Regular
Shiny
Magikarp
Water Type
Fish Pokémon
National Pokedex: #129

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet 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 Pokemon SV.

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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
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sweet
Dislikes: Spicy
Liked Foods
Catch Rate255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Dragon
Water 2
EV Yield1 Speed
Growth RateSlow
Egg Cycles5 (1,029–1,285 steps)
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 Scarlet & Violet

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

Where To Find Magikarp Locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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

Pokemon SV 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
A
Gogoat
Grass Type
B
Jolteon
Electric Type
B
Leafeon
Grass Type
B
Luxray
Electric Type
B
Eelektross
Electric Type

What pokemon is Magikarp Strong Against?

Magikarp Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Arcanine
Fire Type
A
Gyarados
Water Type
Flying Type
B
Cloyster
Water Type
Ice Type
B
Vaporeon
Water Type
B
Flareon
Fire Type

Best Magikarp Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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
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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
A
Gyarados-Pokemon-Image
Gyarados
WATER-Type FLYING-Type 540 95 125 60 79 100 81
B
Cloyster-Pokemon-Image
Cloyster
WATER-Type ICE-Type 525 50 95 85 180 45 70
B
Vaporeon-Pokemon-Image
Vaporeon
WATER-Type 525 130 65 110 60 95 65
B
Golduck-Pokemon-Image
Golduck
WATER-Type 500 80 82 95 78 80 85
B
Clawitzer-Pokemon-Image
Clawitzer
WATER-Type 500 71 73 120 88 89 59
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