I will release my starting pokemon, a Fennekin, once I get my first Magikarp. No, I won't wait until my Magikarp can actually fight. I will name every Magikarp after various Gods and Deities.
How do you think I will do? Is it even possible to win the game while only catching one pokemon? Can Magikarp use TMs and HMs? --- Official President of the Secret Board! The secret board is Warflame. Tell no one.
I've decided it would be more fitting to name my fishies after various water people and creatures, like Aquaman and Cthulhu. --- Official President of the Secret Board! The secret board is Warflame. Tell no one.
unless they change it in Gen 6, the only non-normal type move they can learn is Bounce from the move tutor, so you would hit a road block if you find a trainer with a ghost pokemon before the move tutor.
edit: they can also learn Bounce via Dream World but for all we know that's Gen 5 only. --- "Reinforcements? I am the Reinforcements."