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Why is Magikarp's name based on magic?

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Look here to see what im talkin bout

i mean he is just some fish not a wizard

asked May 7, 2012 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
edited May 8, 2012 by Pokemaster
Just a note, I reshowed this one as it's a legit question.

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Magikarp 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).

Source: Bulbapedia/ Magikarp

answered May 7, 2012 by 5th of November
thats why magikarp a fish evolve into gyrados a snake
Magikarp surviving is somewhat magic.
Bad luck magikarp
Mocked by his own name
@ Kingdom Hearts

Well, I need to read you some Chinese Mythology.

Carps were the only fish who can ride waterfalls.

If a Carp rode a waterfall, he/she would turn into a dragon when he/she came out.