Pikachu on Pluto: Pokemon GO players have walked 4.5 billion miles since launch


Hater are going to hate the miracle of fitness brought upon the gamers of this world by Pokemon Go, but the developers from Niantic beg to differ. They outed a promo video that depicts how many kilometers the players have covered while chasing one of the 88 billion Pokemon that have been caught by December 7th. It turns out that the number stands at 8.7 billion (4.5 billion miles). 

This is enough for them to have collectively reached Pluto at its farthest orbit point, and then some. Oh well, the introduction of Pikachu in a Santa hat may very well send them outside of the solar system, but since driving slowly often counts as well, we don't know how much of that distance has actually been covered on foot. Pikachu on Pluto, now that's a thought.

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8 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Oh well, the introduction of Pikachu in a Santa hat may very well send them outside of the solar system" LMAO... Thanks for the laugh, Daniel!

2. civicsr2cool

Posts: 277; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

This is false info, I was botting for a good two months and have been GPS spoofing since launch. Myself alone has racked up tens of thousands of KM's while sitting on the couch..

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Myself alone has racked up tens of thousands of KM's while sitting on the couch.." You're a smart guy, aren't you! :D

7. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

No one cares about grammar in the comment section of blog posts. If you want to nitpick, the contractions "you're" and "aren't" are not words and using them makes you look stupid, especially when talking sh*t about someone else's grammar.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

"You're a smart guy, aren't you!" You're supposed to put a question mark at the end of that comment.. one of these ----> ? Don't nitpick grammar or spelling on comment sections - it's unnecessary clutter that we have to shuffle thru and makes you look like an ass, too.

4. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I assume this person is an Indian, just by looking at the way the sentence was formed.

6. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

I, myself, at one point had 20+ accounts botting, each racking up 20,000 kilometers. I accounted for getting pikachu to the moon.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Have not played this game or have had any interest to download at all. But it is a success in more than just number of downloads and income revenue. It got kids (and plenty of adults) to go outside and burn some calories. More developers should focus on that.

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