Magikarp salesman

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Magikarp salesman
コイキング売り Koiking salesman
Magikarp Salesman.png
The Magikarp salesman in the anime
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Relatives Wife and children (allegedly)
Generation I, III, V, VII
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen, Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!
Anime debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
English voice actor Eric Stuart (EP015-HS04)
David Lapkin (DP021)
Tom Wayland (BW116)
Japanese voice actor Unshō Ishizuka

The Magikarp salesman (Japanese: コイキング売り Koiking salesman) is a character who sells various Pokémon, usually Magikarp, at outrageous prices.

In the games

 
The Magikarp salesman in Red, Blue, and Yellow
 
The Magikarp salesman in FireRed and LeafGreen

In Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, as well as the remakes FireRed and LeafGreen and Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Magikarp salesman appears in Route 4's Pokémon Center and sells the player a Magikarp for  500.

Though he does not make an appearance, the Magikarp salesman is briefly alluded to in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, as well as the remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver. In the Poké Mart in Pewter City, a boy will offer to show his Gyarados to anyone who speaks to him. Speaking to a girl nearby causes her to remark how the boy had purchased a Magikarp from a "weird old man" three years prior, and trained it until it evolved into a Gyarados.

In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, the Magikarp salesman appears again on Marvelous Bridge to sell a Magikarp for  500. However, unlike in Kanto, Magikarp are not native to Unova and can only be found in the Nature PreserveB2W2. It always has a speed IV of 31 in these games.

Pokémon

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Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Pokémon: Black, White,
Black 2, and White 2
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
and Let's Go, Eevee!
 
Type:
Water Unknown
Magikarp Lv.5
Splash
Normal
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Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Swift Swim
Held item:
None
Magikarp/ Lv.5
Splash
Normal
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Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Swift Swim
Held item:
  None  
Magikarp/ Lv.5
Splash
Normal Status
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Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
No Ability
Held item:
  None  
Magikarp/ Lv.5
Splash
Normal Status
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Quotes

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

"Hello, there! Have I got a deal just for you! I'll let you have a swell Magikarp for just  500! What do you say?"
No: "No? I'm only doing this as a favor to you!"
Yes: (<player> got Magikarp!)
  • After giving the player a Magikarp
"Well, I don't give refunds!"

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

"Hello there, laddie/sweetie pie! Have I got a deal just for you! I'll let you have a secret Pokémon – a Magikarp – for just  500! So, you'll buy it, am I right?"
No: "No? You say no? I'm only doing this as a favor to you!"
Yes: (<player> paid an outrageous  500 and bought the Magikarp...)
  • After giving the player a Magikarp
"Well, I don't give refunds. You knew what you were getting!"

Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2

"Son/Miss! I have a deal for YOU! And for you alone. Here's your chance. I will sell you the secret Pokémon Magikarp... For an unbelievable  500! How about it? Interested?"
No: "Oh, that's too bad..."
Yes: (<player> bought the Magikarp for  500.)
  • After giving the player a Magikarp
"Oh, yeah... Returns not accepted, got that?"
  • If the player doesn't have enough money
"Looks like you don't have enough money."
  • If the player's party is full
"You have no room in your party!"

Sprites

     
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation V

In the anime

Main series

History

Original series

The Magikarp salesman is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He usually appears as a traveling con man who is always getting people, usually James, to buy one of his worthless Pokémon.

He debuted in Battle Aboard the St. Anne, where he was selling Magikarp to anyone on the St. Anne foolish enough to buy one. He would tell them that they would reproduce at a rapid rate and make the buyer rich. James was foolish enough to buy one, which later evolved into a Gyarados.

In Tricks of the Trade, he was partially responsible for Jessie obtaining her Wobbuffet. The Magikarp salesman was again trying to sell Magikarp to James, but he recognized him from the St. Anne and chased after him. During the pursuit, the Magikarp salesman bumped into Jessie, which sent her flying over to a nearby trade machine. When she bumped into it, the Poké Ball containing her Lickitung fell into the machine, trading it for Benny's Wobbuffet, which he had been trying to trade off throughout the episode.

Some time after, he reappeared with the same selling strategy in Doin' What Comes Natu-rally. Later, in Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid, he traded his Weepinbell for James's Victreebel.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In Showdown at the Oak Corral, the Magikarp salesman tried his golden Magikarp scam on Tracey, claiming that the Magikarp could lay golden Eggs. However, unlike Team Rocket, Tracey was too smart to fall for this trick. The Magikarp salesman ran off when he discovered that he had knocked on the door of Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In the Hoenn region, the Magikarp salesman had changed his operation; now, he was attempting to sell Pokémon disguised as rare Pokémon. In Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend, he sold a Magikarp disguised as Feebas to Team Rocket for a stolen Spoink's pearl. After placing her new Pokémon into some water, Jessie realized she had been conned as the paint washed away, revealing Feebas to be a Magikarp. Ash and his friends were able to reunite Spoink with its pearl, but the Magikarp salesman was able to escape.

In Who's Flying Now?, he was selling a Hoppip disguised as a Chimecho at Fortree City's Feather Carnival. James came across him while searching for a Chimecho and attempted to catch it. However, its real identity was revealed and a gust of wind blew it away.

He made a cameo appearance when Ash caught Aipom in Channeling the Battle Zone.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

In Ya See We Want An Evolution!, he sold a dual evolution machine/mecha-bot to Team Rocket. While he did inform Team Rocket that the machine must warm up for at least a week before use, Team Rocket forgot to follow his instructions, which resulted in its failure to evolve Pokémon and sustain its mecha-bot form. Therefore, it is unknown if this was another one of his scams, or if the machine would truly have worked. However, considering the fact that he ran off after telling them this information, it may have been another lie to keep them from following him.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

In The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!, he had his own table at the Kanto Fair. There, he was once again trying to sell Magikarp to people.

