In July Pokemon Go was unleased in the UK and since its release the mobile game has become a global phenomenon with gamers trying to catch Pokémon in New York, London and across the rest of the world.
So if you are one of the millions of players using your phone’s GPS location data to catch a Squirtle, Charizard or the famous Pikachu and are heading on holiday to New York then you can still play the game and in the process bolster your collection of Pokemon.
We have created a printable map that highlights where a number of Pokestops and Pokemon gyms are located as well as some places where rare Pokemon have been caught, which include some of the top attractions in New York.
We are also going to discuss how you can play Pokemon Go abroad as well as share where you can find these rare Pokemon.
The handy NYC Pokemon Go Map
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Where to find rare Pokemon in New York
There is nothing better than catching a rare Pokemon and by utilising items such as incense or a lure module you can attract the little critters to you.
However, whilst you can use the aforementioned techniques, there are also locations where rare Pokemon are said to be hiding. Places near water tend to attract water Pokemon and parks and open areas attract grass-type Pokemon. Here we take you through some of the places where rare Pokemon have been seen and a list of the types of Pokemon found.
Empire State Building
By getting tickets to the Empire State Building you will not just get to take in the incredible views over New York, you can catch some Pokemon at the same time.
· Pikachu (at the top of the landmark)
Being full of abundant flora means there are a variety of wild and rare Pokemon hiding away in Central Park and Spoiled NYC have revealed some that you can catch.
· Electabuzz (Bramble and Upper West areas of the park)
· Flareon (Bramble and Upper West areas of the park)
· fully-evolved Vileplume (East Side’s Secret Garden)
· Clefairy (spotted picnicking in the park)
Going on a Central Park bike tour is a great way to get around the park quickly so you can catch all these hiding Pokemon and also hatch those incubating eggs!
Top of the Rock tickets are hugely popular with holidaymakers as the 360 degree unobstructed views you can get are incredible, but there have also been sightings of a number of Pokemon.
Union Square Park
Some seriously super Pokemon have been found at Union Square.
Fort Tryon Park
Fort Tryon Park is also home to a variety of Pokemon.
Lots of people play at TKTS steps so expect lots of lures.
WNYC Transmitter Park
As well as a lovely Manhattan skyline view there are lots of water Pokemon to catch too and here are some that have been found in the park.
Nintendo New York
The New York City HQ for Nintendo is also a great spot to catch Pokemon.
Catching the train over Williamsburg Bridge is a hotspot for Pokemon according to one commuter on Instagram.
Being a waterfront park you can expect to capture a wide variety of water Pokemon.
Some customers have found some interesting Pokemon at this bookstore.
Along the Hudson River, Battery Park has also become a popular stop for Pokemon Go players as there a range of water Pokemon.
Waldorf Astoria New York
There have been some sightings of some super rare Pokemon at this major landmark in New York.
If you have been shopping in New York and fancy some fresh air in the park then High Line is a popular park to visit and is unsurprisingly a hotspot for Pokemon to hang out as well.
64th St and West End Ave
This Manhattan location has also been a place where a rare Pokemon has been found.
New York City Hall
City Hall in Manhattan is now used to a congregation of Pokemon Go players arriving at its door as there have been sightings of some rare Pokemon.
Hordes of people have been heading uptown to Harlem as a number of Pokemon have been seen in the neighbourhood.
South Street Seaport, Financial District
Since Pokemon Go was launched there have been a lot of people following their phones in New York’s financial district and with good reason too.
Tips for playing abroad
According to Pocket Lint, Kohei Uchimura, a Japanese gymnast, didn't think about getting an international data plan, so after playing lots of Pokemon Go at the recent Olympics in Rio he was slapped with a bill of £3,700 in roaming charges.
Learn from his mistakes as there are a number of ways you can avoid roaming charges abroad:
· Get an international data plan
· Use an unlocked phone
· Stick to Wi-Fi
· Set a mobile data limit by downloading a free data-tracking app
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