Magikarp owns all!

And while we’re at the water Pokémon thing, here’s a video of a Magikarp (the most useless competitive Pokémon ever) beating an entire team of ubers (i.e. amazingly strong Pokémon that are usually banned from standard competitive play), thanks to a combination of awesome strategy and really good luck.

For those who understand Pokémon stuff and want to know exactly what went down, here’s how the Magikarp got so absurdly strong:

1) Smeargle’s Baton Pass attack switchs Pokemon while keeping the stat changes. For instance, any attack or speed raises Smeargle got Magikarp now inherited.

2) In the beginning, I let him hit me so that my Focus Sash could kick in, leaving me at 1 HP. Flail is an attack that does more damage depending on the HP of the attacker. When Magikarp has 1 HP, Flail has a base power of 200, almost as much as Explosion!

3) Belly Drum quadruples the attack of a Pokemon at the cost of half your life. Combined with Substitute, Smeargle is left with 25% of his life and therefore activiates his Salac Berry, which provides a 50% boost to speed.

4) When Smeargle Baton Passes into Magikarp, all of his stat changes are inherited by Magikarp. That brings our friend Magikarp to 388 speed and 520 attack! If that were not enough, Magikarp’s ability, Swift Swim, makes his speed double in the rain to an even better 777!

5) The end result is an incredibly fast and strong Pokemon who can spam attacks nearly as powerful as Explosion against my opponent. Hence, the Magikarp sweep. Plus, there is nothing more embarrassing to losing to the long-time considered weakest Pokemon in the game, right?

(taken from the info description of the video itself)

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