Character

The Magikarp salesman is a con man; as such, he isn't afraid to lie to or mislead his customers in order to sell his goods. He prefers to travel the world, likely to remain undetected by the authorities and any disgruntled clientele like James.

Pokémon


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Magikarp
Main article: Magikarp salesman's Magikarp

The Magikarp salesman, as his title implies, has a large amount of these Magikarp to sell to customers for ridiculously high prices. He usually manages to sell them by telling the customer that they could sell the Magikarp hatched from this Magikarp's Eggs, as well as Magikarp hatched from those Magikarp's eggs and so forth, resulting in the potential customer getting rich. In reality, however, Magikarp is a completely useless Pokémon which cannot provide riches to anyone except for the Magikarp salesman himself, due to the ridiculous prices at which he sells his Magikarp.

Sometimes, the Magikarp salesman has also tried to sell his Magikarp by disguising them as Feebas and telling to the customer that it would evolve into Milotic, the most beautiful Pokémon in the world. Oddly, he has never tried any sort of similar tactic with selling Magikarp as is, by informing the customer that it would evolve into the powerful Gyarados. In Ya See We Want an Evolution!, he also tried to offer some special gifts for the customer if they bought a Magikarp.

Debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Voice actors
Japanese
English Maddie Blaustein
 
Hoppip
Main article: James's Hoppip

In Who's Flying Now?, the Magikarp salesman was selling what appeared to be Chimecho, a Pokémon James had wanted since his youth. James purchased one of these, unaware that the salesman was in fact selling Hoppip, all of them disguised as Chimecho. The disguise on James's Hoppip fell apart.

Debut Who's Flying Now?
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
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Magikarp
Main article: James's Magikarp

The Magikarp salesman managed to fool James into buying this Magikarp aboard the St. Anne. Later James got angry about Magikarp's uselessness and kicked it away. This resulted in it evolving into Gyarados. It attacked Ash, his friends and Team Rocket with Dragon Rage and has never been seen since.

Debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Maddie Blaustein
 
Magikarp
Main article: Jessie's Magikarp

The Magikarp salesman sold this Magikarp to Jessie disguised as a Feebas. Later, its disguise paint dissolved away and its true identity was revealed. It hasn't been seen ever since and it is likely that Jessie has released it.

Debut Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Maddie Blaustein
Traded away
 
Weepinbell
Main article: James's second Victreebel

The Magikarp salesman offered Team Rocket to trade his Weepinbell for them so they could use its Sweet Scent to lure other Pokémon. After a short conversation, it was decided that James would trade his Victreebel for Weepinbell. Later, the new Weepinbell evolved into a new Victreebel. But after it bit Jessie's hair, Jessie used her Arbok to send it away. Later, James's new Victreebel met his old Victreebel, fell in love with it and disappeared to a forest along with it.

Debut Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
English Eric Stuart
Released
 
Victreebel
Main article: James's Victreebel

James was forced to trade his dear Victreebel for the new Weepinbell. Later, the Magikarp salesman found out that his new Victreebel wasn't obeying him, so he kicked it away. After their airflights, James's old and new Victreebel met and fell in love. Then they jumped away to a forest and have never been seen since.

Debut The Breeding Center Secret
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rikako Aikawa

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石塚運昇 Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart (EP015-AG084, HS04)
David Lapkin (DP021)
Tom Wayland (BW116)
Czech Radovan Vaculík (EP015-EP201)
Michal Holán (DP021)
Libor Terš (BW116)
Finnish Pauli Virta (EP015)
Veeti Kallio (AG079, AG084)
Antti Jaakola (DP021)
Jari Salo (BW116)
Hebrew דודיק סמדר Dudik Smadar
עדי וייס Adi Weiss
Hungarian Péter Pálfai
Italian Mario Zucca (EP201)
Stefano Albertini (EP261)
Federico Danti (AG079-AG084)
Mario Scarabelli (DP021)
Polish Mirosław Wieprzewski (EP015)
Grzegorz Pawlak (EP146)
Krzysztof Zakrzewski (EP201)
Jacek Kałucki (EP261)
Cezary Kwieciński (DP021)
Artur Kaczmarski (BW116)
Spanish Latin America Carlos Enrique Bonilla (EP015)
Carlos Íñigo (EP146)
Hugo Navarrete (EP201)
Luis Alfonso Padilla (EP261)
Alejandro Mayén (AG079)
César Arias (AG084, HS04)
Unknown voice actor (DP021)
Enrique Cervantes (BW116)
Spain Manuel Bellido (EP015)
José Escobosa (EP146-EP261)
Eduardo del Hoyo (AG079-DP021, HS04)
César Martín (BW116)


Pokémon Origins

The Magikarp salesman appeared briefly in File 2: Cubone, selling Red a Magikarp for  500.

Pokémon

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Magikarp
Main article: Magikarp salesman's Magikarp

Magikarp salesman sold this Magikarp to Red on Route 4 before Red entered Mt. Moon.

Debut File 2: Cubone

Trivia




Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomRedBlueGreenTraceDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimoKoichi
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneMinaCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesmanName RaterDay-Care PersonMr. Hyper
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressGhetsisPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman


Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauBeaRintoLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Hodaka
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeonDanikaTsurugiGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyGranbullPichu BrothersDelibirdLarvitarLake guardiansMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLight trioStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminRotom PhonesPelipperDrone RotomRecurring wild Pokémon


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