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Magikarp

Class: Common
Type:
Water
Catch Rate: 255
Level Gain Rate: Slow
Base Reward EXP: 20
Reward EV Point: Speed: 1
Magikarp in game: 4,329 Who?
AVG Level: 27
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 129

Base Stats

HP: 20
Attack: 10
Defense: 55
SpAttack: 15
SpDefense: 20
Speed: 80
Total: 200
Default Ability 1: Speed Gainer
Default Ability 2: Expert Leader
Default Ability 3: Maximum Speed
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: nganlamsong

Magikarp's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 100% : 100% : 100% : 200% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 200%
: 100% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 50%

Magikarp's Transformation Line

#129 Magikarp
Water (Type 1)
Level 54
#130 Gyarados
Water (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
Level 64
Use item Mega Gem
#8130 Mega Gyarados
Water (Type 1) Dark (Type 2)

Magikarp's Other Forms

#2129 Shiny Magikarp
Water (Type 1)

Magikarp's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 585 Splash Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 626 Tackle Level: 15 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 199 Flail Level: 30 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Magikarp Can Learn

ID: 62 Bounce TM174 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 5 Accuracy: 85
Pokémon: Magikarp - Level Gain Rate: Slow - Class: Common
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 60 EXP
L 3: 198 EXP
L 4: 480 EXP
L 5: 936 EXP
L 6: 1,620 EXP
L 7: 2,568 EXP
L 8: 3,840 EXP
L 9: 5,466 EXP
L 10: 7,500 EXP
L 11: 9,978 EXP
L 12: 12,960 EXP
L 13: 16,476 EXP
L 14: 20,580 EXP
L 15: 25,308 EXP
L 16: 30,720 EXP
L 17: 36,846 EXP
L 18: 43,740 EXP
L 19: 51,438 EXP
L 20: 60,000 EXP
L 21: 69,456 EXP
L 22: 79,860 EXP
L 23: 91,248 EXP
L 24: 103,680 EXP
L 25: 117,186 EXP
L 26: 131,820 EXP
L 27: 147,618 EXP
L 28: 164,640 EXP
L 29: 182,916 EXP
L 30: 202,500 EXP
L 31: 223,428 EXP
L 32: 245,760 EXP
L 33: 269,526 EXP
L 34: 294,780 EXP
L 35: 321,558 EXP
L 36: 349,920 EXP
L 37: 379,896 EXP
L 38: 411,540 EXP
L 39: 444,888 EXP
L 40: 480,000 EXP
L 41: 516,906 EXP
L 42: 555,660 EXP
L 43: 596,298 EXP
L 44: 638,880 EXP
L 45: 683,436 EXP
L 46: 730,020 EXP
L 47: 778,668 EXP
L 48: 829,440 EXP
L 49: 882,366 EXP
L 50: 937,500 EXP
L 51: 994,878 EXP
L 52: 1,054,560 EXP
L 53: 1,116,576 EXP
L 54: 1,180,980 EXP
L 55: 1,247,808 EXP
L 56: 1,317,120 EXP
L 57: 1,388,946 EXP
L 58: 1,463,340 EXP
L 59: 1,540,338 EXP
L 60: 1,620,000 EXP
L 61: 1,702,356 EXP
L 62: 1,787,460 EXP
L 63: 1,875,348 EXP
L 64: 1,966,080 EXP
L 65: 2,059,686 EXP
L 66: 2,156,220 EXP
L 67: 2,255,718 EXP
L 68: 2,358,240 EXP
L 69: 2,463,816 EXP
L 70: 2,572,500 EXP
L 71: 2,684,328 EXP
L 72: 2,799,360 EXP
L 73: 2,917,626 EXP
L 74: 3,039,180 EXP
L 75: 3,164,058 EXP
L 76: 3,292,320 EXP
L 77: 3,423,996 EXP
L 78: 3,559,140 EXP
L 79: 3,697,788 EXP
L 80: 3,840,000 EXP
L 81: 3,985,806 EXP
L 82: 4,135,260 EXP
L 83: 4,288,398 EXP
L 84: 4,445,280 EXP
L 85: 4,605,936 EXP
L 86: 4,770,420 EXP
L 87: 4,938,768 EXP
L 88: 5,111,040 EXP
L 89: 5,287,266 EXP
L 90: 5,467,500 EXP
L 91: 5,651,778 EXP
L 92: 5,840,160 EXP
L 93: 6,032,676 EXP
L 94: 6,229,380 EXP
L 95: 6,430,308 EXP
L 96: 6,635,520 EXP
L 97: 6,845,046 EXP
L 98: 7,058,940 EXP
L 99: 7,277,238 EXP
L 100: 7,500,000 EXP
L 101: 7,875,000 EXP
L 102: 8,268,000 EXP
L 103: 8,681,000 EXP
L 104: 9,115,000 EXP
L 105: 9,570,000 EXP
L 106: 10,048,000 EXP
L 107: 10,550,000 EXP
L 108: 11,077,000 EXP
L 109: 11,630,000 EXP
L 110: 12,211,000 EXP
L 111: 12,821,000 EXP
L 112: 13,462,000 EXP
L 113: 14,135,000 EXP
L 114: 14,841,000 EXP
L 115: 15,583,000 EXP
L 116: 16,362,000 EXP
L 117: 17,180,000 EXP
L 118: 18,039,000 EXP
L 119: 18,940,000 EXP
L 120: 19,887,000 EXP
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Magikarp
Fish Pokémon
コイキング
Koiking
#129
Magikarp
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water
Abilities
Swift Swim Rattled
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 2 and Dragon
Hatch time
1285 - 1541 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Weight
22.0 lbs. 10.0 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#129
Kanto
#076
Johto
#053
Hoenn
#023
Sinnoh
Central
#049
Kalos
#091
Alola
Browser
R-124
Fiore
Base experience yield
20
Gen. I-IV
40
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
F129.png
Pokédex color
 Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Magikarp (Japaneseコイキング Koiking) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Gyarados starting at level 20.

