'Pokemon Go' Tips & Tricks To Locate Hotspots; Best Places To Find Pokemon Around The World; See List!

By , UniversityHerald Reporter

While zealous "Pokemon Go" gamers continue to go berserk trying to catch every Pokemon they can in the excitement packed augmented-reality game, getting your hands on the rarest Pokemon is what seems to be the real challenge for a lot of players.

No-doubt, catching rare Pokemon is no piece of cake; however the key is to know where the hotspots are. In this "Pokemon Go" guide, we will delve into techniques to find rare creatures.

Incense, Lure Modules and PokeStops

You're likely to bump into more Pokemon in areas near PokeStops, which are generally landmarks in your region, provided you are already exposed at Google Maps. These landmarks are usually famous establishments, churches, historical landmarks, big fountain et al. The closer you are to one of these PokeStop clusters, the higher the chances of a wild Pokemon spawning.

In order to boost the chances of a wild Pokemon appearing, you can make use of the lure feature at PokeStops.

Alternatively, Incense proves to be quite handy in such a scenario, however do not employ the feature while being in a remote area i.e. far from PokeStops as no wild Pokemon are likely to appear. In other words, incense help attract wild Pokemon to you, iTechPost reported.

Malls are usually full of PokeStops. However, refrain from visiting a newly constructed mall as they are unlikely to have a PokeStop.

"Pokemon Go" And Ingress

Pokemon collaborates with Ingress database as far as landmarks are concerned.

Majority of Ingress Portals are transformed into PokeStops in the game. Those who have played Ingress will find making their way around "Pokemon Go" comparatively easy. However, if you are not well-acquainted with Ingress, the second best indicators you can have are your area's landmarks.

Travel The World, Literally

"Pokemon Go" hotspots are all over the world. Thanks to the hit location-based game, travelers now include catching wild Pokemon in their plan of travel. Travel book site Expedia (via has put together a list of Pokemon hotspot around the world for zealous "Pokemon Go" gamers and avid travelers.

Check out the list below:

  • Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States
  • Big Ben or Savoy Hotel, London, United Kingdom
  • Central Park, New York, United States
  • State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
  • Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
  • Disneyland, Anaheim, California, United States

It is important to bear in mind that there are no proven formula on how exactly these wild Pokemon appear in the game. A website called, PokeSnipper offers data in coordinate form on where can you find rare Pokemon in real-time.

Just remember the basics; the best places to find a rare Pokemon are the old landmarks, old malls, art murals and other similar areas that are at least 4 years or older and you should have difficulty capturing some rare Pokemon.

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