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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, 09:17 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, 01:50 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 http://i46.tinypic.com/29xd6yo.png. Many tantrums were had.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 04:45 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, 08:29 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, 08:41 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, 08:46 PM
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I used him...
as an HM slave because I'm evil.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 08:57 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, 09:33 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
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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, 09:46 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, 09:06 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, 08:48 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, 07:42 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, 02:11 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, 01:25 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, 05:18 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?

Magikarp.

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, 01:53 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, 06:41 PM
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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, 01:35 PM
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For quiet some time until I realized I had a Feraligator but these are his important battles...
-VS Clair
-VS Brock
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-VS Silver (Mt.Moon)
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Old February 5th, 2013, 02:03 PM
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"A wild GYARADOS appeared!"
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"Wild GYARADOS fainted."
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Old February 5th, 2013, 02:11 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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