Lest you think Google just throws a contest/April Fools' Day joke as epic as finding all of Google Maps' hidden Pokémon  without any intent of awarding a prize, the tech company has been quietly certifying Masters who caught 'em all. Real-world trainers had to find 151 Pokémon characters using the Google Maps app to qualify for this honored distinction.
This Pokémon Master certification was awarded to Reddit user tinygrump , who took the extra step of completing a form Google offered (which many people didn't realize existed) to make catching them all official. Lesson learned: becoming a Master isn't just tracking down each character, but also reading all the directions. Congratulations, Google-certified Masters!
Source: Reddit user tinygrump