Meet The Woman Getting Paid $1000 A Month To Play Pokemon GO

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Who’d have thought that along with the prestige of being a Pokemon master you’d also get a pretty impressive pay check. 

Ivy Lim, 22, from Singapore, triumphed over thousands of other candidates to snag the what has to be one of the greatest jobs on the planet, she became a ‘Pokemon Master’ and a professional Pokemon GO Player.

The admittedly odd job was advertised by online marketplace Funzing.com earlier this month and Ivy will be expected to train others on a daily basis, teach the game’s secrets and host lure parties, walks, raves and experiences.

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She’ll be handsomely rewarded for her new position as well, being paid a $1,000 a month for at least three months, The Mirror reports.

Ivy said: 

I didn’t know that the job of Pokemon Master exists. I have always wanted to train alongside with friends to catch Pokemon in real life, just like in the Pokemon shows.

I am at Trainer Level 23 and have caught 121 Pokemon characters. I am planning to double those numbers during this job.

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Speaking to The Mirror Online Funzing.com said that they had the idea for the job after a number of their users asked the site to provide ‘quirky and quality Pokemon GO experiences’.

Leaping to the challenge the company began looking around for the ‘best and most qualified Pokemon hunter in the world’ to teach their secrets to others as a full-time job.

Fans of Pokemon GO in Singapore, can pay for a spot on one of Lim’s ;secret Pokemon experiences’ via the Funzing website and there are even plans to bring events like this to London.

They’ll have to move fast though interests already begun to wane in the game…


Tom Percival

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.