Biology

Magikarp is a medium-sized fish Pokémon with large, heavy reddish-orange scales. It has large, vacant eyes and pink lips. Its pectoral and tail fins are white, but it has a stiff, three-peaked fin on its back and stomach that are both yellow. It also has long barbels. The barbels are white on a female and tan on a male.

A long-lived Magikarp is able to utilize its immense splashing power to leap high enough to scale mountains. It also has a strong enough immune system to survive in the most polluted of waters. However, it is usually overlooked by Trainers because of its perceived weakness: even in the heat of battle it will do nothing but flop around. It is not a strong swimmer, and currents in the water will sweep it downstream. It is normally seen using its former signature moveSplash, to leap out of the water, which makes them easy targets to predators such as Pidgeotto. It is believed that the ancestors of Magikarp were actually much stronger than modern Magikarp, and this led scientists to research this species. Magikarp is found in many bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, and ponds. However, due to its weak swimming ability it usually lives downstream of the water's flow.

In the anime

In the main series

 
Magikarp in the anime
 
Shiny Magikarp in the anime

Major appearances

James's Magikarp

James's Magikarp debuted in Battle Aboard the St. Anne!, where James buys it from the Magikarp salesman. It evolves into a Gyarados in the next episode, after James abandons it.

Magikarp salesman's Magikarp

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.

Other

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

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

Three Magikarp appeared under the ownership of Luka in Mantine Overboard!. They were used to aid her, Ash and later Misty in their underwater exploration.

In Judgment Day!, a Shiny Magikarp appeared in a flashback under the ownership of Jimmy and was later traded.

Another, in Ya See We Want An Evolution!, was nicknamed the strongest. This Magikarp was unique in that it was in fact able to battle surprisingly well, even giving Pikachua hard time.

