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Gyarados (Pokémon)

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* In the [[Pokémon Red and Green beta|Pokémon Red and Blue beta]], Gyarados' name was ''Skulkraken'', a combination of ''skull'' and ''{{wp|kraken}}'' (a mythological sea monster).
* Gyarados' original design resembled a massive leech-like creature without eyes. <ref></ref>
* Gyarados is tied with {{p|Magikarp}} and {{p|Regigigas}} for being the lowest level Pokémon encountered in the wild, as well as also tied with Magikarp for the highest level Pokémon encountered in the wild. In {{game|Black and White|s 2|Black 2 and White 2}}, Gyarados can be found at levels ranging from level 1 to 100 in the [[Nature Preserve]] by using a {{DL|Fishing|Super Rod}} in rippling water.
* In [[Generation II]] and [[Generation IV]], Gyarados is the first of only two [[Shiny Pokémon]] to be integrated into a game's plot (the second was {{mdc|Celebi|2}} in {{g|Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness}}).
* Mega Gyarados is tied with {{p|Hoopa}} [[List of Pokémon with form differences|Unbound]] as the tallest Dark-type Pokémon.
** Mega Gyarados is also tied with {{p|Hoopa}} [[List of Pokémon with form differences|Unbound]] and {{p|Umbreon}} for having the highest Special Defense of all {{type|Dark}} Pokémon.
* If your starter in ''Red and Blue'' is Bulbasaur or Squirtle, your rival's team will include a Gyarados. He first uses Gyarados at your fifth match, at which point it knows Dragon Rage and Hydro Pump despite being at level 22 (if you chose Bulbasaur) or level 23 (if you chose Squirtle), despite the fact that Gyarados learns the former at level 25 and the latter at level 41. While it is possible for Gyarados to learn Dragon Rage early via TM23, Hydro Pump cannot be taught through TM, meaning your rival's Gyarados may be an [[illegal Pokémon]].