Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wild Pokemons on the loose; catch 'em all using Google Maps

PHOTO: Pikachu - Pokemons
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There are wild Pokemons on the loose, and you "gotta catch 'em all". Or least Google wants you to.

The team at Google has created what appears to be its most creative April Fool's prank so far, allowing users to catch Pokemons using their Google maps.



Google has created the April Fool's prank, allowing users to catch Pokemons using their Google maps.
PHOTO: Google has created the April Fool's prank, allowing users to catch Pokemons using their Google maps.
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For those who are unfamiliar with the amazing world of Pokemons, the etymology of Pokemon comes from the original Japanese title of "Pocket Monsters". In 2007, British newspaper The Independent named Pokemon as the second most successful game franchise.

While it appears that there are no Pokemons to be found in Singapore, fret not Pokemon fans.

Open Google Maps and tap on the search bar. You can spot the difference immediately.



Open Google Maps and tap on the search bar.
PHOTO: Open Google Maps and tap on the search bar.
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Tap on the Pokemon lab option and you will be taken to the birthplace of Pokemons, Japan. You can then start your quest to catch 'em all! Be careful of Team Rocket though!



Tap on the Pokemon lab option and you will be taken to the birthplace of Pokemons, Japan.
PHOTO: Tap on the Pokemon lab option and you will be taken to the birthplace of Pokemons, Japan.
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Google maps will display which Pokemons are in the vincinity. Tap on the Pokemon to catch it! There is no need for Masterballs or any fancy accessories.



Google maps will display which Pokemons are in the vincinity. Tap on the Pokemon to catch it!
PHOTO: Google maps will display which Pokemons are in the vincinity. Tap on the Pokemon to catch it!
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And there you have it - your first Pokemon catch.

There are 150 Pokemons waiting to be caught. Some users have been so obsessed with Google's latest gimmick that they have managed to capture all 150 Pokemons.



Some users have managed to capture all 150 Pokemons.
PHOTO: Some users have managed to capture all 150 Pokemons.
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Think you have got what it takes to catch 'em all? Then you are the right man for Google.

A spoof video on YouTube by Google Maps describes their epic Pokemon challenge.
By AsiaOne, Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014


Google Maps: Pokmon Challenge

Published on Mar 31, 2014,  Google, Pokmon content, 2014 Pokmon/Nintendo/Creatures/GAME FREAK

Pikachu - Pokemon X and Y
PHOTO: Grotesque Pokemon - Steelix - Gruaaaa!!!
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