Well it looks like Google has kicked off April Fools day a day early because they have officially announced the newest addition to Google Maps: Pokemon. With this iteration of Maps, you can find and catch up to 150 different Pokemon that are scattered across the world. It is up to you to find them though.

“Dozens of wild Pokémon have taken up residence on streets, amidst forests and atop mountains throughout Google Maps.

To catch ’em all, grab your Poké Ball and the newest version of Google Maps for iPhone or Android. Then tap the search bar, “press start,” and begin your quest.”

In Google’s “Pokemon Game,” you zoom into major cities and start exploring, street-by-street, for a variety of Pokemon. Once you have found one, all you have to do is tap on it and click “catch.” This adds a Poke Ball to the map in the place of the caught Pokemon and then the Pokemon’s information is added to your Pokedex. Within this you can see all of your caught Pokemon including some game-accurate details about them.

You cannot search for each Pokemon through the search in Maps but it does look like all of the Pokemon are in the same places for every user so if you all want to start a running list in the comment section as to where each one is that would be great! As for a head start, it does look like you can capture quite a few of them just around the Google Plex.


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Justin Duino

Justin Duino

(Founder | Editor-in-Chief) - I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno getting my degree in Computer Science.I have been fortunate to work with some brilliant people in the technology industry and plan to continue so for the rest of my life.I am currently using a Nexus 5, a Nexus 7 (2013), and a Nexus 10. Additionally, I am one of the first Glass Explorers with Google Glass and loving it!
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