Pokémon Go-mania has taken the US by storm with hundreds of thousands trying to “catch ’em all”. There have been many crazy stories, dead bodies, muggings, catching Pokémon during childbirth, but one man avoided real-world dangers and distractions, and reportedly caught ’em all.
28-year-old Nick Johnson of Brooklyn, seems to be the first reported user to have caught all 142 Pokémon, available in the U.S. region. The augmented-reality game which only just released on July 6, 2016 requires users to turn the world into a real-world map, and physically walk around their neighborhood and beyond to catch Pokémon on their smartphone. In less than a month, Johnson reported on Reddit that he accomplished this harrowing feat.
Though in the original Pokémon lore, there were 151 of the pocket monsters, there are only 142 of them available in the United States, with three more exclusive to Asia, Australia, Europe: Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, and Mr. Mime respectively and six others completely unavailable currently: Articuno, Ditto, Mew, Mewtwo, Moltres, and Zapdos.
And in that time, he got to level 31, caught 4,629 Pokémon (609 of which were Pidgeys, lol), hatched 303 eggs, walked a grand total of 153 kilometers (about 95 miles), and lost a whopping 10 pounds — and yes, he has a job.
“I work 50 hour weeks, sometimes more,” Johnson, who works at a tech company called Applico, wrote. “So I do that during the week, and then after that, I would go out at about 6:00 PM and stay out basically until I had to go home and pass out.”
He reportedly caught them all in NYC, with the exception of Dratini and Porygon which he took a train to catch in Jersey City. “A Porygon popped on the radar there, and I had no idea where it was,” he said. “So, I ordered an Uber, hopped in, and had the guy drive me around until I found it,” he told BuzzFeed.
It’s safe to say Nick Johnson is the very best, like no one ever was..