Pokémon fans are not thrilled poor little Magikarp can die

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The Pokémon Company International’s new mobile game, Magikarp Jump, is about raising the series’s most unloved fish into the best jumper it can be. Magikarp swims around its own little pond and gleefully gobbles snacks. It trains by bashing its face into punching bags. It gets itself into trouble. It dies.

Yes, Magikarp can die, and much like the demise of their very first goldfish, players have mourned the death of their Magikarp with surprise, confusion, and a little anger.

The Pokémon series has always been low-key about showing death on-screen. There are tragic stories scattered throughout the game’s lore. Cubone is a grieving creature that wears its dead mother’s skull. There’s a ghost-filled tower in Lavender Town where trainers…

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