Nevertheless, although the game enthusiast was only looking for the five characters he was awarded for his search. According to a YouTube video he released, there are code signs that Ditto may be part of the game along with long-sought-after birds Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos and Mewto and Mew.
Some gamers are now spending even more time in the virtual world looking for the collectible beasts. And they are all the more enticed to do so, as a “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” contest would reportedly grant a $5,000 award to whomever manages to catch one of the said extremely rare characters except for Mew.
Furthermore, through July 24, $100 would be granted to random players, according to people familiar with the matter. However, the awards can be collected by gamers who have already filled up their Pokedex with 147 critters.
But the legendary beasts cannot be caught with regular means. Three top ranked teams Valor, Mystic and Instinct are now preparing to start a hunt mission.
In the meantime, the game maker Niantic Labs declined to confirm the existence of the extremely rare pokemons. Furthermore, no player has reported spotting one. There are also rumors, that Ditto may be soon excluded from the company’s marketing events.
According to an unofficial chart released on Twitter by some Pokemon Go fans, Mew is the most searched critter in Nebraska and Idaho, while Mewtwo is heavily hunted in Florida. Ditto is the most searched pokemon in New York, Dakota, Maryland and Alabama, while Pikachu is the most popular in Delaware, Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas and Rhode Island.
Moltres is the most hunted Pokemon Go monster in Washington and Indiana, while Zapdos has stirred the imagination of fans in Tennessee and New Mexico. Pokemon Go fans in New Jersey are the most persistent in looking for the legendary Articuno, the chart shows.
On July 13, a 19-year-old from California reported on Twitter that he had caught the mythical Mew a day prior. The man said that he spotted the beast in his room around 11:30 p.m. He reportedly had to use six Great Balls and his last Incense to capture it.
“I was freaking out when I saw Mew,”
Two days later the story proved to be a hoax and images photoshopped.
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