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Updated: July 15, 2016

Man claims to quit job to play 'Pokemon Go' full-time

Getting to Know Pokémon GO

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

AUCKLAND, New Zealand —

A man from New Zealand apparently has done what some Pokemon players would love to: Tom Currie left his job to travel the country and catch virtual Pokemon characters.

Currie is on his way, trying to catch as many of the characters on the viral hit "Pokemon Go" app, Newshub reported.

Currie is 24 and will take the next two months trying to capture all of the Pokemon.

He's booked 20 bus trips around the country and has captured 90 of the 151 Pokemon released in in "Pokemon Go."

But how and why would Currie leave his job to embark on a game?

"I wanted to have an adventure. I have been working for six years and I was desperate for a break. And Pokemon gave me the chance to live that dream," Currie told The Guardian.

Currie is also getting support from all over the world, including transportation companies which are offering to take him to the more remote locations of New Zealand to search for rare Pokemon.

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