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Magikarp is based on a legend about how carp that leapt over the Dragon Gate would become dragons. Several waterfalls and cataracts in China are believed to be the location of the Dragon Gate. This legend is an allegory of the drive and efforts needed to overcome obstacles.
 
Magikarp is based on a legend about how carp that leapt over the Dragon Gate would become dragons. Several waterfalls and cataracts in China are believed to be the location of the Dragon Gate. This legend is an allegory of the drive and efforts needed to overcome obstacles.
 
===Name origin===
 
===Name origin===
Magikarp's name is a combination of ''magic'' and ''[[wp:carp|carp]]''. It may also the combination of "magi" which means king and carp. Its Japanese name is a combination of 鯉 ''[[wp:koi|koi]]'', carp, and the English word ''king''.
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Magikarp's name is a combination of ''magic'' and ''[[wp:carp|carp]]''. It may also the combination of ''magi'', which means "king", and ''carp''. Its Japanese name is a combination of 鯉 ''[[wp:koi|koi]]'', carp, and the English word ''king''.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==

Revision as of 20:33, 8 August 2007

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Tauros
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Magikarp
コイキング Koiking
#129
129Magikarp.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water '
Category
Fish Pokémon
Ability
Swift Swim
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#129
Johto
#076
Hoenn
#052
Sinnoh
#023
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2′11″
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
22.0 lbs.
Imperial
10.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F129.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 2 and
Dragon groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 20 Battle Exp.: 201*

Magikarp (Japanese: コイキング Koiking) is a Water-type Pokémon found in nearly every body of water in the Pokémon universe.

Due to its low stats and the fact that it only has the move Splash until level 15, Magikarp is often considered the weakest Pokémon in existence.

Magikarp has the Ability Swift Swim, which doubles the Pokémon's speed whenever it rains.

Magikarp evolves into Gyarados starting at Level 20.

Biology

Physiology

Gender differences

A female has white barbels.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Several episodes, the first one being in Battle Aboard the St. Anne, involve a particular salesman trying to sell certain Pokémon to someone. The person he is usually trying to con is James and he usually sells Magikarp, claiming that they're very valuable.

Team Rocket used a Magikarp-shaped submarine during the Orange Islands.

In The Joy of Pokémon, a Nurse Joy from the Orange Islands befirended a giant Magikarp that saved her as a child. It evolved into an equally large Gyarados, but it remained friendly.

In The Wacky Watcher, Ash, Misty and Tracey help a Pokémon Watcher named Quincy T. Quackenpoker observe the migration and evolution of a school of Magikarp.

Another, in Ya See We Want an Evolution, was nicknamed the strongest.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.
Blue
Yellow Famous for being very unreliable. It can be found swimming in seas, lakes, rivers and shallow puddles.
Stadium Whoever its opponent, and however horrible the attack it receives, all it does is Splash around.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 An underpowered, pathetic Pokémon. It may jump high on rare occasions, but never more then seven feet.
Generation 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.
Generation 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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Fish with Old Rod
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Fish with Old Rod
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Fish with Old or Good Rod
Crystal
Common Fish with Old or Good Rod
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Fish with Old or Good Rod
Emerald
Common Fish with Old or Good Rod
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Fish with Old Rod
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Fish with Old Rod
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Ocean (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! SOL Laboratory 3
Secret Storage 5
Secret Storage 19
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Waterfall Pond (7F-11F)
Pokémon Ranger Safra Sea
Sekra Mountain Range

Magikarp will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using the following Wonder Mail code:

X ? ? S ? ? X ? 4 6 8 ?
♀ + ? ? 9 7 5 6 S Y ? ?
Objective: Rescue Magikarp on floor 12 of Stormy Sea.

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 20
80 - 127 150 - 244
Attack: 10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Sp.Def: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 200   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 20.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Splash Splash Splash Splash
15 Tackle Tackle Tackle Tackle
30   Flail Flail Flail

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

  • Magikarp is generally considered to be the weakest Pokémon in any of the games. Because of this, the nickname "Magikrap" (a pun on the word "crap") is common among trainers.
  • Magikarp, as well as Gyarados, has been in all four regional Pokédexes.

Origin

Magikarp is based on a legend about how carp that leapt over the Dragon Gate would become dragons. Several waterfalls and cataracts in China are believed to be the location of the Dragon Gate. This legend is an allegory of the drive and efforts needed to overcome obstacles.

Name origin

Magikarp's name is a combination of magic and carp. It may also the combination of magi, which means "king", and carp. Its Japanese name is a combination of 鯉 koi, carp, and the English word king.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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