Shadow Gyarados

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GyaradosWater Flying

Shadow Gyarados has a Max CP of 3834 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Rain and Windy weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Gyarados is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Gyarados is a Water and Flying-type Pokémon. Shadow Gyarados is weak to Electric and Rock-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Fire, Steel, Water, and Ground-type moves.

Stats

Max CP3834 CP
Attack237 ATK
Defense186 DEF
Stamina216 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
  • windyWindy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance1 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#130
Height6.5 m
Weight235 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate10%
Base Flee Rate7.000000000000001%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy
Mega Energy reward
For walking as a Buddy
5 Mega Energy

Shadow Gyarados type chart

Takes increased damage
ElectricElectric256.0%
RockRock160.0%
Takes decreased damage
GroundGround39.1%
BugBug62.5%
FightingFighting62.5%
FireFire62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%
WaterWater62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Shadow Gyarados's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Gyarados's best Pokémon GO moveset is Waterfall and Hydro Pump, with 17.08 DPS (damage per second) and 458.5 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

Best Shadow Gyarados moves
DPS17.08
TDO458.50
Score33.2
Weather Boost
  • rain
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Gyarados with its best moveset, we recommend to use Waterfall/Aqua Tail. You will lose around 2.7% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Gyarados's strongest moveset (Waterfall/Hydro Pump).

Shadow Gyarados moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Gyarados's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Gyarados's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.WaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 17.08458.533.2
      2.WaterWaterfall WaterAqua Tail *16.61446.032.3
      3.DragonDragon Tail *WaterHydro Pump 16.44441.432.0
      4.DarkBite WaterHydro Pump 16.41440.631.9
      5.DragonDragon Breath WaterHydro Pump 16.41440.631.9
      6.WaterWaterfall DragonOutrage 16.23435.831.5
      7.DragonDragon Tail *WaterAqua Tail *16.02430.131.1
      8.DarkBite WaterAqua Tail *15.93427.631.0
      9.DragonDragon Breath WaterAqua Tail *15.93427.631.0
      10.DragonDragon Tail *DragonOutrage 15.69421.230.5
      11.DarkBite DragonOutrage 15.61419.130.3
      12.DragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 15.61419.130.3
      1 of 3

      Fast Attacks

      • DarkBite6Damage4Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Bite
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy4
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage4
        Energy2

        Effects
        Bite has no special effects.
        See Bite details page ↗
      • DragonDragon Breath6Damage4Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Dragon Breath
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy4
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage4
        Energy3

        Effects
        Dragon Breath has no special effects.
        See Dragon Breath details page ↗
      • DragonDragon Tail *15Damage9Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Dragon Tail
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage15
        Energy9
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration1.1s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage13
        Energy9

        Effects
        Dragon Tail has no special effects.
        See Dragon Tail details page ↗
      • WaterWaterfall16Damage8Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Waterfall
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage16
        Energy8
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.2s
        Damage window0.9s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage12
        Energy8

        Effects
        Waterfall has no special effects.
        See Waterfall details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • WaterAqua Tail *50Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Aqua Tail
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage50
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.2s - 1.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage50
        Energy35

        Effects
        Aqua Tail has no special effects.
        See Aqua Tail details page ↗
      • DragonTwister45Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Twister
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage45
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration2.8s
        Damage window0.9s - 2.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage45
        Energy45

        Effects
        Twister has no special effects.
        See Twister details page ↗
      • DragonDragon Pulse *90Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Dragon Pulse
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage90
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration3.6s
        Damage window2.1s - 3.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy60

        Effects
        Dragon Pulse has no special effects.
        See Dragon Pulse details page ↗
      • WaterHydro Pump130Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Hydro Pump
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage130
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.3s
        Damage window0.9s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage130
        Energy75

        Effects
        Hydro Pump has no special effects.
        See Hydro Pump details page ↗
      • DragonOutrage110Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Outrage
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage110
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration3.9s
        Damage window2.5s - 3.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage110
        Energy60

        Effects
        Outrage has no special effects.
        See Outrage details page ↗
      • DarkCrunch70Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Crunch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window1.3s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy45

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Crunch has a 30.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Crunch details page ↗
      • NormalFrustration10Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy70

