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Google Maps joins forces with Pokémon for April Fools' Day

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iPhone and Android users can catch 150 Pokémon until April 2
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  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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As an April Fools' Joke, the Google Maps app for iPhone and Android has wild Pokémon scattered throughout various locations in the world. Individual species appear in multiple locations. Many Pokémon are located near landmarks.

As part of the joke, this is marketed as a Google hiring challenge. Players who find all 150 different species by are said to be invited to Google's headquaters, the Googleplex, to participate in "the final round of hiring." Google's hiring committee will supposedly first participate in Pokémon battles to determine who can best judge which applicant is best deserving of the title Pokémon master. The chosen applicant is said to begin work on September 1, 2014, but not battle date for the judges has been set yet.

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