Listopedia: the Pokémon Go Travel Bucket list


Listopedia: the Pokémon Go Travel Bucket list

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, you should have heard about Pokémon Go. The smartphone app combining augmented reality and GPS tracking has taken one of the most popular video games of the 90s into the real world. Forget fridge magnets and tea towels, travellers are collecting Pikachu and Sandshrew instead of souvenirs. Check out our Listopedia of Pokémon hotspots around the world to keep you in the game.

Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

There are Pokémon popping up all over the place in Circular Quay, especially when thousands of Sydney-siders descend on the waterfront to join an unauthorized Pokémon Go Walk. Thousands turned up to spend the day playing the game together last week, with the Opera House ‘gym’ (gyms are spots where you can train or fight your Pokémon) a big drawcard. There’s plenty of other spots scattered around The Rocks and the Quay.

Central Park, New York, United States

A popular tourist spot at the best of times, now expect the leafy footpaths of Central Park to be crowded with locals and visitors alike. Now you will see Pokémon Gyms, lures and plenty of Pidgey’s flying around (in the game that is).

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Pink petals are falling all over the place in the city – 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. Don’t forget to head inside to see real treasures like Ned Kelly’s armour and death mask. If you’re keen for an extended stay, check into The Langham Hotel where they’ve got a cute Clefairy in their lobby!  

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 Poke Stops. Another cool Poke Stop is the Savoy Hotel. Once you’re here, you won’t need to go far to collect Poke Balls.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States

Old meets new at The Met, New York City’s famous landmarks and we’re not even talking about the thousands of artifacts inside. Here you’ll find Zubats flying around ancient Roman sculptures, encyclopedic collections as well as antique weapons and armour from all around the world.

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

When in Rome you will not only spot the massive stone amphitheater known as The Colosseum, but also Pikachu, Squirtle and Oddish. The city of Rome is crawling with Pokémon as both the young and old of Rome have given into the craze! Visiting the Colosseum, you will be able to capture yourself Espeon, Umbreon and Makuhita just to name a few!

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Not only can you walk in the footsteps of Neolithic ancestors, but you can also follow the path of the adorable Eevee at Stonehenge. Hot tip: on your quest to catch ‘em all, you’re going to need to get all of this cute character’s different evolutions.

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Lisa Perkovic

About the Author Lisa Perkovic

Lisa is the Expedia Blog Editor and has spent the past eight years travelling the world writing for Australia’s leading newspapers, magazines and blogs. She makes sure the Expedia Blog is always stocked with the best stories, travel tips and destination news from our bloggers and Expedia’s experts. Sydney is her base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure. Lisa writes about everything from the world’s weirdest dim sum to cruising aboard monster ships. 3 travel must-haves? A hat, hand sanitiser and underwater camera What's on your travel bucket list? An over water bure in Tahiti, an African safari and snorkeling in Oman