We had a hunch that when Nintendo finally went mobile it would be with something unique. In the US alone, more than 2 million people have downloaded the new ‘Pokemon Go!’ game. The app is also generating more than $1.5 million in revenue daily from in-app purchases. ‘Pokemon Go!’ might be a craze that last only a few months or it could last much longer.
Either way, the ARC team is loving this new app – and finding Pokemon all over Boston. If you’re playing ‘Pokemon Go!’ in Boston and want to know where you can spot and capture some of your favorite Pokemon creatures, take a look at this list of Pokemon Go Boston locations.
- Boston Commons: sightings of Jigglypuff, Vulpix, Slowpoke, Seel, Polywhirl, and a few others have been spotted in the Commons. If you wander around the park you’ll find some Pokemon hiding out in the playground area and near Charles Street.
- New England Aquarium: Squirtle (of course!) has been spotted here.
- Christian Science Plaza: Psyduck, Cubone, Goldeen, and Pollwag are all hanging around this part of the city.
- Commonwealth Avenue: if you head towards Commonwealth Avenue, you’ll run into a few different Pokemon along the way. Nidorino, Vulpix, Hitmonchan, Shellder, Griggs, and Caterpie are all strewn throughout the Ave and in the surrounding streets and side streets.
- East Boston (Jeffries Point): if you’re after the elusive Pikachu, you might be able to find him hanging around Jeffries Point – this is where Pikachu has been spotted.
- Harvard University: if you head over to Cambridge (where ARC is officially located!), you’ll find a few Squirtles hanging out on campus or nearby – more are being spotted as the day progresses. It’s also worth a walk around the campus and out towards Church Street if you want to find some more Pokemon hiding.
If you aren’t playing the ‘Pokemon Go!’ game and happen to walk through a crowd of people simultaneous staring at their phones, you’re probably passing through a Pokemon zone. If you happen to get in the middle of someone’s Pokemon World, you might hear some loud comments thrown in your direction.
If you’re playing in the Boston area and we’ve missed some key spots, make sure to let us know!