Competitive Information for Magikarp [Sword/Shield]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Magikarp? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sword/Shield generation metagame.
Magikarp is an outstanding Water-typed Pokemon. Magikarp is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Magikarp's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.
Item: Rocky Helmet
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
- Hydro Pump
Special Sweeper Magikarp (Popular/Trending)
Magikarp is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Magikarp's speed is doubled.
♦ Bounce is a physical 85-base power Flying-type move (bounces turn 1. hits turn 2. 30% paralyze).
♦ Flail is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (more power the less hp your Magikarp has left).
♦ Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Movesets for Doubles
What is a good doubles moveset for Magikarp? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.
We don't have any Sword/Shield movesets for Magikarp yet... perhaps try it's evolutions?
Wondering what moves can Magikarp learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Magikarp can perform in Sword/Shield. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive SS Move and Ability Combos for Magikarp
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Magikarp that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Sword/Shield moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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