Pokemon: Magikarp Jump - How To Get A New Magikarp
Magikarp Jump players have a few options when it comes to finding their next champion Magikarp.
Players looking to make the most out of Pokemon: Magikarp Jump are no doubt actively seeking their next champion. Unfortunately, much of the game's random nature can prevent players from getting decent Magikarp, whereas part of the game's design actively prohibits players from getting new Magikarp. Fortunately for players looking to ditch their zero and fish up a hero, there are ways in which keen Magikarp Jump enthusiasts can acquire a new Magikarp — just be forewarned, because many of them involve the flopping fish meeting a calamitous fate.
Getting A New Magikarp In Pokemon: Magikarp Jump
As Magikarp Jump players know, getting a new Magikarp is as simple as picking up a rod and heading over to the pond. With that said, once a player has chosen a Magikarp, they're kind of stuck with it up until the point when they've fought all they can fight and have been properly retired. There is an option to re-fish for a new Magikarp if the first catch isn't up to par, but this involves the use of Diamonds, and players could be running low or saving those for other means, so it's not exactly an ideal option.
Chance, however, may prove helpful. Any player who wants to ditch their ineffective aquatic companion can do so relatively easily; however, good opportunities to lose the Magikarp don't come often, and only a few of these opportunities are in direct control of the player.
How To Lose Magikarp (With Presumably Fatal Consequences)
One of these opportunties comes through Event #4, formally called Out of Nowhere. In this event, the player's Magikarp will spot a tree brimming with berries, and trainers will have the option to have their Magikarp jump up to eat them. The unsuccessful scenario in this case results in a Pidgeotto swooping in and carrying the Magikarp off to a certainly-unfavorable demise. The silver lining, of course, is that the player gets to fish up an all-new Magikarp.
The opportunity to lose the Magikarp is presented in other events, too: the Macho Karp event gives players the chance to evolve their Magikarp into a Gyarados, which clearly results in a loss of the Magikarp; continually tapping the Everstone also provides a similar result. Still, most of the loss events are random, whereas the Everstone event requires the Everstone, which isn't helpful for players in the early stages of the game.
Luckily, there's one more fairly sure-fire way of deliberately sealing the Magikarp's fate: trainers can swipe up to the top of their pond, an action that spurs the Magikarp to join them at the surface. After that, tapping on the Magikarp will cause it to jump up out of the pond, and continually doing so increases the chance of a Pidgeotto diving in to presumably make a meal of the Magikarp.
It goes without saying that this isn't a nice thing to do, but hey — winning jumping competitions means training champions, not floppy-finned failures. So long, Magikarp.