BySimon Rune Knudsen, writer at
A tryhard person enthusiastic about dad rock and weird beers.
Simon Rune Knudsen

Magikarp is possibly the most useless Pokémon of all. Out of the current 802 (!) pocket monsters, this first generation, Splash!-performing orange fish is still the most apathetic creature you can stuff inside a Poké Ball.

But that doesn't mean we don't love the clueless carp. Actually, most -lovers have a special place in their hearts for the wide-eyed fish — like this guy who finished all of Pokémon Red using one —and not only because it'll eventually evolve into the mighty serpent dragon Gyarados, defeater of trainers and conqueror of gym badges. He's got his own style, too!

The Song That Magikarp Deserves

There's just something magical about Magikarp. Something that's hard to define, unless you're somewhat of an artist. (un)Fortunately, the Pokémon Company has found a "talented" singer to put some words together on Magikarp's elusive charm.

The result? A song that holds some hard truths about the pacifist Pokémon. A song that's brutally honest, not only about Magikarp but also the limits of the singer's voice and the composer's lack of ability. A song that's really, really adorable.

If you're interested in the masterpiece's lyrics, you can find those on the videos' YouTube upload. This is also where the song is described as a sing-along. Please, if you ever decide to record such a sing-along, post it in the comments below, so we can eventually make a Magikarp song compilation. We're pretty sure that could break the internet.

One Of The Stars From First Generation

It's been more than 20 years since the dawn of Pokémon, and Magikarp has been along for the entire ride. A lot of the Pokémon from the first generation have been more or less forgotten, but the splashing fish remains a fan favorite.

Alongside other popular old-timers like Charizard, Mewtwo and Pikachu, obviously, Magikarp is still remembered. Perhaps because there's simply no other Pokémon like it. All of the other 801 pocket monsters have some sort of fighting ability, but Magikarp can only use Splash! Which is almost always useless. The move has become so iconic, it has even spawned a game for mobile devices.

Are you also going to be singing the Magikarp song for the rest of your days?


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