Man Quits Job To Become Full Time Pokémon Hunter

As the Pokemon Go game reaches new levels of obsession and popularity worldwide, a man in New Zealand has decided to quit his job to "catch 'em all" full-time.

Mr Tom Currie, 24, quit as a barista and bartender at a seaside restaurant near Auckland to focus on a two-month country-wide tour hunting for digital monsters on his mobile phone, BBC reported.

Mr Currie has booked 20 bus trips around New Zealand and, in less than a week, has already visited six South Island towns.

So far, he has captured 90 of the 151 Pokemon released on the augmented reality game, which uses GPS location data to allow players to roam the real world and catch virtual monsters.

Admitting his parents were "a little bit baffled" at first by his decision to leave his job, Mr Currie is relying on friends and family for financial aid.

"I wanted to have an adventure," Mr Currie said. "I have been working for six years and I was desperate for a break. And Pokemon gave me the chance to live that dream."

"My dad sent through a text message saying he always knew I would be famous."

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Hello Dunedin! #pokemon #lost #pokegay #venonat #pokemongo #fun #friends #winter #peace #pokemonart #gottacatchemall #pokemontrainer #PokemonMaster #pokemoncollector #pokemony #travel #pokemonred #life #adventure #newzealand #tomblebee

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Man Quits Job To Become Full Time Pokémon Hunter

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Man Quits Job To Become Full Time Pokémon Hunter