Gyms are supposed to be arenas where the best trainers in the world achieve glory with the help of the most powerful Pokémon. Somehow, gyms everywhere have turned into a non-stop Magikarp train instead.

Those of you playing Pok√©mon Go may have noticed that it has become a thing to challenge and defeat a gym, only to replace the crowning champions with low-level Magikarps. Apparently, this has a name: ‚ÄúKarping,‚ÄĚ according to Babycastles co-owner Todd Anderson.

On social media, people are posting dozens of screenshots daily of gyms with Magikarp defenders. Sometimes, it‚Äôs just for fun‚ÄĒI mean, it‚Äôs pretty funny to see a Magikarp gym leader, even if you know it‚Äôll get dethroned quickly. Other times, the gym Magikarp is meant as an insult against the defeated team. And some trainers clearly just want to watch the world burn, one splash at a time. Here‚Äôs a small taste of the silliest trends in Pok√©mon Go:

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