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Magikarp (Pokémon)

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==Biology==
Magikarp is a medium-sized fish Pokémon with large, heavy reddish-orange scales. It has large, vacant eyes and pink lips. Its {{wp|fish fin|pectoral}} and tail fins are white,. butOn itits hasback ais stiff, three-peaked yellow fin; onthere itsis backan andidentical stomachfin thaton are bothits yellowunderside. It also has long {{wp|barbel (anatomy)|barbels}}. The barbels are white on a female and tan on a male.A long-lived Magikarp is able to utilize its immense splashing power to leap high enough to scale mountains. It also has a strong enough immune system to survive in the most polluted of waters. However, it is usually overlooked by Trainers because of its perceived weakness: even in the heat of battle it will do nothing but flop around. It is believed that the ancestors of Magikarp were actually much stronger than modern Magikarp, and this led scientists to research this species.
 
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==In the anime==