Magikarp Master List – Pokémon Card Guide

Magikarp Card Master List

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Like so many in 2021, I rejoined the Hobby of collecting Pokémon Cards after over two decades. Whilst the nostalgia vibe was strong, I wasn’t enamoured by the modern selection of sets. My friend Sam had picked up collecting the ‘Hidden Fates‘ expansion, which I started to collect but quickly felt uninspired. Not wanting to miss the hype, I switched my interest to collecting just one PokémonMagikarp!

At first look, it seemed like a relatively simple task. The one card that stood out was the 1st Edition Shining Magikarp, which would set me back ~$400. Other than that, Magikarp appeared to be a good choice. How wrong I was!

Once I started my research, I discovered no less than 12 cards featuring Magikarp. I had to include them in my list.

Then there are the Japanese cards. The Japanese versions are even better than the English sets – I had to include them on my list.

About a year into my collecting, I discovered that five sets had multiples of the same card with different serial numbers – so I had to include them.

Fast-forward to April 2023, I have created what I now consider to be the definitive list of Magikarp Pokémon Cards in English and Japanese. This article will serve as an always up-to-date resource for those on the same journey as me. If I have missed any, please get in contact with me.

I haven’t listed the various Japanese Poker Cards and random other stickers and cards here in full. I do intend to add these at some point. Please let me know if anyone has a list of these to help.

Update: 30th January 2024 – I’ve had a few people ask me for my Spreadsheet recently. Whilst I don’t have time to keep this blog post up to date as often as I’d like – I do try my best to keep the Spreadsheet update. So here is the link. Feel free to message me if you find any errors or I’m missing anything.

The Numbers

I’ve broken the list into six groups. The number in brackets is my collection count.

  • English Magikarp – 92 (possibly as many as 95) (84)
  • English Featuring Magikarp – 12 (10)
  • English Jumbo Cards – 1 (0)
  • Japanese Magikarp – 74 (31)
  • Japanese Featuring Magikarp – 11 (1)
  • Japanese Jumbo – 1 (0)

Spreadsheet

Please let me know if you would like access to my personal spreadsheet, which outlines what I have in my collection.

Resources

I have taken much of my information from various resources, which I have listed below:

The Collection

I have listed all cards in date/set order.

English Magikarp

Base Set (1999)

Release Date: 20th October 1999

  • 1st Edition Thick Stamp (35/102)
  • 1st Edition Thin Stamp (Still not convinced this card exists)
  • 1st Edition Grey Stamp (See video for info on what a Grey Stamp is)
  • Shadowless
  • Unlimited Edition – 1999
  • Unlimited Edition – 1999-2000 (UK 4th Print)

Base Set 2 (2000)

Release Date: 24th February 2000

  • Unlimited Edition (50/130)

Team Rocket (2000)

Release Date: 24th April 2000

  • 1st Edition (47/82)
  • Unlimited Edition

Gym Challenge (2000)

Release Date: 16th October 2000

  • Giovanni’s Magikarp – 1st Edition (73/132)
  • Giovanni’s Magikarp – Unlimited Edition
  • Misty’s Magikarp – 1st Edition (88/132)
  • Misty’s Magikarp – Unlimited Edition

Neo Revelation (2001)

Release Date: 21st September 2001

  • Shining Magikarp – 1st Edition (Holo) (66/64)
  • Shining Magikarp – Unlimited (Holo)

Legendary Collection (2002)

Release Date: 24th May 2002

  • 1st Edition (Holo) (52/110)
  • Unlimited Edition (Holo)

Expedition (2002)

Release Date: 15th September 2002

There are thought only to be as few as two Matchprint Expedition Magikarps in existence. See this video at the 3:37 mark.

  • Non-Holo (118/165)
  • Reverse Holo
  • Matchprint

Skyridge (2003)

Release Date: 12th May 2003

  • Non-Holo (75/144)
  • Reverse Holo

EX Dragon (2003)

Release Date: 24th November 2003

  • Non-Holo (LNL-RJD-0UU) (60/97)
  • Non-Holo (LNL-RJD-5LR)
  • Non-Holo (LNL-RJD-B1B)
  • Reverse Holo (LNL-RJD-S31)

EX FireRed & LeafGreen (2004)

Release Date: 30th August 2004

  • Non-Holo – Common (FTQ-CSZ-23X) (67/112)
  • Non-Holo – Common (FTQ-CSZ-60P)
  • Non-Holo – Common (FTQ-CSZ-UB5)
  • Reverse-Holo – Common (FTQ-CSZ-DQG)
  • Non-Holo – Uncommon Misprint (FTQ-CSZ-23X)
  • Non-Holo – Uncommon Misprint (FTQ-CSZ-60P)
  • Non-Holo – Uncommon Misprint (FTQ-CSZ-UB5)
  • Reverse-Holo – Uncommon Misprint (FTQ-CSZ-DQG)

