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Where are all the Pokémon? How to find the rarest of them all

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | Aug. 3, 2016
Yes, you can capture that elusive Charizard—without PokéVision.

Preferred climate/region: Dry/arid.

Water

squirtle 
Squirtle

Pokémon: 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, Staryu, Starmie, Magikarp, Gyrados, Lapras, and Vaporeon.

Hangs out: Near natural bodies of water, such as streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and the ocean. Can also be found near man-made water features, including canals, reservoirs, and fountains.

Preferred climate/region: Coastal.

Ice

dewgong 
Dewgong

Pokémon: Jynx, Dewgong, Cloyster, Lapras, and Articuno. Articuno is a legendary Pokémon and cannot currently be caught in the wild.

Hangs out: Near snow—ski resorts, mountains, and glaciers. Can also be found near bodies of water and on the beach.

Preferred climate/region: Cold.

Grass

venusaur
Venusaur

Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebell, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Paras, Parasect.

Hangs out: Grassy areas such as parks, golf courses, and botanical gardens. Also likes forests, hiking trails, and nature reserves. Occasionally found near beaches and shorelines.

Preferred climate/region: Grasslands.

Electric

pikachu 
Pikachu

Pokémon: Pikachu, Raichu, Magnemite, Magneton, Voltorb, Electrode, Electabuzz, Jolteon, and Zapdos. Zapdos is a legendary Pokémon and cannot currently be caught in the wild.

Hangs out: Seems to like places of enlightenment: Schools, university campuses, and public libraries. Can also be found in industrial parks, train stations, and in shopping malls/centers.

Preferred climate/region: Dry/arid.

Fighting

mankey 
Mankey

Pokémon: Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, and Poliwrath.

Hangs out: Real-life gyms, stadiums, sports centers, and skate parks, as well as public parks and beaches.

Preferred climate/region: No preference.

Ground

sandshrew 
Sandshrew

Pokémon: Sandshrew, Sandslash, Diglett, Dugtrio, Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onyx, Cubone, Marowak, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Nidoqueen, and Nidoking.

Hangs out: Likes open fields with lots of ground: Farmland, parks, and golf courses. Also found near stone quarries.

Preferred climate/region: Dry/arid.

Rock

golem 
Golem

Pokémon: Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onix, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, and Aerodactyl.

Hangs out: Loves rock quarries (duh) and parking lots/structures. Also found frequently in cities, as well as open fields like parks and golf courses.

Preferred climate/region: Dry/arid.

Steel

magnemite 
Magnemite

Pokémon: Magnemite and magneton.

Hangs out: Where steel and metal is abundant: Industrial areas such as industrial parks and cities, inside large buildings (like shopping malls), and in train stations and near train tracks.

Preferred climate/region: No preference.

Ghost

gastly 
Gastly

 

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