Brooklyn citizen, 28-year-old Nick Johnson have just become the first Pokemon Go player who has collected all the Pokemons listed in the app.
The first offcicial grandmaster had previously captureed all 142 Pokemon available in the United States, but that wasn’t enough for him. He left about a week ago to travel the world and complete his Pokedex.
In addition to the 142 items he had already snagged, there are four rare Pokemons only available in specific regions of the world, making a journey of this nature necessary for any completist player.
By that time the Pokemon Go player had covered over 152 kilometres (95 miles) on foot and hatched 303 eggs. That’s a serious amount of dedication.
“The post exploded overnight with thousands of comments and upvotes, and it started to get a fair amount of media attention,” he remembered.
With a trip to Paris, Hong Kong and Sydney, the Pokemon Go master has managed to accomplish what some thought impossible, and others hadn’t really considered doing.
It sounds crazy to go on such a trip in attempt to capture Pokemon, but worthwhile when Marriott was covering his accommodations and Expedia paid for the airfare.
However, when the man arrived in Paris, he found out that Niantic had updated its app making it harder to find Pokemons that it was before. Finding Mr. Mime, available in Europe only, was made extra difficult because of that change. But arriving at a hotel where an employee greeted him in a Pikachu snuggie had to ease his troubles a little.