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WATCH: Pokemon English Magikarp song makes a splash on the internet

By: - Content Strategist / @ABayleINQ
/ 04:15 PM May 16, 2017

“It uses jump in battle, nothing happens.”

Despite being known as the weakest Pokémon, Magikarp still manages to grab attention and even have a song of its own—about how weak and useless it is.


Originally done in Japanese, an English version titled “The Magikarp Song” was recently released on the Official Pokémon YouTube Channel for English-speaking fans to enjoy.

With nothing to do but splash around during battle, Magikarp is just about the worst Pokémon to enter a tournament. But Pokémon veterans know that if nurtured through a tremendous amount of time and patience, the once useless Magikarp will evolve into a powerful Gyarados— aPokémon that any trainer would be glad to have in his or her roster.

But that’s not what the song is all about. The song is about how the uselessness of the Magikarp is exactly what won people’s hearts. As the song goes, “The jumping Pokémon, that’s you Magikarp. Although your moves are pointless, still you’ve won my heart.”

Some may see Magikarp as a difficult way of getting a Gyarados. But it would be safe to say that there are those out there who appreciate Magikarp just the way it is, in all its jumping, splashing glory. Splash on Magikarp, splash on. JB


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