There’s a new Pokémon game and it’s about the most useless and laziest Pokémon, Magikarp. Yes, it’s the orange weird fish with its mouth always open and jumping like on an idiot. Magikarp Jump is a game by The Pokémon Company, and not Niantic, the developer of Pokémon GO. Majikarp Jump is available for download on both iOS and Android for free. We tried out the Magikarp Jump game on Android, and here are our first impressions.
On Android, Magikarp Jump is 52.73MB in size and an internet connection is required to play the game. On Magikarp Jump, you get to become a Pokémon trainer where you have to train Magikarp and make it strong enough to compete against other Pokémon. As the name suggests, the goal to win competition is by making Magikarp do the only thing it does, jump. You as a trainer need to train Magikarp and once the XP reaches a certain point, it can compete in the league. Training your Magikarp for tournaments require two factors, one is to feed it and make it stronger with activities. Feeding Magikarp is pretty easy where you need to swipe left and right, tap on the berries and lemon and the Pokémon will gobble it up.
Training your Magikarp for tournaments require two factors, one is to feed it and make it stronger with activities. Feeding Magikarp is pretty easy where you need to swipe left and right, tap on the berries and lemon and the Pokémon will gobble it up. On the other hand, training Magikarp is quite funny where you don’t really have to do anything, and Magikarp just jumps until its energy is filled.
Once Magikarp is full with food and energy from the training, you can join the league. Tap on the icon on the bottom right of the game to enter the league. The battle is pretty funny as well where you compete with another Magikarp and trainer. You just have to tap on ‘Magikarp Jump’ and both the Pokémon will jump as high as possible and come down to the Earth creating a hole. The winner is decided on how high which Magikarp jumps.
The game works as a cycle of Magikarp being fed, trained and winning battles. On successful completion of all three factors, Magikarp as well as the trainer grows bigger in size. So the game rests on both Magikarp and the trainer winning battles and upgrading their levels. You can upgrade the food items and training sessions as well by tapping on the Home icon placed on the bottom left part. The coins that you receive on winning battles can be used to upgrade the food items and training sessions. One can use diamond to purchase for items like decoration to help increase Magikarp’s growth. ALSO READ: After Pokémon GO, Nintendo launches Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games
Magikarp is not the only Pokémon you’ll be witnessing in the game. Other Pokémon like Pikachu, Charizard, and Piplup will appear in the game to provide additional support. They can be unlocked through battles and will come as rewards for winning. Also, there is a camera icon on the game which captures screenshots and gives you the option to share and save them. This will help smartphones which do not have an on-screen shortcut to take screenshots. Magikarp Jump was pretty smooth to play with no lags as such, and the graphics were pretty impressive too giving the feel of old video games. However, overall the game seems pretty light and fun but nothing very gripping to keep you hooked to the screen. ALSO READ: Pokémon GO anti-cheat solution has an innovative way of dealing with players exploiting the game