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Gyarados (Pokémon)

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* According to some Nintendo of America artwork, Gyarados was originally slated to have the English name Skullkraken, a combination of the words "skull" and "{{wp|kraken}}" (a mythological sea monster). This wouldn't have worked in the games though because the game only allows a maximum of 10 letters in a Pokémon's name.
* Oddly, despite being part {{type2|Flying}}, it does not have wings and the only Flying-type move it can learn is {{m|Bounce}}, which it can only learn from a [[move tutor]] in {{game|Platinum}}. However, it has been seen flying in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
* In Generation II, it became the only 100%-certain {{shiny2}} encounter and the first of only two {{shiny2}} Pokémon to be integrated into a game's plot (the second was [[Celebi (Mystery Dungeon 2 character)|Celebi]] in [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2]]). The red Gyarados of the Lake of Rage is mentioned on television at the start of {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}, supporting the fact that the Generation II games take place contemporaneously with those of Generation IV (much like Generations I and III are contemporaneous).
* It is said in ''[[EP016|Pokémon Shipwreck]]'' that Gyarados's skin is harder than steel, yet in ''[[AG169|Talking A Good Game!]]'', Gyarados was angry because it had a twig penetrating through its skin.
* Gyarados has minor differences between all of its {{shiny2}} sprites, making it slightly unique to each game. In {{2v2|Gold|Silver}}, Gyarados's shiny sprite is gold and red, in {{2v2|Ruby|Sapphire}}, its sprites have a pink hue to them. In {{2v2|FireRed|LeafGreen}}, its sprites appear more orange. Lastly, in {{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}}, the sprite loses most of its gold and becomes a standard red color. Why there have been so many changes is unknown.
* In the anime episode ''[[DP047|Sandshrew's Locker!]]'', Gyarados has the same cry as Dialga.
* None of its in-game sprites shows it with its mouth closed. It shares this trait with {{p|Magikarp}}, its pre-evolution, up until Platinum.
*In [[Generation I|Generations I]], {{Gen|II}}, and {{Gen|III}}, Gyarados were rare and hard to come across. In [[Generation IV]], however, Gyarados were very common, as they could be found by fishing with the {{DL|Fishing|Super Rod}} in all fishing spots.