Every year for April Fool’s Day, Google puts together several elaborate pranks or fake products to make those in the tech community go crazy. It’s become something of a tradition so that we expect it, but one of the pranks Google is pulling today makes us wish something like this actually existed. Incorporated into Google Maps until April 2 is a Pokemon hunt, where you can catch 150 different Pokemon scattered across the world. The hunt starts at the Googleplex and from there expands across the globe. You might think since there are 150 Pokemon available that they’ve chosen to honor the original monsters, but that’s not the case. Browsing around the San Francisco Bay area I picked up an Emolga, Luxray, and Dedenne. If you want to try it yourself, just fire up the Google Maps app on your Android device and tap the search bar as if you’re going to look up a location. You should see a Pokeball icon and the words Press Start. That’s how you start your hunt. So get to hunting! You’ve got 150 Pokemon to catch in the real world! And if you want to be a cheater cheater pumpkin eater, here’s a reddit thread that will help you out, but don’t say you got it from me. local_offer Google Nintendo Pokemon wii u stars Further Reading Artist draws poster with all 800+ Pokemon Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Bisylizzie Doesn’t start at the Googleplex for everyone, I started at CERN. Got the 150, trying to work out the whole thing with Mew. Ducked Nintendo has confirmed Legend of Zelda on Wii U for fall 2014! The story follows after Majora’s mask. Omg can’t wait! Ducked Isn’t april 1st terrible? Wooopigsooie Or maybe you’re just terrible at April Fool’s… 🙂 Wooopigsooie Btw, have you read about the new tech Nintendo revealed as to coincide with their QoL platform? Really cool stuff. They have it posted over at Nintendo Life. Ducked You were adopted! Loser… Magnus Eriksson Hi folks. Sadly this is Ashleys last day here at WiiUDaily. But Im happy to announce that I will fill her shoes. From today I will be the new writer on WiiUDaily. I wont disappoint you. Now there will be daily truthful predictions on this site. Knife sharp analyses about Nintendo’s situation and of course game reviews. Also Im thinking about changing the 3DS section with a Vita section instead just to bring some interesting perspectives. Zorpix I approve of this Donaald Nice try andrewjcole Will you have taco giveaways? Please? And cake! Commander Raichu can you make article concerning the ouya 😀 Magnus Eriksson Dolphin emulator section 🙂 Commander Raichu thatll work 😀 Zakariyya Al-Quran well why hasnt she said that yet and put the vita section in the ps4daily duh Christian Schoff Gave it a try. It was way too boring. Zuxs13 I’ve caught 75 so far. Tokyo, Nintnedo HQ’s, San Fran and google, and CERN. Roger Tyson “When April Fool’s Turns Tragic” Sure, it’s all fun and games… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9xWdeWtHag …until somebody REALLY gets hurt! [Note: The above is actually a 1 minute COMEDY video!] SP-937-215 Maybe this is a little hit at Nintendo for not taking advantage of some awesome mobile gaming opportunities.