The PokéCommunity Forums Pokémon: Main Series Games Fourth Generation
HeartGoldSoulSilver Did you use the Red Gyarados?

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!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #26    
Old December 9th, 2012 (10:25 AM).
pikakitten's Avatar
pikakitten pikakitten is offline
You met with a terrible fate
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Termina, Clock Tower
    Age: 18
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Naughty
    Posts: 909
    No, not all that much. He wasn't technically legitimate like "Oh my Arceus, it's a shiny RANDOM Gyarados!" He was programmed to be shiny so I didn't like it. I just enslaved him and that was it. I'm replaying Heartgold but I doubt i'll use him. I'll just keep him to get to Lapras in Union Cave :P
    __________________
    Credit |Kitty Pair | VM/PM | Photobucket | Theme
    Reply With Quote

    Relevant Advertising!

      #27    
    Old December 9th, 2012 (10:36 AM).
    Dos_Gyarados's Avatar
    Dos_Gyarados Dos_Gyarados is offline
       
      Join Date: Nov 2012
      Gender: Male
      Posts: 7
      Red Gyarados is one of the most unique pokemon in the whole game. I kept it on my team alongside my Blue Gyarados; both very powerful and destroyed Lance in the E4.
      Reply With Quote
        #28    
      Old December 9th, 2012 (10:48 AM).
      Sarah Morgan's Avatar
      Sarah Morgan Sarah Morgan is offline
         
        Join Date: Nov 2012
        Gender: Female
        Posts: 141
        I can't use Pokemon I don't train myself, I love Gyarados; but I prefer to train it from Magikarp. So I pc'd it
        __________________
        Pokemon White 2: Sarah
        Reply With Quote
          #29    
        Old December 9th, 2012 (1:15 PM).
        Ptzery's Avatar
        Ptzery Ptzery is offline
        Skitty trainer
           
          Join Date: Dec 2012
          Gender: Male
          Nature: Careful
          Posts: 40
          I didn't even catch it! (Obvious answer)
          __________________
          Meet a guy that wants to be a rom hacker.
          Just trying... I'm probably not even 1% as good as most people, but I'm trying!
          Also, I have pokemon soulsilver to play, but I do not do trades, battles or anything online.
          Of course, you can ask me stuff, but I won't usually know the answer
          You like my signature? If you do, I owe you 100 bucks. Just messing with ya!
          Oh yeah, I have super pokemon rumble too. All of you guys are awesome
          Skitty smiley!
          Reply With Quote
            #30    
          Old December 12th, 2012 (3:34 AM).
          27thColt's Avatar
          27thColt 27thColt is offline
          That.. dude.
             
            Join Date: Dec 2012
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Brave
            Posts: 98
            on my 1st play,I used it after that experience,I thought Gyarados wasn't good unless you train it from Magikarp.

            On my 2nd play I replaced it with Feraligatr and put it in the PC
            Reply With Quote
              #31    
            Old December 12th, 2012 (4:20 AM).
            KitsuneLugia96's Avatar
            KitsuneLugia96 KitsuneLugia96 is offline
            Trainer Silver
               
              Join Date: Dec 2012
              Location: Ecruteak City, Johto
              Age: 20
              Gender: Male
              Posts: 28
              I used my Red Gyarados for awhile. I try to train all my Pokemon until they are level 100.
              __________________

              POKEMON SILVER SHADOWS
              Pokemon Hack Series - Silver's Journeys
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zADnU40NuYw&feature=plcp
              Reply With Quote
                #32    
              Old December 12th, 2012 (7:53 PM).
              Turboblaze's Avatar
              Turboblaze Turboblaze is offline
              Blazing Aura
                 
                Join Date: Dec 2012
                Location: Glendale,Arizona
                Age: 24
                Gender: Male
                Posts: 41
                I rarely do simply because I prefer to use special based water Pokemon over physical ones.
                __________________
                Black 2: Pokedex-67/649 ~ Medals-31/255 ~ Trainer Card-Blue

                White 2: Pokedex-65/649 ~ Medals-27/255 ~Trainer Card: Blue
                Reply With Quote
                  #33    
                Old December 12th, 2012 (8:31 PM).
                Sableye~'s Avatar
                Sableye~ Sableye~ is offline
                Back to PC~
                • Silver Tier
                 
                Join Date: Nov 2012
                Gender: Male
                Posts: 4,056
                I actually still have mine from SoulSilver but it was sent over to Diamond. I don't really use it aside from some battles with my friend (if we agree on a certain level restriction that stops me from using my better ones). That Gyarados was my second shiny, I believe. T:

                But yeah it's just rotting in my PC box. I have either two or three LoR Gyarados now because people on GTS are always putting them up. Storyline or not, it's still a shiny. (;
                __________________
                I can't think of a good signature.
                Reply With Quote
                  #34    
                Old December 17th, 2012 (10:28 AM).
                ~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~'s Avatar
                ~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~ ~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~ is offline
                Buffalo State College
                   
                  Join Date: Feb 2006
                  Location: Bronx, New York
                  Age: 25
                  Gender: Female
                  Nature: Bashful
                  Posts: 12,056
                  Send a message via AIM to ~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
                  I've never used a Gyarados in my life and when I caught a shiny Gyarados it still did not make me want to use it; not even as an HM slave because I already had an HM slave. Gyarados was only good for completing my Pokedex and not to brag because everyone had one.


