Goh's giant Magikarp

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Goh's Magikarp
ゴウのコイキング Go's Koiking
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Goh's giant Magikarp
Debuts in A Little Rocket R & R!
Caught at Resort Area
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Cerise Park
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Magikarp Unknown Unknown

Goh's Magikarp (Japanese: ゴウのコイキング Go's Koiking) is the fourth Pokémon that Goh caught in the Sinnoh region, and his forty-second overall. It is a giant Pokémon.


Participating in the Magikarp High Jump Competition

Magikarp debuted in A Little Rocket R & R!, where it was reeled in by Goh with help from Ash, Pikachu, Raboot, and a disguised Team Rocket. It was then caught by Goh after it was put to sleep by Oddish's Sleep Powder. Later, Goh used Magikarp to distract a group of Team Rocket Grunts while Ash freed the Pokémon they had kidnapped.

In Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!, Goh discovered that Magikarp had grown very fat over its time at the Cerise Laboratory. To fix this, Goh trained Magikarp to compete in the Magikarp High Jump Competition. During the tournament, Magikarp was able to make it to the semifinals, where it defeated Magikarpenter's Magikarp with a jump of 21.02 meters, breaking Goh's personal record in the process. In the finals, it competed against Kasukarp's Shiny Magikarp, Shinegoldie. Before the finals began, Magikarp was revealed to have had two immensely heavy weights on its back fin. With the weights gone, it jumped so high it didn't come back. As such, its jump could not be measured, losing Goh the tournament. At the end of the episode, it crashed back down on Ash and Goh while they were on Slowpoke Island.

In The Cuteness Quotient!, Magikarp, alongside Goh's Goldeen, befriended Jinny's Feebas, nicknamed Feeby. It later helped Feeby learn how to swim and jump better.

In This Could be the Start of Something Big!, Magikarp attended a surprise party hosted by the Lab members commemorating Goh and Ash's departure.

Personality and characteristics

As a giant Pokémon, Magikarp is exceptionally larger and stronger than other members of its infamously weak species. Its Splash, a normally useless move in its own right, allows it to jump so high it exits the atmosphere, and it can send opponents flying as it returns to the ground. Magikarp can be very motivated when it has a goal to strive towards.

Goh's Magikarp is very receptive to other Pokémon, welcoming Feeby and later Goh's newly captured Pyukumuku. However, it does not seem to like other Pokémon hanging from its back fin, as seen in Not Too Close for Comfort!.

Moves used

Using Splash
Move First Used In
Splash A Little Rocket R & R!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Magikarp.

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