We brought you the video earlier today, but for those who still haven't figured it out, Google Pokemon Challenge is just a very clever April Fools prank by the company. To become a master, simply collect 150 different Pokemon scattered throughout Google's mobile apps, and "strong-willed" applicants with every single creature will be invited to Googleplex for a final hiring round, and the winner will ultimately start at Google as a Pokemon Master on September 1st, 2014," according to Laughing Squid. Continue reading for the video and more information.
The official Google Maps blog states, "We value employees who are risk-taking and detail-oriented, have deep technical knowledge, and can navigate through tall grass to capture wild creatures. It turns out that these skills have a lot in common with another profession—that of the Pokemon Master. With that in mind, we've worked with Pokemon and Nintendo to develop a new training tool to help people hone their Pokemon-capturing abilities using Google Maps."