A Pokemon Go User Reportedly Quits Job To Play Popular Game Full Time

One Pokemon Go user is truly on a quest to “catch ‘em all.” According to The Guardian, Tom Currie quit his day job as a barista at Hibiscus Coast restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand, in order to dedicate his efforts to owning all 151 of the digital characters.

“I wanted to have an adventure,” Currie said on why he decided to pursue the game full-time. “I have been working for six years and I was desperate for a break. And Pokemon gave me the chance to live that dream.”

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The 24-year-old has captured 90 out of the 151 Pokemon creatures over the course of his journey through woodlands in New Zealand. In order to cut back on costs of travel, Currie says he’s been crashing on friends’ sofas or hostels. The Guardian also states that given Currie’s popularity since the story broke, transportation companies have offered him free services to assist in his journey. Even though his hunting quest will eventually come to an end, Currie says he plans to work on his new business once he’s fulfilled his destiny.

The craze of Pokemon Go has brought forth mixed stories of triumph and despair. Recently, two men fell off a cliff after playing the game, while others have been robbed.

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Since its release earlier this month, Pokemon Go has reportedly raked in over $14 million, and added “$7.5 billion to Nintendo’s market value,” Fortune reports.

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