Pokemon Go Fan Says He’s The First To Catch ‘Em All

One man claims to have reached a milestone in the wildly popular Pokemon Go game by being the first person to catch every single one of the virtual critters.

Nick Johnson from Brooklyn managed to fill his Pokedex with 142 Pokemon by walking a staggering 153.2km (95.1 miles) and capturing a grand total of 4,269 Pokémon and hatching 303 eggs.

The mobile game, produced by Nintendo and developed by Niantic has become a cultural phenomenon since its launch in early July.

The augmented reality app sends players out into the world to capture or hatch virtual Pokemon in real-world locations.

While New York-based Nick Johnson, who posted his full Pokedex on Reddit, hasn’t actually completed the game, he does appear to the first person to have caught all of the available Pokemon in the U.S.

Nick Johnson has caught all 142 available Pokemon (ftb_hodor/Nick Johnson)

There are several creatures that Niantic has not yet released, with many speculating that these are being held back for a special event.

What’s more, some of the critters are region locked, including Farfetch’d, which is exclusive to Asia, Australia’s Kangaskhan and Europe-only Mr Mime.

Even then, catching them all doesn’t mean the game is completed as there are still gym-based challenges and training to complete.

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