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Magikarp salesman's Magikarp
コイキング売りのコイキング Koiking salesman's Koiking
Poké Ball
Jessie Magikarp 2.png
One of the Magikarp Salesmans's many Magikarp (the one he sold to Jessie)
Debuts in Battle Aboard the S.S. Anne
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With the Magikarp salesman
Magikarp
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Magikarp Unknown Maddie Blaustein

Magikarp salesman's Magikarp (Japanese: コイキング売りのコイキング Koiking salesman's Koiking) is a term that can apply to several Magikarp under the ownership of the Magikarp salesman.

In the anime

In Battle Aboard the St. Anne, the Magikarp salesman made his debut, along with his Magikarp, and sold one to James of Team Rocket, complete with a "gold" Poké Ball. It eventually evolved into a Gyarados. It later escaped in Pokémon Shipwreck, much to James's disappointment.

Another one of the salesman's Magikarp appeared in Tricks of the Trade. The Magikarp salesman tried to sell this one to James. James was almost roped into it again, but a quick flashback to their first encounter reminded James of who the guy was, causing James to angrily chase the man around the Pokémon Swap Meet, accidentally knock Jessie over, and cause her Lickitung's Poké Ball to fall onto the trading machine where it was traded for Benny's Wobbuffet.

In Doin' What Comes Natu-rally, the Magikarp salesman tried to sell another Magikarp to James. James was almost roped into it again, but at the last moment remembers the salesman but before given the chance to chase after him, Jessie and Meowth tell him to forget about him and concentrate on their newest plan to steal Pokémon.

The salesman's next attempt was in Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid; he first tried to sell Team Rocket another Magikarp, but due to James calling him a rip-off, he instead offered to trade his Weepinbell for James's Victreebel. James didn't want to do this; despite Victreebel's constant attempts to eat its Trainer, James still loved it, but Jessie forced him to.

In Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend, he sold Jessie a supposed Feebas, which was in fact nothing more than another one of his Magikarp, painted like a Feebas.

In Showdown at the Oak Corral, he attempted to sell yet another Magikarp, this time to Tracey, but he was too smart to fall for it. The salesman then ran off upon realizing where he was: Professor Oak's Laboratory.

Moves used

James Magikarp.png
Using Splash
Move First Used In
Splash Pokémon Shipwreck
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

In Route 4's Pokémon Center, a shady salesman, whom was possibly the basis for the Magikarp salesman in the anime, sells the player a Magikarp for PokémonDollar.png500. He does not give refunds.

Unlike in the anime, purchasing a Magikarp from the salesman is not considered a rip-off by most fans, as this grants the player an option to obtain a Magikarp far earlier in the game than would normally be possible, as the Old Rod is not available prior to reaching Vermilion City. With some normal training and patience, the player can potentially get their Magikarp to evolve into Gyarados as early as prior to reaching Cerulean City, essentially giving the player a late-game powerhouse before reaching even the second Gym.

The Magikarp salesman appears once again in Black and White and Black 2 and White 2. He can be found on the west end of Marvelous Bridge. Like in Kanto, it also costs PokémonDollar.png500 to purchase a Magikarp from him.

Red, Blue, and Yellow

Spr 1y 129.png
Types:
Water Unknown
Magikarp Lv.5
Splash
Normal
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FireRed and LeafGreen

Spr 3f 129.png
Types:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Swift Swim
Held item:
None
Magikarp Lv.5
Splash
Normal
  --  
   
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Black, White, Black 2, and White 2

Spr 5b 129 m.png
Type:
  Water  
Ability:
Swift Swim
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Magikarp Lv.5
Splash
Normal Status
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Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Magikarp.