Legendary Google April Fools joke is Catching

The Google April Fools Day jokes are the stuff of legend and this year the company has outdone itself. After last year’s epic Who Won YouTube? event, this year the joke is on users of the Google Maps app.

As the video shows, Maps has become a Pokémon adventure! Brian McClendon, VP at Google Maps explains:

Pokémon Hunters are the best digital explorers in the world, and they will help us take our maps to a new and exciting places!

To access the utter wonderfulness that this is, open the updated Google Maps on your smartphone (Android or Apple), hit “Search”, and then “Start”.

This isn’t the first time Maps has been involved in a Nintendo-esque April fools joke. A few years ago, maps was announced for 8-bit systems.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go and update my resume and legally change my name to Ash Ketchum. Just in case…

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