Magikarp, the Fish Pokémon. Because all Magikarp seem to do is splash around, some consider them weak, but they're actually a hardy Pokémon that can survive in water no matter how dirty it is.
Cool facts about Margikarp:
- Magikarp has its own music video created as part of a collaboration with a baseball team, called the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. "I LOVE Magikarp" is a catchy tune that acts as a love song to Magikarp. The song starts out listing all of Magikarp's bad points.
- There is an ancient legend regarding the Asian carp that formed the basis for Magikarp's creation. It is said that there was a particularly massive waterfall in China, known as the Dragon Gate. As the Asian Carp is known for swimming upstream, it would not be able to bypass a waterfall. According to the legend, an Asian Carp that managed to leap over the Dragon Gate would turn into a dragon. This is why Magikarp turns into the mighty Gyarados when it levels up.