Google Maps April Fools 2014: Pokemon

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  1. BORTZ
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    Remember last year when google maps made everything into dragon quest? Well this year, you can catch pokemon in the real world... or on google maps images real world. I guess.


    All you have to do is open up google maps, on your phone or pc, and click the "start" button with the little blue pokaball. From there, pan around the earth as collect pokemon.

    The competition goes until April 2nd, and wherever catches them all will be invited to googles campus for a battle royal for the title of Pokemon Master and a job at Google. Jk, this is april fools, so no one gets a job.

     
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    wait, there is a pokeball icon? where?
     
  3. Taleweaver

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    Y'know...it's more funny if you leave out the date and see who falls for it. :unsure:
     
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    Away from this shithole
    Why won't Google accept all of my cash?
     
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    they probably will be sued by nintendo (since they are sad with wii u sales, they can get many moners dis way)
    but yeah nontiendo would probably cash much more with this project (and google stealed them lotes of % from saels)
     
  6. BORTZ
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    Google is not a company that will just forgo copyright material and laws. In case you have forgotten:
     
  7. Foxi4

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    That is the coolest thing. *Grabs phone* Someone's going to catch some Pokemon tomorrow. :D
     
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    never seen this before, thanks !
     
  9. BORTZ
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    Im pretty sure you can do it right now!
     
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  10. dragonblood9999

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    did they really sell this, because i would buy one
     
  11. GamerzHell9137

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    Guess its only for phone. Shame.
     
  12. BORTZ
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    I dont think they sold it, that was what google maps looked like for a day
     
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  13. Foxi4

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    I can confirm that it's working - I've just caught Metagross near CERN. :rofl2:
     
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    Already got 95/150, can't think of anymore major cities or monuments
     
  15. Gahars

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    You know, even with Pokemon, it's still more accurate than Apple Maps.
     
  16. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

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    I have Pokegen in my android phone B-)
     
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    Got all 150! Yay! Only took me 5 hours... :wacko:
     
  18. Bladexdsl

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    fuck google is awesome
     
  19. ferofax

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    I chuckled.
     
  20. vayanui8

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    Darn, I was hoping it would have them appear in more locations. I was really hoping to catch them in familiar areas XD
     
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