Here’s The Fascinating Story Of John Hanke Behind The Invention Of Pokemon Go!

Last night, my girlfriend and I rushed into a shopping mall not to buy the things. We had gone there just to catch “Pikachu” as we got the information from the “POKEMON GO” that there is a Pikachu in the shopping mall. By this time, you may be knowing about the topic I am talking. It is all about the Nintendo’s new location-based augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO. Pokemon is almost everywhere and Pokemon app is with almost everyone. Within the span of one week, all the android users became familiar with the Pokemon Go. Downloads of Huge Security loop that can get your account hacked on Pokemon GO crossed most of the famous apps like Twitter, Tinder etc. The average numbers using Facebook, WhatsApp, and Pokemon Go are almost same. The game has set a lot of craze in people and shares about this new app is at lightning speed.

John Hanke, CEO of Nintendo is the person behind the creation of this new app. His app got a huge success. But this is not the overnight success. It took around 20 hard years to create the game of our most loved cartoon network show during our childhood. Here is the journey of Pokemon Go from dream to reality.

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  1. “Meridian 59” in 1996:

  2. “Key Hole” in 2000:

  3. “Google Earth” in 2004:

  4. “Google Geo team” from 2004 to 2010:

  5. “Niantic” in 2010:

  6. “Ingress” in 2012:

  7. “Team up with Pokemon company” in 2014:

  8. “$25 million fund from Google” in 2015:

  9. Finally, John and his team launched Pokémon Go on July 6th in USA, Australia and New Zealand:

  10. Goals Behind Building PokemonGo:

“Meridian 59” in 1996:

In 1996, while still a student, he created the very first MMO (massively multiplayer online game) called ‘Meridian 59’. 3DO, a gaming company bought this game from him.


“Key Hole” in 2000: