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#078 Rapidash
078Rapidash
Rapidash's artwork for Pokémon Fire Red and Leaf Green.
Category Fire Horse Pokémon
Original Region Kanto
National Dex Nr. #078
Kanto Dex Nr. #078
Johto #207
Hoenn #254
Sinnoh #091
Generation 1
Pokémon Color Yellow
First Appearance Pokémon Red and Blue
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Fire
Ability/ies Run Away, Flash Fire
Average Height 5'07"
Average Weight 209.4 lbs.
Evolves From Ponyta
Evolves Into N/A

Rapidash (Japanese: ギャロップ Gallop) is a Fire-type Pokémon. It evolves from Ponyta starting at level 40.

Biology

Rapidash is an equine Pokémon with four slender legs and black hooves. Its body is cream-colored, and it has a horn on its forehead. It also has small red eyes and pointed ears with red insides. Red and orange flames stream from neck, part of its back, and its fetlocks. Flames also form this Pokémon's tail.

Rapidash is a very agile Pokémon. It runs at about 150 mph, chasing everything that moves in hopes of racing it. With incredible acceleration, it reaches its top speed in only ten steps. At full gallop, its hooves barely touch the ground. The faster Rapidash go, the longer the swaying flames of its mane will become. At an all-out gallop, its blazing mane sparkles, a feature which is said to enhance its beautiful appearance. Rapidash lives in grasslands, but it can also be seen on mountains.

Stats

Rapidash

Base Stats
HP
 
65
Attack
 
100
Defense
 
70
Sp. Attack
 
80
Sp. Defense
 
80
Speed
 
105
Total
 
500



Trivia

  • In early English-language promotional material for Pokémon Red and Blue, it was revealed that Rapidash was to keep its romanized Japanese name 'Gallop'.
  • Rapidash is the favorite Pokémon of the Kanto Pokémon Fan Club Chairman. When the player first speaks to him, he goes on about why Rapidash is his favorite Pokémon at length.

Origin

Rapidash's horn shows it may have been inspired by unicorns, but it more closely resembles a regular horse. Rapidash and its pre-evolution may also be based on fiery steeds in mythology, such as those of the Greek god Helios, Skinfaxi of Norse mythology, and the horses of the Ashvins in Hindu myth.

Name origin

Rapidash may be a combination of rapid and dash, referring to the high speed at which it runs. It could also be a combination of rapid and ash (referencing its Fire type).

Gallop is literally gallop, a form of running for hoofed animals.

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National Pokédex
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← #077: Ponyta
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#078: Rapidash
079MS
#079: Slowpoke →

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