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Where to catch rare Pokémon in and around Seattle

Put aside your Pidgey, let's go looking for some of the more uncommon Pokémon in the area

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It's been going on three weeks since the mobile app Pokémon Go has been released and it has taken over. You can't walk anywhere without seeing a group of people glued to their phones catching wild Pokémon or battling it out in virtual gyms. We've been trying to keep track of all the Pokéstops and gyms and lures but it's hard work trying to keep up with everyone.

There are 151 total Pokémon in the game, but what you can catch depends on your trainer level, the type of Pokéball used, and your location. It's easy to find a gym but if you want to be able to stand out and start boosting up, you're going to want to find yourself some of the rarer or more powerful Pokémon. We've looked around on Reddit and elsewhere and put together a list that should get you going. Light up an incense and head on over to these locations to find some more uncommon Pokémon.

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1. Aerodactyl

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899 W Olympic Pl.
Seattle, WA 98119

Aerodactyl tend to be swift, moving about the screen and making it difficult for some to nail them with a Poke Ball. They're definitely worth the trouble though. If you're up for it, head to Kinnear Park and get ready to fly.

2. Blastoise

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10201 NE 4th St.
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 452-6885
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Blastoise is a Water Type Pokemon that evolves from Wartortle. Bellevue Park has been a huge hotspot for a lot of creatures but the Blastoise has been spotted among them.

3. Bulbasaur

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410 130th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA 98005

Bulbasaur is one of the original starter Pokémon. This classic pocket monster has been spotted in Kelsey Creek Farm Park in Bellevue as well as Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

4. Chansey

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8498 Seaview Pl NW
Seattle, WA 98117

Chansey tends to have quite a bit of HP and CP, making it fairly coverted. A couple people have caught ot spotted them along Golden Gardens Beach. It's also been sighted in downtown Port Orchard

5. Charmander

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5400 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 591-5337
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Charmander and its evolved forms was the mascot of the original Pokémon Red game that was released back in 1996 for the Game Boy. If your collection isn't complete without a Charmander, head down to Point Defiance Zoo. It's a certified nest down there.

6. Dratini

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17229 3rd Ave NW
Shoreline, WA 98177

Dratini is a big deal as it can evolves into Dragonair and eventually Dragonite, one of the most powerful Pokemon. Look for them in Boeing Creek Park as well as Lake Union Park and Kasch Park in Everett.

7. Electabuzz

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14800 SE 272nd St
Covington, WA

This electric Pokémon has been spotted around Lake Meridian Park in Kent and can be lured while you ride the Seattle/Bremerton Ferry. As always, keep a few master balls and an incense handy.

8. Hitmonchan

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1635 11th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

Hitmonchan seems to be rarer in other parts of the country but Cal Anderson Park is crawling with them. You can also head to McCollum Park and find a farm there.

9. Hitmonlee

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1554 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Hitmonlee is much like Hitmonchan in that it's super rare, has no real geographical preference, and is powerful enough to covet. Perhaps not at all coincidentally, this fighting Pokemon with Lee in it's name can be found hanging out at or near Bruce Lee's Grave. Again, be respectful and all.

10. Lickitung

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3801 Discovery Park Blvd
Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 386-4236
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Lickitung is a rare Pokemon that looks silly but its powerful attacks make it must have for your collection. You'll want to head over to Discovery Park and do some discovering to try and find one.

11. Magmar

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2430 148th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

Magmars are the perfect mix of power and flame and you should be able to find them in Robinswood Park in Bellvue.

12. Onix

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9919 NE 180th St
Bothell, WA

Looking for the rock creature Onix? You'll want to head over to Bothell Landing or Downtown Bellevue Park.

13. Pikachu

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Alki Point
Seattle, WA 98116

Perhaps the most visible mascot of the game, Pikachu is an adorable creature that uses lightening to defeat its enemies. Head to Alki Lighthouse to find this Pokémon. There are plenty of Pikachus in the area surrounding Edmonds Ferry as well.

14. Porygon

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1111 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 450-1765
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Considered rare in most parts of the country, the Seattle region actually has Porygon show up more often. You'll find them in Bellevue, near Downtown Bellevue Park or the Bellevue Library. You'll also find them in Seattle in Ballard, Lincoln Park, or walking near the stadiums.

15. Psyduck

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5520 Ravenna Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 684-4075
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Looking for a precursor to Goldduck? You'll find them in Ravenna Park as well as the Downtown Waterfront and Alki Beach.

16. Scyther

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9817 55th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 684-4584
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Imagine having a Scyther watching over your local gym. It's certainly cooler than Pidgeots and Raticates. You'll want to have some Master Balls in your backpack when you head over to Kubota Garden or Washington Park Arboretum.

17. Seel

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3015 NW 54th St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 783-7059
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Seel is a Water Type Pokemon that evolves into Dewgong. They dont show up too often but there have been sightings at the Chittenden/Ballard Locks as well as Green Lake and Alki Beach.

18. Snorlax

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6000 NE 74th St
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 684-4946
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You can find this sleep Pokemon hiding out in Magnuson Park as well as Lincoln Park in West Seattle.

19. Venusaur

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They say that you'll almost always find this big-time defensive Pokemon in areas with lots of trees, which explains why it's been sighted along Poo Poo Point Trail out in Issaquah.

20. Vileplume

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199 Sunset Ave S
Edmonds, WA 98020
(206) 464-6400
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The area around the ferry is said to be swarming with Pokemon but if you're looking for the Vileplume and it's powerful grass attacks, head there and start walking around.

