An Ode To Magikarp, The Saddest Pokémon Of All

An Ode To Magikarp, The Saddest Pokémon Of All

Poor Magikarp. Over the past decade and a half, the flopping fish has been verbally walloped not just by Pokémon players, but by the creators who made him so pathetic in the first place.

Granted, it's true: Magikarp is generally considered the weakest Pokémon, and his abilities totally suck. But his flopping is kind of cute, and he evolves into a sweetass dragon.

And come on, do we really need to be so cruel to the little guy? I mean, just look at how he's described in Pokémon X/Y (via TinyCartridge):

An Ode To Magikarp, The Saddest Pokémon Of All

Holy crap! How can you not feel bad for this thing?

Granted, that description might be old news to hardcore Pokémon fans: after all, that "virtually worthless" text is just copy/pasted from FireRed. In fact, Magikarp has been getting crap from the people who make Pokémon for over a decade now, despite the fact that you can actually solo the Elite Four with him.

Here's what they say about the poor fish in Pokémon Diamond:

An Ode To Magikarp, The Saddest Pokémon Of All

They're especially harsh in Pokémon Ruby:

An Ode To Magikarp, The Saddest Pokémon Of All

Jeez. Is all this really necessary?

Just look at this compilation of Magikarp descriptions (via Reddit):

An Ode To Magikarp, The Saddest Pokémon Of All

Hey Pokémon Company, have you considered that maybe, just maybe, Magikarp might get stronger if he had some more confidence, which he'll never develop because you guys call him weak and pathetic every chance you get?

Bullies.


Comments

    You can pick on Magicarp but you'll regret it in the long run.

      Right up until it becomes Gyarados, ever wondered why Gyarados always seems pissed off? It spent 19 levels as a Magikarp.

        I think I've raised a magikarp in every pokemon I've played,

    They should give Magikarp (not Gyrados) an overpowered mega-evolution.

    I like to imagine the guy who wrote all those Pokedex entries is going to come to the door one morning, open it and come face to face with a very pissed off Gyarados. In Mega form.

    I for one always raise one to 100, to the shock and horror of my friends they watch their Pokemon fall to him every single time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kAbZRaNZQk#t=195

    Oh please, this pretty much sums up Magikarp
    http://www.dorkly.com/picture/42651/magikarp-infographic

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