How To Evolve Magikarp in Pokémon Scarlet And Violet

How To Evolve Magikarp in Pokémon Scarlet And Violet
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Besides the cool and powerful-looking Pokémon, there are always funny and stupid Pokémon appearances, the most typical is Magikarp – the Water-type Pokémon at the top weakest in the world. However, do not underestimate it, because it has many things that will surprise you!

This guide will show you how to evolve Magikarp into Gyarados in Pokémon Scarlet And Violet.

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Where To Find Magikarp

You can find Magikarp everywhere, specifically in the following areas:

  • Tagtree Thicket
  • Asado Desert
  • Casseroya Lake
  • North Province (Area One)
  • North Province (Area Two)
  • North Province (Area Three)
  • East Province (Area One)
  • East Province (Area Two)
  • East Province (Area Three)
  • South Province (Area One)
  • South Province (Area Two)
  • South Province (Area Four)
  • South Province (Area Five)
  • South Province (Area Six)
  • West Province (Area One)
  • West Province (Area Two)
  • West Province (Area Three)
  • Glaseado Mountain
  • North Paldean Sea
  • East Paldean Sea
  • South Paldean Sea
  • West Paldean Sea

Magikarp is a red Pokemon with big bulging eyes and an open mouth that makes it look very funny and stupid. Not only that, Magikarp is one of the weakest Pokémon. Its power stat is horribly low, so its attack skills don’t seem to have any effect. But, wait for the surprise!

How To Evolve Magikarp Into Gyarados

The most valuable point of Magikarp is to evolve into Gyarados at level 20.

However, Magikarp is too weak to train itself, and if you are impatient, head to these areas to find and capture Gyarados:

  • Casseroya Lake
  • North Province (Area One)
  • North Province (Area Three)
  • East Province (Area One)
  • East Province (Area Two)
  • East Province (Area Three)
  • South Province (Area One)
  • South Province (Area Four)
  • South Province (Area Five)
  • South Province (Area Six)
  • West Province (Area One)
  • West Province (Area Two)
  • Glaseado Mountain
  • North Paldean Sea
  • East Paldean Sea
  • South Paldean Sea
  • West Paldean Sea

If Magikarp is an extremely weak Pokemon, then after evolving, it completely molts and becomes Gyarados – a Water/Flying Pokemon, known as “Atrocious Pokemon” and it is rated as one of the most powerful Pokemon ever!

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Gyarados have the body of a dragon but retain some fish details such as the tail and stacked layers of green and yellow scales. Although his mouth was still wide open like Magikarp’s, with his violent nature, Gyarados gave off a much more aggressive, serious look.

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Gyarados are famous for their powerful fighting skills such as Hydro Pump – which shoots a large amount of water with great pressure, and Rain Dance – which summons heavy rain to increase its power and counter Fire-type Pokemon.

Comparing Stats Of Magikarp Evolutions

Base StatsMagikarpGyarados
HP2095
Attack10125
Special Attack1560
Defense5579
Special Defense20100
Speed8081
Total Stats200540

Final Thoughts

Although Magikarp is pathetically weak, it also brings moments of joy to the player thanks to its somewhat idiot face. And Gyarados is really a true warrior with Water-type properties, it can completely defeat Fire-type Pokemon in 3-4 turns. However, we recommend that you shouldn’t use Gyarados if your opponent has an Electric-type Pokemon. Wish you happy gaming moments with Magikarp and Gyarados.

How To Evolve A Magikarp FAQ

What Level does my Magikarp need to be to evolve into a Gyarados?

Your Magikarp needs to be a Level 20 for it to evolve into a Gyarados.

Can you capture a Gyarados instead of evolving one in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Yes you can. Here are some of the locations where you can catch a wild Gyarados: Casseroya Lake, North Paldean Sea, and the East Province (Area Three).