When you first start Magikarp Jump, and acquire your first Magikarp, you aren’t given the option to name it anything different. This is quite unusual for a Pokemon game, as in the main franchise you are always given the option to give your Pokemon a nickname. Don’t worry, though, Magikarp Jump hasn’t completely done away with this system, and in this article we’ll teach you how to name your Magikarp in Magikarp Jump, so you can set it out from the rest.

How to Name Your Magikarp

Naming your Magikarp is actually extremely easy. First, complete the first generation by leveling your first Magikarp up the way up. Once this happens, your very first Magikarp will be retired, having done everything it can to be a jumping champion. Don’t cry yet, though, as you’ll soon be on your way to catching yet another Magikarp that you can feed, train, and participate in events with. Once you are given the option to get a new Magikarp, choose your Rod, and then head off to the pond.

After a few moments of fishing, another Magikarp will take the bait, and you’ll then be given the option to give it a nickname. This is just one of many ways that they game allows you to set your Magikarp apart from the others, and while you may love naming your Magikarp, you’ll probably get pretty tired of the whole tirade pretty quickly, unless you just name all of your future Magikarps the same thing. Snoopy 1, Snoopy 2, hey—we’re not judging!

That’s really the only way we currently know to name your Magikarp in Magikarp Jump. The game does state that you can change your Magikarp’s nickname at any point in time, which can be accomplished very easily from just about any screen in the game. While looking at the game's screen, look for your Trainer icon. Click on it. This will bring up a box with various bits of information about your Trainer and your Magikarp, and the medals you've won so far. Scroll all the way down to the bottom and you should spot an area where you can change your Magikarp's name directly from the Training stats window.

Now that you know how to change your Magikarp's name on the fly, you can learn more by heading over to our guide on how to level up JP fast in Magikarp Jump. We also have a complete set of tips to help you get started, and we’ll have plenty of other in-depth guides to help you along your journey in the near future. For now, though, be sure to keep an eye on our site for updated content to assist you in becoming the ultimate jumping Magikarp trainer!