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Magikarp
129
コイキング Koikingu
129Magikarp
Generation I
Evolutionary line
129130130M
Type(s)
Type Water  
Species Fish Pokémon
Abilities Swift Swim
Rattled (DW)
Pokédex
Tauros ← 129 → Gyarados
Kanto 129 Johto 076
Hoenn 052/053 Sinnoh 023
Unova N/A Central Kalos 049
Evolves from None
Evolves into Gyarados
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
22.0 lbs. 10.0 kg 2'11" 0.9 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Red Water 2
Dragon
Shape Footprint
Shape03
F129
Cry

Magikarp (Japanese: コイキング Koikingu) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Magikarp is a Fish Pokémon. Its body is made up of/covered in red scales. Its fins are either yellow or white. They also have "whiskers" or Maxilliary Barbells. Female Magikarp have white barbells while male Magikarp have yellow barbells. Magikarp refers to them as his magnificent barbs in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. The way to tell a male and female Margikarp apart is that a male Magikarp has gold whiskers whilest a female has white whiskers.

Natural abilities

Shiny-magikarp

A shiny Magikarp.

Magikarp have the ability Swift Swim, which increases Magikarp's Speed when it is raining. Despite being strong in the past, its descendants are considerably weaker. It struggles to swim against even the weakest of currents.

Evolution

Magikarp evolves into Gyarados at level 20.

Game info

Magikarp is the most common Pokémon in the waters of all the Pokémon regions. It can be found in every body of water in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh. It is considered to be the weakest Pokémon because it can only use three moves. It is a hardy Pokémon that can thrive in any body of water, no matter if the water is freshwater or saltwater. It can even thrive in polluted waters. However, if it is taken care of properly, it evolves into a magnificent Gyarados, at level 20. Until it reaches level 20, it is utterly useless.

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Fish with Old Rod, Magikarp Salesman Common
Yellow Fish with Old Rod, Magikarp Salesman Common
Gold/Silver Fish with Old Rod or Good Rod, Surf on the Lake of Rage Common
Crystal Fish with Old Rod or Good Rod, Surf on the Lake of Rage Common
Ruby/Sapphire Fish with Old Rod or Good Rod Common
Emerald Fish with Old Rod or Good Rod Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Fish with Old Rod, Magikarp Salesman Common
Diamond/Pearl Fish with Old Rod, Trade a Finneon on Route 226 Common
Platinum Fish with Old Rod, Trade a Finneon on Route 226 Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Fish with an Old Rod or a Good Rod Common
Black/White Buy from a Magikarp Salesman One
X/Y Route 3, Route 22, Parfum Palace (Old Rod) Common


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Trozei! SOL Laboratory 3, Secret Storage 5, Secret Storage 19, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Waterfall Pond (7F-11F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Lake Afar (B1F-B12F)
Pokémon Ranger Safra Sea, Sekra Mountain Range


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
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.
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.
Ruby
Magikarp is a pathetic excuse for a Pokémon that is only capable of flopping and splashing. This behavior prompted scientists to undertake research on 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.
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.
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.
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.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
20
Attack
10
Defense
55
Sp. Atk
15
Sp. Def
20
Speed
80
Total
200

Learnset

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Splash —% 40 Normal Status
15 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical
30 Flail 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 129 front Y 129 front GR 129 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 129 front S 129 front C 129 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 129 front E 129 front FRLG 129 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 129 front Pt 129 front HGSS 129 front
DP 129f front Pt 129f front HGSS 129f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Magikarp BW Magikarp BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Magikarp XY Magikarp XY
Magikarp Shiny XY Magikarp Shiny XY
GO Back
Sun Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Magikarp first appeared in the anime in Episode 001 - "I Choose You, Pokemon!" When Ash and Pikachu are fleeing from a flock of Spearow, they jump into a lake to escape, and a Magikarp is seen swimming away followed by a Gyarados, which chases Ash and Pikachu out of the lake.

Magikarp's first major appearance was with Team Rocket in Episode 015 - "Battle Aboard the St. Anne". James gets a Magikarp from a dealer, who cheated his money or bottle caps three times in the whole series of Pokémon Anime, in a golden Poké Ball, of which the gold color disguised the red part of the Poké Ball. It then evolves into a Gyarados, when James kicks it away after the ship sank. The newly evolved Gyarados then uses Dragon Rage to send Ash, Misty, Brock, Pikachu, and Team Rocket blasting away to an island.

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