Catching ’em all is the Pokemon Go player’s goal, but in doing so one British man claims to have lost something — more than 12 kilograms (28 pounds) in weight.
In his quest to catch the 142 Pokemon creatures available in the UK, 32-year-old business owner Sam Clark says he walked 141 miles (227 kilometers) in 20 days, the equivalent of five marathons.
Clark, who is married with four children, said his weight dropped from 140 kilograms to 120 kilograms, allowing him to fit into trousers he “hadn’t worn for six years.”
Clark’s profile and medals
“I’ve lost two stone [12 kilograms] in weight,” Clark told CNN. “I’m the first to admit, I was a bigger guy.”
“It’s having something just to spark you off, and that’s what this game’s done. There’s no way you can play this game sat at home doing nothing. The only way to play it is to get out and walk.”