Google Maps Pokémon Winners Win Anything?

May 16, 2014 • 8:05 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

google-maps-pokemonRemember April Fools this year where Google had a Google Maps Pokémon challenge and you had to catch and find all the pokemon, 151, to win?

Well, many actually spent the hours and days and weeks getting them all. Some have said they did not get the reward.

There is a large thread at the Google Maps Help forum where tons of winners are claiming they were not able to request their reward.

Google opened a special form until May 12th for those who won to claim their reward. But that form closed and there are many who were unaware of the form. They thought Google would just give them their reward because they were logged in via their Google account when working on the challenge.

Personally, I am surprised so many people spent the time doing this. They do indeed deserve the reward.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

Google updated the thread and wrote:

Thanks for all your posts. I'm closing this thread now, as the game is over and we'll be sending out the surprise to those who let us know they completed the Pokémon Challenge. The team is working on sending out the surprise. We've had to turn off the form, so we can get those out to you!

If you've posted on this thread and missed the form deadline, we'll send you an email to collect your information for a surprise.

Thank you again for participating in the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the game.

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Comments:

F1 Steve

05/16/2014 12:24 pm

Maybe Matt stepped in and penalised them for unnatural Pokémon captures? I51 Pokémon that fast sounds spammy!

BBEX Ninja

05/16/2014 05:16 pm

Seriously. I have no sympathy here. They should have waited for the Pokemon to come to THEM. To capture the Pokemon yourself is very UNNATURAL. They're just asking to get smacked by the Google Wartortle aglo.

Brandon

05/20/2014 08:24 pm

Don't they realize it was an April Fool's joke?

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