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!Jessie used a Magikarp in the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

Multiple Magikarp appeared in Going for the Gold!, including one Shiny that appeared at the end of the episode.

Minor appearances

Magikarp debuted in Pokémon - I Choose You! when one was seen swimming in the river that Ash had jumped into to try to escape a flock of Spearow that were chasing after him.

A Magikarp appeared in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. It was one of the Pokémon in Melanie's care. It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

A Magikarp was seen in a Pokémon Center in Hypno's Naptime.

Multiple Magikarp also appeared in the banned episode EP035.

Magikarp also appeared in Holy Matrimony!The Evolution SolutionA Friend In Deed and Friend and Foe Alike.

Multiple Magikarp were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

A Magikarp was being studied by Professor Oak in Poké Ball Peril.

A Magikarp was among the Pokémon controlled by Cassidy and Butch in Pikachu Re-Volts.

A school of Magikarp appeared in The Power of One.

Totodile juggled three Magikarp with its Water Gun in Love, Totodile Style.

A Magikarp appeared in The Light Fantastic swimming in a river.

Several Magikarp appeared in Brock's dream in Sick Daze.

A Magikarp appeared in The Joy of Water Pokémon as an inhabitant of Lake Lucid.

Magikarp also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

In Octillery The OutcastMisty's Poliwhirl went up against a Trainer's Magikarp in a qualifying match for the Whirl Cup and won.

A Magikarp was among the Pokémon stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle in Around the Whirlpool.

A Magikarp appeared in Dueling Heroes.

A Magikarp was seen swimming in a lake in The Legend of Thunder! and Journey to the 1ing Line.

Multiple Magikarp were among the Pokémon living in Lake Slowpoke in Enlighten Up!.

A Magikarp appeared in Gary's explanation in Johto Photo Finish.

A Magikarp was used by a competitor in the Tour de Alto Mare, a water chariot race, in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

Coordinator's Magikarp appeared in Once More With Reeling! participating in the Terracotta Contest.

Stylist's Magikarp appeared in Arriving in Style! participating in the Hearthome Collection.

It was also seen as part of Lila's famous "Tiger Lily Smile" background in Battling the Generation Gap!.

Another Magikarp also appeared in Historical Mystery Tour!.

A group of Magikarp appeared in The Needs of the Three!.

Multiple Magikarp appeared in a flashback in Bucking the Treasure Trend!.

Multiple Magikarp appeared in Destiny DeoxysGiratina and the Sky Warrior and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Magikarp appeared in Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!.

Multiple Magikarp appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

Two Magikarp appeared in An Undersea Place to Call Home!.

Multiple Magikarp appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Magikarp appeared in a flashback/fantasy in Day Three Blockbusters!.

A Magikarp appeared in SM005.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP021 Magikarp Ash's Pokédex Magikarp, the Fish Pokémon. Magikarp can live in the dirtiest of water. It jumps very well and can evolve into Gyarados.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY022 Magikarp Ash's Pokédex Magikarp, the Fish Pokémon. Because all Magikarp seem to do is splash around, some consider them weak, but they're actually a hardy Pokémon that can survive in water no matter how dirty it is.
This concludes the entries from the XY series.

In Pokémon Origins

 
Magikarp in Pokémon Origins

Red's Magikarp

The Magikarp salesman sold Red a Magikarp in File 2: Cubone

In Pokémon Generations

 
Magikarp in Pokémon Generations

A wild Magikarp appeared in the waters that surrounded the Seafloor Cavern in The Cavern

In the manga

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

Magikarp appeared in PW32.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Magikarp appeared in Magikarp Journey.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

 
Magikarp in Pokémon Adventures

Magikarp debuted in What a Dragonite where multiple wild ones were escaping from a Dragonite.

Two Magikarp appeared in a river in Viridian Forest in Sea Sea Seadra where Yellow was fishing.

