Google has announced a “Pokemon Challenge” for their Google Maps app. If you participate in the challenge, Pokemon will begin to appear all over the map: your goal is to find and capture all 150 of them. The Pokemon Trainers who capture all of them by April 2nd will be invited to Google HQ to battle other Pokemon Trainers for the job title of “Pokemon Master,” as explained in the video below.
To begin the challenge, open the Google Maps app and hit “Search,” where you’ll see a “Start” option with a Poke Ball icon. Pokemon sprites will begin to appear all over the map and you can begin to capture them. Like the real games, you can track your progress with a built-in Pokedex.
So who’s going to capture all of them, defeat all Trainers invited to Google HQ, and then score a “Pokemon Master” job at Google? Will it be you?! Unfortunately it won’t be anyone, as this is Google’s annual April Fools joke (the job part, that is). :p