This week will be my first, and only, evolution of a Magikarp. Towards getting the best CP and HP yield on the evolution, I wanted to power-up the Magikarp to the max CP before the evolution. I don't think it matters, but why take the chance?
Then, I noticed that the combined (candy / stardust) cost of a Magikarp power-up is
stardust = 4500 and
candy = 4. That power-up incredibly expensive. It is the 2nd most costly in my entire Pokemon portfolio...
Is that massive power-up cost for a lowly Magikarp just a meaningless idiosyncrasy? Or, is there something that you'd get for paying such a high price?