April Fools came a bit early this year with Google releasing a preview video for an awesome (albeit totally fake) augmented reality Pokemon game in which players use their smartphones to find the little critters hiding in the real world. Sadly, it’s just a prank, but luckily, it’s a really elaborate one. Google has added the ability to find Pokemon hidden all over the world on Google Maps. Simply zoom into a certain area and you might just spot one. There’s 150 in all, and Google Maps even tracks which ones you’ve caught with a Pokedex feature. Snazzy!
Join us in trying to collect all 150 (fingers crossed for some bitchin’ reward for doing so). We’ll post them as I find them below, feel free to contribute your own discoveries in the comments section.
Audino is at a crossroads at the Charing Cross Road in London.
Bayleef is evolving on Galápagos Islands.
Blaziken is blazing near the Tokyo Tower in Japan.
You can find a Buizel in Cal Anderson Park, Seattle.
There’s a Buneary at the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
Bunnelby is checking in at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Japan.
Chatot is at Angels Falls in Venezuela.
Combusken is being creepy in the Cemitério Jardim da Saudade in Salvador, Bahia.
A few people have seen a Croagunk around Roppongi, Japan.
Dedenne is being a tourist at the Space Needle in Seattle.
Deerling can also be found in Roppongi.
Donphans are rolling around at Stonehenge, Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, The Alamo in Texas, and the Giza Necropolis.
It turns out Dragonite is the Loch Ness monster. One more dragon is at the Pokémon Company HQ in Seattle. Another one can be found at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. If those are too far for you, a final one has been spotted at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.
Eevee is walking the Orseund Bridge in Sweden.
There’s an Empoleon at Sutro Baths, San Francisco.
Espeon is doing some research at CERN in Switzerland.
Froakie is proving evolution is real at the Charles Darwin Research Station on the Galápagos Islands (bonus Easter Egg, the station itself is now a little Poke-house!).
Frogadier hopped into the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas.
This big guy is sitting tall on the Great Wall of China. One more is catching some rays on the Galápagos Islands. Another one is at the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrad, Serbia.
Grab a Gengar at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City.
Glacen in climbing Mount Everest.
Goodra is out and about in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, France.
Grovyle is blending in at the Washington Park Arboretum.
Gyarados is lurking about the coast of Tel Aviv, Israel.
There’s a Haxorus at Union Square Park, San Francisco.
Helioptile is sightseeing at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Another is on 1 Infinite Loop (Apple HQ in Cupertino, California).
Hoothoot is doing owl things around in Roppongi, Japan.
Hydreigon is seeing the Empire State Building in NYC three times.
Infernape is sitting around north of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan.
Inkay is inkin’ it up in the Nile River.
Jiggleypuff is hanging around downtown Detroit.
Some have reported a Jolteon around St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.
Kirlia is being mysteriuous and junk at Area 51 in Nevada. Another can be found near Gare Montparnasse in Paris.
Find a leafy Eevee evolution in Minato Park in Japan.
Lucario is checking out the majesty of the Taj Mahal.
Luxray is visiting home base at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.
Mawile is living like a king at the Palace of Versailles.
Meganium is acting all presidential at the White House in Washington D.C.
A dude Meowstic is hanging out near St John’s Smith Square in London. A female one is at 1 Infinite Loop (Apple HQ in Cupertino, California).
Metagross is doing some science at CERN. Another is a bit east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Do you like Mudkips? If so, one is in Green Lake, Seattle. One more in Sydney, Australia close by Johnstons Creek.
You can find Munchlax at the Empire State Building in New York City, probably enjoying some delicious NYC pizza.
You can grab a Munna around Vauxhall Station in London, UK.
Noivern is battin’ around in Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev, Ukraine.
Bird Jesus is flapping around Jerusalem.
The always lovable electric rodent is hiding out at the Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan.
Porygon is in digital Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.
Psyduck is freeing his captive bretheren at the Seattle Aquarium.
Pumpkaboo is Russian for some reason in the Red Square in Moscow. There’s one more in the slightly more fitting Giza Necropolis.
Quilavais making some steam on the coast of Monaco, Italy.
Raichu is having a snack at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. Yet another is in Gangnam-gu in Seoul, South Korea.
Rotom is enjoying the lights at the Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Sableye near La Fayette and Opera in Paris, France.
Salamance is keeping watch at the intersection of 16th Street and 8th Ave in New York City. One more is at the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.
Snorlax found religion at Vatican City.
There’s a Spiritomb at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
Spritzee is loving some movies at the Ghibli Museum in Japan. One more was seen at Disneyland in California. Another in Stephansplatz, Vienna.
Find the best starter hanging out in the city of Roppongi, Japan.
Staraptor is way up high on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Another is flying with the planes at the Boeing Everett plant in Washington.
There’s a Steelix in Birmingham, Alabama.
Stunfisk is visiting a library in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
Sudowoodo is deep in the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Sylveon is hiding out in New York Central Park.
Taillow is flying around Pine and Melrose in Seattle. There’s another in Kathmandu in Nepal.
Togepi is hanging out with Dragonite at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. Another is a little east of Disney World in Florida.
Torchic is loving the heat on Mount Vesuvius.
Torterra is in Discovery Park, Seattle. One more in Tokyo, Japan.
Totodile is splashing around in the Hoover Dam on the border of Arizona and Nevada.
Treecko is in Gas Works Park, Seattle.
Tyranitar is soaking up the heat in Pompeii, Italy.
There’s an Umbreon in the Teatro Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil.
Wartortle is going to war at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. There’s another splashing around in the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.
Wobuffet is hiding in Area 51 in Nevada.
Bonus Easter Egg!
It’s not a Pokemon, but Google’s Mountain View headquarters on Charleston Road has been turned into a little Pokemon Center.
Found more? Let us know in the comments section and we’ll add it to the list!