By now you’re probably used to seeing crowds gather en masse, eyes glued to their phones as they attempt to catch that elusive Pikachu. Yes, Pokémon Go is here – and it’s revolutionising the travel industry.
For those not yet in the know, Pokémon Go is a wildly popular mobile game where players can walk around and catch Pokémon. Along the way you’ll find things called Pokéstops (which in the real world might be your local train station, the Savoy hotel or Times Square) and Pokémon gyms, where you can battle other players.
With Pokéstops and Pokémon gyms dotted around the world, Pokémon Go provides the perfect opportunity for tourists to explore city landmarks and make the most of their holiday – all whilst training to become a Pokémon master!
So, whether you’re hoping to catch a Squirtle in Spain or a Lickitung in Las Vegas, our handy list should help you out.
No surprises here, but London has become a hub of frenzied activity since Pokémon Go was released. There are Pokémon gyms located at some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including Covent Garden, the Savoy Hotel and Big Ben.
When it comes to gorgeous beaches, the Algarve knows what it’s doing. And what better way to go hunting for water Pokémon than by strolling along miles of pristine coast? Of course, you could always take to the Algarve’s rugged clifftop – you never know what you might find there (aside from stunning vistas).
As you can imagine, most of New York’s biggest and best sights feature in Pokémon Go. From Central Park to the MoMA, Pokéstops are dotted throughout the Big Apple, giving you even more of an incentive to go exploring.
Home to the likes of Disney World, Orlando is both family and Pokémon-friendly. Kids (and grown-ups!) will be in their element taking turns between catching Pokémon and going on some of the rollercoasters that make Orlando so famous.
Sin City is a Pokémon hotspot. In fact, most of the casino resorts along the strip are either Pokéstops or Pokémon gyms, meaning you won’t have to roam far to catch ‘em all.
Remember: always be responsible when catching Pokémon!