Pokémon GO: Magikarps fight in Raids!

Pokemon GO: Magikarps Fight in ‘Epic’ Raid Battle

As many gaming fans are likely aware at this point, Magikarp is generally considered to be a somewhat useless creature in Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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.