I remember the first time we ever got lead statistics, Gyarados was the most-used lead!! How times have changed lol.
Another thing I was wondering is, imagine how Gyarados would be if it kept its RBY stats. Before the special split, it basically had base 100 special attack. If it had "kept" that from GSC onwards, it would've been mind-blowingly good at some points, being able to run special moves too.