US-based Pokemon Go player claims he’s caught them all

Player says he will continue to catch the remaining 9 Pokemon characters left outside the US

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For roughly 30 million people worldwide, snatching all the virtual critters up for grabs on augmented reality mobile hit Pokemon Go has become a hotly-contested goal.

A US player, however, says that he is the first player in the US to crack the game – capturing all 142 of the US based creatures.


Nick Johnson, has publicly announced on Reddit to be the first Pokemon Go player to achieve the much strived-for feat.

Johnson, a recently published author and head of a startup firm based in New York City, would leave his job around 6:30 pm and would soon after start searching for the virtual critters in areas around the Big Apple.

Johnson’s expedition took a lot of work and long nights but he says everything was worth it “to fulfill his childhood dream of catching ‘em all,” US news outlet Business Insider reported.

Since the game was launched two weeks ago, Johnson has often played the game in eight-hour stretches and has walked over 12 km a day in his quest.

Johnson says that catching the 142 characters is not going to stop him from playing the game, he hopes that Niantic, Pokemon Go’s developer, will bulk up the game’s features to boost its long-term playability.

Upon releasing the popular game, Nintendo announced a total of 151 creatures were up for the taking.

They have also revealed that 142 are available in the US while three are exclusively linked to other countries.

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