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How do you find a golden magikarp?

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asked Jul 2, 2014 by hayden9803

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If you are looking for a golden Magikarp, you are looking for a Shiny Magikarp. Shiny Magikarp are the only golden Magikarp in the game, so I'll assume that's what you mean.

If you are playing any game before X and Y, every Pokemon you encounter (besides a few with a "Shiny lock") have a 1/8192 chance of being Shiny. So your chances of finding that Magikarp aren't so great! Luckily, with techniques such as the Masuda breeding method, you can increase your chances to a more reasonable amount.

However, if you are playing X and Y (as your tags suggest), your chances doubled to 1/4096. You can also use fishing chains and the re-introduced PokeRadar to help find Shiny Pokemon. Your chances are still not very good though, so don't expect to find it very quickly.

Also, another thing I thought I should mention, those gold Shiny Magikarp don't evolve into gold Gyarados, if that's what you're looking for. It'll be red, since Shiny Gyarados is red.

answered Jul 3, 2014 by ƒιzz
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You must rely on luck or try fishing. Chaining shinies to be exact.

answered Jul 3, 2014 by mewthelegend
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You must be talking about a shiny Magikarp.

Finding a shiny is the odds of 1/8192, or 1/4096 in X and Y.

In X and Y, you can use the consecutive fishing method and get a shiny Magikarp very fast.

answered Jul 3, 2014 by LunarXerneas