                  TG
                  __________________

                  Friend Code: 3136-6961-3807 Friend Safari:Steel: Metang, Magneton and Klefi
                  Reply With Quote
                    #35    
                  Old December 17th, 2012 (6:36 PM).
                  Sheep's Avatar
                  Sheep Sheep is online now
                  • Administrator
                  • Silver Tier
                  • Social Media
                   
                  Join Date: Sep 2011
                  Age: 26
                  Gender: Female
                  Nature: Timid
                  Posts: 21,025
                  I boxed mine. Gyarados isn't really a Pokemon I like too much, plus I already had my water type (either Vaporeon or Feraligatr) by the time I reached Mahogany. There are water types I like much better and I wasn't a fan of how slow Gyarados was to level up. ):
                  __________________
                  . pair family twin mal art lv .
                  Reply With Quote
                    #36    
                  Old December 18th, 2012 (7:38 AM).
                  Bigbazz Bigbazz is offline
                     
                    Join Date: Dec 2012
                    Gender: Male
                    Posts: 5
                    I don't own either HG/SS yet (infact that is the reason I joined up) but in the original Pokemon Red/Yellow I used a Gyarados and when Gold came out I got the red Gyarados from then onwards (my starter was the grass type I think).

                    Surprised so many people don't like it, in the first 2 generations it was one of the most powerful pokemon in the game (stronger than the starter water pokemon in stats with a more diverse ability list), interesting because it evolves from the weakest pokemon in the game, i always got excited having a Magikarp on my team because I knew at level 20 it would evolve into something that was far beyond the strength of any other pokemon at the same level, even if attacks wise it was lacking (just tackle and bite at 20)

                    I don't know how it fairs in the newer generations though, but I would expect If (when) I grab a copy of Soul Silver it will find itself on my team.
                    __________________
                    Reply With Quote
                      #37    
                    Old December 18th, 2012 (9:01 AM).
                    moscarodas's Avatar
                    moscarodas moscarodas is offline
                    Requiescat in pace
                       
                      Join Date: Dec 2010
                      Posts: 12
                      I didn't catch it. I used it to evolve my Dratiny. It's color is nice but it is a programmed shiny. It's not a shiny Pokemon like the others.
                      Reply With Quote
                        #38    
                      Old December 18th, 2012 (1:51 PM).
                      PlatinumDude's Avatar
                      PlatinumDude PlatinumDude is offline
                      Nyeh?
                      • Gold Tier
                       
                      Join Date: Aug 2010
                      Location: Canada
                      Age: 23
                      Gender: Male
                      Nature: Hasty
                      Posts: 12,808
                      Send a message via Yahoo to PlatinumDude
                      As soon as I caught the Red Gyarados, I boxed it. I was intending on using it in the Battle Frontier, but I procrastinated and never got around training it.
                      __________________

                      Reply With Quote
                        #39    
                      Old December 19th, 2012 (10:09 PM).
                      Halfcadence's Avatar
                      Halfcadence Halfcadence is offline
                      Monocolorist
                         
                        Join Date: Apr 2012
                        Age: 24
                        Gender: Male
                        Nature: Quiet
                        Posts: 203
                        I'm using Pyke the Red Gyarados as we speak on the current leg of my Red Monocolor challenge :). He was pretty much an obvious choice for the team. If I wasn't using him, I would have probably ended up with a Kingler instead, so it all worked out.
                        __________________
                        Reply With Quote
                          #40    
                        Old December 21st, 2012 (12:01 AM).
                        Altairis's Avatar
                        Altairis Altairis is offline
                        I'M ALL FIRED UP
                        • Moderator
                         
                        Join Date: Jun 2012
                        Location: database database
                        Gender: Female
                        Nature: Modest
                        Posts: 5,008
                        I used it in HG just because I did so in Gold, mostly for nostalgic reasons. My first team in Gold was Quilava/Red Gyarados/Ho-Oh and while I didn't just use those three, it was kinda cool to use the water Pokemon again.
                        __________________

                        ORAS/XYBW
                        Reply With Quote
                          #41    
                        Old December 21st, 2012 (8:33 AM).
                        Porygon Z's Avatar
                        Porygon Z Porygon Z is offline
                        721 and counting!
                           
