A cool $5,000 awaits any lucky Pokémon Go player who can find the rarest Pokémon around the different Ripley’s Believe It Or Not locations this entire week.
From July 15 to July 24, players can take part to play in the “Ripley’s Go” contest by visiting various Ripley’s attractions in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada.
According to Ripley’s website, players are to hunt for Ditto, Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos and Mewtwo and other rare Pokemon that Ripley’s own index considers as rare. It was not, however, known if the mentioned rare virtual creatures indeed will appear in Ripley’s locations.
The contest guidelines read: “The rarest character will be determined according to this ranking index. In the event of a tie, the user who submitted first wins the Grand Prize. We’ll be updating the leaderboard daily. So go Catch em’ All!”
The trainer who can grab the rarest catch will be given $5,000. A $100 incentive will also be given to a random player daily until the contest wraps up in July 24. To qualify, the player must upload and share the screenshot of the Pokémon they’ve caught at its locations to Twitter or Instagram.
Ripley’s locations are known PokéStops, virtual places where wild Pokémon abound. A helpful map provided in the company’s website should be able to guide Pokémon Go fans where to look.
With the contest, Ripley’s is now among many businesses tapping on Pokemon Go’s immense popularity to promote its business. The game has become a phenomenal hit around the world that even Yelp has added a filter that shows businesses with PokéStops nearby.