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Old March 17th, 2013 (3:14 PM).
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    A Gyarados, a sea monster-based Pokémon, appears to be a Water/Flying-type Pokémon. So, can Gyarados fly?
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    Old March 18th, 2013 (7:11 AM).
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      hmm I doesn't think so; In fact IMO the other type of Gyrados should has been "Dragon" and not "Flying" the sea-serpents don't have anything in common with the sky;
      However I think that this particular attribution of the type is probably due to a chinese legend:
      Once upon a time a Koi Carp which, thank to its constancy and its perseverance, managed to overcome all the Yellow river and then to climb some waterfalls that were located in a place called "Dragon's Door".
      The gods, impressioned by its tenacity, decided to reward that fish by transforming it in a flying Dragon; under this shape, the Carp acquired the eternal life and a limitless strenght, and became the symbol of those who desire to reach great objectives and who don't fear the difficulties of the life.
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      Old March 18th, 2013 (7:16 AM).
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      I'm pretty much sure Gyarados can not fly. I've heard the koi story before and i love how they made a pokemon based on this. Chinese dragons usually don't ave wings but can still fly, kinda like rayquaza, but Gyarados definitely belongs in the ocean, at least imo,
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      Old March 18th, 2013 (7:27 AM).
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      I think they gave the flying type to Gyarados just to make sure it wasn't overpowered... I think the Dragon type was meant to be exclusive to Dragonite line.
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      Old March 19th, 2013 (7:41 AM).
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        I think in the anime it was seen flying, but in the game, no it cannot
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        Old March 19th, 2013 (12:09 PM).
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          Well? Besides Gyarados, can you list all other kinds of secondary Flying-type Pokémon that cannot fly?
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          Old March 19th, 2013 (12:26 PM).
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            No, Gyarados can't fly despite its typing.

            deathbymanga - I'm not sure I've seen Gyarados flying in the anime.
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            Old March 19th, 2013 (12:36 PM).
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              I think in the anime it was seen flying, but in the game, no it cannot
              I believe I've seen it flying also.
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              Old March 19th, 2013 (1:20 PM).
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              Well? Besides Gyarados, can you list all other kinds of secondary Flying-type Pokémon that cannot fly?
              Butterfree
              Scyther
              Hoppip
              Skiploom
              Jumpfluff
              Yanma
              Gligar
              Mantine
              Beautifly
              Masquerain
              Ninjask
              Mothim
              Combee
              Drifloon
              Yamega
              Gliscor
              Mantyke
              Shaymin sky
              Rotom fly
              Emolga

              I believe that this is all of them, but yeah a lot of flying types can't learn Fly.
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              Yep I have seen Gyarados fly up this waterfall once.
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              Old March 19th, 2013 (3:11 PM).
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                Butterfree
                Scyther
                Hoppip
                Skiploom
                Jumpfluff
                Yanma
                Gligar
                Mantine
                Beautifly
                Masquerain
                Ninjask
                Mothim
                Combee
                Drifloon
                Yamega
                Gliscor
                Mantyke
                Shaymin sky
                Rotom fly
                Emolga

                I believe that this is all of them, but yeah a lot of flying types can't learn Fly.
                Most of them can fly, but not learn the move Fly. I think what OP meant was if Gyarados could fly at all, which it can't. Besides, most of the Pokemon you listed have a reason to be type flying - they either have wings, or they have some other method of soaring through the sky (Drifloon is a balloon, for example).
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                Old March 19th, 2013 (3:22 PM).
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                  I've seen Gyarados fly multiple times in the anime (but I think it was mostly in the movies IIR), but it's always seen flying above the water.
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                  I've seen Gyarados fly multiple times in the anime (but I think it was mostly in the movies IIR), but it's always seen flying above the water.
                  Do you know what seasons it was in?
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                  Old March 20th, 2013 (3:34 PM).
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                    I mean, I want to see a list of Flying-type Pokémon that are flightless, besides the Gyarados.
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                    I can't ever recall seeing Gyarados fly in the anime, as I only remember it ever being shown in the water. The Stadium games had Gyarados floating slightly above ground though, so I think even if it can't fly, it can at least levitate in a similar manner to how Geodude hovers ever so slightly above the ground.
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