'Pokémon Go' Tips: Find Rare Pokemon in Indianapolis

If you've been playing Pokémon GO for a while, then no doubt the excitement at catching a Weedle, or a Pidgey or any one of the more common placed creatures has long since faded. But catching the rarer, more sought after Pokémon can be a challenge, even for seasoned trainers. Some are just flat out hard to catch. Some are elusive. And some aren't even released yet ... at least as far as anyone knows. But the rare ones are out there—you just have to know where to look. And here in Indianapolis, there are a few known spots where the tenuous Pokémon have been caught. Here's a short list of 10 hard to catch Pokémon GO critters spotted in Indianapolis.

1. Snorlax have been spotted, and almost tripped over—I mean they do have a tendency to nap, hence the "snor" in Snorlax— at both Holiday Park and The Children's Museum.

2. Dratini are known to hangout on the War Memorial downtown.

3. One of the rarest, red hot fire-type Pokémon, the Magmar, has a confirmed nest in Garfield Park.

4. Sahm Park is a spawning area for the popular, flying Charizard.

5. The swift swimming Omanyte have been caught in the area between the Central Library and Federal Courthouse.

6. Tauros run wild on the IUPUI campus.

7. The little bug that can regenerate its own vines, Tangela, infest the area near the Eiteljorg Museum.

8. The humanoid, Machop, have been seen at both Military Park and Victory Field.

9. Foxy Vulpix have been spotted at the American Legion Mall.

10. As for my personal favorite, Venusaur, to my knowledge, no one has spotted one but if you do, let me know. I just love its flower—and something about his smile too!

Shauna Nosler lives in Indianapolis. She's a contributor to both the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis Monthly Magazine as well as to the national news organization U.S. News & World Report. More of her writing can be found on the lifestyle blog, The Flavored Word.

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