Nick Johnson, America’s firstPokémon Go master, recently got back from his successful trip around the world to catch all of the 145 Pokémon available in the game.
That trip, sponsored by Marriott and Expedia, brought him to Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Tokyo, in a whirlwind 12-day trip across continents.
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It was a fun vacation from his day job as Head of Platform at New York-based startup Applico. Still, it was exhausting.
On his journey to catch ’em all, Johnson had to deal with a typhoon, hordes of fans, and most distressingly of all, Pokémon Go developer Niantic, which reshuffled the locations of most of the Pokémon in the game the very day that he left.
It was worth it, he says: The best part was “getting to interact with and meet new people in every country and bonding with them over Pokémon,” Johnson says.