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If you have a good competitive moveset for Magikarp, post an answer below and upvote the best ones.

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Magikarp Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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This question is just why Ask this it is like asking a Lc moveset for Tynamo

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KarpKing (Magikarp) (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naughty Nature
- Tackle
- Bounce
- Flail
- Hydro Pump
Choice band karp. Its probably terrible but CHOICE BAND TACKLE--
This is made to do as much damage as a 'karp can do. c:

KarpQueen (Magikarp) (F)
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Splash
- Splash
- Splash
- Splash
Or you could use a troll set with just splash. c:

Yours way better xP
Band Bounce tho
All of my yes
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Well... Even though I do like Magikarp, that doesn't change the fact that it isn't very good, even in LC. Magikarp only gets five moves; Splash, Tackle, Hydro Pump, Flail and Bounce.

Since Splash doesnt do anything, that should be removed.
So now your moveset will be
-Hydro Pump/Splash

Magikarp could be used to finish off low-health opponents. Giving it a choice scarf and speed EVs can help you with that. Attack/Special Attack EVs can help you do some more damage too.
This is Smogon's Strategy guide for Magikarp.

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Magikarp does not get Hydropump
Check smogon page?
I did, look at bulbapedia, pokebase and serebii, it doesn't have it, the Smogon page is incorrect
Splash is essential for late game sweeping. How else is Magikarp going to take down threats like Mega Blaziken and ExtremeKiller Arceus?
If you want a real killer, shiny magikarps learn shiny splash which is a 1 Hit KO move with 100% damage. it always goes first, ignores any stat changes or abilities etc and can't be stopped. XD
Magikarp got hydro pump from an event in 2013. https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Hydro_Pump_(move) It's also a TR in gen 8.
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Well since this was brought up, I'll answer it. Format: gen 7 lc
[email protected] z
Ability: swift swim
EVs: 196atk/196spe/36hp

Works best in rain. Go z-splash!