American travel company Expedia and Marriot Rewards offered to fund Pokémon GO whizz kid Johnson’s global adventure. The plan: he and his girlfriend were first sent out to Paris to find the Europe-exclusive Mr Mime, spending one night at the the Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe.
Then wasting, no time at all, they were flown off to Hong Kong, to find the rare Farfetch’d Pokémon. Then the pair flew to Australia for two days in order to capture Kangastan.
Pokémon GO super player Nick Johnson explained that in order to complete his Pokédex once and for all, he had to capture one very important character: a Kangaskhan. He eventually found the rare Pokémon near Sydney’s Hyde Park, thanks to several tip-offs from local players.
He said: “I’d had it on good authority from a number of local players that it spawns down by there with some frequency.” He then spent between four to five hours in the area trying to find one without much luck, but someone had sent him a Snapchat to let him know one had dropped nearby.
He went on to explain: “I grabbed an Uber (the rarer monsters are sometimes only up for a few minutes) to jet over there, but when I got close, there was construction blocking the road. So I got out and sprinted about five blocks to the location I’d been given. Luckily it was still there, and I caught it.”
According to Johnson, there are still five Pokémon left from the original 151 to be found, but they are yet to be released in the game: “Those five are Ditto, the three legendary birds, Mewtwo, and Mew. Their release will likely be tied to future special events, so I’m looking forward to seeing what Niantic comes up with.”
if you want to see exactly what having hordes of Pokémon-hungry humans turn up and attempt to catch a Kangaskhan might look like, then I’ve got a prime example for you over on the next page.
Hundreds of people gathered at a park in downtown Bellevue, WA, to catch Pokémon. The video shows the madness that ensued after someone yelled “Squirtle”, the name of a particularly rare Pokémon.
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