Magikarp (University promo)

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Magikarp LV.10
コイキング Koiking
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Magikarp
Type Water
Hit Points 30
retreat cost
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P06
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Rare
Japanese card no. 035/048
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Magikarp.

Magikarp (Japanese: コイキング Koiking) is a Water-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as one of the Unnumbered Promotional cards.

Card text

Water Trickle
Flip 2 coins. This attack does 10 damage times the number of heads.
WaterWater Dragon Rage
Flip 2 coins. If either of them is tails, this attack does nothing.

Pokédex data

Magikarp - Fish Pokémon
No. Height Weight
129 2'11" (0.9 m) 22.0 lbs. (10.0 kg)
Pokédex entry

Release information

This card was released as a promotional card. In Japan, it was available as a prize card through the "Tamamushi University Hyper Test" campaign held in June 1998. The campaign was publicized in Shogakukan's magazines for primary-school children in the form of a series of tests in which participants could complete and send back to Shogakukan within a limited period. Those that passed were sent an invitation to a two-day conference in Osaka. On the first day, the participants were separated into three age categories and were then assigned groups based on the various Gyms in the Pokémon games. Each player within one of these groups battled other members of that group, with the top players within each group qualifying for the second day. The second day consisted of a series of battles between the top players within each age category. Those that won a battle during the course of the day were awarded this card at the end of the conference.

The card artwork was later reprinted in the Pokémon Web expansion. The Web reprint was printed in the e-Reader card format and is considerably more common than the elusive original print. The card was never released in English.


  • This card is commonly known as the University Magikarp.
  • This card had 1,000 copies for "intended distribution". This does not guarantee all 1,000 were indeed distributed; and certainly 1,000 is not the remaining amount in circulation. Nonetheless, official documentation from the event stated 1,000 copies was the intended distribution.


Dragon Rage is a move in the Pokémon games. Magikarp cannot learn it normally; however, this card was released as part of a promotion which also involved the distribution of an event Magikarp which did have the move.

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