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Some random events in Magikarp Jump that can cause your Magikarp to die, such as getting caught by a Pidgeoto while jumping for a berry in a tree.

After seeing my last Magikarp's life tragically cut short, I'm paranoid about random events killing my next Magikarp.

What are all the ways Magikarp can die in Magikarp Jump?

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    As a general rule, I avoid doing anything after the game asks me a second time if I want to do something. The berry in the tree is the perfect example. – Coronus Jun 24 '17 at 21:35
  • I only avoid them if I've waited the 90min for Pikachu/Piplup/Training/League to reset. Otherwise I figured if the Magikarp dies not much was lost. – Trent Hawkins Jun 25 '17 at 0:42
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    @Coronus has the right of it - that's actually a deliberate tell. A double-confirm means you're risking Magikarp's life. A single-confirm means you'll suffer a minor drawback but nothing so serious. – Niet the Dark Absol Jul 1 '17 at 21:34
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There are several events that cause your Magikarp to "retire". Not all of these involve Magikarp actually dying, but either way they force you to get a new Magikarp to train. Taken from this list, the events that force your Magikarp to retire are as follows, with the bolded events ending in Magikarps untimely demise:

  • Is it Treasure?: You find a Pokeball on the ground. When you go to pick it up, either its filled with many coins or it's a Voltorb that will self-destruct.

  • Out of Nowhere: You come across a tree with fruit. If Magikarp jumps up to grab a fruit, it will either get a massive JP boost or it'll get snatched in mid-air by a Pidgeotto.

  • Macho Karp: After losing a match, a scientist will come up and ask for help in an experiment. Magikarp with either gain +1 max level, or it'll evolve into Gyarados.

  • Hop, Skip, Whump!: If you scroll your screen to the top of the feeding pond and tap on Magikarp, it will jump out of the water. Do this enough times, and a Pidgeotto will grab it for dinner.

  • Adios, Gyarados!: If you tap on Magikarp enough times while it's in the feeding pond, the Everstone it's holding will break. Once it reaches level 20, it will evolve into Gyarados.

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    Possibly worth noting that Serebii's event guide lists the chance of the first three of these events ending your run at around 1/3 – Trent Hawkins Jun 25 '17 at 0:34
  • Also worth noting is that "Hop, Skip, Whump!" and "Adios, Gyarados!" can only be triggered once each, and in fact you should do them for game completion (Event Dex). – Niet the Dark Absol Jul 1 '17 at 21:35

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