Tom Currie: Man Quits Job To Hunt Pokemon: Facts And Photos

Tom Currie: Man Quits Job To Hunt Pokémon: Facts And Photos

Tom Currie is a 24 year old man who claims that he quit his job to play Pokémon Go full time.

Tom Currie Quits Job For Pokémon Go

Currie announced that he quit his job in Auckland, New Zealand to become a full-time Pokémon Go trainer. In an interview with the UK Guardian newspaper, Currie said his goal is to capture all 151 of the available Pokémon in the game.

So far he has captured 90 of the 151 Pokémon monsters.

He told the paper, “I wanted to have an adventure. I have been working for six years and I was desperate for a break. And Pokémon gave me the chance to live that dream.”

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How Is He Hunting For Pokémon?

Currie has been traveling around the country so far by booking 20 bus trips to find Pokémon. He has also slept on friends’ couches while on overnight trips hunting Pokémon.

Companies have also tried to tap in to the Pokémon Go popularity by offering Currie a place to stay as he continues his Pokémon quest.

His mother also spoke about the unusual quest to the newspaper: “Tom is a very spur-of-the-moment, independent kid, he always has been. His nana and I don’t understand the game but I remember him loving it in his childhood. I am just glad he is out enjoying his life and seeing so much of New Zealand.”

Pokémon Go Craze

Pokémon Go has become the most popular mobile application since its release. It is available on the Apple iTunes app store and the Google Play app store. Since its release, statistics have shown that Pokémon Go is more popular now than Twitter, Tinder, and other very popular apps.

Pokémon Go is part of the successful Nintendo-related Pokémon franchise that began as an anime cartoon series in the 1990s, later becoming a series of video games and a card game.