Magikarp Jump Launches as Latest Pokémon Game for iPhone and iPad

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The Pokémon Company has launched a new iPhone and iPad game revolving around one of the weakest Pokémon ever, Magikarp.


    Magikarp Jump, available now on the App Store [Direct Link], tasks players with raising multiple generations of Magikarp by feeding and training them to increase their Jump Power and overall level. Players can then battle--try to jump higher than--other Magikarp in six leagues to increase their personal Trainer Rank.

    As a player's Trainer Rank increases, additional food and training upgrades can be purchased from the Town with coins, which are awarded for various in-game tasks such as winning league battles. A higher Trainer Rank also allows players to fish for additional Magikarp with different designs.

    Magikarp Jump is entirely free to play, but diamonds are available as optional in-app purchases for players who wish to buy pond decorations and other items that help Magikarps grow and train even faster.

    Magikarp Jump is not nearly as sophisticated as Pokémon GO, but with a number of achievements to complete, it's a decent way to pass the time on a train ride home or a lazy Sunday afternoon. You'll also see other classic Pokémon such as Pikachu and Pidgeotto appear at times for a bit of nostalgia.


    Magikarp Jump is a free download on the App Store [Direct Link] for iPhone and iPad.

    Article Link: Magikarp Jump Launches as Latest Pokémon Game for iPhone and iPad
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

    Feb 15, 2011
  3. AngerDanger macrumors 601


    Dec 9, 2008
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    ...they went for the coolest one. No Magikarp hating on my watch! :D
  5. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    Look how the trainer resembles Diamond. Pokémon Diamond remake for 3DS confirmed.
  6. sudo1996 Suspended


    Aug 21, 2015
    Berkeley, CA, USA
  7. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    If Nintendo has any sense, they've killed all future development on the *DS and, apart from the titles already announced for release this year, are exclusively working on the Switch.

    It was splitting their developers between 3DS and Wii U that lead to neither platform living up to its potential.

    It worked alright with the DS and Wii because third parties were there to flesh out Nintendo's catalog of games for the platforms. That's never happening with the 3DS, and isn't really happening with the Switch yet. It's not going to happen unless Nintendo can generate hundreds of millions of sales of the Switch like they did with the Wii.
    --- Post Merged, May 25, 2017 ---
    So... can you evolve it into a Gyarados?

    Also, why is it that Magikarp respects gravity and flops around on the ground when it's out of water, but Goldeen floats upright just as effortlessly in air as in the water?
  8. Schranke macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    This is BRILLIANT!!
    I am so excited to see a game just about everyone's favorite Pokémon:D
  9. 0098386 Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    I love these mini games from Pokemon. I mean, yeah they're entirely empty and dull experiences compared to the full fat 3DS games. But they're nice time wasters.
  10. vdot90 macrumors newbie


    Jul 1, 2015
    Nintendo nerd here. They actually had a separate portable and console team in the past, which was why the 3/DS was fundamentally different from the Wii/Wii U. It was only a year or so ago that they have decided to combine the two teams together – leading to the new console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. Either way, 3DS is slowly but surely on its way out as they place their focus on Mobile (kid's first gaming experience) and Switch (their main money maker).
  11. AngerDanger macrumors 601


    Dec 9, 2008
    I could settle for doing it on your phone.
  12. m.x macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2014
  13. msingh999 macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2015
  14. ghost187 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2010
    Why not Switch? Remaking a DS game for 3DS seems a bit pointless to me. 3DS has backwards compatibility so you could just play the original. Plus 3ds graphics are crap so it would be a wasted effort in my opinion.
  15. apb89 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2012
    Am I missing something with this game? Like can I not control Magikarp's jumping?
  16. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Correct, the idea is to train it for jump battle. But that is all controlled based on your "specs".
  17. Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    Pokemon Company has always preferred mobile gaming for Pokemon, because it fits the nature of the game better (trading with other players), so the Switch definitely has high potential for the main Pokemon games.
  18. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I still wish they would release the full Gameboy style games on iOS.

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