Pokemon Trainer Goes Through Entire Elite Four With Just A Magikarp

It's not uncommon to find playthroughs where a player decides to go through an entire game of Pokemon with something silly, like Bidoof. But Magikarp, a fish Pokemon that's largely taken as the most useless Pokemon ever? That's a whole other level of insanity. Still, it can be done.

This (sometimes sped-up) video shows Meikachuchu going through most gym leaders and the entire Elite Four on either Pokemon Fire Red or Pokemon Leaf Green — all with a singular Magikarp. The Elite Four are basically the closest Pokemon has to final bosses.

Some matches here aren't so bad; Magikarp is leveled such that it can tank through some threats. But there are some moments in here where you think, wow, that battle looks painful and tedious — is playing through with just one Magikarp worth it?

But then you get to the end, and this happens:

And you're just like yes. Yes it was.

Naturally this undertaking required a lot of items, but even so, there were a lot of close, nerve-wracking moments. Like having to use struggle to go up against a ghost-type, because Magikarp, in all of its complete usefulness, only has three moves: splash, tackle and flail. All normal types, which don't affect ghosts! Thankfully, the move struggle has no typing, but having to resort to it is still ridic.

So, kudos, Meikachuchu. Your Magikarp run-through is amazing.

Pokemon: Magikarp Edition [Meikachuchu]


    This article is cool and all but it ends with "...it is still ridic."

    You should probably fix that.

      It was probably intentional :(

      Worry not, Vin Diesel will come to visit Patricia in her sleep (in the not good way) and make amends for being compared to a magikarp

    Not sure why she felt the need to show the ending rather than let us get to it ourselves. She could have just alluded to it.

    Whatever the case, certainly an impressive feat. I think the highlight would have to be the Rhydon battle.

    >something silly like Bidoof.
    Give it Moody and Smogon thinks it's enough to ban it.

    Anyway, Magikarp sweeping isn't all that uncommon. I've see it enough to say that this is old news.

    I think I would rather kill myself, for some examples such as the ghost type...

    SO what?? anyone can do that on a pc emulator, look he reached lvl 100 on a magikarp means he cheated and what a very high amount of items that are very expensive. . . . . .

      >> Lvl 100 Magikarp
      >> Cheated

      LOL what have you been smokin'?

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