Top 10 UK attractions to go find rare Pokémon
Are you looking for a Lickitung to add to your Pokédex? A trip to Edinburgh Zoo will sort that out. The Tower of London offers a whole host of discoveries from a Dragonite to a Hitmonlee.
There’s more to be found at Cadbury World, York Museum Gardens and Manchester Cathedral.
Parents wondering how to entertain their Pokémon Go-playing children during the school holidays are in luck. You can sate their hunger for these digital beasties as well as getting in some tourism action.
The research was undertaken by attraction tickets website, AttractionTix. As Pokémon fever has gripped the UK and wider world, the team was inspired to find out exactly what day trips can prove to be the most valuable for players of the phenomenally popular game.
- Tower of London – Koffing, Tentacool, Hitmonlee, Sandshrew, Polywhirl, Dragonite
- Regent’s Park – Snorlax, Machop, Geodude, Mankey, Kabuto, Koffing
- ZSL London Zoo – Electabuzz, Ryhorn, Dratini, Beedrill, Doduo, Horsea
- Hampton Court Palace – Magmar, Ghastly, Horsea
- York Boat – Blastoise, Snorlax, Ponyta
- York Museum Gardens – Hypno, Dratini, Growlithe, Seaking
- Edinburgh Zoo – Lickitung
- Manchester Cathedral – Haunter
- Museum of Liverpool – Golbat, Dratini, Charmander
- Cadbury World – Magnemite, Fearow, Jigglypuff
Pokémon hunting in London
If you are headed to the capital then, as well as the places mentioned above, Kensington Palace and Garden, The Shard, Tate Britain are worth checking out. As is Big Ben/Parliament Square and the ArcelorMitall Orbit (the curly whirly sculpture/viewing platform in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford).
Simon Applebaum, Managing Director of Attractiontix commented on the research:
The world is going mad for Pokémon Go! The game is doing a fantastic job of getting people outdoors on these lovely sunny days and balmy evenings, as players try to catch all 151 Pokémon! For those who are desperately seeking Snorlax, hunting Hypno or missing Mr Mime, check out the research to find out which attraction you should visit and capture two birds with one Pokéball!”
If you want to know where other collectible critters can be found in and around London, then this helpful map might also be of interest.
The best global Pokémon GO map
Pokévision has a global map that is continually updating which is also worth checking out. I dare say that this is the best one out there.
Pokévision’s premise is simple: It taps the game’s API to provide a real-time cheat sheet pointing to the locations of the nearest virtual animals. Each location comes with a timer; when that timer expires, the Pokémon de-spawns and disappears.
These are real-time Pokémon locations, meaning they are currently live and can be found exactly at the marked spots.”
Let me know how you get on.