Gyarados is a Water-type and Flying-type Pokemon first introduced in Generation I in Pokemon Red and Blue. It is also the evolved form of Magikarp. As one of the most powerful water-type Pokemon in the game, knowing what Pokemon Gyarados is strong and weak against will help you in battles with it. By the end of this guide, you will learn Gyarados’s weaknesses in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
What is Gyarados’s Weakness in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?
Gyarados is a Water-type and Flying-type Pokemon. It is weak against Rock-type and Electric-type Pokemon. Rock-type moves will deal double the damage to Gyarados, while Electric-type does quadruple the damage. If you encounter either of these types of Pokemon while in battle, you should swap Gyarados out for another Pokemon type that counters these. Below is a list of some Pokemon that are strong against Gyarados:
Gyarados also takes less damage from six different move types. These include Bug-type, Fire-type, Fighting-type, Water-type, and Steel-type Pokemon moves. When attacking, any of these types will do half their usual damage to Gyarados. However, Gyarados is also immune to Ground-type moves. Below is a list of some Pokemon that are ineffective against Gyarados:
If you encounter Gyarados while fishing, it is important to use Rock-type and Electric-type moves while attacking. Having any of these types in your party will help your chances of winning in battle against Gyarados. Avoid using any of the six move types, especially Ground-type, that Gyarados is strong against unless you have no other options. You may want to swap your Gyarados out for a more effective Pokemon if you are against Pokemon that counter it.