Cnet: Google’s April Fools Prank Will Put Pokemon In The Real World

Google just revealed what it plans to do for April Fools’ Day, and this one’s a bit of a zinger.

An augmented reality Pokemon game utilizing Google Maps sounds too good to be true. Unfortunately, on the eve of April Fools’ Day, Google is pulling a fast one on diehard Pokemon fanatics, albeit in the best way possible. Using a slick, well-produced YouTube video featuring some unprecedented augmented reality software, Google launched a fake competition wherein one person who seeks out every Pokemon hidden in real-world locations can join Google in the role of the Pokemon Master.

I rather like the idea…but doesn’t announcing your prank before the fact kind of defeat the purpose?

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