Gyarados (Ubers analysis) QC (1/3)
Jibaku EDIT: QC Approved: 3/3
QC approvals: 1/3 (trickroom, syrim, hugendugen (see VM), , )
Name : Tauntrados / Stall Breaker
Move 1: Dragon Tail
Move 2: Waterfall / Earthquake
Move 3: Taunt
Move 4: Toxic
Nature : Impish
evs : 248 HP / 184 Def / 76 Spe
Name : Wall Breaker / Choice Band
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Waterfall / Aqua Tail
Move 3: Outrage
Move 4: Stone Edge / Double Edge
item: Choice Band
Nature : Adamant
evs : 176 HP / 252 Atk / 80 Spe
ability: Intimidate / Moxie
I'm assuming that you meant Max Attack on the Choice Band set, not maximum defense.
I'm not an experienced Ubers player, but I know that Gyarados has been rejected in the past, is ranked E on the Ubers Viability Thread (which is considered to be where you are straight up unviable), its slower than almost everything in Ubers with the exception of Blaziken thanks to its rather dissapointing base 81 speed, its Dragon Tail legitmately doesn't break any substitutes, its easily taken out by Thunder (a move you will see on almost every Rain team, where Gyarados functions best, and weatherless team). It still gets 2HKOed by boosted Arceus and Rayquaza as well, which can be a problem. All it can do is just phaze it out, and personally I find Lugia to be superior mainly due to its bulk and access to Whirlwind, and its ability to take a special hit with impunity, despite not having Intimidate. For a Pokemon that is supposed to act defensively having a 4x weakness to one of the most common moves in Ubers is extremely bad. The absolute inability to deal with Ferrothorn (ie getting worn down by it pretty easily) is also a huge problem considering that it is pretty common on stall I'm pretty sure.
From an offensive perspecive, it seems outclassed by the much faster, Swords Dance weilding, Extreemespeed resisting, Ferrothorn beating Kabutops which has a dual STAB. Even then, CB Gyarados is weather dependent and I see very little reason to use it over Rayquaza, Zekrom, or other harder hitters which hit harder than even Rain Boosted Gyarados. Morseo, I don't see how it is any more viable now when compared to BW1 when it got rejected. It seems like an ok Ho-oh check, but even then Ho-oh stalls it out in the Sun or if Gyarados is burned, Kyurem-W, Genesect, Kyurem-B, and the occasional Thundurus-T are new Pokemon that just straight up OHKO it and outspeed it, and Tornadus-T likes to Taunt or Hurricane it for a lot of issues.
I just don't think it is viable.
this guy can't even break stall
groudon and kyogre both beat it with scald or stone edge (assuming it switches in on it.. maybe even vice versa)
trickroom is just using gyarados because arceus sucks (y/n)
Keep in mind, CB Dragons rely primarily on Outrage, Waterfall does not lock the user in. Ironically the counter to the CB set, Grass Arceus, is annoyed by Taunt Gyarados seeing as it will get Toxiced and phazed out.
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