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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?

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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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 5:38

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