Essentials

Magikarp

Magikarp

Water

Abilities

Swift Swim

Doubles Speed during rain.

Hidden Ability

Rattled

Raises Speed one stage upon being hit by a Dark, Ghost, or Bug move.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice ½
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water ½

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
129
Kanto
129 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
76 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Hoenn
52 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
Original Sinnoh
23 Diamond, Pearl
Extended Sinnoh
23 Platinum
Updated Johto
76 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Central Kalos
49 X, Y

Names

Korean
잉어킹
Italian
Magikarp
Spanish
Magikarp
German
Karpador
Chinese
鯉魚王
French
Magicarpe
Japanese
コイキング (koikingu)
Official roomaji
Koiking

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Water 2
  • Dragon
Search:
Hatch counter
5 Search:
Steps to hatch
1530 / 1020

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
40 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Speed
Capture rate
255 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
slow Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Magikarp Gyarados Level up, starting at level 20

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
20
0.6 213 244
Attack
10
0.4 88 119
Defense
55
30.7 178 209
Special Attack
15
0.6 98 129
Special Defense
20
0.4 108 139
Speed
80
66.0 228 259
Total
200
1.1

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★☆☆☆☆
Power
★☆☆☆
Skill
★☆☆
Stamina
★☆☆☆☆
Jump
★★☆☆
Total
6/6/21

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp
Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp

Miscellany

Species
Fish Search:
Color
Red Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
water's edge Search:
Footprint
Magikarp
Shape
Ichthyic Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Magikarp
9

2'11.4"
0.9 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Magikarp
100

22.0 lb
10.0 kg

Locations

Red Red
Blue Blue
Yellow Yellow
Ruby Ruby
Sapphire Sapphire
Emerald Emerald
FireRed FireRed
LeafGreen LeafGreen
Diamond Diamond
Pearl Pearl
Platinum Platinum
HeartGold HeartGold
SoulSilver SoulSilver
Black 2 Black 2
White 2 White 2

Pal Park

Area
Pond
Score
30
Rate
50

Moves

Water moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Splash Normal status 40

Does nothing.

15 15 15 15 15 15 Tackle Normal physical 35 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

30 30 30 30 30 Flail Normal physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bounce Flying physical 5 85 85%

User bounces high into the air, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

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