By - SofaKing5
Time to make Niagara Falls look like a leaking faucet
Congratulations, you broke the game haha.
Doesn't Gyarados learn Waterfall at L21 anyway?
Huh, apparently it does. Whoops
Also, for DD Gyarados I prefer a +Def/+SpDef nature over a +Atk nature. The slightly higher damage doesn't really matter once sufficiently boosted, while increased bulk often makes it possible to get to said boosts.
True gyarados stans use +Speed
+Speed is great, but it's a lot easier to EV train Speed rather than Defence or especially Special Defence.
Welp. One level earlier to rip and tear, right? LOL.
You never know when waterfall could save you at lv20 tho. ;)
XD Just did the same mistakes yesterday
I think we need to have a Gyarados appreciation day or month to worship one of the best Pokemon for any Nuzlocke and show off his/her amazing power
Yeah, gen 1 gyrados is a terrifying thing
Available in just about every game. Has one of the best abilities in the game. Gen 4 on is has a great movepool and great sweeping power. It also looks fucking awesome.
Marnie uses Spark
Hop uses Thunderbolt
(Sad Bernie face)
Another reason why Gyrados is so great. It baits Electric moves hard, allowing you to get in a Ground type for free.
Didnt even think ab that also free intimidate pivot
Yes, and then that Ground type baits a Water type attack, allowing Gyarados a free switchin. Which is another Intimidate.
Damn, these are hard tactics. I’m new to nuzlocking and I’m learning a lot here.
Oh yeah for sure, pretty sure intimidate is what wins me the most games. Anything that is a big physical attacker becomes infinitely less scary if you get two intimidates off
Gotta play around crits though
Krookodile and Gyarados are best friends
Well yeah but you just lost all your Dragon Dances
You don't Dragon Dance randomly.
and then you lose it because of a mistake, I lost like 4 of the fuckers because of mistakes
To everyone saying that electric types will wreck Gyarados - most of the top tier Nuzlocke Pokémon have 4x weaknesses.
Garchomp, Salamence, Gyarados, Swampert, Magnezone etc.
If you play carefully, that means that you can easily bait those quad effective moves and get free switch-ins, which are huge if you play set mode.
Waterfall is nice, but I personally find that Return is much better.
Why not both?
Because Surf is a much better alternative for Waterfall, at least in Gen 3 where I always Nuzlocke in.
That's only because in gen 3 there's no physical special split :o Gyarados does better with a physical attack in gen 4 and after
Yeah, gen 3 is probably Gyarados's worst generation. Having such a strong attack without a STAB attacking move sucks.
Greedent also pairs super well in double battles with gyara cause it can take hits with cheek pouch and stockpile
Don't forget intimidate
Any character with an Electric Type:
This is how you sweep in B2, Work up Return Stoutland.
That's the thing about nuzlocke in newer gen games is that there more easy to do
Ultra sun and ultra moon would like to disagree
Yeah seriously. Improved move pools also mean that opponents have more coverage. Physically offensive opponent? Rock Slide/Stone Edge and Earthquake. Everything and their mother has Pursuit, Bite or Crunch depending on progress and slow mons have Payback. Double battles? Take a Toxic/Will o' Wisp and Venoshock/Hex combo. Totem AlolaWak has a Thick Club and uses Detect every other turn. There's so many situations where you have to one-shot or risk losing a mon.
The level curve in gen 2 says otherwise