Competitive Information for Magikarp [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y 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: This Pokemon's Speed is raised 1 stage if hit by a Bug-, Dark-, or Ghost-type attack.


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 X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Magikarp is an astounding 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: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Tackle / Flail
- Splash
- Celebrate
- Happy Hour

Physical Sweeper Magikarp (Swift Swim)

Magikarp is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Magikarp is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Magikarp from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Magikarp's speed is doubled.

Tackle is a physical 50-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
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).
Celebrate is a status move (no competitive use).
Happy Hour is a status move (no competitive use).




Species: Magikarp
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hydro Pump
- Splash
- Celebrate
- Happy Hour

Special Sweeper Magikarp (Swift Swim)

Magikarp is an outstanding Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Magikarp is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Magikarp from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. 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 immense amount of damage.
Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Celebrate is a status move (no competitive use).
Happy Hour is a status move (no competitive use).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Magikarp? These builds have been optimized for X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Species: Magikarp
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Tackle / Flail
- Splash
- Celebrate
- Happy Hour

Doubles Physical Sweeper Magikarp (Swift Swim)

Magikarp is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Magikarp is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Magikarp from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Magikarp's speed is doubled.

Tackle is a physical 50-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
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).
Celebrate is a status move (no competitive use).
Happy Hour is a status move (no competitive use).




Species: Magikarp
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hydro Pump
- Splash
- Celebrate
- Happy Hour

Doubles Special Sweeper Magikarp (Swift Swim)

Magikarp is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Magikarp is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Magikarp from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. 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 vast amount of damage.
Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Celebrate is a status move (no competitive use).
Happy Hour is a status move (no competitive use).



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
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Celebrate
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Happy Hour
--
--
30
No competitive use.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Magikarp can perform in X/Y. 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 XY Move and Ability Combos for Magikarp

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