Long ridiculed as a useless and weak Pokemon, Magikarp has finally been given some respect. A new line of merchandise based on Magikarp will be released by Banpresto on January 28th. The line will include a shoulder bag, regular and mini sized plates, and a set of glasses.
This may be end up being the biggest moment for water-type Pokemon since the release of the Shining Magikarp card in the early 2000s.
The merchandise line, called Ichiban KUJI Pokémon Research Magikarp, will be available in Japan, Taiwan and Singapore.