Brooklyn Man Catches Them All
Here on the Southcoast there are many hot spots and players are getting close but a man in Brooklyn is claiming to have caught 'em all!
Nick Johnson is the first person to catch all 142 Pokémon available in the United States according to WCVB. Pokémon has not given a confirmation on Nick's achievement and he has not yet received a response from them.
Pokemon Go hit the United States on July 6. Johnson said he caught about 135 Pokémon in the first week and a half of playing the game and once he realized how close he was, he figured he would go all the way. It took him almost two weeks to catch them all. The final capture happened just after midnight on July 21 in New York's Central Park, a popular Pokémon hot spot. Johnson was with a group of friends he made while playing the game, I'm sure they were all very jealous although Nick has definitely put in his best effort and it shows!
The 28-year-old says that despite some sleepless nights and full days spent on "Poké walks," playing the game didn't really interfere with his life. Johnson said he works about 50 hours a week at the startup Applico. After work he'd meet his girlfriend for dinner and the two of them would go on walks catching Pokémon together, though he'd often stay out later than she. Some nights he would be up till 4 AM!
Marriott Rewards offered to partner with him for the rest of his journey. A spokesperson for Marriott confirmed, saying, "Marriott Rewards will be helping Nick on his international journey to catch the last remaining Pokémon." However, he does not plan on catching them but maybe he'll change his mind!
Additional Reporting by Sara Achorn