In Whacked by Marowak!Erika is seen teaching a class about Magikarp that can learn Dragon Rage.

Magikarp appeared in Breath of the Dragonair Part 1 where it was used by a trainer in a surfing contest, before the it was interrupted by Lance controlling the winning prize, a Dragonair.

Bill has a Magikarp that appeared in Make Way for Magikarp. Its resilient body saved Bill from acidic Victreebel saliva.

Lance's Magikarp appeared in a flashback in The Legend as a Pokémon harmed by human industrialization. It evolved into Gyarados sometime before Extricated from Exeggutor and it was used to shield him from the lava on Mt. Cerise.

In Teddiursa's Picnic, a Magikarp appeared in its Pokéball after the wild Granbull had spitted out all the Pokéballs it stole to get attention about its dislocated jaw; it was returned to its owner by Wilton afterwards.

Multiple Magikarp had evolved into Gyarados at the Lake of Rage from the Radio waves emitted by Team Rocket in Raise the Red Gyarados.

A Magikarp is seen as one of the Pokémon at Earl's Pokémon Academy in Violet City in Slugging It Out With Slugma.

A blind boy owned a Magikarp nicknamed Karpy which debuted in The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon VI.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Magikarp appeared in the sixth chapter of Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All. This Magikarp knew the event-exclusive move Dragon Rage.

Shu caught a Magikarp in GDZ51.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Chris owns six Magikarp in The Golden Boys manga.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

Soro owns a Magikarp.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Satoshi has multiple Magikarp in the Pokémon Zensho manga.

In the TCG

Main article: Magikarp (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

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 than 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 A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.
HeartGold An underpowered, pathetic Pokémon. It may jump high on rare occasions, but never more than seven feet.
SoulSilver For no reason, it jumps and splashes about, making it easy for predators like Pidgeotto to catch it mid-jump.
Generation V  
Black A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.
White
Black 2 A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.
White 2
Generation VI  
X It is virtually worthless in terms of both power and speed. It is the most weak and pathetic Pokémon in the world.
Y In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII  
Sun Although weak and helpless, this Pokémon is incredibly fertile. They exist in such multitudes, you'll soon grow tired of seeing them.
Moon Its reckless leaps make it easy pickings for predators. On the bright side, many Pokémon enjoy longer life spans, thanks to Magikarp.


