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Magikarp

Magikarp is a Water-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It evolves into Gyarados when fed 400 candies.

Pokédex description

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.
- Magikarp's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

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0 (0)

Charged attacks

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35 (16)

Evolution family

Magikarp is part of a two-member family.

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Magikarp
#129 Magikarp
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Gyarados
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Gyarados
Mega Gyarados

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Magikarp
#129 Magikarp
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Gyarados
#130 Gyarados
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Gyarados
Mega Gyarados

Availability

Method Maximum CP Details
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Wild
235
255

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

Increased spawns in:
Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Jul 17 - 18
Kanto Celebration Event: 2021 Feb 21 - 27
Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto: 2021 Feb 20
Lunar New Year 2021: Feb 9 - 14
December 2020 Community Day: Dec 12 - 13
Lake Legends Event: 2020 Nov 24 - 30
August 2020 Community Day: Aug 8
Pokémon GO Fest 2020: Jul 25 - 26
Lunar New Year 2020: Jan 24 - Feb 3
Water Festival 2019: Aug 23 - 30
Dortmund Pokémon GO Fest 2019: Jul 4 - 7
Chicago Pokémon GO Fest 2019: Jun 13 - 16
Water Festival 2018: Jun 7 - 21
Earth Day 2018: Apr 22 - 30
Water Festival 2017: Mar 22 - 29

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Eggs
157

Increased chance/Previously in:
2-km - 2018 Dec 18 - 2021 Sep 1
7-km - Lunar New Year 2020: Jan 24 - Feb 3
2-km - Water Festival 2019: Aug 23 - 30
2-km - Water Festival 2018: Jun 7 - 21
2-km - 2016 Jul 6 - 2017 Feb 16

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Raid Battles
157
196

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 1,077

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

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Research tasks
117 Field Research:
Catch 7 Pokémon: Since 2021 Jun
Catch 10 Pokémon: 2018 Apr - 2021 May
Transfer 6 Pokémon: Kanto Celebration Event
Catch 3 Magikarp: August 2020 Community Day
Catch the Water-type Pokémon carried in a backpack: Detective Pikachu Celebration
Use 10 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon: 2019 Jan - Apr
Catch 2 Water-type Pokémon: Water Festival 2018
Special Research/Timed Research:
Lunar New Year - 2nd part: Send 3 Gifts to friends
Making a Splash - 1st part: Make 5 Nice Throws & Completing 1st part
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GO Snapshot
235 Obtainable during:
August 2020 Community Day: Aug 8


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Trivia

  • There is medal for catching extra-large Magikarp, called Fisher.
  • Along with Wailmer, Swablu, Larvesta, Noibat and Meltan, Magikarp is one of the Pokémon that needs 400 candies to evolve which is the largest amount of candies to evolve in the game.

External links

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