As many gaming fans are likely aware at this point, Magikarp is generally considered to be a somewhat useless creature in Pokemon GO due to the monster’s inability to attack thoroughly, as all it really has is Splash and Struggle, which are almost equally ineffective in practically every situation. Suffice it to say, players wouldn’t want to use the water-type during any of the game’s raid battles – that is, unless the challenge decides to pit players against another Magikarp.
As seen below in the YouTuber zecmo’s video, he and a group of other Pokemon GO trainers decide to team up against a giant Magikarp that has been designated as a low-tier raid boss, and in order to make it a somewhat even fight, the group uses a bunch of Magikarp to defeat the creature. The actual battle begins around the 2:24 mark, and at first, most of the trainers express disbelief that beating the boss in such a manner is even possible, with one player asking, “Are we going to time out?”
Again, since Magikarp can only Splash and Struggle, both the raid boss and the Pokemon GO players’ fish flop and flail in an almost endless cycle until the group is finally declared the victor and allowed to capture the creature. Unfortunately, though, the trainers aren’t given the chance to nab the special version of the fish with a shiny Magikarp, despite their fair-minded effort to defeat the low-tier boss with nine Magikarp in all.
All things considered, this is yet another example of Magikarp’s reputation as one of, if not the most ineffectual Pokemon in existence, as it simply wouldn’t have been an honest fight if the trainers had used a monster like the Eevee-evolved Jolteon during the raid battle. Nevertheless, while Magikarp in its original form may be denigrated by many for its weak abilities, it eventually has the potential to become the rather powerful Gyarados if given enough attention.
Pokemon GO is available for Android and iOS.
Source: zecmo – YouTube