Magikarp • Generation VIII Pokédex

Magikarp
Pokédex Page for Magikarp

This is the Marriland Pokédex page for Magikarp, showing its information and moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield as well as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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Magikarp

Magikarp
Sprite of Magikarp in Pokémon HOME

Magikarp's Type

WATER

Magikarp's Pokédex #s

National #
129
Galar #
144
Armor #
42
Crown #
62
Sinnoh #
23

Magikarp's Base Stats

HP:
20
Attack:
10
Defense:
55
Sp. Atk:
15
Sp. Def:
20
Speed:
80
Total:
200

Misc. Info

Height:
2'11" (0.9m)
Weight:
22 lbs. (10 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Water 2 / Dragon
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,250,000
EV Yield:
1 Speed
Base EXP:
40
Catch Rate:
255
Base Happiness:
70

Magikarp's Abilities

Here are what abilities Magikarp can possibly have, along with their effects.
Swift Swim
Doubles Magikarp's Speed while the weather is rainy.
Rattled
Raises Magikarp's Speed by one stage after each hit it takes from a Bug-, Ghost-, or Dark-type move.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Magikarp's weakness and resistance is to various types.
ELECTRIC
GRASS
½
FIRE
WATER
ICE
STEEL

Magikarp's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Magikarp evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Magikarp
Magikarp
starting form
Gyarados
Gyarados
at level 20

Magikarp's Alternate Forms

Gender Differences

Male ♂
Magikarp (Male)
Female ♀
Magikarp (Female)

Magikarp's Moves in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Below is a list of all of the moves that Magikarp can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Magikarp learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Splash
Does nothing.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 40 User
15
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
25
Flail
Does more damage when Magikarp's HP is low.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Magikarp can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM52
Bounce
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn. Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
85 85% 5 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Magikarp can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area and other locations.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR03
Hydro Pump
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
110 80% 5 One Target

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Magikarp learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Splash
Does nothing.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 40 User
15
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
25
Flail
Does more damage when Magikarp's HP is low.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target

Magikarp's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Magikarp's calculated stats, which are the stats that you actually see displayed in game. These are affected by a variety of things, such as level, Effort Values (EVs), Individual Values (IVs), and Magikarp's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Magikarp is level 100: its stats with 0 EVs, 252+ (max) EVs, 0 IVs, and 31 (max) IVs. Nature is not shown by default, so its maximum is 10% higher than shown here, and minium 10% lower.
Stats at
level 100
0 EVs 252+ EVs Base Stat
Min Max Min Max
HP
150 181 213 244 20
Attack
25 56 88 119 10
Defense
115 146 178 209 55
Sp. Atk
35 66 98 129 15
Sp. Def
45 76 108 139 20
Speed
165 196 228 259 80
Total
200

Where to Find Magikarp in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

If you're looking for where to find Magikarp, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Magikarp in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Magikarp in the Wild

Galar Route 2

Fishing Rod Encounters
80% Lv. 4-6

Galar Route 2 (Secret Area)

Fishing Rod Encounters
59% Lv. 37-40

Galar Route 4

Fishing Rod Encounters
70% Lv. 13-15

Galar Route 5

Fishing Rod Encounters
70% Lv. 16-18

Galar Route 6

Fishing Rod Encounters
70% Lv. 28-30

Slumbering Weald

Fishing Rod Encounters
20% Lv. 45-47

Motostoke

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 7-11

East Lake Axewell

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 8-12

West Lake Axewell

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 7-11
Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
5% 10% 5% 25% 60% 10% 15% 60% 60%
Lv. 38-40 Lv. 38-40 Lv. 38-40 Lv. 38-40 Lv. 38-40 Lv. 38-40 Lv. 38-40 Lv. 38-40 Lv. 38-40

Axew's Eye

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 35-40

South Lake Miloch

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- 25% -- -- -- -- -- --
Lv. 14-16
Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 11-13

North Lake Miloch

Fishing Rod Encounters
58% Lv. 14-16

Bridge Field

Fishing Rod Encounters
30% Lv. 26-28

Fields of Honor

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 13-18

Soothing Wetlands

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 13-18

Forest of Focus

Fishing Rod Encounters
40% Lv. 13-18

Challenge Beach

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 13-18

Courageous Cavern

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 16-21

Loop Lagoon

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 19-24

Training Lowlands

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 16-21

Workout Sea

Fishing Rod Encounters
50% Lv. 43-48

Stepping-Stone Sea

Fishing Rod Encounters
60% Lv. 43-48

Insular Sea

Fishing Rod Encounters
60% Lv. 43-48

Honeycalm Sea

Fishing Rod Encounters
60% Lv. 43-48

Honeycalm Island

Fishing Rod Encounters
60% Lv. 43-48

Giant's Bed

Fishing Rod Encounters
20% Lv. 60-65
Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
33% 33% 33% 33% 33% 25% 25% -- 33%
Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65

Snowslide Slope

Fishing Rod Encounters
45% Lv. 60-65

Giant's Foot

Fishing Rod Encounters
20% Lv. 60-65
Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
33% 33% 33% 33% 33% 25% 25% -- 33%
Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65

Frigid Sea

Fishing Rod Encounters
30% Lv. 60-65

Ballimere Lake

Fishing Rod Encounters
20% Lv. 60-65
Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
27% 27% 27% 27% 27% 20% -- -- 27%
Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65

Roaring-Sea Caves

Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 20% 20% -- 25%
Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65 Lv. 60-65
Location information on where to find Magikarp in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will be coming to the Marriland Pokédex in a future update! Thank you for your patience!

Pokédex Entries for Magikarp

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

Sword
It is virtually worthless in terms of both power and speed. It is the most weak and pathetic Pokémon in the world.
Shield
This weak and pathetic Pokémon gets easily pushed along rivers when there are strong currents.

Generation 7 Pokédex Entries

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!

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

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.

Generation 5 Pokédex Entries

Black White Black 2 White 2
A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.

Generation 4 Pokédex Entries

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.

Generation 3 Pokédex Entries

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.
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.
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.

Generation 2 Pokédex Entries

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.

Generation 1 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.
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