Competitive Information for Magikarp [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Magikarp magikarp
Base Stats for Magikarp

Water

Abilities:
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
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RattledRattled: Speed is raised 1 stage if hit by a Bug-, Dark-, or Ghost-type attack, or Intimidated.


Evolutions / Family:
Magikarp
Gyarados

Weakness Chart for Water-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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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.


Common team mates for Magikarp in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

MimikyuCharizardConkeldurrTorkoalSableyeDusknoirMachampAlcremieInteleonChandelure


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.


Species: Magikarp
Item: Rocky Helmet
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hydro Pump
- Bounce
- Flail
- Splash

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.

Hydro Pump is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Water-type move that deals a serious amount of damage.
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.


Common team mates for Magikarp in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

MimikyuCharizardConkeldurrTorkoalSableyeDusknoirMachampAlcremieInteleonChandelure




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Gyarados


Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.

Combo List


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

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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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