A new Pokemon mobile game is hitting the mobile market with the launch of The Pokemon Company International’s latest title Magikarp Jump. The free to play game is available today on the App Store and Google Play. In this cute little game Pokemon trainers will train their Magikarps to soar as high as they can and compete against their peers.
The water type creature has a reputation for being the most useless Pokemon in the Pokedex and while it can learn abilities, it is most likely to just flop around on the battlefield. Magikarp Jump takes that flopping around and turns it into a competitive skill. The goal is to train your Magikarp to jump as high as possible.
Training will include feeding your Pokemon the right food and developing its skills with exercises like hitting a punching bag. As your Magikarp trains its jump power will increase preparing it to compete in various leagues. When your high jumping water type reaches level 20 and is ready to evolve into the mighty Gyarados, it will be released so that you can start over with a new generation of Magikarp.
But each new generation of Magikarp will be a little stronger than its predecessor, so the more you play the better you’ll do, until you become a the best Magikarp trainer in the league. Players begin in the Friend League and must raise their Magikarp little by little to win battles across 6 different leagues. Along your journey you’ll encounter other Pokemon that can lend a helping hand by providing food and other perks or hinder your progress by absconding with your prized jumper.
Magikarp Jump is free to play for iPhone, iPad and Android devices with in-app purchases. Real money can be used to purchase in-game currency called diamonds and exchange tickets. Use this currency to purchase friendship items for pokemon to visit your pond, decorations giving you added bonuses, and items that you can use to speed up in game timers. Once you’ve completed 5 trade-ins (this takes 2,500 tickets which costs a total of $25) you will unlock the Diamond Miner achievement which will grant you 100 diamonds per day for free. A stamina mechanic will eventually slow your progress without an in-app purchase but it refreshes quickly.
Visit the official Magikarp Jump website for more information and you can download the game and get jumping today!