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Man Quits Job to Hunt Pokemon Full Time: Reports

His family has been supportive of his goal

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    A "Pokemon Go" user plays the game game.

    A 24-year-old man from New Zealand reportedly quit his job at a cafe to hunt for Pokemon in the new mobile game phenomenon "Pokemon Go" full time.

    Tom Currie told New Zealand's Newshub he booked busses across the country to "catch some awesome Pokemon on the way."

    The app is an augmented-reality version of the immensely popular cartoon franchise and displays the fantastical creatures in real world locations using GPS. On his hunt, Currie has already collected 90 of the 151 Pokemon released on the game and he has been approached by tourism companies offering to aid in his quest to catch them all, according to The Guardian.

    "I want Mewtwo, it's Pokemon number 150 and that is the end game for most people here," Currie told NewsHub.

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    His family has been supportive of his goal.

    "I am just glad he is out enjoying his life and seeing so much of New Zealand. I back him 100 percent," Currie's mother, Tania Dobbs, told The Guardian.