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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Magikarp (disambiguation).
Magikarp
コイキング Koiking
#129
129Magikarp
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Unknown
Species
Fish Pokémon
Abilities
Swift Swim Rattled
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#129
Johto
#076
Hoenn
#052
Sinnoh
#023
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-124
Height
2'11"
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
22.0 lbs.
Imperial
10.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body03
Footprint
 F129 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 2 and
Dragon groups
6 cycles
(1530 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 20 Battle Exp.: 201*

Magikarp (Japanese: コイキング Koiking) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Gyarados starting at level 20.

Biology

Physiology

Magikarp is a reddish-orange, medium-sized fish. Its notable characteristics include large, heavy scales. Its fins are primarily white, but it has two stiff, three-peaked fins on its back and stomach that are both yellow. It also has long barbels.

Gender differences

A female has white barbels and a male has tan ones.

Special abilities

Long-lived Magikarp are able to utilize their immense splashing power to leap high enough to jump mountains. Magikarp also have a strong enough immune system to survive in the most polluted of waters.

Behavior

Although this Pokémon is capable of surviving in even the most polluted ponds, it is usually overlooked by Trainers because it is pathetically weak: 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. They are normally seen using Splash, which is unusual, as it makes them easy targets to predators. Before the species multiplied, it is believed that the ancestors of Magikarp were actually much stronger than the Magikarp seen today, and this belief has led scientists to research this species.

Habitat

Watersedge

Water's-edge Pokémon

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. Magikarp are extremely plentiful, living in almost any region.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
It is virtually worthless in terms of both power and speed. It is the most weak and pathetic Pokémon in the world.
Generation II
Johto
An underpowered, pathetic Pokémon. It may jump high on rare occasions, but never more than seven feet.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Common Routes 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Pallet Town, Cerulean City, Viridian City, Fuchsia City, Vermilion City, Celadon City, Cinnabar Island, Cerulean Cave and Safari Zone (Old Rod)
Buy from Magikarp salesman for PokémonDollar500 on Route 4
Generation II
Johto
Common Fish with Old, Good, or Super Rod

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Pokéwalker Wacan Berry Wacan Berry (100%)
Events* Heart Mail Heart Mail (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 EVs, IVs 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 V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Splash Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1515 Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
3030 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Magikarp obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   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 V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
  • A black 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

Evolution

129
Unevolved
Magikarp
 Water 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 20


130
First evolution
Gyarados
 Water  Flying 

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