In the immensely successful Pokémon Go, players all over the world are catching and battling all sorts of Pokémon, found in all sorts of places. Different locations yield different Pokémon, and in order to catch ’em all, you’ll need to visit a lot of different locations.
Or maybe not.
One player has been able to capture all 145 of the currently available Pokémon, including all of the region exclusives from Europe, North America, Australia, and Japan – where you can find, respectively, Mr. Mime, Tauros, Kangaskhan, and Farfetch’d.
How, you ask? It’s simple, but it’ll likely require a large amount of walking around, hatching eggs, and hoping for the best. One Trainer from California claims to have caught all 145 currently available Pokémon, including all region exclusives, by hatching eggs – 10km eggs, to be precise.
Essentially, this gave him the ability to capture all the region exclusive Pokémon without the need to find them in another country.
Speaking with Eurogamer, the player said the following: “My name is John Smith and I caught all my Pokémon in California.” He further elaborated, telling Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips that he’d done most of the searching in his hometown, Santa Rosa, and around San Francisco.
Smith uploaded a video on his YouTube channel, running us through his impressive Pokédex, and all 145 of his catches. He really did catch ’em all – for now at least. When Legendaries eventually roll around, he’ll have 6 more to add to his collection. And “John Smith”? What an awesome name to have.