Google is starting April Fool's Day early with a little help from Game Freak and Nintendo. Introducing the Google Maps Pokemon Challenge. Starting today (but not really) the Google Maps app on iOS and Android now has an additional feature -- it tracks Pokemon in the real world. Not only that, but it lets real life Pokemon Masters capture them in a surreal alternate-reality type experience.
Pokemon Masters that truly think they're the best there ever was may now have the opportunity to prove it. The one Pokemon Master that captures the most Pokemon prior to April 2 will get officially hired by Google as their own company Pokemon Master (but not really). Yes, the addition of the Pokemon tracking feature in Google Maps isn't just a fun tool, it's also a contest. Best buy that plane ticket to the jungle ASAP.
Whethere it's a Charizard living in a Peru, a Garchomp from Greece, or a Regigigas from Japan, it's time to start hunting, Pokemon Masters. Yes, I'm recommending finding Reggie Fils-Aime at the Nintendo of America offices and throwing a Pokeball at him. Just tell him it's for the Google Maps Pokemon Master challenge. Get to it, prospective Pokemon master. Or, you know, just keep playing Pokemon X and Pokemon Y on the 3DS. Yes, mostly that.
Happy early April Fool's Day, everyone.