Magikarp

Magikarp is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Fish Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.
Yellow Famous for being very unreliable. It can be found swimming in seas, lakes, rivers and shallow puddles.
Gold An underpowered, pathetic POKéMON. It may jump high on rare occasions, but never more than seven feet.
Silver For no reason, it jumps and splashes about, making it easy for predators like PIDGEOTTO to catch it mid-jump.
Crystal This weak and pathetic POKéMON gets easily pushed along rivers when there are strong currents.
Ruby MAGIKARP is a pathetic excuse for a POKéMON that is only capable of flopping and splashing. This behavior prompted scientists to undertake research into it.
Sapphire MAGIKARP is virtually useless in battle as it can only splash around. As a result, it is considered to be weak. However, it is actually a very hardy POKéMON that can survive in any body of water no matter how polluted it is.
FireRed It is virtually worthless in terms of both power and speed. It is the most weak and pathetic POKéMON in the world.
LeafGreen In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.
Emerald 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 the flow.
Diamond It is said to be the world’s weakest Pokémon. No one knows why it has managed to survive.
Pearl It is unable to swim against even slow-moving currents. It always splashes about for some reason.
Platinum A MAGIKARP living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.
HeartGold An underpowered, pathetic Pokémon. It may jump high on rare occasions, but usually not more than seven feet.
SoulSilver For no reason, it jumps and splashes about, making it easy for predators like PIDGEOTTO to catch it mid-jump.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.
X It is virtually worthless in terms of both power and speed. It is the most weak and pathetic Pokémon in the world.
Y In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.

Evolution chart

Magikarp
#129
Magikarp
Water

(Level 20)
Gyarados
#130
Gyarados
Water · Flying

Name origin

magic
illusions
carp
a species of fish

Moves learned by Magikarp

Magikarp sprites

Normal
Black/White
Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Magikarp normal sprite
Female
Magikarp normal sprite
Male
Magikarp shiny sprite
Female
Magikarp shiny sprite
Male
Magikarp normal sprite
Female
Magikarp normal sprite
Male
Magikarp shiny sprite
Female
Magikarp shiny sprite
Male

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Where to find Magikarp

Red
Blue
Route 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Pallet Town
Yellow Route 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Pallet Town
Gold
Silver
Route 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, Blackthorn City, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Dark Cave, Dragon's Den, Ecruteak City, Fuchsia City, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, Mt. Silver, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Ruins of Alph, Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Vermillion City, Violet City, Viridian City, Whirl Islands
Crystal Route 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, Cherrygrove City, Cinnabar Island, Dragon's Den, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, New Bark Town, Pallet Town
Ruby
Sapphire
Route 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Abandoned Ship, Dewford Town, Evergrande City, Meteor Falls, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Petalburg City, Safari Zone, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Sootopolis City
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, Celadon City, Cerulean Cave, Cerulean City, Cinnabar Island, Five Island, Five Isle Meadow, Four Island, Fuchsia City, Green Path, Icefall Cave, Kindle Road, Memorial Pillar, One Island, Outcast Island, Pallet Town, Resort Gorgeous, Ruin Valley, Seafoam Islands, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Treasure Beach, Vermillion City, Viridian City, Water Labyrinth, Water Path
Emerald Route 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Abandoned Ship, Dewford Town, Evergrande City, Meteor Falls, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Petalburg City, Safari Zone, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Sootopolis City
Diamond
Pearl
Route 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, Canalave City, Celestic Town, Eterna City, Fuego Ironworks, Great Marsh, Iron Island, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Lake Verity, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Pastoria City, Pokemon League, Ravaged Path, Resort Area, Sendoff Spring, Sunyshore City, Twinleaf Town, Valley Windworks, Victory Road
Platinum Route 202, 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, Canalave City, Celestic Town, Eterna City, Fuego Ironworks, Great Marsh, Iron Island, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Lake Verity, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Pastoria City, Pokemon League, Ravaged Path, Resort Area, Sendoff Spring, Sunyshore City, Twinleaf Town, Valley Windworks, Victory Road
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, Blackthorn City, Cerulean Cave, Cerulean City, Cinnabar Island, Cliff Edge Gate, Dark Cave, Dragon's Den, Ecruteak City, Fuchsia City, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, Mt. Moon, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Ruins of Alph, Seafoam Islands, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Vermillion City, Violet City, Viridian City, Whirl Islands
Black
White
Marvelous Bridge
Black 2
White 2
Nature Sanctuary
X
Y
Parfum Palace, 3 (Ouvert Way), 22 (Détourner Way)