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How to download Pokemon Magikarp Jump

The next big Pokemon mobile game is out and you can jump on it now

Update: Magikarp Jump is now available to download on iOS (opens in new tab)and Android (opens in new tab).

Pokemon Go took the world by storm last year, and Nintendo is pushing forward in bringing the Pokemon franchise to mobile devices with yet another release.

Pokemon Magikarp Jump is a new mobile game where you have to catch one of the most useless Pokemon known to man, feed it, train it and then take your Magikarp to a jumping competition.

If you lose you then have to head back to the start and catch another Magikarp and start the process all over again. Nintendo originally announced the game in February, but the marketing push has been quiet so far.

After an initial soft launch in Italy, the game is now available in the UK and US. It's developed by GameFreak, the company behind the original Pokemon Red and Green games as well as the latest Sun and Moon titles.

How to download Pokemon Magikarp Jump on iOS 

Credit: NeoGaf/JoeM86

Credit: NeoGaf/JoeM86

To get Magikarp Jump on iOS head to the app store (opens in new tab). It's a free download, but there are microtransactions within the game.

How to download Pokemon Magikarp Jump on Android

Though it was initially limited to iOS, Magikarp Jump has been quickly rolled out to Android devices. To get it for yourself, just visit the Google Play Store (opens in new tab) where you'll be able to download it for free. Bear in mind those microtransactions, though. 

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.