Game locations

Generation I  
Red Blue
Routes 4*61011121314*1718192021222324, and 25Pallet TownViridian CityCerulean CityVermilion CityVermilion HarborCeladon CityFuchsia CitySafari ZoneSeafoam IslandsCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau (Old Rod)
Routes 121317, and 18Fuchsia City (Super Rod)
Buy from Magikarp salesman for PokémonDollar.png500 on Route 4
Blue (Japan)
Routes 4*61011121314*1718192021222324, and 25Pallet TownViridian CityCerulean CityVermilion CityVermilion HarborCeladon CityFuchsia CitySafari ZoneSeafoam IslandsCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau (Old Rod)
Routes 121317, and 18Fuchsia City (Super Rod)
Buy from Magikarp salesman for PokémonDollar.png500 on Route 4
Yellow
Routes 4*61011121314*1718192021222324, and 25Pallet TownViridian CityCerulean CityVermilion CityVermilion HarborCeladon CityFuchsia CitySafari ZoneSeafoam IslandsCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau (Old Rod)
Fuchsia City and Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Buy from Magikarp salesman for PokémonDollar.png500 on Route 4
Generation II  
Gold Silver
Routes 14*19202126, and 27New Bark TownPallet TownCherrygrove CityCerulean City*Cianwood CityVermilion CityCinnabar IslandWhirl Islands (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Routes 4691012132224252830313234354041, and 42Violet CityEcruteak CityOlivine CityCerulean CityCianwood CityViridian CityRuins of AlphUnion CaveIlex ForestSlowpoke WellMt. MortarTohjo FallsMt. Silver (fishing)
Routes 43 and 45Dark CaveLake of RageBlackthorn CityDragon's DenFuchsia City (Surfing and fishing)
Crystal
Routes 14*19202126, and 27New Bark TownPallet TownCherrygrove CityCianwood CityVermilion CityCinnabar IslandWhirl Islands (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Routes 4691012132224252830313234354041, and 42Violet CityEcruteak CityOlivine CityCerulean CityViridian CityRuins of AlphUnion CaveIlex ForestSlowpoke WellMt. MortarTohjo FallsMt. Silver (fishing)
Routes 43 and 45Dark CaveLake of RageBlackthorn CityDragon's DenFuchsia City (Surfing and fishing)
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 102103105106107108109110111114115117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133, and 134Petalburg CityDewford TownSlateport CityLilycove CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande CityAbandoned ShipSafari ZoneShoal CaveMeteor FallsSeafloor CavernVictory Road (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Route 104 (fishing)
Sootopolis City (surfing and fishing)
Emerald
Routes 102103105106107108109110111114115117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133, and 134Petalburg CityDewford TownSlateport CityLilycove CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande CityAbandoned ShipSafari ZoneShoal CaveMeteor FallsSeafloor CavernVictory Road (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Route 104 (fishing)
Sootopolis City (surfing and fishing)
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 4610111213192021222324, and, 25Treasure BeachKindle RoadCape BrinkBond BridgeFive Isle MeadowRuin ValleyWater PathWater LabyrinthResort GorgeousMemorial PillarGreen PathOutcast IslandTanoby RuinsPallet TownCerulean CityViridian CityFuchsia CityVermilion CityCeladon CityCinnabar IslandOne IslandFour IslandFive IslandTrainer TowerCerulean CaveSafari ZoneBerry ForestIcefall Cave (Old Rod)
Buy from Magikarp salesman for PokémonDollar.png500 on Route 4
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Routes 204205208209210212213214218219220221222223224225226227228229, and 230Twinleaf TownEterna CityCanalave CityCelestic TownPastoria CitySunyshore CityLake VerityLake AcuityLake ValorRavaged PathValley WindworksMt. CoronetIron IslandGreat MarshSendoff SpringPokémon LeagueVictory RoadFuego IronworksOreburgh GateResort Area (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Trade Finneon on Route 226 (German)
Platinum
Routes 204205208209210212213214218219220221222223224225226227228229, and 230Twinleaf TownEterna CityCanalave CityCelestic TownPastoria CitySunyshore CityLake VerityLake AcuityLake ValorRavaged PathValley WindworksMt. CoronetIron IslandGreat MarshSendoff SpringPokémon LeagueVictory RoadFuego IronworksOreburgh Gate (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Trade Finneon on Route 226 (German)
Resort Area (fishing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 192021262728344041, and 47New Bark TownCherrygrove CityOlivine CityCianwood CityCinnabar IslandPallet TownUnion Cave*Whirl Islands*Mt. Silver*Cerulean CaveSeafoam Islands* (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Routes 4691012132224253031323542, and 44Violet CityEcruteak CityViridian CityCerulean CityRuins of AlphUnion Cave*Slowpoke WellCliff Edge GateMt. MortarTohjo FallsMt. Silver* (fishing)
Routes 43 and 45Dark CaveLake of RageBlackthorn CityFuchsia CityDragon's Den(surfing and fishing)
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
Warm BeachStormy Beach, and Winner's Path
Generation V  
Black White
Buy from Magikarp salesman for PokémonDollar.png500 on Marvelous Bridge
Black 2 White 2
Nature Preserve (Fishing)
Buy from Magikarp salesman for PokémonDollar.png500 on Marvelous Bridge
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI  
X Y
Routes 3 and 22Parfum Palace (Fishing)
Trade Gyarados in a hotel
Omega Ruby
Routes 102103105106107108109110111114115117118119120122123124125126127128129130131132133134Sea MauvillePetalburg CityMeteor FallsDewford TownMossdeep CityLilycove CitySlateport CityTeam Magma HideoutSealed ChamberVictory RoadEver Grande CityPacifidlog TownScorched SlabSafari ZoneShoal CaveSeafloor CavernBattle Resort (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Route 104 (Fishing)
Sootopolis City (Surfing and Fishing)
Alpha Sapphire
Routes 102103105106107108109110111114115117118119120122123124125126127128129130131132133134Sea MauvillePetalburg CityMeteor FallsDewford TownMossdeep CityLilycove CitySlateport CityTeam Aqua HideoutSealed ChamberVictory RoadEver Grande CityPacifidlog TownScorched SlabSafari ZoneShoal CaveSeafloor CavernBattle Resort (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Route 104 (Fishing)
Sootopolis City (Surfing and Fishing)
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Routes 789131415Akala OutskirtsBrooklet HillKala'e BayMalie GardenMelemele SeaPaniola TownPoni Breaker CoastPoni GauntletPoni MeadowPoni WildsSeafolk VillageSeaward CaveSecluded ShoreVast Poni Canyon (fishing)

