Pokemon Go Players Have Caught Over 88 Billion Pokemon Since Launch

by Christian Hoffer

Unsurprisingly, Pokemon Go players have caught a ton of Pokemon over the last few months. In a Facebook post written earlier today, Niantic Labs announced that players have caught over 88 billion Pokemon since the game was released in July. That comes out to 533 million Pokemon a day, which comes out to approximately one Pokemon for every person in the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

Players have also walked over 8.7 billion kilometers, which (according to Niantic) is more than 200,000 trips around the Earth. That's the equivalent of walking from Earth to Uranus, then returning to Earth, and then making a return trip to Uranus.

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Pokemon Go players have logged in that much distance (and Pokemon catches), as the game holds multiple records for app downloads. Although its popularity has faded since the summer, Pokemon Go still has a passionate fanbase who remains excited for the release of new features and is still vocally critical about changes that take away from the game's playability.

In recent weeks, Pokemon Go has pushed to revitalize interest in the game, with the addition of new Pokemon and new corporate sponsorships, as well as the game's official release in India. Players are expecting a new holiday event to be announced soon, continuing a recent trend of successful monthly events.


By Christian Hoffer

Christian Hoffer is WWG's resident PokeJournalist and Pokemon expert. He also enjoys Ohio sports, wrestling, and comics.