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Pokemon Go Launches in South America & First Pokemon Go Master to Travel Worldwide

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Catching Pidgeys, Zubats and Caterpies is still the worldwide craze as Pokémon Go continues to top mobile gaming charts, almost a month after it launched. Initially released in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand on July 6, Pokémon Go has now spread its monster-hunting fever in the European region, along with a few Asian countries like Japan and Hong Kong. When’s it going to come out for the Philippines? Your guess is as good as ours.

Today, Niantic has confirmed the launch of the app in Latin American territories, just in time for the upcoming Rio Olympics. The company’s official Facebook account posted the great news earlier:

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So, where’s our Philippine launch, Niantic? Where, where, where? For the love of Butterfree, please release the game here already!

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In other Pokémon Go related news, America’s first Pokémon Go Master will be getting an all-expenses paid trip around the world “to catch ’em all.” Lucky!

A few weeks ago, intrepid Brooklyn-based gamer Nick Johnson publicly declared himself to be the first Pokémon Go trainer with all of the 142 Pokémon available in the United States region. There are three more region-exclusive Pokémon in different parts of the globe, so it’s only logical for Johnson to go on the journey to complete his collection.

The good folks at Marriot Rewards and Expedia will be funding the adventure, so Johnson, along with his girlfriend, won’t have anything to worry about on their globe-trotting trip.

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“I will be scouring Reddit on my flight over and have a battle plan by the time I get there,” Johnson told Business Insider. “I will travel across the land, searching far and wide. Basically.”

Johnson’s first stop will be Paris, on Friday evening, to catch the European exclusive Mr. Mime. The following day, Johnson and his girlfriend will be flying to Hong Kong in search of the wild duck Pokémon Farfetch’d. The last leg of the couple’s adventure will be in Sydney, Australia, where they will battle it out with the powerful Kangaskhan.

Source: Yahoo Finance, Business Insider

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