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Pokémon Go master getting free global trip to catch 'em all

Nick Johnson, the first person to catch all 142 known Pokémon in America in Pokémon Go, is getting a free trip around the world to complete his collection. The trip, sponsored by Expedia and Marriott Rewards, will see Johnson head to locations such as Paris, Sydney, and Hong Kong.

From Business Insider:

First, Johnson and his girlfriend will fly to Paris on Friday evening, with flights covered by Expedia, to catch Europe's exclusive Mr. Mime. A day later, they'll take off for Hong Kong in search of Farfetch'd, and then a day after that it's off to Sydney for two days to catch Australia's Kangaskhan.

Johnson says that he won't be using Pokémon Go mapping apps to help him find each remaining creature. He'll instead rely on each city's Pokémon Go player community. If you want to follow along, Johnson will be writing up his experiences in each city for Expedia's Viewfinder (opens in new tab) blog, while also posting updates to Twitter and Snapchat.

40 Comments
  • That's cool! Lucky, I mean him and his girlfriend are lucky.
  • Pathetic. AC, you are being so pathetic right now.
  • An article related to something of interest is in no way pathetic, but you guys and your need to comment on every Pokemon article are adorably pathetic. It's a topic that interests many Android users, and as such fits right in here. There's plenty of room for other stuff when there's other stuff to report on. Posted via the Android Central App
  • And YOU need to comment on everyone commenting. hmmmm.
  • You keep using this word... I do not think it means what you think it means. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You should read more often... as in the dictionary
  • I actually did read a dictionary once when I was a kid... Story was a little lacking. Maybe you should follow your own advice? And maybe something about grammar to learn about the magic of the full stop. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Maybe you should learn about Internet protocol... and how grammar as you seem to believe in, well, it doesn't exist on open forums. Wanna be a grammar cop?... Go become lawyer and write a discovery request to a Judge. Until, go.... yourself.
  • Wait... Where is he supposed to go by himself? The suspense is killing me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Out of this exchange, to sail the seas for more eloquent conversation! And maybe become a lawyer... Posted via the Android Central App
  • You words well, sir. Nearly as well as you hypocrisy! I will bow out now, lest I am cut by your jagged tongue. Good day. But... Should I learn about IPv4 or IPv6... To Lycos! Posted via the Android Central App
  • The grammar cop needs to arrest himself.
  • Why is this pathetic? Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's so dope! Congrats to that kid! Or adult or whatever lol Posted via LG H815
  • What a great example! Hey kids, if you use a bot to CHEAT (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/pokemon-go-player-hits-level-cap-heres-...) people will shower you with praise and give you trips around the world! Honesty and hard work are for suckers and losers, never forget that. /s Posted via the Android Central App
  • Except you are confusing two different stories. The one you linked to did indeed use a bot. The one in this story - which happened 5 days ago I might add, was talked about in this article: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/pokemon-go-player-has-caught-every-avai... If you are going to criticize someone for cheating maybe make sure you are talking about the right person.
  • Try actually reading the article you link to first, before making comment.
  • Ah, I stand corrected. That's what I get for skimming. My apologies, Mr. Johnson. Well done sir Posted via the Android Central App
  • Pretty nice, especially if you're his girlfriend! Although there's a small part of me that would find it amusing if he couldn't find the unique ones... Still can't believe ours is bloody Mr mime! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Who ever said playing Pokemon Go wouldn't amount him to anything, huh? :P
  • Oh crap, now he needs to find a girlfriend.
  • Except he (presumably) does? Posted via the Android Central App
  • He already has a girlfriend Posted from my Moto X 2nd gen and my Nexus 9 both on Android Marshmallow
  • If he had one, he would never catch them all :)
  • Says in the article he has one.... "First, Johnson and his girlfriend"
  • It could be his pet goat. Who knows. Google Nexus 6P
  • +1
  • Nice come up for him. Sent from my Sony Xperia XA
  • I'm not jealous... I'm not jealous... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good. That's a very healthy attitude! I'm a bit jealous... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Jesus I should've played Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why though? It's an APP! Not only that, but it's a FREE APP! All this Pokémon Go bullcrap has been blown way out of proportion, and I'm not just talking about AC's coverage on it. No, I mean EVERYWHERE. Don't get me wrong though, I like the game, it's just extremely overrated. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Awwww no fun for you then Mr. Sourpuss. #keepcomplaining
  • Expedia & Marriott saw an opportunity for a publicity stunt
  • WHERE IS DITTO?!
  • Not in the game yet Posted via the Android Central App
  • I JUST FOUND ONE IN MY STREET! No, wait... It's just discarded chewing gum, damn. Carry on. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Has this game not jumped the shark yet? It should be in the likes as words with friends, angry birds, etc in a few months... Nintendo investors may want to dump it while it's hot.
  • Too late for them. Posted via the Android Central App It's a good thing this guy doesn't waste his time with unimportant BS,like a job.
  • That's one lucky SOB.