Pokémon Go master getting free global trip to catch 'em all

Nick Johnson, the first person to catch all 142 known Pokémon in America in Pokémon Go, is getting a free trip around the world to complete his collection. The trip, sponsored by Expedia and Marriott Rewards, will see Johnson head to locations such as Paris, Sydney, and Hong Kong.

From Business Insider:

First, Johnson and his girlfriend will fly to Paris on Friday evening, with flights covered by Expedia, to catch Europe's exclusive Mr. Mime. A day later, they'll take off for Hong Kong in search of Farfetch'd, and then a day after that it's off to Sydney for two days to catch Australia's Kangaskhan.

Johnson says that he won't be using Pokémon Go mapping apps to help him find each remaining creature. He'll instead rely on each city's Pokémon Go player community. If you want to follow along, Johnson will be writing up his experiences in each city for Expedia's Viewfinder (opens in new tab) blog, while also posting updates to Twitter and Snapchat.

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  • First Chewbacca mom and now this guy. How about these companies give their goods and services to people that actually need it? No, screw the poor and homeless, let's throw money at people that go viral online instead.
  • Unluckily, giving free flights to all the poor and homeless would be slightly more expensive. What's your problem with a funny marketing gags like this? Billions of dollars are spent for stupid web banners and tv ads.
  • Don't be ridiculous. I never said give them free plane rides. But the money spent on those rides could go into improving soup kitchens or giving homeless coats in the winter months.
  • The time you spent reading and commenting on this article could have been spent volunteering at your local soup kitchen. Sent from the iMore App
  • Lol, now pokemon players will be even more tenacious looking for freebies from companies Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I bet more will be staying up 24 hours just for this alone........ Trying to get an early start.