey Corps to learn more about the Pokemon that reside in the Hisui region.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Ultimate Gyarados Guide

To finish the Hisui Pokedex, the game’s objective is for the player to capture every Pokemon species in the vicinity. In addition, the all-powerful Arceus instructs the player to find and encounter every Pokemon in the region.

This guide will discuss everything you need to know about Gyarados in Pokemon Legends: Arceus!


Gyarados, the 81st Pokemon in the Hisuian Pokedex, is a Water and Flying-type Atrocious Pokemon with a long, blue, and cream-colored body that resembles a serpent, cream-colored spots on the side of its body, a pair of small eyes with red pupils, a large mouth with yellow lips and four visible pointed teeth, a single barbel, a pair of small white fins on both sides of its face, a dark blue crest with three points on its forehead, four, white spike dorsal fins, a tail that looks similar to the crest on its forehead but with white fins in between.

According to its Pokedex entry in the game, Gyarados’ true identity is suspected of a dragon described in ancient texts as destroying an entire village with white-hot beams from its maw.

Basic Information

Gyarados is a Water, and Flying-type Pokemon that is weak (super effective) to Rock-type and especially Electric-type moves, resistant (not very effective) to the Bug-type, Fighting-type, Fire-type, Steel-type, and Water-type moves, and immune (no effect) to Ground-type moves.

Gyarados’s base stats are 95 HP, 125 Attack, 79 Defense, 60 Special Attack, 100 Special Defense, and 81 Speed for a total of 540.

Gyarados can be evolved from a Magikarp once it has reached Level 20.

Springy Mushrooms, Hearty Grains, and Plump Beans are Gyarados’ favorite foods. These foods and berries can be used as both food and a distraction before capturing or engaging in a battle with Gyarados while it is unaware.

When a Gyarados is beaten or caught in the wild, you receive a Ball of Mud and a Pinap Berry.


The player can encounter a Gyarados in the following areas:

In the Obsidian Fieldlands: in the waters of Lake Verity and flying above the Obsidian Falls.

The Cobalt Coastlands: in the waters northeast of Sand’s Reach.

In the Coronet Highlands: in the waters southwest of Primeval Grotto.

The player can find Gyarados in the above location all day and in every weather condition.

You can find an Alpha Gyarados in the western part of Lake Verity in the Obsidian Fieldlands. The Alpha Gyarados found here is a Level 60 Pokemon.

Additionally, there is also a possibility that the player can find Gyarados in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Cobalt Coastlands.

Research Tasks

The following are the Research Tasks in Gyarados’s Pokedex entry in Pokemon Legends: Arceus:

MultiplierResearch TaskObjectives
x2Number caught1/2/4/10/15
x2Number you have caught while they were in the air1/2/3
Number defeated1/3/6/12/25
Number you have defeated with Electric-type moves1/2/6/12/25
Times you have seen it use Bite1/3/8/20/40
x2Times you have seen it use Hurricane1/3/10/30/70
Times you have seen it use a strong style move1/3/8/20/40
Number of different forms you have obtained2

A Pokedex entry’s Research Level increases by one level each time one of a Research Task’s objectives is met. The Pokedex entry gains two Research Levels upon completing a Research Task objective with an x2 multiplier. 

Read: Pokemon Legends: Arceus Ultimate Magikarp Guide

A Pokemon’s Pokedex entry is complete when it reaches Research Level 10. The player can also gain Research Points by finishing Research Tasks and Pokedex entries.  If the player accumulates enough Research Points, their Star Rank in the Galaxy Team will increase.

To quickly complete Gyarados’s Pokedex entry, the player can catch the flying Gyarados above the Obsidian Falls in the Obsidian Fieldlands two times. Then use one Gyarados in battle the move Bite three times. Doing these will tick the first and second objectives of the “Number caught” Research Task to gain four Research Levels.

Tick the first and second objective of the “Number you have caught while they were in the air” Research Task to add four more Research Levels because of its x2 multiplier and tick the first and second objective of the “Times you have seen it use Bite” Research Task to get the two Research Levels needed to get to Research Level 10.


The player has two options to learn new moves for Gyarados. These are to either level up Gyarados or go to the Training Grounds.

Leveling Up

By simply leveling up, Gyarados can learn and master these moves:

MoveTypeLearn LevelMaster LevelPowerAccuracyPP
Water PulseWater-typeupon evolving186020
Focus EnergyNormal-type1525020
Aqua TailWater-type2940859010
Hydro PumpWater-type4759100855
Hyper BeamNormal-type5771120905

Training Grounds

By talking to Captain Zisu in the Training Grounds, Gyarados can learn the following moves:

Focus EnergyNormal-type020
Rock SmashFighting-type4010020
Water PulseWater-type6020
Icy WindIce-type609520
Ice FangIce-type659515
Iron HeadSteel-type8010010
Ice BeamIce-type8010010
Dark PulseDark-type8010
Aqua TailWater-type859010
Iron TailSteel-type100755
Stone EdgeRock-type100805
Giga ImpactNormal-type120905
Hyper BeamNormal-type120905

All of this information has made Gyarados easier to locate, capture, and use in battles. Gyarados can be a helpful addition to the player’s party in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, helping with missions, requests, and even the all-powerful Arceus’ mission to do the famous line— catch ‘em all!

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