We’ve heard other stories of people aspiring to become a professional Pokemon Go trainer, and now it’s become a reality. Meet Ivy Lim, a 22 year old woman in Singapore hired by the online website Funzing.com to play Pokemon Go professionally. She’s officially the first master of Pokemon Go, and is being paid to play the game and train others.
As the first professional Pokemon Go trainer, her duties include teaching beginners the secrets and Pokemon Go tips, hosting lure parties and Pokewalks. She will be paid $1,000 a month to train others for three months, which could be the craziest entry on any resume ever.
During a recent interview, Lim shared her thoughts on becoming the world’s first professional Pokemon Go trainer.
“I didn’t know that the job of Pokemon Master exists. I have always wanted to train alongside with friends to catch Pokemon in real life, just like in the Pokemon shows, I am at Trainer Level 23 and have caught 121 Pokemon characters. I am planning to double those numbers during this job.”
If this story sounds unbelievable, check out Funzing.com where they’ve posted several updates already. The online magazine stated that the idea came from user demand. After several users posted requests for “quirky and quality Pokemon Go experiences,” the decision was made to offer Lim the job.
Pokemon Go trainers who live in Singapore can book one of Lim’s “secret Pokemon experiences” or request an appearance. The details behind the experience are sparse, but online registration costs £3.36 or roughly 6 USD.
Along with training others and hosting personal experiences, the professional Pokemon Go trainer will also be traveling abroad to promote her employer. This all comes on the heels of news that Pokemon Go has lost over 125 million users, so it remains to be seen just how viable the position of professional Pokemon Go trainer truly is.
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