Japanese: コイキング Koiking
Magikarps are water-type Pokémon. They were first introduced during Generation I. They evolve into Gyarados starting from Level 20. They are found in lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds.
Magikarps are fish-like Pokémon with large and heavy scales. Their scales are reddish-orange. They have large, vacant eyes with well-defined, pink lips. Their side and tail fins are white with a stiff, three-peaked, yellow fin on their underside.
This yellow fin resembles a crown. They have long barbells. The barbels are white on females and pale-yellow on males. They are small Pokémon and weigh only around 10 kilograms or 11 pounds. They are 0.9 meters tall. Long-lived Magikarps can utilize their splashing powers to leap high enough to scale mountains.
They have a strong immune system and can survive in highly polluted waters. They usually flop around, even during battle, making them seem weak Pokémon. It is believed that Magikarps used to be much stronger than their current forms.
Even though they are found in many bodies of water, they usually live downstream due to their weak swimming abilities. Using their signature move, “Splash,” they are seen to leap out of water. As a result, they are an easy target for predators.
In Hoppy Town, there are 31 unique varieties of Magikarp. They have scales in various colors like black, gray, white, apricot, purple, pink, etc. They have to be classified into groups based on their looks and sizes when they are small and which pattern arises when they grow bigger.
The people in Hoppy Town train their Magikarps to jump high to take part in a series of leagues and win prizes.