Someone already caught all the 142 wild Pokémon roaming the U.S.


You might have rubbed your shoes' soles away from playing Pokémon GO, but all your effort so far has been rendered in vain as reddit user ftb_hodor managed to catch 'em all 142 critters roaming in the U.S.

The New Yorker's Herculean feat took two 50-hour weeks of work, hatching 303 eggs and tracing over 95 miles on foot. The collected Pokémon for this time number 4269 in total. Wow, can you imagine them all in the same room?

Pokémon GO has as many as 151 species of Pokemon to hunt. Nine of them are either extremely rare, or contained to specific regions. Europe, Asia, and Australia have their exclusive creatures while the rest have never been sighted at all since the game launched.

The Pokémon master said that the farthest he had to travel was New Journey, and it was four PokéStops located directly across from Central Park that aided him in completing the challenge.

So, how many Nintendo animals have you collected in your area?

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16 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

congratulations for enjoying the time of your life... (not sarcasm, seriously just before someone calling this guy have no life, its his rights to decide about how to have fun with all the free time he has)

4. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

still sad.

15. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

I assume that he burned a lot of calories.. so i wouldn't really call it sad.

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Give this guy a noble prize !!

18. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Do people actually play this crap game?

3. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

He gets to travel a lot. The only western country I have been to is Australia.

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Only 142? Thought there were 300 varieties, including the Legendary pokemons...guess game is still in development.

6. FluffyBled unregistered

152 including legendaries ... it's just 1st gen (at least still)!

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, they still have a long way to go before they hit 729: https://goo.gl/HF63bb

12. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

they're planning on releasing different generations every 6 months

10. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I don't see Ho-Oh? I guess it is considered gen2 Pokémon even though Ash & Pikachu saw one flying in the first couple of episodes.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

ho-oh is #250 (if I remember correctly, lol) that phoenix and togepi is 2nd gen that appear in 1st gen anime series

7. gsv619

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

sadly I have managed to catch only 26 different species till now. A total of 97 pokemons caught. But I have been playing this game for the past 5 days now... Hoping to "Catch 'em all" ;-)

9. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

New Journey or New Jersey? Is there really a place with the name of New Journey that I don't know about? Props to this guy though!

17. Brewski

Posts: 671; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Where the hell is New Journey? Luis, you must be thinking of New BruceSpringsteen. Or you forgot to proofread your article...

13. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

that's awesome, I'm at level 9 but I barely even play it, only when I'm walking to and from work.

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