Google's April Fool prank: An augmented reality game that makes you 'Pokemon Master'

How about an augmented reality Pokemon game? That’s the new prank put up by Google on April Fool’s eve. Google has released a well-created YouTube video featuring some cool augmented reality software and launched a fake competition wherein players have to search Pokemons hidden in real-world locations. The game may sound too good to be true, and probably a great way to allure Pokemon fans.


As you go on the quest to find Pokemons using the sophisticated Google software, the video showcases some extreme scenarios and illogical feats, making it look extraordinary yet untrue. Imagine rock climbing with your Nexus device to find a Pokemon hidden in a cave?

Take a look at the video below:


Earlier this week, Google had also flooded its iOS and Android Maps app with tiny littering Pokemons. It claimed to have placed 150 such creatures in real-world locations. Once users see the creature, they needed to tap on their devices using the software to "Catch" the Pokemon and fill the Pokedex. So what does the winner get? The one who wins the game, will join Google in the role of the Pokemon Master.


This isn’t the first time Google has tried pulling a prank on April Fool's Day. Last year, the company had declared that it is closing down YouTube, introduced a treasure hunt mode for Google Maps and more. This year too, we expect many more April Fool's pranks from Google.

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