What Level Does Magikarp Evolve in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl


One of the best things in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is the evolving of Pokémon. You might start off with an inferior Pokémon character but once it evolves, it’ll become a whole new powerful Pokémon.

The Magikarp is one of the Pokémons that can be evolved in the game when it reaches a certain level. And like many others, it might seem like a useless fish at first. However, once it evolves into a terrifying sea Gyarados, you won’t recognise that little Magikarp anymore.


So if you want to know the required level to reach before evolving Magikarp into Gyarados in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, then you’ve come to the right place.

In this article we’ll be giving you the level at which Magikarp can be evolved into Gyarados as well as how you can capture one in the first place. Let’s give in!

Catching a Magikarp

To catch a Magikarp, you’ll need an Old Rod from the waters in Canalave City. You can also catch a Magikarp with the old Rod from other body of waters in the game. This makes it quite easy to capture a Magikarp.

Using a Poke Ball at full HP, you have 33.3% chance of catching a Magikarp, so it’s pretty easy.

Evolving Magikarp into Gyarados

After you’ve successfully caught a Magikarp, you can evolve it into Gyarados at level 20. Once you’ve reached level 20, which we assume will happen at the end of a Pokémon battle, the evolving animation will come up.


You will then see your helpless little Magikarp fish evolve into a powerful and terrifying Gyarados. It might take a while to reach level 20. So always focus on your party because there aren’t any EXP share items.

Instead your whole Pokémon team will receive experience after each battle. Whether they participated in it or not. Additionally, using Rare Candies is a good idea as well. If you can find them, you can instantly level up a Pokémon.


That’s it from us on how and when you can evolve the Magikarp into Gyarados in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

We hope the article has been helpful to you. Happy gaming!

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