EX Team Rocket Returns (2004)

Release Date: 8th November 2004

  • Non-Holo (ZS6-E81-B0P) (65/109)
  • Non-Holo (ZS6-E81-FB5)
  • Non-Holo (ZS6-E81-GF6)
  • Reverse Holo (ZS6-E81-N3X)

EX Deoxys (2005)

Release Date: 14th February 2005)

  • Non-Holo (TAJ-CA1-B0P) (64/107)
  • Non-Holo (TAJ-CA1-FB5)
  • Non-Holo (TAJ-CA1-GF6)
  • Reverse Holo (TAJ-CA1-N3X)

EX Holon Phantoms (2006)

Release Date: 3rd May 2006

  • Non-Holo (MWP-PYJ-0FN) (69/110)
  • Reverse Holo (MWP-PYJ-0FN)

Mysterious Treasures (2007)

Release Date: 22nd August 2007

  • Non-Holo (89/123)
  • Reverse Holo

Stormfront (2008)

Release Date: 5th November 2008

The Championship Edition has a silver border and different reverse. They also include the printed signature of Mychael Bryan.

  • Non-Holo (65/100)
  • Reverse Holo
  • Championship Edition

Supreme Victors (2009)

Release Date: 19th August 2009

  • Non-Holo (110/147)
  • Reverse Holo
  • Non-Holo – Height Misprint (2.00)
  • Reverse Holo – Height Misprint (2.00)

HeartGold & SoulSilver (2010)

Release Date: 10th February 2010

  • Non-Holo
  • Reverse Holo

Gyarados Half Deck (2010)

Release Date: 12th May 2010

These cards are the same card from the HeartGold & SoulSilver set. They have a Gyarados symbol in the bottom right corner. Both cards are the same, other than their numbering.

  • Non-Holo (12/30)
  • Non-Holo (19/30)

Call of Legends (2011)

Release Date: 9th February 2011

  • Non-Holo
  • Reverse Holo

Dragons Exalted (2012)

Release Date: 15th August 2012

  • Non-Holo
  • Reverse Holo

Legendary Treasures (2013)

Release Date: 6th November 2013

  • Non-Holo
  • Reverse Holo

Ancient Origins (2015)

Release Date: 12th August 2015

  • Non-Holo
  • Reverse Holo
  • Holo – McDonald’s 2016

Generations (2016)

Release Date: 22nd February 2016

  • Non-Holo
  • Reverse Holo
  • Reverse Holo (Toys R Us)
  • Reverse Holo (20th Anniversary – UK) (Release Date: 1st June 2016)

Shiny Mega Gyarados Box (2016)

Release Date: 4th February 2016

  • Holo – Promo

Evolutions (2016)

Release Date: 2nd November 2016

  • Non-Holo
  • Reverse Holo

Burning Shadows (2017)

Release Date: 4th August 2017

  • Non-Holo
  • Reverse Holo

Crimson Invasion (2017)

Release Date: 3rd November 2017

  • Non-Holo
  • Reverse Holo

Dragon Majesty (2018)

Release Date: 7th September 2018

  • Non-Holo
  • Reverse Holo

Towering Splash – GX Box (2019)

Release Date: 4th January 2019

  • Magikarp & Wailord – Full Art GX – Promo (SM166)

Team Up (2019)

Release Date: 1st February 2019

  • Non-Holo (29/181)
  • Reverse Holo (29/181)
  • Magikarp & Wailord – Full Art GX (160/181)
  • Magikarp & Wailord – Full Art GX (161/181)
  • Magikarp & Wailord – Full Art GX – Rainbox Secret Rare (183/181)

Detective Pikachu (2019)

Release Date: 29th March 2019

  • Holo (8/18)

Hidden Fates (2019)

Release Date: 23rd August 2019

  • Non-Holo (15/68)
  • Reverse Holo (15/68)

Rebel Clash (2020)

Release Date: 1st May 2020

This is the first set where the numbering shows three characters.

  • Non-Holo (039/192)
  • Reverse Holo (039/192)

Celebrations (2021)

Release Date: 8th October 2021

  • Shining Magikarp (66/64)

Pokemon Go (2022)

Release Date – 1st July 2022

  • Non-Holo (021/078)
  • Reverse Holo (021/078)

Scarlet & Violet (2023)

Release Date – 31st March 2023

This is the first set where the front of the card matches the style of the Japanese Cards.

  • Non-Holo (044/198)
  • Reverse Holo (044/198)

This post will be updated soon to include English cards featuring Magikarp and Japanese cards.

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