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Google Maps: Play Their Incredible Pokemon April Fools’ Day Joke

Tue, April 1, 2014 9:39am EDT by Sandra Clark 4 Comments
Google Maps Pokemon Prank
Courtesy of Google Maps

Do you have what it takes to be a Pokemon Master on April Fools’ Day? Test your skills with Google Maps’ ‘Pokemon Challenge,’ which cleverly takes players around the world in a hunt to catch the creatures. Gotta catch ’em all!

Google is no stranger to April Fools’ Day jokes and this year is no exception. On April 1, smartphone users can play the new “Pokemon Challenge,” which places 150 Pokemon critters in real life locations throughout the globe. Read on to find out how it works!

Google Maps: April Fool’s Day ‘Pokemon Challenge’

Anyone can play the “Pokemon Challenge,” all you need is an iPhone or an android phone. First tap the search bar, and once you see the blue Pokeball just click on it to enter the April Fool’s Day game.

Your next job is to try and collect 150 Pokémon characters to put into your Pokedex. The more you gather, the more Pokeman trophies you receive.

Players can explore the world from the countryside of the United States to the mountain tops of Japan in search of these cute yellow creatures. The virtual game also includes a ton of different species of Pokemon, new and classic. How adorable!

Will You Become A Google Pokemon Master?

In 2013, Google played an April Fools’ Day joke by announcing that YouTube would be closing down for a decade in order to find a “winning video.” That was amazing, but this Poke challenge may be the best thing they’ve ever created.

Players have until 2 p.m. PST on April 2 to compete in this ultimate global quest. So what do YOU think HollywoodLifers, do you have what it takes to be a Pokemon Master?

Good luck and happy April Fools’ Day!

–Sandra Clark

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