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Magikarp
Water Type
Fish Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #080

Pokemon Legends Arceus Magikarp is a Water Type Fish Pokémon with a Slow growth rate and a 1 Speed EV Yield. Magikarp can be found with Swift Swim as an Ability; we recommend the Timid Nature, based on 200 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

Navigate this Magikarp Guide using the links below.

Magikarp Stats and Abilities

Based on Magikarp Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Magikarp Highest IV Stat is Speed (80) and the Lowest being Attack (10).

Magikarp Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
20
F
Attack
10
F
Defense
55
F
Special Attack
15
F
Special Defense
20
D
Speed
80
F
Total
200
Magikarp Details
Magikarp Detail
Best Nature
Timid
+10% Speed
-10% Attack
Liked Foods
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Catch Rate255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Dragon
Water 2
Magikarp Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Swift Swim
Swift Swim doubles the ability-bearer's Speed during rain.
Hidden Ability
Rattled
When a Pokémon with Rattled is hit by a Bug, Ghost or Dark type move, its Speed is raised one stage (up to the usual maximum of +6 stages).

How To Evolve Magikarp in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Magikarp requires (Level 20) to evolve into Gyarados.

Magikarp Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Magikarp
Water Type
Level 20
Gyarados
Water TypeFlying Type
Magikarp Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Magikarp
200
20
10
15
55
20
80
Stat Change
+340
+75
+115
+45
+24
+80
+1
Gyarados
540
95
125
60
79
100
81

Alpha Magikarp Locations

List of Locations you can find Alpha Magikarp in PLA.

Alpha Magikarp Map Locations in Obsidian Fieldlands
Obsidian Fieldlands Magikarp Alpha Pokemon Locations
Lv. Location Description
55Obsidian Fieldlands Obsidian Falls

Where To Find Magikarp Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

List of Locations where you can find and catch Magikarp in PLA.

Magikarp has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 62 - 64 Gyarados, within the Lake Verity location via Mass Outbreaks.

Obsidian Fieldlands Magikarp Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Magikarp
Water Type
Lv. 13 - 15
Obsidian Fieldlands
Worn Bridge
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common
Magikarp
Water Type
Lv. 16 - 19
Obsidian Fieldlands
Obsidian Falls
In Water
Very Common
Gyarados
Water TypeFlying Type
Lv. 16 - 56
Obsidian Fieldlands
Lake Verity
In Water
Rare
Magikarp
Water Type
Lv. 16 - 56
Obsidian Fieldlands
Lake Verity
In Water
Very Common
Gyarados
Water TypeFlying Type
Lv. 24 - 27
Obsidian Fieldlands
Obsidian Falls
Flying
Very Common
Gyarados
Water TypeFlying Type
Lv. 62 - 64
Obsidian Fieldlands
Lake Verity
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common

Pokemon LA Magikarp Weakness

Magikarp is a Water Type pokemon. This will cause Magikarp to take More Damage from Grass, Electric Type Moves, and Less Damage from Steel, Fire, Water, Ice Type moves.

Magikarp Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Grass
Electric
0.5x
Less Damage
Steel
Fire
Water
Ice
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Magikarp Weak Against?

Magikarp Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Shaymin Sky
Grass Type
Flying Type
S
Shaymin Land
Grass Type
S
Thundurus
Electric Type
Flying Type
S
Thundurus Therian
Electric Type
Flying Type
A
Electivire
Electric Type

What pokemon is Magikarp Strong Against?

Magikarp Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Palkia
Water Type
Dragon Type
S
Origin Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Origin Palkia
Water Type
Dragon Type
S
Heatran
Fire Type
Steel Type

How To Complete Magikarp Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught1361225
Number of large specimens caught12357
Number defeated1382040
Times you have seen it use Splash152050100
Times you've given it food12345
Number of different forms you've obtained2
Number you've evolved123510

Best Magikarp Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Magikarp Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Magikarp Best Moves
Level Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
Red Text
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Magikarp Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Magikarp can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Level Requirements within (#) are the Level you (Master) the move at; this allows you to use the move in Agile and Strong Stance.

Magikarp Level Up Moves
Level Move Description
1
(0)
Splash
Normal Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Doesn't do ANYTHING.
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Pokemon similar to Magikarp based on Water Type
Similar Water Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Origin Palkia-Pokemon-Image
Origin Palkia
WATER-Type DRAGON-Type 680 90 100 150 100 120 120
S
Palkia-Pokemon-Image
Palkia
WATER-Type DRAGON-Type 680 90 120 150 100 120 100
S
Manaphy-Pokemon-Image
Manaphy
WATER-Type 600 100 100 100 100 100 100
A
Gyarados-Pokemon-Image
Gyarados
WATER-Type FLYING-Type 540 95 125 60 79 100 81
A
Empoleon-Pokemon-Image
Empoleon
WATER-Type STEEL-Type 530 84 86 111 88 101 60
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