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Magikarp salesman

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The name currently in use is a fan designator; see below for more information.
Magikarp salesman
コイキング売り Koiking salesman
Magikarp Salesman.png
The Magikarp salesman
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Relatives Wife and children
Generation I, III, V
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen, Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Anime debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
English voice actor Eric Stuart (EP015-SS004)
Bill Rogers (DP021)
Tom Wayland (BW116)
Japanese voice actor Unshō Ishizuka

The Magikarp salesman (Japanese: コイキング売り Koiking salesman) is a con man who is always getting people, usually James, to buy one of his worthless Pokémon.

In the anime

In the main series

History

The Magikarp salesman in his youth

His first appearance in the anime was on the St. Anne in Battle Aboard the St. Anne selling Magikarp to anyone foolish enough to buy one. He would tell them that they would reproduce and make the buyer rich. James was foolish enough to buy one which later evolved into a Gyarados. Some time after he appeared with the same "selling strategy" in Tricks of the Trade and Doin' What Comes Natu-rally. Later, in Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid, he would trade his Weepinbell for James's Victreebel. He has also appeared in Hoenn, selling Hoppip disguised as Chimecho when James was searching for a Chimecho. He was also selling Magikarp disguised as Feebas for a Spoink's pearl which Team Rocket stole. Both of them were successfully sold to Team Rocket.

He tried his golden Magikarp scam on Tracey in Showdown at the Oak Corral claiming that the Magikarp could lay golden Eggs. However, unlike Team Rocket, Tracey was too smart to fall for this trick. The Magikarp Salesman ran off when he discovered that he had knocked on the door of Professor Oak's Laboratory.

He made a cameo when Ash captured Aipom in Channeling the Battle Zone.

His latest major appearance was in Ya See We Want An Evolution!. He sold an Evolution machine/Mecha-bot to Team Rocket. While he did inform Team Rocket that the machine must warm up for at least a week before use, Team Rocket forgot to follow his instructions, which resulted in failure in evolving Pokémon and sustaining its Mecha-bot form. Therefore, it is unknown if this was another one of his scams, or if the machine would truly have worked. However, considering he ran off after telling them, it may have been another lie to keep them from following him.

He made a cameo appearance in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!, being one of the many people seen at the Kanto Fair that Ash and his friends were visiting.

Personality and charasteristics

He is the main reason why Jessie has a Wobbuffet. In Tricks of the Trade, he tries to sell a Magikarp to James, but James recognizes him as the one who tricked him into buying a Magikarp on the St. Anne and chases after him, causing him to bump into Jessie, which sends her flying over to the trading machine. When she bumped into it, the Poké Ball containing her Lickitung fell onto the trading machine, trading it with Benny's Wobbuffet, which he was trying to trade throughout the episode.

Pokémon

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On hand
Magikarp salesman's Magikarp

Magikarp salesman's Magikarp
Magikarp
Main article: Magikarp salesman's Magikarp

The Magikarp salesman, as his title implies, has a large amount of these Magikarp to sell to foolish customers for ridiculously high prices. He usually manages to sell them by telling the customer that he or she could sell the Magikarp hatched from this Magikarp's Eggs, as well as Magikarp hatched from those Magikarp's eggs and so forth, resulting in the potential customer getting rich. In reality, however, Magikarp is a completely useless Pokémon which cannot provide riches to anyone except for the Magikarp salesman himself, due to the ridiculous prices at which he sells his Magikarp.

Sometimes the Magikarp salesman has also tried to sell his Magikarp by disguising them as Feebas and telling to the customer that it would evolve into Milotic, the most beautiful Pokémon in the world. Oddly, he has never tried any sort of similar tactic with selling Magikarp as is, by informing the customer that it would evolve into the powerful Gyarados. In Ya See We Want an Evolution! he also tried to offer some special gifts for the customer if he or she buys a Magikarp.

Debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Voice actors
Japanese
English Maddie Blaustein
Magikarp salesman's Hoppip
Hoppip
Main article: James's Hoppip

In Who's Flying Now?, the Magikarp salesman was selling what appeared to be Chimecho, a Pokémon James had wanted since his youth. James purchased one of these, unaware that the salesman was in fact selling Hoppip, all of them disguised as Chimecho. The disguise on James's Hoppip fell apart.

Debut Who's Flying Now?
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Sold
James's Magikarp
Magikarp
Main article: James's Gyarados

The Magikarp salesman managed to fool James into buying this Magikarp aboard the St. Anne. Later James got angry about Magikarp's uselessness and kicked it away. This resulted in it evolving into Gyarados. It attacked Ash, his friends and Team Rocket with Dragon Rage and has never been seen since.

Debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Voice actors
Japanese
English Maddie Blaustein
Jessie's Magikarp
Magikarp
Main article: Jessie's Magikarp

The Magikarp salesman sold this Magikarp to Jessie disguised as a Feebas. Later its disguise paint dissolved away and its true identity was revealed. It hasn't been seen ever since and it is likely that Jessie has released it.

