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Google's "Pokemon Challenge" Prank Gets Real-Life Rewards

| 1 May 2014 09:37

Apparently, players that managed to collect all 151 Pokemon in the April Fools mini-game are in line for a special reward.

Remember Google's Pokemon Challenge April Fool's joke? Well, for those who were dedicated enough to scour the globe and catch all 151 of the beasts, they may be in line for a special real-world reward from the company.

According to a Tech Radar report, Google Maps users who caught all 151 of the original battle-hardened creatures have been asked to provide their shipping info to the Mountain View-based firm for a "small (free) token of [Google's] appreciation."

If, upon reading this, you desperately scrambled to your phone to try and get those last couple 'mons that you were missing, I'm afraid you're out of luck. Google has now officially taken off the Pokémon-catching part of the app from Google Maps.

As for what this reward could be (if it is actually true), well, that's anyone's guess. It may be something from Pokemon creators Game Freak, or something from Google. Either way, it should be a cool, unique, one of a kind reward that will end up on eBay within a few days for an exorbitant price.

Source: Tech Radar

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