Pokemon Go Tips: Where to Find Rare Pokemon in Buenos Aires


Spring is coming to Buenos Aires, and the weather is getting warmer. What better time to go outside and start hunting for Pokemon?

Niantic released the much-awaited Pokemon Go app in Argentina--along with the rest of South America--on August 3rd. Since then, thousands of trainers have taken to the streets and joined the rest of the global Pokemon community in their quest to catch 'em all.

It can be hard to know where to go to find the rarest Pokemon in Buenos Aires, especially since there are currently less online resources available telling you where to look than in North America or Europe. Here is a list of a few places people have reported sighting rare or uncommon Pokemon. Please keep in mind that these recommendations are all based on self-reported sightings. There are no guarantees you will find the same Pokemon in the same places.

Remember, Buenos Aires can be a risky city! Every day over 5,000 cell phones are stolen in Argentina, and drivers in the capital tend to regard red lights as a suggestion. Stay alert to your surroundings, keep a good grip on your phone, and don't go out looking for Pokemon at night or in neighborhoods you aren't familiar with. Whenever possible, go out in a group and stick to populated areas. Happy hunting!

Puerto Madero

Strolling along the river in the upscale Puerto Madero neighborhood is a pleasant activity on any nice day. Luckily for Pokemon trainers, it's also a great place to catch rare Pokemon. Sightings include rare or uncommon water-types such as Dratini and Dragonair, Blastoise, and Lapras. There have also been a few reports of other types of rare Pokemon, such as Snorlax and Porygon.

Along Avenida 9 de Julio

Known for being Buenos Aires' widest avenue, 9 de Julio is also a good place to look for rare and uncommon Pokemon. Be sure to watch out for traffic and keep to the sidewalks.

Along Avenida Libertador

Whether it's because this long avenue that crosses a large part of the city is convenient for Pokemon spotting or because of the many parks that line the street, many trainers in Buenos Aires have reported finding rare and uncommon Pokemon along this axis. Sightings include Pinsir and Weepinbell.

The Bosques de Palermo

With its wide open spaces and multiple lakes, the Bosques de Palermo also plays host to many rare Pokemon. Recent sightings include Machop, Victreebel, Slowbro, and Charmeleon.

Centenario Park

If you don't want to fight your way through the crowds in other parts of the city, the Centenario Park--or Parque Centenario--in the neighborhood of Caballito has also seen some Pokemon activity. Rare and uncommon Pokemon include Rhyhorn and Sandshrew.

Sam Harrison is a writer based in Buenos Aires.