Pokémon Go: Spanish man becomes first to 'catch 'em all'
Fiona Govan · 3 Aug 2016, 11:28
Published: 03 Aug 2016 11:28 GMT+02:00
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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.