Pokémon Go: Spanish man becomes first to 'catch 'em all'

Fiona Govan
Fiona Govan - [email protected] • 3 Aug, 2016 Updated Wed 3 Aug 2016 11:28 CEST
image alt text

A Spanish man from the coastal town of Elche, south of Alicante, has become the first player in the world to catch all 145 Pokémon.


David Quintana spent the last 22 days (and nights) criss-crossing Elche on his bicycle chasing the virtual monsters in the smartphone game by Nintendo that has taken the world by storm.

The 21-year-old has claimed the title as the first player to ‘catch 'em all’, beating American Nick Johnson, who caught all 142 Pokémon available in the US before heading across to Europe and Asia to track down the remaining three.

Quintana claims he was able to track down the elusive Kangoskhan, Tauros and Farfech'd by hatching them from eggs.

He walked and cycled more than 100km in all in the pursuit of the pocket monsters, pausing only to sleep a few hours here and there.

The craze for Pokémon Go has really taken off in Spain, with players gathering in Madrid last week in record-breaking numbers.

Spanish police have even released guidelines in an attempt to limit accidents caused by those to immersed in the virtual reality game to pay proper attention to their surroundings.



Fiona Govan 2016/08/03 11:28

Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also