Debut Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Voice actors
Japanese
English Maddie Blaustein
Traded away
James's Weepinbell
Weepinbell
Main article: James's second Victreebel

The Magikarp salesman offered Team Rocket to trade his Weepinbell for them so they could use its Sweet Scent to lure other Pokémon. After a short conversation it was decided that James would trade his Victreebel for Weepinbell. Later the new Weepinbell evolved into a new Victreebel. But after it bit Jessie's hair, Jessie used her Arbok to send it away. Later James's new Victreebel met his old Victreebel, fell in love with it and disappeared to a forest along with it.

Debut Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
English Eric Stuart
Jimmy's Charmeleon
Charmeleon
The Magikarp salesman traded Jimmy a Charmeleon in exchange for his Shiny Magikarp.

Charmeleon's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Judgment Day!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Released
James's Victreebel
Victreebel
Main article: James's Victreebel

James was forced to trade his dear Victreebel for the new Weepinbell. Later the Magikarp salesman found out that his new Victreebel wasn't obeying him, so he kicked it away. After their airflights, James's old and new Victreebel met and fell in love. Then they jumped away to a forest and have never been seen since.

Debut The Breeding Center Secret
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rikako Aikawa
Status unknown
Magikarp salesman's Magikarp
Magikarp ShinyVIStar.png
The salesman obtained this Shiny Magikarp from Jimmy, who had recently reeled in and caught it prior to Judgment Day!. In exchange he gave Jimmy his Charmeleon.

None of Shiny Magikarp's moves are known.

Debut Judgment Day!

In Pokémon Origins

The Magikarp salesman appeared briefly during the Pokémon Origins episode File 2 - Cubone, selling Red a Magikarp for PokémonDollar.png500.

Pokémon

Sold
Magikarp salesman's Magikarp
Magikarp
Main article: Magikarp salesman's Magikarp

Magikarp salesman sold this Magikarp to Red on Route 4 before Red entered Mt. Moon.

Debut File 2 - Cubone

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石塚運昇 Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart (EP015-AG084, SS004)
Bill Rogers (DP021)
Tom Wayland (BW116)
Polish Mirosław Wieprzewski (season 1)
Krzysztof Zakrzewski (season 4)
Jacek Kałucki (season 5)
Cezary Kwieciński (season 10)
Artur Kaczmarski (season 16)
European Spanish Manuel Bellido (EP015)
José Escobosa (EP146-EP261)
Eduardo del Hoyo (AG079-DP021, SS004)
César Martín (BW116)

In the games

The Magikarp salesman in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow
The Magikarp salesman in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, as well as the remakes FireRed and LeafGreen, the Magikarp salesman appears in Route 4's Pokémon Center and sells the player a Magikarp for PokémonDollar.png500. He does not offer a refund.

Though he does not make an appearance, the Magikarp salesman is briefly alluded to in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, as well as the remakes of HeartGold and SoulSilver. In the Poké Mart in Pewter City (which is adjacent to Route 4), a boy will offer to show his Gyarados to anyone who speaks to him. Speaking to a girl nearby causes her to remark how the boy had purchased a Magikarp from a "weird old man" three years prior, and trained until it evolved into a Gyarados.

In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, the Magikarp salesman appears again on Marvelous Bridge to sell a Magikarp for PokémonDollar.png500. However, unlike in Kanto, Magikarp are not native to Unova and can only be found in the Nature PreserveB2W2.

Pokémon

Sold

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
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Type:
Water Unknown
Magikarp Lv.5
Splash
Normal
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Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Swift Swim
Held item:
None
Magikarp/ Lv.5
Splash
Normal
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Type:
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Ability:
Swift Swim
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Magikarp/ Lv.5
Splash
Normal Status
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Quotes

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

"Hello, there! Have I got a deal just for you! I'll let you have a swell Magikarp for just PokémonDollar.png500! What do you say?"
No: "No? I'm only doing this as a favor to you!"
Yes: (gives the player a Magikarp)
  • If talked to again
"Well, I don't give refunds!"

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

"Hello there, laddie/sweetie pie! Have I got a deal just for you! I'll let you have a secret Pokémon – a Magikarp – for just PokémonDollar.png500! So, you'll buy it, am I right?"
No: "No? You say no? I'm only doing this as a favor to you!"
Yes: (gives the player a Magikarp)
  • If talked to again
"Well, I don't give refunds. You knew what you were getting!"

Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2

"Son/Miss! I have a deal for YOU! And for you alone. Here's your chance. I will sell you the secret Pokémon Magikarp... For an unbelievable PokémonDollar.png500! How about it? Interested?"
No: "Oh, that's too bad..."
Yes: (after giving the player a Magikarp) "Oh, yeah... Returns not accepted, got that?"
  • If the player doesn't have enough money
"Looks like you don't have enough money."
  • If the player's party is full
"You have no room in your party!"

Appearance

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Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation V

Trivia



Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater
Unova Professor JuniperMomCherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPokémon World Tournament participantsName RaterJudge
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