Google Maps Pokemon Challenge

As part of an April fools' day treat, Google has added 150 Pokémon to Google Maps for you to try and catch. See also: Best technology April Fool's jokes 2014.

In Google's promotional video, users are show wielding Nexus 5 smartphones to catch Pokémon by way of augmented reality. Applicants are given the challenge to catch all 150 Pokémon (although they are not the original collection) by 2 April 2pm PDT.

Google says that anyone who collects all 150 will be invited to the Googleplex to take part in a final round of hiring for the title Pokémon Master, starting on 1 September 2014.

"Dozens of wild Pokémon have taken up residence on streets, amidst forests and atop mountains throughout Google Maps. To catch 'em all, grab your Poké Ball and the newest version of Google Maps for iPhone or Android. Then tap the search bar, "press start," and begin your quest." said Google.

To start hunting for Pokémon on Google Maps you'll need to update the app to the latest version on Android or iPhone. You can head to the Pokémon lab which is located at CERN, in Switzerland, or view your Pokédex.

The augmented reality feature shown off in the video isn't acutally available but you can start scanning around on Google Maps for the Pokémon. We caught a Pichu in St.Pancras station so there's one free tip for you to get started.

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