Auckland Man Quits Job To Play Pokemon Go

Posted: Jul 14 2016, 6:02am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 14 2016, 7:20pm CDT, in News | Gaming


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  • Man leaves his Career for the Sake of Playing Pokemon Go

Auckland man, Tom Currie, who had a job as a barista left his career for the sake of playing Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go has really taken the world by storm. After the first vehicular accident, now a dude has turned up who has quit his job in order to play the game in New Zealand.

This is the first time that people have gone barmy over a simple computer game. Pokemon Go is played on a smartphone using a particular application.

It is a fun-filled game where you have to search for the Pokemon that is imbedded in a real life location. This makes the game even more interactive than any previous scheme. 

Tom Currie is 24 years old and hails from Auckland, New Zealand. This man gave up his job as a barista at a café for the sake of playing the game Pokemon Go. He will spend his time travelling the length and breadth of New Zealand, all the while playing the game.

Up until now, he has scoured 50 kilometers of territory and collected over 700 Pokemon. The game Pokemon Go was launched on July 6th. Currie has booked several buses so that he can travel all over the landscape of New Zealand collecting the cute roly-poly yellow creatures. 

"I booked busses from all the way down to Invercargill and all the way back up to Cape Reinga so hopefully I can catch some awesome Pokémon on the way," Currie told Newshub (via DailyMail).

"It keeps track of how far you've walked and I've done around 50 km so far, and that's with the actual game, walking away, slogging away."

After entering a particular location, Currie catches the Pokemon while on foot. The proposition of catching a Pokemon from a car has been one that could end in an accident, so that is out of the question.

Currie is also keeping track of how many kilometers he has traveled so far in his quest for catching Pokemon. He is currently at a level 20 which is better than most of the players in the region. Currie wants to achieve the endgame role which is a cherished desire of his. It is something for which he is willing to do anything. 

In fact, Currie has changed his designation on Facebook from barista to Pokemon trainer. He has admitted this much that he is not the only one who has left behind his responsibilities in order to play the game Pokemon Go. There may be several others in the locality who are up to the same old tricks.

Their number may go up all the way to 60 individuals. Therefore, Currie is not alone. However, Currie has encountered certain glitches and several difficulties during the course of his quest. It is not all peaches and cream.

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