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Pokemon Go players have walked 4.5 billion miles

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Pokemon Go can claim to be the game that gets people out of the house - and some of them even look up from their mobiles

Pokemon Go players have now walked a total of 8.7 billion kilometres while trying to catch 'em all. That's a bit over 4.5 billion miles and would leave Pluto, for example, firmly in your rear view mirror at its furthest point from Earth.

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Pokemon GO player enjoying dramatic scenery - and the game at the same time AltChar.com
Pokemon GO player enjoying dramatic scenery - and the game at the same time

While Pokemon player activity has fallen from its amazing peak at the launch of the game last summer - partly due to the fact that it's now winter for a lot of the playerbase - the game still entertains millions of Trainers.

Developer Niantic boasts that "a commercial jetliner would take more than 1,000 years to cover the same distance" - which was accurate as of 7 December. 

And while players were stomping along the highways, byways, parks and streets, they captured more than 88 billion Pokémon along the way. That’s roughly 533 million Pokémon a day, according to Niantic.