The Magikarp Song Splashes Around With Love

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After delighting the world with The Slowpoke Song, The Pokémon Company returns with an ode to one of the greatest, but weakest, Pokémon of all time. Magikarp.

The near four-minute song laments how pathetic the Fish Pokémon actually is, only being capable of flopping and splashing around in battle. Still, it’s won the heart of the young boy that sings the lyrics with wonder, who dreams that he can one day have a Pokémon team that has six matching Magikarp.

The song has been seen as stealth advertising for the new mobile game Magikarp Jump, which, so far, has only seen release in Italy.

The Magikarp Song Lyrics

Totally pathetic, unreliable.
Known throughout the world for being super weak.
Maybe in ancient times, it was really strong.
That’s what the rumours say, but they’re probably wrong.
But now it’s so weak, the weakest in the land.
So weak that it’s sad, really really sad.

The weak Pokémon, that’s you, Magikarp.
But though you are the weakest, still you’ve won my heart.
Oh, weak Pokémon, my love for you is strong.
Honestly, it’s magical you’ve survived this long.

All it does is jump and splash, jump and splash around.
It splashes up whole mountains and all the way back down.
Why jump? What’s the point when nobody cares?
It uses Splash in battle.
Nothing happens.
Jumping and splashing, every single day.
Until Pidgeotto carries it away.

The jumping Pokémon, that’s you, Magikarp.
Although your moves are pointless, still you’ve won my heart.
Oh, splashing Pokémon, my love for you is strong.
Honestly, it’s magical you’ve survived this long.

Wherever you go fishing, it’s the first you’ll catch.
Even with an Old Rod, you’ll soon have quite a batch.
Cast off in a river, or a puddle, or the sea.
Anywhere your hook is, Magikarp will be.
The slightest current will carry it away.
Anyplace the river bends, that’s where they all stay.

A nibble on the line, that’s you, Magikarp.
Right back in you go, because you’ve won my heart.
Thought I caught a bite, but it’s Magikarp.
I could never eat you, because you’ve won my heart.

Its Shiny form sparkles golden in the light.
But don’t be deceived.
It’s still Magikarp inside.
Evolving into Gyarados makes it super strong.
Waiting to reach that level takes way too long.
Did you just buy one at the store yesterday?
“Sorry, there’s no refunds. Please go away.”

The pity Pokémon, that’s you, Magikarp.
Although they think you’re worthless, still you’ve won my heart.
The pity Pokémon, Magikarp, it’s true.
At least your lowly ranking means nothing to you.
Beloved Pokémon, that’s you, Magikarp.
Somehow you’ve turned weakness into a kind of art.
You’re my Pokémon, Magikarp, my dream.
Six matching Magikarp, that’ll be my team.

Beloved Pokémon, that’s you, Magikarp.
Magical and special, of course you’ve won my heart.
The greatest Pokémon, Magikarp, it’s true.
And that’s why I’ve written this love song just for you!

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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