 

In side games

Generation I  
Snap
BeachTunnelVolcanoRiverCaveValley
Pinball
Pewter CityCycling RoadFuchia City
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Channel
Secret Cove
Pinball: R&S
Ocean (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
SOL Laboratory 3Secret Storage 5Secret Storage 19Mr. Who's Den
MD Red
Wonder Mail code
MD Blue
Waterfall Pond (7F-11F)
Ranger
Safra SeaSekra Range
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Both Modes C, Normal Mode S)
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Lake: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Conquest
FontaineDragnor
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected LandAquatic Hill: Magikarp is All You Need
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 1
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 321
Event: A New Pokémon Safari! (Shiny)
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Castle Moat (All Areas)Origin Hideaway: Waterfall Basin (All Areas)
Picross
Area 17: Stage 03

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.

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RGB University Magikarp Japanese Japan  ? July 1998
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Reversal Magikarp English United States 5 June 8 to 21, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Bubble Magikarp English United States 5 January 24 to 30, 2003
BWB2W2 Pokémon Center Nagoya Magikarp Japanese Japan 99Shiny March 20 to May 6, 2013
XYORAS Pokémon Center Hiroshima Magikarp All Japan 1 June 26 to August 31, 2015
SM Lunar Magikarp Japanese region Online 19Shiny January 26 to February 6, 2017
SM Lunar Magikarp American region Online 19Shiny January 26 to February 6, 2017
SM Lunar Magikarp PAL region Online 19Shiny January 26 to February 6, 2017
SM Lunar Magikarp Taiwanese region Online 19Shiny January 26 to February 6, 2017

GTS events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Nana Magikarp Japanese GTS 5 February 14 to 15, 2007
DP Nory Magikarp Japanese GTS 7 February 14 to 15, 2007
DP Ruirui Magikarp Japanese GTS 6 February 14 to 15, 2007
DP Ryuuta Magikarp Japanese GTS 4 February 14 to 15, 2007
DP Utz Magikarp Japanese GTS 5 February 14 to 15, 2007

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Pokéwalker Wacan Berry Wacan Berry (100%)
Events* Heart Mail Heart Mail (100%) Rare Candy Rare Candy (100%)
Stardust Stardust (100%)

Stats

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 EVsIVs 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Jump
2/4 ★★☆☆
Total
6/21 ☆☆☆

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Splash Normal Status —% 40
15 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 35
30 Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magikarp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magikarp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by TM.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magikarp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magikarp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Magikarp in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Magikarp in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magikarp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magikarp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Magikarp can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Magikarp cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magikarp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magikarp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By events

