Poké-Trivia: The Humble Magikarp

Posted: July 6, 2011 in Pokéman, Pokemon

Here’s some Poké-Trivia about the most hated Pokémon in the game, the Magikarp!

Magikarp Cry (taken from http://www.upokecenter.com)

Here’s some Pokédex information about it!

(taken from http://www.serebii.net):

Magikarp – Fish Pokémon

Height: 2’11”

Weight: 22.0 lbs

Red/Blue Version: In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.

Ruby Version: 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 Version: 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 Version: 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.

Fire Red Version: It is virtually worthless in terms of both power and speed. It is the most weak and pathetic Pokémon in the world.

Leaf Green Version: In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.

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

Based on all the Pokédex information, Magikarp is practically useless and is just a waste of Pokémon party space in your gameboys, Pokémon decks, and your memories, too! But I beg to differ!

See, Magikarp is a symbol of delayed gratification! You work your way up, splash and tackle your way when in times of trouble, flail your way when your life’s at stake (or when you have 1 HP left), and go to loyal teammates and friends you rely on when things grow dim! What may be horrible now is only potential waiting to be awaken! Also, Magikarp evolves at level 20, and from there on, it has 80 levels for it to truly shine as bright as it can get. We can never let this lowly Pokémon away from our sight because it is a fish of its word: it is a carp of magic(k).

In real life, we are all like little magikarps swimming along the stream of route 1 to route infinity, just waiting for that right time to splash out of the waters of hopelessness and personal insecurities! We all have that inner strength to hyper beam and dragon rage every personal obstacle in our way! We just need a hell of a lot of patience, and of course, a handful of respect,

Here’s a video about the true meaning of patience, the humble Magikarp. (Video made by http://www.youtube.com/user/pugfarts)



Keep splashing, guys! 🙂


Pokéman, signing off.

  1. Kenn says:

    I nearly cried reading this. In a sense, many of us are Magikarps, crawling pathetically while others bully or surpass us. Still, despite of shrinking up due to embarrassment, we remain patient, strong and ever hopeful for the day we turn level 20. I pray all of you fellow Magikarps out there won’t give up and that one day, you shall all become fearful Gyaradoses, or better – red gyarados

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