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Google Maps Is Taken Over By Pokémon In April Fools' Prank

Huffington Post - 31 Mar 2014
In order to find the best Pokémon master, Google has developed a Pokémon Challenge that is what it calls "the most rigorous test known to man." So how does it work? Google has added hidden Pokémon throughout the latest version of Google Maps, and to ...
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Pokémon Go: How To Save Battery and Play for Longer

USgamer - 20 Jun 2017
Some Pokémon GO players report they've saved their phone's battery life by downloading Google maps of their neighborhoods and then using them offline to catch local Pokémon. There's some debate on whether or not this works – one member of Google's ...
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Pokémon GO ruined my roadtrip

Daily Californian - 01 Jun 2017
My favorite cookies are in Santa Cruz, so I decide that that's where we're headed. Equipped with the wonder that is Google Maps, I manage to locate the Pacific Cookie Company. Google Maps also helpfully suggests something about a beach boardwalk, so I ...
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Instead of Banning Cheaters, Pokémon Go Trolls Them Hard

WIRED - 29 May 2017
That purge appears to have been effective. Popular bot services like Necrobot and MyGoBot have since shut down. So, too, have popular scanner apps, like PokeSensor, which build maps of where to find nearby monsters to make acquisitions even easier.
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iOS 11: All the Cool New Features Coming to Your iPhone and iPad

Gizmodo - 07 Jun 2017
If you actually trust your life to Apple Maps while driving, iOS 11 will finally introduce speed limits and lane guidance warnings for easier navigation while on the road. And like with Google Maps, Apple will finally be introducing a one-handed zoom ...
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Google Maps now has a 'Catching Pokémon' feature in Timeline

The Next Web - 05 Sep 2016
That's right. As noticed by Redditor GoldLeader272, you can now indicate in Maps when and where you've been playing Pokémon Go by selecting the newly added 'catching Pokémon' option. To access the feature, open the menu in Maps and head to 'Your ...
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Google Maps Could Make Pokémon Go Even Better

Popular Science - 08 Jul 2016
A Google login leads to so much more than just a record of what mini-monsters you've collected in Pokémon Go. Impressively, the in-game map highly resembles the streets and sidewalks of your actual surroundings, and landmarks in the game represent ...
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'Pokémon GO' Missed An Obvious April Fool's Day Joke Opportunity

Forbes - 01 Apr 2017
With that said, there's a bit of interesting history here when it comes to Pokémon GO, which actually started out as an April Fool's Day joke. Google, king of all April Fool's Day goofs, had “Pokémon Challenge” be its Google Maps joke back in 2014 ...
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Pokemon Go has finally landed in Asia's third biggest gaming market

Business Insider - 24 Jan 2017
SEOUL (Reuters) - Nintendo Co's smash hit Pokemon Go was finally released in South Korea on Tuesday, six months after it was released elsewhere in the world. The game relies on Google Maps to work but in most of South Korea those functions have been ...
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Ms. Pac-Man in Google Maps is today's best time-waster

Polygon - 31 Mar 2017
We tried starting the game multiple times, and Google Maps sent us all around the globe: Mexico City, Tokyo, Phoenix, Chicago's Wrigley Field and the Plaça de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona. It will all be familiar to anyone who has ever played a Pac ...
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This map can show the exact location of every pokémon around you

The Verge - 19 Jul 2016
If you get through that process, what you'll find is a Google Map that basically offers a bird's-eye view of every nearby pokémon, pokéstop, and gym. With a bit of code, you can tell the map to filter by specific pokémon or pokéstops that include the ...
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"Pokemon Go" aims to surpass Google Maps, Snapchat in popularity

CBS News - 14 Jul 2016
Unless you've been hiding from the internet, you've no doubt noticed that millions of people are suddenly obsessed with "Pokemon Go." Nintendo's runaway hit mobile game has already surpassed the dating app Tinder in Android downloads, and now it's on ...
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New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em all

PCWorld - 15 Jul 2016
And if you happen to live in the Boston area, you're in real luck: a sweet Google Map known as Gotta Catch 'Em All happens to list all the locations local players have found, complete with a list of rare and ultra-rare Pokémon. A separate Google Map ...
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The story behind 'Pokémon Go's' impressive mapping

Mashable - 11 Jul 2016
John Hanke, the CEO and founder of Niantic, is a Google veteran. He was one of the founders of Keyhole, the company Google bought to start Google Earth, and had a hand in Google Maps before forming Niantic. The company spun off from Google's parent ...

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