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Lunar Magikarp Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
  • A superscript level indicates that Magikarp can learn this move normally in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magikarp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magikarp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Rage Magikarp (EX Deoxys 64)
Dragon Rage Magikarp (Mysterious Treasures 89)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin129.png Pinani129.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS129.png PinRSani129.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani129.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP129.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 9.2%
Friend AreaWaterfall Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm the world's weakest Pokémon. You knew that, yes?
26%-50% HP Huh? Look, my health is down by half already.
1%-25% HP I'm not much good now. I have almost no HP left.
Level up Look, my level went up! But I'm probably still weak...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP129.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: None
Loops: 1 Min. exp.: 5 Max. exp.: 5
Browser entry
Magikarp appears to be only capable of flopping about helplessly.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW129.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Magikarp came to the Meadow Zone to play. His favorite Attractions include Bulbasaur's Daring DashVenusaur's Vine Swing, and Empoleon's Snow Slide.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2129.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He thinks he is king of PokéPark, but all he does is Splash.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP129.png HP: Move: Splash
Attack: Ability 1: Gulp
Ability 2: Mood Maker
Ability 3: Decoy
Defense:
Speed: ★★★
Evolves into Gyarados when its Attack is 16 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nobuchika and Takeyoshi
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT129.png

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 55 Raise Max Level.png 0

#477
Shuffle129.png

Swap++
Can replace many disruptions with this Pokémon.

 

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 55 Raise Max Level.png 0

#477
Shuffle129S.png

Cheer
Increases the chance that the next match's skill is triggered.

 

Pokémon GO
GO129.png Base Stamina: 40 Base Attack: 29 Base Defense: 102
Egg Distance: 2 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 400
Fast Attacks: Splash
Special Attacks: Struggle

Evolution

129Magikarp.png
Unevolved
Magikarp
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 20
130Gyarados.png
First evolution
Gyarados
 Water  Flying 

 

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
Spr 1b 129.png Spr b g1 129.png   Spr 1y 129.png Spr b g1 129.png   Spr 1g 129.png Spr b g1 129.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 129.png Spr b 2g 129.png   Spr 2s 129.png Spr b 2g 129.png   Spr 2c 129.png Spr b 2c 129.png
Spr 2g 129 s.png Spr b 2g 129 s.png   Spr 2s 129 s.png Spr b 2g 129 s.png   Spr 2c 129 s.png Spr b 2g 129 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 129.png Spr b 3r 129.png   Spr 3e 129.png Spr b 3r 129.png   Spr 3f 129.png Spr b 3f 129.png
Spr 3r 129 s.png Spr b 3r 129 s.png   Spr 3e 129 s.png Spr b 3r 129 s.png   Spr 3f 129 s.png Spr b 3r 129 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male   Male Male   Male Male
Female Female   Female Female   Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Male Male   Male Male
Female Female   Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male   Male Male
Female Female   Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back   Front Back
129MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Magikarp images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Magikarp is based on the Asian carp, which are easily frightened by disturbances in water and can jump 8–10 feet (2.5–3 m) in the air.

Magikarp's evolution into Gyarados 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. This may have inspired an element in Pokémon Snap where, after certain steps are taken, a Magikarp will splash its way into a waterfall where it evolves.

Name origin

Magikarp's name is a combination of magic and carp, possibly mocking the Magikarp as a species, as someone with 'magic' powers is generally thought to be quite powerful, which Magikarp is not (though carp are said to be able to transform into dragons, which is magical in its own way).

Koiking is a combination of 鯉 koi (carp) and king, giving its name an ironic slant similar to its English name.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コイキング Koiking From koi and king
France Flag.png French Magicarpe From magique and carpe
Spain Flag.png Spanish Magikarp Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Karpador From Karpfen and Dorsch
Italy Flag.png Italian Magikarp Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 잉어킹 Ingeoking From ingeo and king
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鯉魚王 Léihyùhwohng Literally "Carp king"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鯉魚王 / 鲤鱼王 Lǐyúwáng Literally "Carp king"
 
 


 

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