It Turns Out the Guy Who Caught All 151 Pokémon Is a Cheater

Posted on Jun 05, 2017

Remember Nick Johnson, the first guy who claimed that he finished Pokémon GO and caught all the Pokémon in the US in only 2 weeks?

If you've ever played Pokémon GO, you know that leveling up gets harder after level 20 and that the highest level is 40. Nick got to level 31, and he caught 142 Pokémon, but couldn't fully complete the game because some Pokémon could only be found in countries outside the US.

Recently, some news shook the Pokémon GO world. A fan on Reddit claimed that he caught 151 Pokémon and that he got to level 40, completing the whole deck. Did he travel around the world to finish the game? Not exactly. He cheated, and here's how he did it.

It's Incredibly Hard to 'Catch 'Em All'

It's Incredibly Hard to 'Catch 'Em All'
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There are 151 Pokémon in the game, although most people can only catch 142 because the remaining 9 are extremely rare.

They can only be found in distant areas such as Japan, Europe, and even Australia. Which means that, to complete the game without cheating, you'd have to travel a lot.

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But there is someone who supposedly caught all 151 characters in a very short period of time, without traveling around the world.

A user called Problemz revealed his secret in a thread posted on Reddit: he stunned everyone with his incredible stats, but then he revealed he was cheating.

How Did He Get to Level 40?

How Did He Get to Level 40?
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You can't go higher than level 40. After level 30, the game becomes almost impossible, and if you want to get to level 40 from level 39, you will need 5 million XP.

The Reddit user got to the highest level in the game, but he said that he used a bot to complete the game.

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He created a computer program which helped him make a faster progress in the game. He confessed what he did on Reddit:

"First of all, I want you to tell that I was using a Bot. Obviously. I don't want to tell you how to use a bot and won't answer anything related to that. I purely went for XP/h. Nothing else. I used a total of 131 Eggs ( 5x 25 Pack – and I think 6 from leveling)".

He Got 280k XP Per Hour

He Got 280k XP Per Hour
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This is an incredible number when you think of the fact that the honest player would have to earn 54,000 XP per day for one whole year, in order to make it to level 40.

So what happened when the Reddit user got to the end of the game?

According to Him, He Was Very Disappointed by the Rewards

According to Him, He Was Very Disappointed by the Rewards
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He said he was only doing it out of curiosity. He made a bot to help him, and he didn't actually have to hunt the Pokémon.

He posted some screenshots which show that he earned Ultraballs (40), Max Revives (40), Razz Berries (40) Max Potions (40), Lucky Eggs (4), (4), Lure Modules (4), Incubators (4) and Incense (4).

Why Did He Do It?

Why Did He Do It?
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What he did has angered many fans of the game, but he claims that it was all done out of curiosity and not because he wanted to compete.

"I just wanted to see how far I can push with the given tools. And I learned so much out of this. I didn’t fight in gyms. And I won’t do it," the Reddit user wrote.

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Last year, many people who got to the higher levels sold their Pokémon Go accounts on eBay for insanely high prices between $1,000 and $7,000.

The Reddit user who cheated said that he wasn't going to sell his account and he deactivated it shortly after, which proves that he was doing it simply to see how his bot would work.
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