DaleH771 - You would think that, but I'm putting in a different storyline and also a lot of easter eggs for people to find, just to spice things up abit.
Tohoma(Newbie) - Thank you, but yes, magikarp was. That's why I decided it would be better if I improved his stats. So the magikarp you start with will be battle ready like a normal starter.
Tryploshion - It's already done, magikarp is battle ready and doesn't die after two battles. And it does aim to please, glad you love it. The beta is due out soon (2 to 3 weeks ish, but won't be a complete beta) so check back then!