Trying to find Pokémon? You’ve arrived at the right place. Let’s face it: Pokémon Go has become the new go-to game across the country. So next time you hit the road on a Gig (or to find Pokémon), use this guide to become the next Pokémon Master.
But don’t be dumb. Make sure you’re in the passenger seat or stopped when you’re battling and trying to catch ‘em all. Here is our ultimate (and growing!) list of where to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go:
Where to Find Normal Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Normal-type Pokémon tend to appear everywhere. Pokémon Go has made it easier to find these Pokémon as they are the most common in the game. Remember, some of these Pokémon need to obtained through evolution.
Here the list of 22 normal-type Pokémon: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Rattata, Raticate, Spearow, Fearow, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch’d, Doduo, Dodrio, Lickitung, Chansey, Kangaskhan, Tauros, Ditto, Eevee, Polygon, and Snorlax.
Where to Find Fire Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Disclaimer: Do not make a fire to find these Pokémon. It doesn’t work like that, even though it be great to catch a Charmander at your next bonfire. Instead, head to warmer places and drier climates like Phoenix and Las Vegas to catch these pocket monsters.
Here are the 12 fire-type Pokémon to hunt down: Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Vulpix, Ninetales, Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Magmar, Flareon, and Moltres.
Where to Find Water Pokémon in Pokémon Go
This is another easy one to figure out. Water Pokemon are found near rivers, streams, lakes, oceans, and pools.
Here are the 32 water-type Pokemon you can find in Pokemon Go: Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Seel, Dewgong, Shellder, Cloyster, Krabby, Kingler, Horsea, Seadra, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Goldeen, Seaking, Staryo, Starmie, Magikarp, Gyarados, Lapras, and Vaporean.
Where to Find Grass Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Grass-type Pokemon are found in, you guessed it, grass! Head to obvious locations like farms and forests to round up these Pokemon.
Here are the 14 grass-type Pokemon to catch: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebell, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Paras, and Parasect. Don’t forget to evolve some of these Pokemon to get the higher-ups.
Where to Find Rock Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Most people would confuse rock-type Pokemon with ground Pokemon, but these Pokemon are made with stone. Find Pokémon like Geodude and Kabuto in small towns, shopping malls, train stations, or large buildings.
There are 11 rock-type Pokemon in Pokemon Go: Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onyx, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, and Aerodactyl.
Where to Find Ground Pokémon in Pokémon Go
To find ground Pokemon, find dirt. Think streams, parking garages, playgrounds, and urban areas.
Here are some of the ground-type Pokemon you can find in the game: Sandshrew, Sandslash, Diglett, Dugtrio, Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onyx, Cubone, Marowak, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Nidoqueen, and Nidoking.
Where to Find Bug Pokémon in Pokémon Go
You can find bug Pokemon where you find bugs in the real world: everywhere. Search gardens, parks, nature reserves, and playgrounds to be swarmed.
Here are the 12 bug Pokemon to catch or evolve: Caterpie, Metapod, Weedle, Kakuna, Bedroll, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Scyther, and Pinsir.
Where to Find Electric Pokémon in Pokémon Go
First things first: you should not be going near power lines and electrical buildings to find these Pokemon. You can actually find electric-type Pokemon near industrial parks, schools, and heavily concreted areas.
Here are the nine electric Pokemon in the game: Pikachu, Raichu, Magnemite, Magneton, Voltorb, Electrode, Electabuzz, Jolteon, and Zapdos.
Where to Find Dragon Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Dragon Pokemon must be some of the hardest to find, and that’s why Nintendo makes you work for them. You can find these Pokemon near famous places and landmarks. Empire State Building, here we come!
You guessed it. Here are the three dragon-type Pokemon to catch: Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite.
Where to Find Fairy Pokémon in Pokémon Go
You’ll most likely find fairy Pokemon near churches and cemeteries, but sometimes you’ll be able to find them near local landmarks. Here we come Gaffney Peach!
Here are the five fairy-type Pokemon you can find: Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, and Mr. Mime — we think he’s creepy too.
Where to Find Fighting Pokémon in Pokémon Go
This one seems pretty obvious, right? Fighting Pokemon enjoy hanging out near areas where battling occurs most: stadiums, sports centers, and large gyms.
Some of these can be caught through evolution, but here are the eight fighting-type Pokemon: Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, and Poliwrath.
Where to Find Poison Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Okay, you’re probably sick of seeing Weedle after Weedle — or maybe you’re a Caterpie fan. Regardless, poison Pokemon are some of the most common in Pokemon Go. You can find them industrial areas, apartment buildings, ponds, or lakes.
Here are the 33(!) poison Pokemon in Pokemon Go: Bulbausaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Venonat, Venomoth, Bellsprout, Weepinbel, Victreebell, Ekans, Arbok, Nidoran, Nidorina, Nidoqueen,, Nidorino, Nidoran, Nidoking, Zubat, Golbat, Grimer, Muk, Koffing, Weezing, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar.
Where to Find Ghost Pokémon in Pokémon Go
You’ll mostly find ghost-type Pokemon at night or near (you guessed it) cemeteries and churches. Though there aren’t many, we’ve always been fans of Gastly.
Here are the ghost-type Pokemon: Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar. Fun fact, they’re all in the same evolution line.
Where to Find Ice Pokémon in Pokémon Go
If you live near water, consider yourself lucky. It is rare to find ice-type Pokemon anywhere away from bodies of water or icy areas.
Here are the five ice-types in Pokemon Go: Jynx, Dewgong, Cloyster, Lapras, and Articuno.
Where to Find Flying Pokémon in Pokémon Go
By now you’ve probably caught 50 Pidgey’s, and we’ll tell you where to find them if you haven’t yet. While some flying-type Pokemon are hard to find, others are the most common in Pokemon Go. When searching, head to farmlands, forests, parks, and playgrounds to find these critters.
Here are the 19 flying-type Pokemon: Charizard, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Piedgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Farfetch’d, Zubat, Golbat, Butterfree, Doduo, Dodrio, Scyther, Aerodactyl, Gyardos, Dragonite and legendary Pokemon Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.
Where to Find Steel Pokémon in Pokémon Go
This should be a no-brainer, right? When you’re looking to catch steel Pokemon, go hunting in places where steel can be found most. Think larger building structures, near subway stations, or populated cities.
Here are the two steel-type Pokémon: Magnemite and Magneton
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