Any time I name a new Magikarp in Magikarp Jump, a screen briefly pops with "Now Transmitting" before I can continue playing.

As an experiment, I tried turning off my cellular data. When I went to rename my Magikarp, I was shown an error telling me to "Please check your connection and try again a little later."

Why do I need an internet connection to rename my Magikarp? Where is my Magikarp's nickname being sent?


The game is checking if your Magikarp's name contains swears, profanity, or other prohibited language.

If your Magikarp's name contains any prohibited words, you will be prompted to choose a different name.

Based on personal testing and a list from /r/MagikarpJump, blacklisted names include:

Boob, Butt, Dick, Tit, Ass, Shit, Bitch, Shine, Depression, Melon1, Event, Poop, Weed, Kush, Muff, Murder, Zahar, Gay, GoldenShower, and Olaf.

1 Bizarrely, while Melon is banned, Melons, Watermelon, and Water Melon are perfectly acceptable.

Error: Name uses prohibited language

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    Admit it - you only made this Q+A so you could legitimately use profanity without getting flagged. :D – Mage Xy Jul 15 '17 at 2:02
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    Also, why is Olaf a banned name? That doesn't sound that offensive to me. – Mage Xy Jul 15 '17 at 2:03
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    @MageXy Or other things, like "event". There's probably some sort of inside joke with Olaf. – JessLovely Jul 15 '17 at 5:38

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