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Ardent Pokémon Go fans catch 500 million Pokémon in two days

Region-locked pocket monsters

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TOKYO, Japan - In a bid to reignite the global craze about the game that lets players go to lengths for region-locked pocket monsters, Pokémon Go developer Niantic kickstarted the Global Catch Challenge.

Spurred by the challenge, that is set to become the game’s biggest hunt yet, excited players participated in large numbers from different parts of the globe.

In a matter of two days since the challenge launched, Pokemon Go players have reportedly caught 500 million pocket monsters.

Niantic’s Global Catch Challenge that was launched on Sunday, invited fans to collectively catch a whopping 3 billion Pokémon in return for prizes.

The developer said the more Pokémon everyone nabs, the more prizes get dished out.

What got fans more excited is that the developer promised to unleash many unique and elusive region-locked pocket monsters, including Farfetch’d.

Farfetch’d, the developers promised would become available worldwide for 48 hours when players hit the top milestone.

Further, even Kangaskhan, which is currently restricted to Oceania, is set to pop up in East Asia for the same duration. 

However, players only have until November 26 to complete the task before the clock runs out, and the prizes dry up. 

The company has said that the first set of rewards include double XP and a six-hour timer on Pokémon-attracting incense became available. 

The silver tier, which is unlocked after 1.5 billion catches, will throw in double stardust to boot. 

With more pocket monsters now appearing worldwide, and many set to emerge as more benchmarks are secured - fans are in a frenzy to catch ‘em all. 


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