Oh the Places You'll Pokemon Go: NYC Spots That Make the Most Sense for Catching Pokemon

Still gotta catch 'em all.

If you haven't heard yet, Pokemon Go has been released for mobile devices. The game allows players to catch Pokemon by walking around and finding them in real life. As you walk, you'll find different kinds of Pokemon, items and street lights you swear weren't there before.

So far, it looks like you can only catch Pokemon and battle at gyms, but we're expecting some big updates - like actually trading and battling with other players, and maybe more than the original 151 Pokemon.

With those Pokemon in mind, we got to wondering where they would be hanging out in New York City.

We've already found weird ones in spots you wouldn't expect. Like, why is Seel, an Ice Pokemon, hanging out in a ditch in central New Jersey? 

These are mysteries we just don't have an answer for. But, we do know where it'd make the most sense to find 'em in NYC. 

Rattata - subway stations

We are expecting to see thousands of these scurrying in every subway station throughout the city. 


There will be massive ones, teeny ones and maybe even its vicious looking evolved form, Raticate.

Meowth - bodegas


These guys will be snuggling right up to local bodega cats. Expect to find them behind cans of beans or tucked away in boxes. They'll also ignore you so get ready to throw a million Poke Balls.

Gloom - 2 Bros. Pizza at 3 a.m.

You can find Gloom rambling about how great the night was while stuffing his face with his third slice of the night. It's gonna be a challenge catching them because they'll be tripping over their feet and complaining that the Uber hasn't arrived yet.

Magikarp - sidewalk puddles


Magikarp is a disappointment - until you start looking ahead. Sure, right now it's flopping around doing nothing, but you'll soon see the beauty of the splashing Pokemon. 

Eventually, it'll turn into the massive Gyarados, but you apparently need 400 Magikarp candies to make that happen. FML.

Snorlax - Blocking the Brooklyn Bridge

You'll probably find that this guy is the reason for future traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. Luckily, you've got the Poke Flute music on your phone to wake this behemoth up from its slumber and catch 'em.

Hitmonchan - Gleason's Gym


Find them training like crazy at one of the most famous boxing gyms in the world. It's gonna be tough catching them of course. They're training at a spot that has seen the likes of Jake LaMotta, Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali.

Diglett - Second Avenue Subway


These Pokemon will most likely be assisting with the Second Avenue Subway line. We don't recommend trying to catch them because look at how long its already taking. Plus, they are super quiet just like the subway is going to be.

Ghastly - The House of Death


Legend says that there are 22 different ghosts haunting this place. A lot of people have been trying to bust ghosts lately, but are you brave enough to catch one? If you're up to it, you can find this creepy place at 14 West 10th Street. You can probably find more Ghastlys at these terrifying spots too.

Growlithe - Leading a Dog Walker to their doom

You can find these dog-like Pokemon pulling and tugging a poor dog walker into the busy streets of the city. 


If you're really lucky you can find a Blastoise by finding a Tortoise Walker.

Pikachu - Good luck suckers, we're catching them all

If you don't think we are losing our mind trying to find a Pikachu then you don't know how serious we are about becoming Pokemon Masters. 

You probably won't find any at all because we want all the cuteness to ourselves. Good luck, trainers. Maybe there'll be one floating around Thanksgiving that you can catch.

We hope in the future the bugs are replaced with actual bug Pokemon, and that we don't have to run into the street tryin' get a damn Psyduck. Pokemon Go, we want to be the very best, and we'd like your game to be as well. Of course, it's a give and take, so don't get yourselves killed. Be careful out there.

Check out 6 Best Day Trips to Take Right Outside of NYC This Summer.

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] 

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