British Woman Quits Job to Become Full-Time Pokemon Hunter

British Woman Quits Job to Become Full-Time Pokemon Hunter

By: Daniel Steingold | July 24, 2016

Not too long ago, a 24-year-old New Zealander was reported to have quit his job in order to become a full-time Pokemon hunter.

Britain now has their first full-time Pokemon hunter, which is all the more surprising because the player is an established private lesson instructor who has a number of clients whom she teaches math, English, and music.

Sophia Pedraza, a 26-year-old from London, believes she will be able to make up for her lost income playing Pokemon Go full-time by later selling her accounts.

While Pedraza is said to have a law degree, it does not appear as if she knows the letter of the law: Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, has said that buying and selling accounts is a violation in their terms of service.

While Niantic has threatened to suspend accounts violating their terms of service, many have either done or attempted to do so. Notably, one college student sold his account for over $1,000, claiming that he is “just a broke college student in debt, and every penny helps.”

Pedraza plans on using multiple phones to catch as many Pokemon as possible, and is open to playing up to 18 hours a day,

She also believes that because of the fact that she didn’t formally quit her job— she only left behind clients— she will be able to become a full-time instructor again should she decide to do so.

Pedraza believes that she will sell her accounts once they get a certain level on eBay.

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