Pokemon: Magikarp Jump

App review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Silly Pokemon spin-off offers boat loads of fishy fun.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

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age 5+

Hours of fun, with some caveats

My kids (5 and 8) both love this game. I'm writing this review to point out some things that aren't mentioned in the Common Sense Media description of the app, most of which is accurate. The main difference I have noticed is that there is no timer in this game, wish there was, as my kids would go on for hours (and have a few times). But the most troubling part of this game is that when the player touches the little archaic tv icon that the support pokemon hang out near, it open ups youtube and next thing you know your kid is watching streams of pokemon videos. The videos my 5 year old has found include pokemon "killing" each other, not just battling until someone "faints". Also Pokemon videos with voiceovers with inappropriate language, in my opinion. There appears to be no way to unlink youtube from Magikarp Jump. If someone is aware of a way, please write a review to let us know. Overall fun but problematic.

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