More than 8.7 billion kilometres walked by Pokemon GO trainers

Equivalent to more than 200,000 trips around the Earth.

Pokemon GO trainers have walked more than 8.7 billion kilometres since the game launched, it has been announced.

The official website revealed that the immensely popular mobile title’s previous record of 4.6 billion kilometres has since been surpassed, with players clocking up an astonishing 8.7 billion kilometres.

8.7 billion kilometres is equivalent to more than 200,000 trips around Earth, with a commercial jetliner taking more than 1,000 years to cover the same distance.

More than 88 billion Pokemon have been captured, making it roughly 533 million Pokemon a day.

Pokemon GO was also today released for Apple Watch.

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