Recently, there’s been a lot of chatter following Destructoid’s editorial asserting that Ekans is the best Pokemon to ever grace our Nintendo-brewed handhelds.
Personally, I disagree and would like to announce Game Rant’s pick for the best Pokemon in the world.
In actuality, Magikarp is by far the best Pokemon. That’s right–the Pokemon you deemed useless ever since the first games in the series debuted is not quite as lame as you imagined. There are so many reasons that Magikarp deserves the title Pokegod, and Game Rant is going to go over just a few so we can open your eyes to the greatness that is Magikarp.
You cannot spell Magikarp without Magik. Magic in Magikarp’s sense is spelled with a “k” which means he is so awesome that he doesn’t need to follow the literary guidelines. On top of that fact, he has whiskers that look like a mustache, and as we all know facial hair on anything always make it look way more intimidating! If I could grow a mustache that looked like Magikarp’s, then you know I would bust that out in two seconds for the following reasons: 1. I would look like a genuine bad-ass; 2. So many chicks would want to hook-up with me that it wouldn’t even be funny.
Magikarp is born knowing the move “Splash,” can learn the “Tackle” at level 15, and can learn his final and most powerful move, “Flail,” at level 30. This means that Magikarp has a potential move-set of three attacks, making it the easiest Pokemon in the entire world to use. An older Magikarp can use splash to jump over mountains. Yeah, you read that right–mountains. This means that Splash has potential to be the strongest move in the entire game, making it far better than that crappy Surf move. All of this just adds to that fact that Magikarp is so bad-ass that it doesn’t need/want to know more than three moves.
Most trainers probably thought Gyrados (the evolved from of Magikarp) is the most aggressive Pokemon, but I will have you know that Magikarp is only red because his scales have been stained with the blood of all of his victims. Magikarp have been known to attack and drag down adult Donphan when they attempt to cross rivers, streams, and all other bodies of water. Magikarp can live in any kind of water making them the ultimate predatory aquatic beast.
The following video (Warning: Explicit Language):
That is by far the most even and intense battle I have ever witnessed.
Magikarp is the underdog, and underdogs are always the best. Who cares about an Alakazam beating the Pokemon league? Game Rant doesn’t. The Pokedex is always Magikarp’s biggest critic, saying things like: “Magikarp is a pathetic excuse for a Pokemon.” Clearly the Pokedex has been dropped several times because I have witnessed a Magikarp single-handedly defeat the Elite 4. Now, that is impressive. Don’t believe me? Check out a video below.
There you have it readers. Game Rant is proud to share the truth behind the mystery that has plagued us through the generations. Hopefully this article will be the reason you add a Magikarp to your team… I mean you’d be crazy if you didn’t.
Has your opinion of Magikarp changed? Who do you think is the best Pokemon?