                          Join Date: Apr 2010
                          Location: Pesaro, Italy (GMT +1)
                          Age: 24
                          Gender: Male
                          Nature: Adamant
                          Posts: 684
                          HM Slave for Waterfall, Whirlpool, Strength and Rock Smash.
                          __________________
                          3DS Friend Code: 1864-9474-4763 (Matthew)
                          X/Y Safari Zone: Ice-type, Snover/Bergmite/Dewgong

                          Emblems awarded so far



                          Alola Rotomdex completion: 294/301

                          Currently looking for: Politoed, Weavile and Lunala Dex entries.
                          Reply With Quote
                            #42    
                          Old December 21st, 2012 (4:25 PM).
                          Pinkie-Dawn's Avatar
                          Pinkie-Dawn Pinkie-Dawn is offline
                          Space Waifu
                             
                            Join Date: Dec 2012
                            Location: California
                            Age: 24
                            Gender: Male
                            Nature: Quirky
                            Posts: 9,133
                            Nope, because I didn't want to mess with its EVs, nor do I want to waste my Earthquake TM for it.
                            __________________
                            And Mercy too.
                            Reply With Quote
                              #43    
                            Old December 21st, 2012 (4:26 PM).
                            LAT10S LAT10S is offline
                               
                              Join Date: Jun 2012
                              Gender: Male
                              Posts: 17
                              Yes, as an HM slave / meat shield in battles.
                              Reply With Quote
                                #44    
                              Old December 21st, 2012 (4:32 PM).
                              Gideon Jeremiah's Avatar
                              Gideon Jeremiah Gideon Jeremiah is offline
                              The giving Pokèmon breeder
                                 
                                Join Date: Dec 2012
                                Location: Canada
                                Gender: Male
                                Nature: Docile
                                Posts: 181
                                I already had the Magikarp that is always on my teams.
                                Seeing as it was already there, I didn't want the Gyarados.
                                __________________
                                Reply With Quote
                                  #45    
                                Old December 21st, 2012 (5:50 PM).
                                KingCarini KingCarini is offline
                                   
                                  Join Date: Oct 2012
                                  Gender: Male
                                  Posts: 16
                                  I played the game in an odd order, so when I caught the Red Gyarados my Magikarp was still around level 18. So I used it and then made my Magikarp an HM slave when it evolved. RG became my highest level for the Elite Four at 51 before I took them on.
                                  Reply With Quote
                                    #46    
                                  Old December 29th, 2012 (7:32 PM).
                                  Kaxxy's Avatar
                                  Kaxxy Kaxxy is offline
                                     
                                    Join Date: Dec 2012
                                    Location: Michigan
                                    Age: 18
                                    Gender: Male
                                    Nature: Lonely
                                    Posts: 6
                                    I don't like Red Gyarados at all. He is part of the story, so you don't get excited about it like if you find a real shiny

                                    Since I started HG with a Totodile, I kept it to use as an HM slave and a meat shield while I healed my other pokemon.

                                    Gyarados is overused
                                    __________________
                                    Water Pokemon Fanboy!
                                    Challenges
                                    Monotype Water - D + HG
                                    Monotype Poison - HG
                                    Monocolor Blue - D + HG

                                    Reply With Quote
                                      #47    
                                    Old December 29th, 2012 (7:38 PM).
                                    Utzipher's Avatar
                                    Utzipher Utzipher is offline
                                       
                                      Join Date: Dec 2008
                                      Age: 24
                                      Gender: Male
                                      Nature: Modest
                                      Posts: 30
                                      Like the majority, I used it as an HM slave. I prefer to evolve my Pokemon and raise them from the start.
                                      __________________

                                      NAME: JORDAN | FC: 5029-3281-8744
                                      Reply With Quote
                                        #48    
                                      Old December 29th, 2012 (7:58 PM).
                                      Meganium's Avatar
                                      Meganium Meganium is offline
                                      • PokéCommunity Daily
                                      • Crystal Tier
                                       
                                      Join Date: Jun 2010
                                      Location: Galveston, TX
                                      Age: 26
                                      Gender: Female
                                      Nature: Brave
                                      Posts: 16,820
                                      I always catch that Gyarados, because it's a shiny. xD I just catch it and just store it. That is all. :P
                                      __________________
                                      Reply With Quote
                                        #49    
                                      Old December 29th, 2012 (8:19 PM).
                                      pokemanmdj's Avatar
                                      pokemanmdj pokemanmdj is offline
                                      Random Passerby
                                         
                                        Join Date: Dec 2012
                                        Gender: Male
                                        Nature: Relaxed
                                        Posts: 87
                                        I didn't use him too much. I caught it just for the sport of it- and because it was shiny.
                                        I mean, c'mon, who could resist not catching a shiny Pokemon? :3
                                        Reply With Quote
                                          #50    
                                        Old January 2nd, 2013 (10:49 AM).
                                        Toshiro. Toshiro. is offline
                                        • Silver Tier
                                         
                                        Join Date: Apr 2009
                                        Location: Johto
                                        Age: 24
                                        Gender: Male
                                        Posts: 4,802
                                        I used him in the original Gold and Silver as a main team member, but not in my HG. I actually used him as an HM slave because he can learn Waterfall, Whirlpool, Surf, and Strength. He's like, the ultimate HM slave.
                                        Reply With Quote
                                        Reply
                                        Quick Reply

                                        Sponsored Links
                                        Thread Tools

                                        Posting Rules
                                        You may not post new threads
                                        You may not post replies
                                        You may not post attachments
                                        You may not edit your posts

                                        BB code is On
                                        Smilies are On
                                        [IMG] code is On
                                        HTML code is Off

                                        Forum Jump


                                        All times are GMT -8. The time now is 9:59 AM.