“A Spanish man from the coastal town of Elche, south of Alicante, has become the first player in the world to catch all 145 Pokémon,” The Local reports.

“David Quintana spent the last 22 days (and nights) criss-crossing Elche on his bicycle chasing the virtual monsters in the smartphone game by Nintendo that has taken the world by storm,” The Local reports. “The 21-year-old has claimed the title as the first player to ‘catch ’em all’, beating American Nick Johnson, who caught all 142 Pokémon available in the US before heading across to Europe and Asia to track down the remaining three.”

“Quintana claims he was able to track down the elusive Kangoskhan, Tauros and Farfech’d by hatching them from eggs,” The Local reports. “He walked and cycled more than 100km in all in the pursuit of the pocket monsters, pausing only to sleep a few hours here and there.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The secret? Mind control.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]