This Pokemon Go Player Just Became the Very First to Catch All of the 142 Pokemon
Ladies and gentlemen, we've found the very best Pokemaster in the United States.
Brooklyn-based Nick Johnson has publicly declared himself to be the first Pokemon Go player to catch all of the 142 Pokemon that we know are currently available in the United States.
Per the original video games that Pokemon Go is based on, there are 151 total monsters.
Of the missing nine, three (Farfetch'd, Kangaskhan, and Mr. Mime) are only available outside the country, and six (Articuno, Ditto, Mew, Mewtwo, Moltres, and Zapdos) have never been spotted anywhere and are believed to be uncatchable at this time.
Johnson's journey to Pokemon mastery took a lot of doing and some long nights, but he said it was worth it to fulfil his childhood dream of catching 'em all.
His iPhone's Health app tells him he's walked an average of 8 miles a day in the two weeks since the game came out.
And in that time, he got to level 31, caught 4,629 Pokemon (609 of which were Pidgeys, lol), hatched 303 eggs, walked a grand total of 153 kilometers, and lost a whopping 10 pounds.
He also said he caught them all in New York City, except for Dratini and Porygon, which he found in New Jersey.
Nick Johnson says he's actually writing to travel sites and startups looking for someone to sponsor his world tour to complete his Pokemon collection.