This is the progression so far in the last league that has frustrated me to no end:
- Level up Magikarp to max before entering any league matches. Takes about a day with the time period between training point refills
- Progress through the league until a certain point is hit where the JP of my Magikarp does not exceed the other trainer's Magikarp, and thus I lose the match, ending in an early retirement
- Retire the Magikarp, and go through all the cutscenes before catching yet another Magikarp
- Repeat the process again.
I have done this loop for 3 times so far already in the Quick League, and with 3 more leagues left until the final league, it's frustrating me completely. Is this the normal gameplay loop? Is there a way to retire my Magikarp early so that I can catch a new Magikarp with my new Trainer level so I can progress through without having to go through hitting that point where I have no choice but to restart? I would not like to play if this is the intended gameplay loop as, I feel like, wastes the whole point of catching "special" Magikarp that have benefits and whatnot, like the gold Magikarp.