Google Maps lets you hunt for Pokemon for two days

April 1st, 2014 at 12:45 am

Hunt for Pokemon using Google Maps

Google has been testing the potential of augmented reality and how it can be integrated into the tech giant’s services, and we get to experience that for a limited time. Just for two days from today, Google Maps lets you hunt for Pokemon.

In a video presentation, players would have to hold their mobile devices out in front of them and spot wild Pokemon appear on the screen. Battle with them and throw virtual Pokeballs to try to catch them. While the video shows users going for the extreme such as climbing cliffs or fishing on the ocean to spot rare Pokemon, we think you can find all 150 pocket monsters (not necessarily the original 150) within your area.

Hunt for Pokemon using Google Maps

To start your hunt for Pokemon, update your Google Maps app and open it. Then, press Search and Start.

Those who have filled their Pokedex would be invited to Google’s head office in Mountain View, California, for a tournament battle to become a part of Google working as a Pokemon Master. However, you need to huury because deadline is only on April 2, 2014.

Finally, you do know what today is, right? April Fools!

Source: The Verge


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