Magikarp

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

Magikarp artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 129
Type Water
Species Fish Pokémon
Height 2′11″ (0.9 m)
Weight 22.0 lbs (10.0 kg)
Abilities Swift Swim
Rattled (hidden ability)
Local № 129 (Red/Blue)
076 (Gold/Silver)
052 (Ruby/Sapphire)
129 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
023 (Diamond/Pearl)
023 (Platinum)
076 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
049 (X/Y)
053 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
091 (Sun/Moon)
111 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
111 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
034 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
054 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
053 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Koikingu

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 20
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 5 (base 1,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 20
150 244
Attack 10
22 130
Defense 55
103 229
Sp. Atk 15
31 141
Sp. Def 20
40 152
Speed 80
148 284
Total 200 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Magikarp.

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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Sun Although weak and helpless, this Pokémon is incredibly fertile. They exist in such multitudes, you’ll soon grow tired of seeing them.
Moon Its reckless leaps make it easy pickings for predators. On the bright side, many Pokémon enjoy longer life spans, thanks to Magikarp.
Ultra Sun In the distant past, they were fairly strong, but they have become gradually weaker over time.
Ultra Moon Thanks to their strong hold on life, dirty water doesn’t bother them at all. They live in waters all over the world!

Evolution chart

(Level 20)

Name origin

magic
illusions
carp
a species of fish

Moves learned by Magikarp

Moves learnt by level up

Magikarp learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1SplashNormal
15TackleNormal 40 100
30FlailNormal 100

Egg moves

Magikarp does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Magikarp can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlying 85 85

Moves learnt by TM

Magikarp does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Moves learnt by level up

Magikarp learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1SplashNormal
15TackleNormal 40 100
30FlailNormal 100

Egg moves

Magikarp does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Moves learnt by TM

Magikarp does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Magikarp sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Magikarp  sprite from Red & Blue Magikarp  sprite from Silver Magikarp  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Magikarp  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Magikarp  sprite from Black & White Magikarp  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Magikarp Shiny sprite from Silver Magikarp Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Magikarp Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Magikarp Shiny sprite from Black & White Magikarp Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Magikarp

Red
Blue
Yellow
Route 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Celadon City, Cerulean Cave, Fuchsia City, Pallet Town, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City, Viridian City, Safari Zone
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. Mortar, Mt. Silver, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Ruins of Alph, Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Vermilion 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, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Dark Cave, Dragon's Den, Ecruteak City, Fuchsia City, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Ruins of Alph, Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Vermilion City, Viridian City, Whirl Islands
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, Ever Grande City, Meteor Falls, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Petalburg City, Safari Zone, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Sootopolis City, Lilycove City, Victory Road
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, Vermilion City, Viridian City, Water Labyrinth, Water Path, Safari Zone
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, Ever Grande City, Meteor Falls, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Petalburg City, Safari Zone, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Sootopolis City, Lilycove City, Victory Road
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, Pokémon 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, Pokémon 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, Vermilion City, Violet City, Viridian City, Whirl Islands
Black
White
Marvelous Bridge
Black 2
White 2
Nature Sanctuary, Nature Preserve
X
Y
Route 3, 22, Camphrier Town, Parfum Palace, Cyllage City, Ambrette Town, Geosenge Town, Coumarine City, Couriway Town
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Meteor Falls, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Petalburg City, Safari Zone, Scorched Slab, Seafloor Cavern, Sealed Chamber, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Sootopolis City, Lilycove City, Victory Road, Battle Resort, Sea Mauville, Team Magma/Aqua Hideout
Sun
Moon
Route 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Seaward Cave, Paniola Town, Brooklet Hill, Secluded Shore, Tapu Village, Malie Garden, Poni Wilds, Poni Breaker Coast, Poni Gauntlet, Seafolk Village, Poni Meadow, Vast Poni Canyon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Hau'oli City, Seaward Cave, Paniola Town, Akala Outskirts, Brooklet Hill, Tapu Village, Malie Garden, Ancient Poni Path, Poni Breaker Coast, Poni Gauntlet, Seafolk Village, Poni Meadow, Vast Poni Canyon