poppy is a dumb QC approvals: (trickroom, syrim) QC rejections: GP: [Overview] Access to STRONGEST WATERFALL IN THE GAME !!! It has the rare Taunt Intimidate + Moxie = Great Ability choices, Intimidate lets it take physical hits better then Lugia, Moxie lets it become even scarier after a kill. 4* weakness to Electric-type moves Can't switch into STAB Draco Meteors, but its got OK bulk. All-in-all Gyarados's unique attributes let it harass stall quite easily X_X, just make sure to defend it from Thunder. [SET] Name : Tauntrados / Stall Breaker Move 1: Dragon Tail Move 2: Waterfall / Earthquake Move 3: Taunt Move 4: Toxic item: Leftovers Nature : Impish evs : 248 HP / 184 Def / 76 Spe ability: Intimidate [SET COMMENTS] Set abuses Gyarados ability to harass stall teams Taunt is crux of set, gives Gyarados ability to stop enemy team from recovering HP, and prevents the guy from getting phazed / statused. Waterfall is strong STAB, but is weather dependent. Earthquake lets you hit Steels immune to Toxic and isn't reliant on weather. Dragon Tail lets you phaze stuff and rack up residual damage. Toxic cripples walls even more, Taunt + Toxic -> can't heal from residual damage. [Additional Comments] GROUND-TYPE / ELECTRIC RESIST ;_;, stuff that appreciates the death / crippling of Lugia / GIratina You can throw sub on there and suddenly your impossible to phaze, but other moves are perferred. Example = SD Ground Arceus, annoyed by Lugia and Tina-a no longer after residual damage. Has physical bulk (calcs go here) ... Wish support is nice. Chansey and Rachi can tank thunders and pass wishes Dragon Tail = needs hazards. SR weakness -> Rapid Spin is cool too. Exca in particular due to elec immune Ferrothorn mention as it absorbs Thunders like a boss and can setup spikes. Spin Blocker support is nice too, although it does loads of damage to spinners, blockers are appreciated since kabutops and Excadrill might outspeed and Forry can tank a rain-boosted Waterfall. [SET] 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 [Set Comments] Strongest Waterfall in the game, and ironically the perfect moves to break walls that try switching into it... Intimidate gives it enough physical bulk so that it can repeatedly switch in without too much of a problem Waterfall is strong, accurate, and has a handy flinch chance. Aqua Tail is less accurate and doesn't have the flinch chance but the power difference is notable. Outrage lets you destroy the Giratinas / dragons, provides good coverage too. Last move is a way to hit Water-types without locking self into Outrage. Stone Edge complements EQ so that you get edge quake coverage and it gives no recoil but its inaccurate. Double Edge does the same with more power but gives recoil. Return as an option but then y u no Stone Edge? [Additional Comments] Strong, powerful, but slow, like team mates that can clean up after Gyarados has made holes in teams Kyogre for max power waterfall, but SOMETHING TO GET RID OF SUN, it works on sand but JUST DON'T USE IT WITH GROUDON X_X Something to get rid of Groudon as it weakens Waterfall. Example = Mixed Dancer Rayquaza Super strong calcs ... Appreciates Tailwind if you can support it with that. Everything in 1st AC ;_; Unlike Kabutops can tank hits [Other Options] Dragon Dance, but why aren't you using Salamence? Oh STAB on Waterfall and Moxie? Well its a little slow for DD... Triple status dos (status support) Muscular carp (support) [Checks and Counters] Groudon removes sun and can hit it with stone edge, beware though as it can get Toxiced + Dragon Tailed out in the process Grass Arceus is not 2HKOed by any more that Gyarados has and can spam Judgements, doesn't like Toxic though. Choice Scarf mons can Revenge it with Thunder SR limits switches Lack of recovery means the above stacks up. Really just focus on revenging it, walling it is hard due to Toxic + Taunt and the fact it breaks through everything else with the CB set. Outright rejecting it without any sort of testing? I used it for 300+ battles and it does not suck so much for an outright rejection, you can ask Poppy about it. No this isn't a joke, Gyarados deserves an analysis much more than Jumpluff or some other shits like Metagross. If you can put it in the threat list, it should get an analysis. If you are done testing it, and it really sucks, please remove it.