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Magikarp
Fish Pokémon
#027
MagikarpSugimori
Type
Water
Magikarp
Water Nuclear
Nuclear Magikarp
Unknown
Ability
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Rattled
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg groups
Water 2 and Dragon
Hatch time
1280 steps
Height
0.9 m
m
Weight
10.0 kg lbs
{{{weight2-kg}}} kg
Base experience yield
40
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Magikarp
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Nuclear Magikarp
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body03
Footprint
F027
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
Cry


Magikarp is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Gyarados starting at level 20.

Pokédex entry

Pokédex entry
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 flow.

Biology

Physiology

(From Bulbapedia) 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.

Gender Differences

The barbels on a female Magikarp are white, while male Magikarp have yellow barbels.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Game locations

Availability
None This Pokémon cannot be obtained.
Common Route 1, Route 3 (Old Rod), Route 4, Route 7, Route 8, Route 9, Route 10, Route 13, The Labyrinth, Bealbeach City, Nuclear Plant Omicron(Nuclear), Vinoville Town
Uncommon
Fossil
Rare
Poké Radar Route 1, Route 3, Route 11
One

Held items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always

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.


Type effectiveness

Normal Form

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

Nuclear Form

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Nuclear
None

Moves

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Start Splash Normal Status —% 40
15 Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
30 Flail Normal Physical Varies 100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Magikarp obtained at level 1
  • 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

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by TM or HM.
  • 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

By breeding

By breeding
 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
  • 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

Evolution

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Unevolved
Magikarp
 Water 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 20
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First evolution
Gyarados
 Water  Flying 
Bag Gyaradosite Sprite
Mega Evolution
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Mega evolution
Mega Gyarados
 Water  Dark 

Sprites

Front Back
GenderM 027 027b
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM 027s 027sb

Nuclear Form

Front Back
GenderM 027 1 027b 1
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM 027s 1 027sb 1

Trivia

  • Prior to version 1.0.2, nuclear Magikarp had the same sprite as regular Magikarp. This did not affect its Water/Nuclear typing or other nuclear attributes.

Design origin

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

Name origin

(From Bulbapedia) 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).

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