        Effects
        Frustration has no special effects.
        See Frustration details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Shadow Gyarados has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Gyarados Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Gyarados's Max CP is at Level 50. Shadow Gyarados Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP3834 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch1391 CP - 1453 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1855 CP - 1937 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1790 CP - 1937 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      • windyWindy
      2238 CP - 2422 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Shadow Gyarados Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Shadow Gyarados Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      147 CP2150 CP3252 CP
      4355 CP5457 CP6559 CP
      7662 CP8764 CP9866 CP
      10969 CP111066 CP121163 CP
      131259 CP141356 CP151453 CP
      161550 CP171647 CP181744 CP
      191841 CP201937 CP212034 CP
      222131 CP232228 CP242325 CP
      252422 CP262519 CP272616 CP
      282713 CP292810 CP302907 CP
      312955 CP323004 CP333052 CP
      343100 CP353149 CP363197 CP
      373246 CP383294 CP393343 CP
      403391 CP413434 CP423477 CP
      433521 CP443565 CP453609 CP
      463653 CP473698 CP483743 CP
      493788 CP503834 CP

      Shadow Gyarados evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagikarpShadow Magikarp
      • Candy Icon400 Candy
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GyaradosShadow Gyarados
      • Shadow Magikarp evolves into Shadow Gyarados which costs 400 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Gyarados

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Gyarados's Water and Flying-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Shadow Gyarados.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega Blastoise
      Water
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega Pidgeot
      NormalFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega Slowbro
      WaterPsychic
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega Pinsir
      BugFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega Gyarados
      WaterDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega Aerodactyl
      RockFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega Salamence
      DragonFlying
      Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
      Water
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega Rayquaza
      DragonFlying
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Gyarados Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Gyarados in Pokémon GO is 12.29%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 28.42% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 39.44%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -12.29%14.00%17.85%21.54%
                Curve19.98%22.61%28.42%33.79%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -17.85%20.24%25.55%30.50%
                Curve28.42%31.92%39.44%46.13%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 21.02%23.77%29.81%35.38%
                Curve33.05%36.96%45.22%52.39%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 27.95%31.40%38.84%45.47%
                Curve42.72%47.31%56.65%64.33%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Gyarados, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                MultiplierAmount
                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Curveball1.7
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                PokéBall1.0
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                List of Shadow Gyarados costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Shadow Gyarados costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Gyarados high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Shadow Gyarados. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                Shadow Gyarados Pokédex entries

                Kanto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                Red, BlueRarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
                YellowBrutally vicious and enormously destructive. Known for totally destroying cities in ancient times.
                GoldThey say that during past wars, GYARADOS would appear and leave blazing ruins in its wake.
                SilverOnce it appears, it goes on a ram­ page. It remains enraged until it demolishes every­ thing around it.
                CrystalIt appears when­ ever there is world conflict, burning down any place it travels through.
                RubyWhen 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.
                SapphireOnce GYARADOS goes on a rampage, its ferociously violent blood doesn’t calm until it has burned everything down. There are records of this POKéMON’s rampages lasting a whole month.
                EmeraldIt is an extremely vicious and violent POKéMON. When humans begin to fight, it will appear and burn everything to the ground with intensely hot flames.
                FireRedIt has an extremely aggressive nature. The HYPER BEAM it shoots from its mouth totally incinerates all targets.
                LeafGreenRarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
                DiamondOnce it appears, its rage never settles until it has razed the fields and mountains around it.
                PearlIn ancient literature, there is a record of a GYARADOS that razed a village when violence flared.
                PlatinumOnce it begins to rampage, a GYARADOS will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
                HeartGoldThey say that during past strife, GYARADOS would appear and leave blazing ruins in its wake.
                SoulSilverOnce it appears, it goes on a rampage. It remains enraged until it demolishes everything around it.
                Black, White, Black 2, White 2Once it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
                XIn ancient literature, there is a record of a Gyarados that razed a village when violence flared.
                YRarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
                Omega RubyWhen 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.
                Alpha SapphireOnce Gyarados goes on a rampage, its ferociously violent blood doesn’t calm until it has burned everything down. There are records of this Pokémon’s rampages lasting a whole month.
                SunA tale is told of a town that angered Gyarados. Before the sun rose the next day, flames utterly consumed the town, leaving not a trace behind.
                MoonThere are people who swear that any place Gyarados appears is fated for destruction.
                Ultra SunIt fires hyper beams in all directions, burning the surrounding area to ash. There are some regions where it’s called “the deity of destruction.”
                Ultra MoonThe energy from evolution stimulated its brain cells strongly, causing it to become very ferocious.
                Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Brutally vicious and enormously destructive. Known for totally destroying cities in ancient times.
                SwordIt has an extremely aggressive nature. The Hyper Beam it shoots from its mouth totally incinerates all targets.
                ShieldOnce it begins to rampage, a Gyarados will burn everything down, even in a harsh storm.
                Legends: ArceusI suspect this Pokémon to be the true identity of a dragon written of in ancient texts, which claimed that it razed an entire village with white-hot beams from its maw.