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Magikarp (Pokémon)

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* Excluding [[Battle Tower]]s', [[Battle Frontier]]s', and players' Pokémon, Magikarp is tied at the lowest (with {{p|Regigigas}} and {{p|Gyarados}}), andfor alsobeing tiedthe forlowest level Pokémon encountered in the highestwild, (againand also tied with {{p|Gyarados}}) levelfor the non-glitchhighest level Pokémon ableencountered toin bethe encounteredwild. This is due in {{v2|Platinum}} and {{game|Black and White|s 2|Black 2 and White 2}}, Magikarp lured by {{DL|Fishing|Super Rod}} in the [[Resort Area|few]] and [[Nature Preserve|places]], range in levels anywhere from level 1 to 100.
* Even though Magikarp is said to be the weakest Pokémon in existence, {{p|Caterpie|there}} {{p|Weedle|are}} {{p|Sunkern|seven}} {{p|Wurmple|Pokémon}} {{p|Ralts|weaker}} {{p|Azurill|than}} {{p|Kricketot|it}} {{p|Feebas|and one equal to it}} in terms of [[List of Pokémon by base stats|base stat average]].
* Magikarp takes the shortest time to hatch out of all Pokémon that can be legitimately hatched, with six [[Egg cycles]].
* In Generation III and IV, Magikarp is the only Pokémon that can learn attacking moves but cannot get [[Same-type attack bonus|STAB]] on any of them. ThisIn does[[Generation notII]] (and therefore [[Generation I]] by trading it back), Magikarp can includehave {{m|Bubble}}, whichfrom wasthe available[[List viaof anEnglish Gotta Catch 'Em All event inPokémon#Bubble Magikarp|Gotta Catch 'Em All Station]]. In [[Generation IIV]], onlyMagikarp can have {{m|Hydro Pump}} from the [[List of local Japanese event Pokémon distributions in Generation V#Pokémon Center Nagoya Magikarp|Pokémon Center Nagoya]].
* FromIn [[Generation III]] onwardand IV, Magikarp is the only {{type|Water}} Pokémon that cannot learn any Water-type moves, not even [[status move]]s.
* Magikarp is one of four Water types that cannot learn {{m|Surf}} (the others being {{p|Wingull}}, {{p|Surskit}}, and {{p|Rotom|Wash Rotom}}{{tt|*|Generation V}})
* Magikarp was the first Pokémon featured in [[Professor Oak's lecture]].
* Magikarp and {{p|Gyarados|its evolution}}'s [[Egg Group]] combination ({{egg|Water 2}} and {{egg|Dragon}}) is unique.
* Magikarp is one of the most common Pokémon in the game, found everywhere it is possible to [[fishing|fish]] (except in [[Unova]], where it is not found in the wild at all in Black and White, and only in the Nature Preserve in Black 2 and White 2, though is obtainable through the Magikarp Salesman on [[Marvelous Bridge]]).
* Magikarp is one of the only Pokémon that is obtainable in every main-series game, including expansion games and remakes.
* BothIn ofGeneration III, Magikarp's could not damage {{t|Ghost}} types due to its only moves being {{type|Normal}}. In [[AbilityGeneration II]] it learned {{m|AbilitiesBubble}} from an event, which could be traded back to [[Generation I]]; raisein its[[Generation SpeedIV]] it learns {{m|Bounce}} from a [[Move Tutor]], and can have it when transferred to [[Generation V]] from the {{dwa|Sparkling Sea}} or Generation IV; in certainGeneration V, it can also have Hydro Pump from an situationsevent.
* In Generation III, Magikarp could not damage {{t|Ghost}} types due to its only moves being {{type|Normal}}; in [[Generation II]] it learned {{m|Bubble}} from an event, which could be traded back to [[Generation I]]; in [[Generation IV]] and [[Generation V]] it learns {{m|Bounce}} from a [[Move Tutor]] and when derived from the {{dwa|Sparkling Sea}}.
* Magikarp [[List of Pokémon that appear in every regional Pokédex|appears in every regional Pokédex]] except the [[List of Pokémon by Unova Pokédex number|Unova Pokédex]].

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