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Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game that can be played on smartphones with players obsessively hunting and capturing small digital creatures in public spaces.

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Hunting for Bulbasaur, Charmander and Pikachu – all characters in the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, which has lately become a global sensation just might turn into a full-time legitimate profession for some!

Bengaluru-based Babajob, an online livelihood marketplace has advertised for a new job category ‘The Pokémon Catcher’ with applicants required to have “a vast knowledge of the Pokémon database.” The advertisement seeks to build a team of exceptional Pokémon catchers for a self-claimed renowned Pokémon trainer’.

“Physical fitness is a must, since the role involves running around town to catch them all. Candidate must be adept at training Pokémon and prior exposure to Pokémon gym battles,” the ad says. Apart from other popular job categories like drivers, house helps and delivery boys, the portal, which has about 7 million, is now offering an opportunity for fans to become an official Pokémon Catcher. The job portal already has about 7 million job seekers, and over 4,00,000 employees.
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Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that can be played on smartphones with players obsessively hunting and capturing small digital creatures in public spaces.

First released in the US, Australia and New Zealand and now available in more than 30 countries, the game has turned into a global phenomenon including India. It works by showing players a photo of their real surroundings as caught by the phone’s camera, then uses GPS to place virtual little monsters within that picture on their screens.

The game builds on the Nintendo Game Boy’s game legacy of the 1990s when trading cards was a phenomenon among school goers. A big fan of the game, Sean Blagsvedt, Founder and CEO, Babajob.com and Level 2 Pokemon Handler said, “Just as companies like Flipkart, Amazon, OLA and UBER transformed and greatly expanded the delivery and driver job categories, we see Pokémon Go doing the same for Catchers.”

“Babajob will be the premier portal for players everyone to hire screened, verified Pokémon catchers. It’s an amazing time,” he said.

First published on: 22-07-2016 at 04:06:21 pm
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