How to Draw Magikarp Pokemon

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw Magikarp in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Magikarp.

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How to Draw Magikarp - Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Interesting Facts about the Magikarp

Far less graceful than fellow fish-type Pokémon Goldeen and Seaking with its gormless face and its poor swimming abilities, yet extremely admired for its unpredictable evolution. Magikarp has one of the most unusual evolution journeys; where most share something in common with their successors and predecessors, Magikarp couldn’t be any less similar to its successor, the giant, fearsome Gyrados!However, as it is, Magikarp is practically useless. It flaps uncontrollably in most environments. But hang on, is it really as bad as that?

Did you know?

  • Magikarp can use the energy in its splashing power to jump high enough to scale entire mountains
  • Since they aren’t great swimmers, they can often be seen floating around in water being pushed by the current
  • Although it can jump extremely high, this does make it an easy target for predators such as Pigeotto
  • If it begins to rain, Magikarp’s swimming speed will increase
  • Magikarp has become a Pokémon so useless and incapable, scientists have even began to study it for the reasons behind this behaviour

So, is it as bad as that? Oh yeah! Your best bet with a Magikarp is to keep it healthy and pray it doesn’t die before it evolves