# 129 Magikarp
Ordinary sprites
129 normal icon 129 shiny icon 129 shadow icon
Elemental sprites
129 elemental bug icon 129 elemental dark icon 129 elemental dragon icon 129 elemental electric icon 129 elemental fairy icon 129 elemental fighting icon
129 elemental fire icon 129 elemental flying icon 129 elemental ghost icon 129 elemental grass icon 129 elemental ground icon 129 elemental ice icon
129 elemental normal icon 129 elemental poison icon 129 elemental psychic icon 129 elemental rock icon 129 elemental steel icon 129 elemental water icon
Water-Type icon
Base Stats
HP 20
Attack 10
Defense 55
Sp. Atk 15
Sp. Def 20
Speed 80
Swift Swim
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Tauros Gyarados

Description Edit

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 move, Splash, 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.

Location Edit

Evolution Edit

Magikarp Gyarados
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Level 20

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Ability Edit

  • Swift Swim: Boost Pokemon's Speed under rainy weather.
  • Rattled: Raises Speed if the Pokemon is flinched.


For Elemental moves learnable by Elemental Magikarp, refer to this page.
Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
0 Splash Normal-Type Status move --- 1.2s Can't Miss --- Single
15 Tackle Normal-Type Physical move 50 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.
30 Flail Normal-Type Physical move 20 1.2s 100% --- Single

Damage TakenEdit

For the type weakness of Elemental Magikarp, refer to this page.
Main article: List of Pokemon Weaknesses
Normal-Type2 Fighting-Type2 Flying-Type2 Poison-Type2 Ground-Type2 Rock-Type2 Bug-Type2 Ghost-Type2 Steel-Type2 Fire-Type2 Water-Type2 Grass-Type2 Electric-Type2 Psychic-Type2 Ice-Type2 Dragon-Type2 Dark-Type2 Fairy-Type2 Shadow-Type2
Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx0.5 Dx0.5 Dx0.5 Dx2 Dx2 Dx1 Dx0.5 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx