Magikarp

Magikarp
コイキング
Magikarp.png
Tauros < Magikarp > Gyarados
Species
Type
Fish Pokemon
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Number
Ability
#129
Height
Weight
2'11" (0.9m)
22 lbs. (10kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
255
Tier
EV Yield
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Magikarp (コイキング) is the 129th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Water-Type, and is known as the Fish Pokémon.

Magikarp uses the Swift Swim Ability, which doubles its Speed stat when there is rain on the field. Its Hidden Ability is Rattled, which raises its Speed stat by one stage when it is hit by a Bug, Ghost or Dark type move.

Magikarp gain the opportunity to evolve into Gyarados starting at Level 20.

Magikarp is in the Water 2 and Dragon Egg Groups, and its Egg takes approximately 1,280 steps to hatch. It takes Magikarp 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Magikarp is based on a koi fish, being a reddish-orange in color. Its front fins, as well as its tail fin, are white, while the spiked fins above and below its body are yellow. Magikarp has large, round eyes, pink lips, and whiskers that vary in color depending on the gender.

Gender Differences

The whiskers on a male Magikarp are yellow in color, while on the female Magikarp they are white.

Game Information

Original Games

In Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, Magikarp can be caught anywhere where there is a body of water by fishing with the Old Rod, however they also have a chance to appear using the Super Rod. In Route 4's Pokémon Center, the player can buy a Magikarp from the Magikarp Salesman for PokéDollar.png500.

Magikarp can also be caught in any body of water in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal, being able to fish for them using either the Old Rod, Good Rod or Super Rod.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed and LeafGreen, Magikarp can once again be fished for in any body of water, using either the Old Rod or Good Rod. Mirroring the original titles, one can be bought in FireRed and LeafGreen from the Magikarp Salesman in the Pokémon Center on Route 4 for PokéDollar.png500.

Using the Old Rod or Good Rod on any body of water can also wield a Magikarp in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, however the Super Rod can also be used to find one in HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In Pokémon Black and White, the only way to obtain a Magikarp is by buying one from the Magikarp Salesman on Marvelous Bridge for PokéDollar.png500. This character returns in the same area in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, however Magikarp can also be caught at the Nature Preserve by using the Fishing Rod.

Magikarp can be caught in the wild at Route 3, Route 22 and Parfum Palace in Pokémon X and Y, by fishing with the Old Rod. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be fished for in any body of water using the Old Rod, Good Rod or Super Rod.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Magikarp can be fished for from any of the fishing spots using the Fishing Rod.

Spin-Off Games

Trading Card Game

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Movies

Manga

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Magikarp is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of competitive battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow Common (Old Rod, Super Rod) Fish anywhere
Gold/Silver/Crystal Common (All Rods) Fish anywhere
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Common (Old Rod, Good Rod) Fish anywhere
FireRed/LeafGreen Common (Old Rod, Good Rod) Fish anywhere
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Common (Old Rod, Good Rod) Fish anywhere
HeartGold/SoulSilver Common (All Rods) Fish anywhere
Black/White Only One Purchase on Marvelous Bridge
Black 2/White 2 Only One Purchase on Marvelous Bridge
Black 2/White 2 60% (Fish) Nature Preserve (Shaking Spots)
Black 2/White 2 70% (Fish) Nature Preserve
X/Y 100% (Old Rod) Route 3, Route 22, Parfum Palace
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Common (Old Rod, Good Rod) Fish anywhere
Sun/Moon Common (Fish) Fish anywhere

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.
Blue In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.
Yellow Famous for being very unreliable. It can be found swimming in seas, lakes, rivers and shallow puddles.
II Gold An underpowered, pathetic Pokémon. It may jump high on rare occasions, but never more than seven feet.
Silver For no reason, it jumps and splashes about, making it easy for predators like Pidgeotto to catch it mid-jump.
Crystal This weak and pathetic Pokémon gets easily pushed along rivers when there are strong currents.
III Ruby Magikarp is a pathetic excuse for a Pokémon that is only capable of flopping and splashing. This behavior prompted scientists to undertake research into it.
Sapphire Magikarp is virtually useless in battle as it can only splash around. As a result, it is considered to be weak. However, it is actually a very hardy Pokémon that can survive in any body of water no matter how polluted it is.
Emerald Its swimming muscles are weak, so it is easily washed away by currents. In places where water pools, you can see many Magikarp deposited there by the flow.
FireRed It is virtually worthless in terms of both power and speed. It is the most weak and pathetic Pokémon in the world.
LeafGreen In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.
IV Diamond It is said to be the world's weakest Pokémon. No one knows why it has managed to survive.
Pearl It is unable to swim against even slow-moving currents. It always splashes about for some reason.
Platinum A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.
HeartGold An underpowered, pathetic Pokémon. It may jump high on rare occasions, but never more than seven feet.
SoulSilver For no reason, it jumps and splashes about, making it easy for predators like Pidgeotto to catch it mid-jump.
V Black A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.
White A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.
Black 2 A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.
White 2 A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.
VI X It is virtually worthless in terms of both power and speed. It is the most weak and pathetic Pokémon in the world.
Y In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.
Omega Ruby Magikarp is a pathetic excuse for a Pokémon that is only capable of flopping and splashing. This behavior prompted scientists to undertake research into it.
Alpha Sapphire Magikarp is virtually useless in battle as it can only splash around. As a result, it is considered to be weak. However, it is actually a very hardy Pokémon that can survive in any body of water no matter how polluted it is.
VII Sun Although weak and helpless, this Pokémon is incredibly fertile. They exist in such multitudes, you’ll soon grow tired of seeing them.
Moon Its reckless leaps make it easy pickings for predators. On the bright side, many Pokémon enjoy longer life spans, thanks to Magikarp.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
20
. 150 244 .
Atk
10
22 25 119 130
Def
55
103 115 209 229
Sp. Atk
15
31 35 129 141
Sp. Def
20
40 45 139 152
Speed
80
148 165 259 284

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Splash Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
15 Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
30 Flail Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

Magikarp does not learn any moves via TM.

Via Breeding

Magikarp does not learn any Egg Moves.

Via Event

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Magikarp
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Level 20

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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