The masterminds down at Google Maps have done it again. On April Fools this year, Google Maps challenged its users to ‘Catch ‘Em All’ by placing pocket monsters in 151 various locations, challenging users to find them in real life. If successful in finding them all, users were promised a job at Google as a “Pokémon Master.” This week, successful players of the April Fools prank were rewarded for their efforts, receiving a letter and 10 Pokémon business cards.
The letter read:
“Greetings, Pokémon Master
On behalf of the entire Google Maps team, we’d like to celebrate you for catching ’em all. Not 10, not 50, but all the Pokémon hidden throughout our maps. While we don’t currently have a Pokémon Master role, we hope you enjoyed our April Fools’ Day prank. Wynaut have a little fun once a year?
We’d like to say thanks with these cards – reserved for Trainers who completed the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge and let us know of their success.
Congratulations and thanks again for playing!
Tatsuo on behalf of the Google Maps Team”