Pokémon Go: 7 Best Locations for Catching Rare Pokémon

    Millions of players are still enjoying Pokémon Go, and for good reason!

    Whether they’re linking it up with Pokémon: Let’s Go for Switch, or just enjoying the mobile game in isolation, we’ve got some top tips for catching the best Pokémon.

    From locations where you have the most likelihood of catching a shiny, to more information on linking your Pokémon Go game with Pokémon: Let’s Go for Switch, we’ve got you covered!

    Top 7 Pokémon Go Locations for Catching Rare Pokémon

    1) Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

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    There are Pokémon popping up all over the place in Circular Quay, especially when thousands of Sydneysiders descend on the waterfront to join an unauthorised Pokémon Go Walk.

    Thousands turned up to spend the day playing the game together, with the Opera House gym a big draw.

    There are plenty of other spots scattered around The Rocks and the Quay as well.

    2) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States

    Old meets new at this famous New York City landmark and we’re not even talking about the thousands of artefacts inside!

    Here you’ll find Zubats flying around ancient Roman sculptures, encyclopaedic collections, and antique weapons and armour from all around the world.

    3) Big Ben or Savoy Hotel, London, United Kingdom

    Is Big Ben a Pokémon gym? You betcha, and that’s not the only place!

    For a city littered with well-known historic buildings and monuments, almost every street corner is littered with PokeStops.

    One of these is the Savoy Hotel. Right by the entrance, you’ll be able to pick up some much-needed Poke Balls and other supplies.

    4) Central Park, New York, United States

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    A popular tourist spot at the best of times, in the height of summer you can expect to find the leafy footpaths of Central Park crowded with budding Pokémon trainers.

    That’s because the park’s 800 acres of trees, lakes and statues make it a hotbed of activity for lots of different species of Pokémon, particularly fan-favourite Pikachu!

    There are also plenty of opportunities to stock up on lures and Poke Balls.

    5) State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

    Pink petals are falling all over the place in the city — but it’s not actual leaves falling, it’s just an abundance of Pokémon!

    Sightseeing and Pokémon Go can be an exhausting combination so take some time out and join the other players sitting on the library steps training up their Pokémon.

    And don’t forget to head inside to see real treasures like Ned Kelly’s armour and death mask!

    6) The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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    When in Rome (pun intended) you will not only spot the massive stone amphitheatre known as The Colosseum, but also Pikachu, Squirtle and Oddish!

    The city of Rome is crawling with Pokémon as both the young and old have given into the craze.

    Visiting the Colosseum, you will be able to capture yourself Espeon, Umbreon and Makuhita just to name a few.

    7) Disneyland, California, United States

    The Most Magical Place on Earth is practically a Pokémon breeding ground!

    From A Bug’s Land to the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, there are lots of lures to attract Pokémon all over the place.

    Elite players will make a beeline to the Sleeping Beauty Castle which is now a top-tier gym!

    And if you’re travelling to any of these awesome Pokémon hotspots, don’t forget to get up to 30% off your airport parking with the promo code POKEMON! Just enter the code when getting your quote to save!

    What’s the Connection Between Pokémon Go and Pokémon: Let’s Go?

    Pokémon Go originally blew up in the summer of 2016, but at the end 2019 it went through another resurgence with the release of Pokémon: Let’s Go.

    That’s because you can connect the two games up and transfer Pokémon you’ve captured when out and about over to the Switch.

    It’s important to know that Pokémon won’t go straight into your collection, but instead will enter a sort of safari park, where you can keep an eye on them as well as try to recapture them for your party.

    That means you can’t just transfer across your most powerful Pokémon and beat the new game in a day. Instead you’ll have to level up to a point where you’re strong enough to capture the Pokémon within the park.

    Additionally, once you’ve transferred a Pokémon over to Pokémon: Let’s Go, you won’t be able to transfer it back, and certain Pokémon cannot be transferred over at all, such as most mythical Pokémon. So choose wisely!

    So here’s how you do it:

    How to Connect Pokémon Go with Pokémon: Let’s Go

    Before trying to connect the two games, make sure Pokémon Go on your mobile device is updated to the latest version.

    On Your Phone

    1. Tap the Pokeball.
    2. Open the settings menu.
    3. Scroll to and select the Nintendo Switch option.
    4. Tap Connect to Nintendo Switch.

    On Your Nintendo Switch

    1. Press X to open the pause menu.
    2. Press Y to open the settings menu.
    3. Click Pokémon Go.
    4. Select yes, you’d like to pair with Pokémon Go.
    5. Check the trainer it wants to connect with is you. If so, click yes.

    How to Transfer Pokémon Between Pokémon Go with Pokémon: Let’s Go

    On Your Phone

    1. Tap the Pokeball.
    2. Select Pokémon.
    3. Select the Nintendo Switch icon in the top right corner.
    4. Long press to the select the Pokémon you want to send.
    5. Select yes, you do want to send these Pokémon.
    6. Select OK.

    On Your Nintendo Switch

    1. In Pokémon Go Park, speak to the reception and choose Bring Pokémon.
    2. Choose the area you’d like to send the Pokémon to.
    3. Select Pick Up.
    4. Select Yes, you wish to receive a Pokémon.


    1. Mareep don’t have nests, but they most commonly spawn in desert areas, similar to Chansey, Makey or Meowth.

      Hope this helps!

    2. Hi Matthew. We have found that legendary pokemon can only been found if you defeat a legendary pokemon raid. You can come across these raids if you find a dark blue egg, which is the colour of the legendary pokemon.

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