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Google's Early April Fools' Joke: Hiring 'Pokémon Masters'

It's March 31st, and already the April Fools' pranks are flooding in. One of the first? Google is hiring Pokémon masters.

It's not just a prank, though. Google actually has updated Google Maps today with Pokémon that you can catch. Go into the app today and search around for Pokémon. Check out this sweet Luxray I caught:

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Come to think of it, it's Google. Who knows? They might actually hire somebody from this.

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To contact the author of this post, write to chrisperson@kotaku.com or find him on Twitter at @papapishu.

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Part of me thinks that if this were a real thing, it would be a good excuse to get out of the house. "Let's go camping, I need to catch a Pidgey." Or "I want a Gyarados, let's go fishing for some Magikarp."

Then the realist part of me chimes in, "Ain't nobody got time for that."