Google Is Finally Awarding People The Title Of Pokémon Master
On April 1st, one of Google’s many (many, many, many) pranks included having a slew of 150 Pokémon infiltrate Google Maps. While some Google Map navigators spent a few minutes searching around their city to catch a Pokémon or two, others spent hours taking that “Gotta catch ‘em all” mantra very seriously.news.com.au
And their efforts weren’t for naught. Two-and-a-half months later, as promised, Google has sent a bit of appreciation the Pokémon Masters’ way: A letter thanking them for their service and providing them with official Pokémon Master business cards.time.com
Google Has Been Experimenting With Augmented Reality For Sometime Now, But Never In Such An Ambitious Manner As It Announced Today...
Basically, Google Has Launched A Competition Wherein One Person Who Seeks Out Every Pokémon Hidden In Real-World Locations Can Join Google In The Role Of The Pokémon Master
In Order To Find The Best Pokémon Master, Google Has Developed A Pokémon Challenge That Google Is Calling "The Most Rigorous Test Known To Man"
Sadly, It's An Elaborate April Fools' Day Prank Where Google Is Pulling A Fast One On Diehard Pokémon Fans, Albeit In The Best Way Possible
Using a slick, well-produced YouTube video featuring some unprecedented augmented reality software, Google launched a fake competition wherein one person who seeks out every Pokemon hidden in real-world locations can join Google in the role of the Pokemon Master.cnet.com
While the chance to join Google with an absurd title like Pokemon Master has eluded us for now, the April Fools' hoax didn't stop the company from giving smartphone users a neat little game to play around with in the meantime.theverge.com
But Wait! It Doesn't End There. Google Actually Did Built A Proper Poke-Collection Game. Here's How To Play.
To play, you must you have the most recent version of the Google Maps App. Open it and click the search bar, where you'll see a Pokéball and a button that says "Press start."cnet.com
From there, you'll see little Pokémon figures all over your map. There even will be Pokémon-style houses. Like here:huffingtonpost.com
To Catch A Pokémon, Simply Click It. You'll Have To Search All Over The Globe To Find Them All. Here's What It Looks Like To Catch Mawile In Midvalley, KL:
The Deadline To Find All 150 Pokémon Is 2 April 2014 At 2:00PM (Pacific Daylight Time)