Quickly Build Your Pokemon Deck at These Dallas Places
There are 151 unique Pokémon in Pokemon Go, the app that gets people in Dallas poking heads and asking restaurants to let them in just to catch a Pikachu hiding on their patio. To “catch” them all, you will have to visit different environments as certain Pokémon live near water, some in wooded areas, and others in more urban settings. Here are some of the best places to visit in Dallas if you want to cover all of your bases.
2500 Victory Ave.
If you’re looking for grass-dwelling bulbasaur, two-headed doduo, or crustaceans, they were all spotted downtown in Victory Park, at or near the American Airlines Center.
Water Pokemon such as Dratini, a worm-like baby dragon, are located on Bachmannsee near Love Field Airport. Cole Park, Robert E. Lee Park, and Katy Trail are other great bets for water dwellers.
There’s plenty to do in the Fair Park, teeming with rattatas. Plus, you can tour the world’s largest collection of Art Deco exhibition buildings and don’t risk being run over by a car if you are completely sucked into your phone.
8525 Garland Road
Various Pokémon are found near parks and bodies of water such as lakes. The Dallas Arboretum on White Rock Lake is therefore the perfect place to find a mix. There are many Pokestops and three gyms. Parking is free every day after 3pm in July, and the arboretum stays open until late on Wednesdays until 8pm. Entry is $ 15.
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Business at Legacy
5741 Legacy Drive, No. 315, Plano
There are at least 10 Pokestops in the Shops at Legacy, which is so popular that the Pokemon Go server has been known to crash. One of the best places for rare Pokémon is the pond around the Marriott Hotel, where the following were caught: Abra, Snorlax, Scyther, Gengars, Eevee, Pidgy, Spearow, Slowpoke, Dratini, Ekans, Psyduck, Kingler, and Bulbasaur.
650 S. RL Thornton Freeway
The Dallas Zoo is a great place to look for Pokémon as the exhibits they lurk in are all well labeled so you can easily find your targets. There Nidoran, Pidge, Spearow and Charizard were seen. Not to mention, you can also research some pretty great live, breathing animals for your problems. Entry is $ 15.
Three hundred people went to Addison Circle Park last night and caught Pokémon like Onyx, Ivysaur, Hitmonchan, and Meowth. The nearby WaterTower Theater is even trending, inviting people to visit their theater and kill two birds with one stone by catching a few Pokémon as well as tickets to their production of Tony-winning One Man, Two Guvnors, the will open in August 5.
8687 N. Central Expressway
If you’d rather work on the skills of an air-conditioned mall, the NorthPark Center is for you. It has been described as a Pokemon “heaven” for monsters like winged Zubats. The Theodore apparently has a few Pokémon hiding there too, and the staff there welcome players.
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Caroline Pritchard studied English at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and returned to her hometown of Dallas in 2012, where she spends her free time looking for new places to roller-skate and play pinball.