August 15, 2016

5 Top Rare Pokemon Hunting Spots for Unfit Singaporeans

Sick of catching Weedle, Pidgey and Rattata? The SG Unfit Runners certainly did a lot of exploring this week, thanks to the effects of Pokemon Go and we sought out some of the best spots to catch that elusive Pikachu. While we did took some time to walk around, trying to hatch eggs and throwing pokeballs, we prefer to find a nice cafe and chill. In line with the spirit of an Unfit Singaporean, the pokemon locations we have carefully selected have an air-conditioned cafe, Pokestops and a good chance of catching stuff that we can use as bragging rights! Here are our top 5 locations which we have explored, since the launch of Pokemon Go!

Sept 2016 Editor note: The Pokemon has been moving around recently and some of the Pokemon named in the article may have shifted house. Nevertheless, these places are still great hunting ground for rare Pokemon.

East Coast Park Marine Cove

A great place for families with kids, thanks to a huge playground, free parking (as of Aug 2016) and choice of air-conditioned eateries. Parents can keep an eye on the kids running around the playground, while capturing Pokemons and sipping afternoon tea. We love the large variety of Pokemon around the area. Being near to the sea, it has the typical water Pokemon and interestingly, a good variety of electric and ground Pokemon. The best spot with 2 pokestop is at the Burger King area which also houses a gym

Pokemons: Meowth, Magnemite, Cubone, Rhyhorn, Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Magikarp, Krabby, Staryu
Prize catch: Hitmon Chan, Rapidash, Pikachu

Changi Village & Beach 

We didn't expect to see much in this quiet village town at the edge of Singapore. Boy, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Pokemon here. We discovered a whole nest of Pikachu at the Changi Beach stretch and when we done catching our fill of the adorable mascot of Pokemon, we chilled out at a small cafe called "A Spoonful of Sugar" for some refreshment. There are two Pokestop at the cafe and the Lure is perpetually on. The staffs are friendly and gave us a breakdown on the types of Pokemon they have caught so far personally. Lot's of electric types Pokemon here which you normally can't find in the hearth-lands.

Changi Village Pokemons: Meowth, Magnemite, Voltrorb, Ponyta, Abra, Drowzee

Changi Beach Pokemons: Pikachu, Sheller, Psyduck, Magikarp, Tentacool

Prize catch: 7 Pikachu (3 escaped!), Magnetron, Electrode, Hitmon Lee

Gardens by the Bay

There has been rumors that the rarest pokemons often spawn at parks and we decided to visit one of the most high profile park in Singapore - Gardens by the Bay. However, the problem with Gardens is that there is a lot walking to be done with almost no air conditioned area except for the Flower Dome. Luckily, after walking around the park chasing after Charmander and Pikachu, we discovered the perfect farming spot at the Mcdonald at the drop off point at the Gardens. Blessed with an abundance of Pokestop, we stayed over 2 hours there swearing never to go out in the hot sun again.

Pokemons: Tentacool, Pikachu, Meowth, Magnemite, Ekan, Growlithe, Diglette
Prize catch: Pikachu, Sand Slash, Primeape

The Cathay

Source: Cathay Cineplex

This is the perfect spot for everyone who loves the cute fairy Pokemon which this spot have in abundance. Other than fairy types, there is an abundance of Water types Pokemon making this spot an ideal place to farm for a variety of Pokemon. We stationed ourselves at Starbucks which is in the middle of 3 pokestops with a permanent supply of Lures. We refused to move from this spot and spent the whole evening farming but we had to leave when we ran out of Pokeballs, even with 3 Pokestop replenishing our Pokeballs.

Pokemons: Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Poliwag, Magikarp
Prize catch: 2 Wartortle, Tentacruel

Serangoon Central - Nex

This spot is one of the favorites for Pokemon trainers. With 4 gyms within 1km range and 4 intersecting Pokestops near to the bus interchange side, Nex is swamped with Pokemon trainers during the weekends. The high foot traffic also means that GPS signal is very erratic in the mall, leading to many Pokemon trainers verbally abusing their poor phones. This place is an Eevee spawning ground and for those who are farming for the ideal Vaporeon, this is one of the highly recommended spot. Check out the Anderson Ice-cream store for the perfect teatime Pokemon gathering with your friends.

Pokemon: Venonat, Eevee, Scyther, Exegcute, Bulbasaur, Bellsprout

Prize catch: 10 Eevee, Exeggutor

Want to Check Out: Vivocity, Sentosa, Chinese Gardens


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