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Magikarp is an uncommon Water-type Pokémon from Kanto region. It evolves into Gyarados when fed with 400 candies.

Pokédex description

Magikarp - Fish Pokémon
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.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Water
0 (0)

Charged attacks

Icon Normal
35 (16)

Evolution family

Magikarp is the part of a two-member family.

63. Magikarp
#129 Magikarp
400 Magikarp candy
#130 Gyarados



  • Magikarp was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Magikarp is 188, however it can reach 204, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
  • From July 6th, 2016 to February 16th, 2017, Magikarp used to be a possible hatchling from 2-km Eggs.
  • As a 1st tier level Raid Boss, Magikarp's CP is 1,165. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge is 125 and 157 when encountered Pokémon is boosted by weather.
  • Shiny form of Magikarp was released as the first Shiny Pokémon available in the game on March 24th, 2017.
  • Magikarp's spawn rate and chance to be found in the wild were significantly higher during the Water Festival event in March, 2017.
  • There is medal for catching extra-large Magikarps, called Fisherman.
  • Along with Wailmer and Swablu, Magikarp is the Pokémon in the game that needs 400 candies to evolve which is the largest amount of candies to evolve in the game.
  • Magikarp is considered as one of the least effective Pokémon in combat.

External links

  • Magikarp page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Magikarp article, on the Pokémon Wiki