When it comes to Pokemon GO, there's a select group of trainers who honestly deserve our love and respect. The group, though small, has set out to complete one task which most other trainers would simply balk at. Rather than search for legendaries or set lures, these guys have all decided to evolve Gyrados from Magikarp.
Seriously, what champs.
You might be wondering why the feat alone evolves these trainers into true heroes, and the reason all comes down to crazy amounts of candy. Magikarp, a famously useless pokemon who’s known for his floppy antics, requires 400 Magikarp Candy to evolve. That’s right - 400 pieces of candy. Honestly, the amount of Magikarps one would have to catch to acquire that many pieces is mind-boggling, but these dedicated MVPs are determined to level-up their creature into a fierce Gyrados.
So far, Magikarp stands as perhaps the most difficult pokemon to evolve because of its insane candy requirement. However, that doesn’t mean the task is impossible. Several players have already reached their dreams and have caught the breathless moment in which their Magikarp evolved on video. I mean, could any moment ever be as beautiful as that?
For trainers still struggling to evolve their fishy friends, there’s still hope. A budding community of trainers has grown on Twitter where players have started to discuss the challenges - and inevitable rewards - of feeding their Magikarps untold amounts of candy. You can check out some of the best posts below!
Love is a lot like evolving Magikarp into Gyarados: it takes a lot of time, effort and balls, and then it's a terrifying dragon monster— lame montgomery (@laynemontgomery) July 14, 2016
Only 397 Magikarp candies away from evolving to a Gyarados!!!!!!— △⃒⃘ (@rachelfoureyes) July 14, 2016
I'm 6 candies away from evolving my magikarp but nowhere close to getting a date with a girl— andy dick's left nut (@deadliidev) July 12, 2016
Evolving a Magikarp in Pokémon Go takes a lot of effort. 400 candies, RIP. That's a lot of Magikarp.— Eli (@Flumeghost) July 11, 2016
Evolving my magikarp is gonna be the hardest thing I'll ever do— Pabs (@pablorserrano) July 10, 2016
To all of you trainers stubborn enough to do what we thought was impossible, we now commend you. Your hilariously persistent efforts are recognized by the Pokemon community at large, and gamers are looking forward to battling your ridiculously over-powered water dragons in the, well, pretty-distance future.