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Gyarados is based off the Chinese Sea Serpent.

#1CM_PonchPosted 4/2/2013 9:10:00 PM
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Magikarp and Gyarados were based on a myth that doesn't involve the Dragon's Gate, just a generic scene and a waterfall. In this myth the weak and pathetic carp (( Magikarp )) scaled the waterfall to prove that he was not worthless, that he was strong. This whole thing was watched by the Gods, who rewarded the carp by turning him into a flying serpent (( Gyarados )). Did you read that? Flying serpent? Did you read that bold bit as well? There's no "Dragon" hidden in it.

Now onto the questions. Why doesn't Gyarados learn Flying moves? Cause the serpent from the myth abused his power by destroying cities... explaining Gyarados's movepool being full of moves like Fire Blast and Hyper Beam. Why doesn't he have Aerial Ace when a lot of other Pokemon do? Cause Aerial Ace is based on a Japanese technique that involves speed and not strength. You whine that he looks like a dragon? Failed, all serpents from Chinese/Japanese myths are legless.


http://www.draconian.com/dragons/Images/Chinese%20Dragons/Chinese-Dragon-Green-17-large.jpg
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#2ColtCababaPosted 4/2/2013 9:12:20 PM
No s***.
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#3KeeperOfShadowsPosted 4/2/2013 9:12:41 PM
So, is Gyarados becoming the new Charizard around here or something?
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#4AuroraSonicBeamPosted 4/2/2013 9:13:30 PM
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#5Arne83Posted 4/2/2013 9:13:34 PM
Ok... what's your point?
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#6LightningAce11Posted 4/2/2013 9:13:38 PM
How hard was this for people to understand?
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#7EpsteinBarrPosted 4/2/2013 9:14:27 PM
It's a dragon. Some dumb myth doesn't change that.
#8iKhanicPosted 4/2/2013 9:14:37 PM
Just like I'm not going to believe a discussion forum saying Gyarados lost his dragon status by rampaging because they don't have a source.

I'm not going to believe some random user on Serebii that doesn't have a source.
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#9LexifoxPosted 4/2/2013 9:14:43 PM
I thought Dragonair was the Chinese myth dragon.
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#10LexifoxPosted 4/2/2013 9:16:29 PM
KeeperOfShadows posted...
So, is Gyarados becoming the new Charizard around here or something?


People always have something to whine and/or troll about.
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