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Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!

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Old January 6th, 2013 (10:18 PM).
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I kept the Gyarados because it had a good nature, and I wanted to EV it and use it for competitive battling. Otherwise I would have put it on my in-game team. It is really strong and also, who wouldn't like to use a shiny on their team?
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Old January 8th, 2013 (9:17 PM).
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I did. I felt kind of cheap for using it though since everyone uses, but it's a good Pokmeon, I think. With 4th gens special/physical split, it really got that needed boost in power.

Also this is the only shiny in the series, along with dratini and gible, that doesn't count

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Old January 9th, 2013 (1:50 AM).
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I don't like using Pokemon I'm handed. I've only used it a few times and that was in the original games, I prefer to use Pokemon other people don't (Currently Slowking, Forretress, Miltank and soon Muk but that's besides the point).

But I think today the game really hit back at me because of my disregard of the red monster fish and my reluctance to use it by gifting me this Many tantrums were had.
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Old January 16th, 2013 (4:45 PM).
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I used it. I never had any good water pokemon by the time I got to it, and I sure enough wasn't going to fish for one. That would have taken some effort.
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Old January 16th, 2013 (8:29 PM).
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I used the Gyarados for my Heartgold runthrough. for Soulsilver, it rotted in my pc and for crystal, i killed it..
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Old January 16th, 2013 (8:41 PM).
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Depended on my team. Gyarados is pretty much always a solid choice for an ingame team unless you have a glaring electric weakness.
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Old January 16th, 2013 (8:46 PM).
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I used him...
as an HM slave because I'm evil.
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Old January 16th, 2013 (8:57 PM).
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I used him for most of the game until he was replaced by my Poliwrath. Now I just use him as my HM slave for Surf and Waterfall.
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Old January 16th, 2013 (9:33 PM).
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I never used him in SS, but only because I almost always use him in the original games. Didn't help that I'd been using Lapras for so long by that point.

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Old January 16th, 2013 (10:38 PM). Edited January 16th, 2013 by Starry Windy.
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I boxed my shiny Gyarados in PC because I was thinking of using another water Pokemon.

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Old January 20th, 2013 (9:46 AM).
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When I first saw the red Gyarados I never actually thought about capturing it, I thought it was some kind of challenge for me to kill it, so I did and way after that I realized it was worth catching...
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Old January 27th, 2013 (9:06 AM).
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I used it because a) it was a shiny and b) it helped me defeat Claire, before becoming a HM Slave after transferring it to Unova.

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Old January 27th, 2013 (8:48 PM).
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If I didn't have a water type I'd use it, if I already had one it went into the PC.
I usually catch it when my pokemon are around level 30, so it's a timely addition.
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Old January 28th, 2013 (7:42 AM).
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Well on my first run through when I had little to no knowledge of Pokemon, all I knew was that my friend like Gyarados and he only liked strong Pokemon. And it was red so I thought I was special having it.

Now I usually just defeat it instead, since on my second play-through, when i have a lot more knowledge on the games, I already have a water type.

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Old January 28th, 2013 (2:11 PM).
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I dumped mine in the PC, as I already had plenty of water types by that point in the game. In HG, I started with Totodile, and I like Feraligatr better than Gyarados. In SS, I think I had a Quagsire on my team that I wanted to use instead (as I had one of those on my team back in Gold).

In general, I tend to have enough electric weaknesses as it is in-game, between a water-type starter (except in SS) and a flyer, so I tend to shy away from Pokemon later in the game that share that electric weakness. Also, I suppose I tend to feel that shiny Pokemon should be properly EV trained before use, and I wasn't in the mood to EV train the Red Gyarados when I got it, so I dumped it in my PC and figured I'd deal with it later. As it turns out, I still haven't gotten around to training it yet.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (12:27 AM).
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Nah, didn't use it. I already had a water type and that Gyarados would be useless so... Besides, Gyarados' electric type weakness is 4x so thats not really good.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (11:12 PM).
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I ended up keeping the red gyarados as part of my main team but I rarely used it. It takes awhile to level up and it's always weird using a shiny Pokemon, especially when you prefer the normal version's color scheme. I probably trained it about 10 levels before giving up on it; my other Pokemon were a lot more useful to me anyway.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (1:25 AM).
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I think I used it like twice, then stopped using it in exchange for my Kingdra.

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Old January 30th, 2013 (5:18 AM).
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I loved my red gyarados! But I think I would have loved it a lot more if I caught it as a shiny magikarp tbh...

I do however try to use it in game or at least train it so it feels some loving before letting it chill in the PC.

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Old February 2nd, 2013 (12:04 PM).
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I'm an oldschool pokemon player- I played Pokemon Silver a few days before it officially was released(never did find out why they did that), and yes, in that game, I did use my Red Gyarados.

In Soul Silver, however, I didn't care in the least. Let him die.

That been said, in all the years i played pokemon, i only found two shinys- and the first?


I was so conflicted....the magikarp was rare, but useless, and the gyarados was powerful, but was the easiest and most common shiny to get.....i think i eventually evolved it.....i still regret that choice
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Old February 2nd, 2013 (1:53 PM).
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Back in original Gold I already had Feraligatr by that point so I used him as an HM slave but I have always wanted to see if he would be any good.
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Old February 3rd, 2013 (6:41 PM). Edited February 3rd, 2013 by MonsterEevee.
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i kept in the pc in crystal, in SS transferred it to my pokemon black and ev trained it and then i traded it off
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Old February 5th, 2013 (1:35 PM).
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Old February 5th, 2013 (2:03 PM).
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Old February 5th, 2013 (2:11 PM).
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I think when I first played the game I used it once or twice but then I started using quagsires and I started fishing for my Pokemon. The only reason for me using it is - hey, it is shiny, I suppose.
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