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New York 'Pokemon Go' player claims to have caught all 142 available Pokemon

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Ben Hooper
A screenshot of Nick Johnson's Pokedex showing he has caught 142 monsters available in the United States in Pokemon Go. Photo by Nick Johnson/Reddit
A screenshot of Nick Johnson's "Pokedex" showing he has caught 142 monsters available in the United States in Pokemon Go. Photo by Nick Johnson/Reddit

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- A Pokemon Go player in New York claims to have captured all 142 of the digital monsters known to be available in the United States.

Brooklyn-based Pokemon Master Nick Johnson shared a screenshot of the game on Reddit showing he has captured 142 Pokemon, the maximum number believed to be available in the United States.

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Pokemon Go currently boasts only the 151 monsters from the first generation of the gaming franchise, but three of the Pokemon -- Mr. Mime, Kangaskhan, and Farfetch'd -- are believed to be region-specific and the other six are currently a mystery.

Johnson, head of platform for startup Applico, said he spent up to eight hours a night walking the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan to bolster his collection in the augmented reality game.

He said the most difficult Pokemon to catch was Porygon, which required a trip to Jersey City.

"I may or may not have seen it on the radar and then ordered an Uber to drive me around until I found it," Johnson told Business Insider.

Johnson, a member of Team Valor, said he is hoping developer Niantic improves the game's Gyms and battle systems to "make them more fun," but in the meantime he has a plan to replace his Pokemon-hunting habit.

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"I will probably sleep more," Johnson said.

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