21. Vulpix

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801 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 464-6400
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If you're seeking a Vulpix, take a ride on the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry, cast some incense, and you might get lucky. Also spotted at Edmunds Ferry. Basically, get on a ferry.

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1. Aerodactyl

899 W Olympic Pl., Seattle, WA 98119

Aerodactyl tend to be swift, moving about the screen and making it difficult for some to nail them with a Poke Ball. They're definitely worth the trouble though. If you're up for it, head to Kinnear Park and get ready to fly.

899 W Olympic Pl.
Seattle, WA 98119

2. Blastoise

10201 NE 4th St., Bellevue, WA 98004

Blastoise is a Water Type Pokemon that evolves from Wartortle. Bellevue Park has been a huge hotspot for a lot of creatures but the Blastoise has been spotted among them.

10201 NE 4th St.
Bellevue, WA 98004

3. Bulbasaur

410 130th Pl SE, Bellevue, WA 98005

Bulbasaur is one of the original starter Pokémon. This classic pocket monster has been spotted in Kelsey Creek Farm Park in Bellevue as well as Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

410 130th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA 98005

4. Chansey

8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle, WA 98117

Chansey tends to have quite a bit of HP and CP, making it fairly coverted. A couple people have caught ot spotted them along Golden Gardens Beach. It's also been sighted in downtown Port Orchard

8498 Seaview Pl NW
Seattle, WA 98117

5. Charmander

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407

Charmander and its evolved forms was the mascot of the original Pokémon Red game that was released back in 1996 for the Game Boy. If your collection isn't complete without a Charmander, head down to Point Defiance Zoo. It's a certified nest down there.

5400 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407

6. Dratini

17229 3rd Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177

Dratini is a big deal as it can evolves into Dragonair and eventually Dragonite, one of the most powerful Pokemon. Look for them in Boeing Creek Park as well as Lake Union Park and Kasch Park in Everett.

17229 3rd Ave NW
Shoreline, WA 98177

7. Electabuzz

14800 SE 272nd St, Covington, WA

This electric Pokémon has been spotted around Lake Meridian Park in Kent and can be lured while you ride the Seattle/Bremerton Ferry. As always, keep a few master balls and an incense handy.

14800 SE 272nd St
Covington, WA

8. Hitmonchan

1635 11th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

Hitmonchan seems to be rarer in other parts of the country but Cal Anderson Park is crawling with them. You can also head to McCollum Park and find a farm there.

1635 11th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

9. Hitmonlee

1554 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Hitmonlee is much like Hitmonchan in that it's super rare, has no real geographical preference, and is powerful enough to covet. Perhaps not at all coincidentally, this fighting Pokemon with Lee in it's name can be found hanging out at or near Bruce Lee's Grave. Again, be respectful and all.

1554 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

10. Lickitung

3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199

Lickitung is a rare Pokemon that looks silly but its powerful attacks make it must have for your collection. You'll want to head over to Discovery Park and do some discovering to try and find one.

3801 Discovery Park Blvd
Seattle, WA 98199

11. Magmar

2430 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007

Magmars are the perfect mix of power and flame and you should be able to find them in Robinswood Park in Bellvue.

2430 148th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

12. Onix

9919 NE 180th St, Bothell, WA

Looking for the rock creature Onix? You'll want to head over to Bothell Landing or Downtown Bellevue Park.

9919 NE 180th St
Bothell, WA

13. Pikachu

Alki Point, Seattle, WA 98116

Perhaps the most visible mascot of the game, Pikachu is an adorable creature that uses lightening to defeat its enemies. Head to Alki Lighthouse to find this Pokémon. There are plenty of Pikachus in the area surrounding Edmonds Ferry as well.

Alki Point
Seattle, WA 98116

14. Porygon

1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Considered rare in most parts of the country, the Seattle region actually has Porygon show up more often. You'll find them in Bellevue, near Downtown Bellevue Park or the Bellevue Library. You'll also find them in Seattle in Ballard, Lincoln Park, or walking near the stadiums.

1111 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

15. Psyduck

5520 Ravenna Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Looking for a precursor to Goldduck? You'll find them in Ravenna Park as well as the Downtown Waterfront and Alki Beach.

5520 Ravenna Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105

16. Scyther

9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Imagine having a Scyther watching over your local gym. It's certainly cooler than Pidgeots and Raticates. You'll want to have some Master Balls in your backpack when you head over to Kubota Garden or Washington Park Arboretum.

9817 55th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

17. Seel

3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107

Seel is a Water Type Pokemon that evolves into Dewgong. They dont show up too often but there have been sightings at the Chittenden/Ballard Locks as well as Green Lake and Alki Beach.

3015 NW 54th St
Seattle, WA 98107

18. Snorlax

6000 NE 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115

You can find this sleep Pokemon hiding out in Magnuson Park as well as Lincoln Park in West Seattle.

6000 NE 74th St
Seattle, WA 98115

19. Venusaur

Washington

They say that you'll almost always find this big-time defensive Pokemon in areas with lots of trees, which explains why it's been sighted along Poo Poo Point Trail out in Issaquah.

20. Vileplume

199 Sunset Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020

The area around the ferry is said to be swarming with Pokemon but if you're looking for the Vileplume and it's powerful grass attacks, head there and start walking around.

199 Sunset Ave S
Edmonds, WA 98020

21. Vulpix

801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104

If you're seeking a Vulpix, take a ride on the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry, cast some incense, and you might get lucky. Also spotted at Edmunds Ferry. Basically, get on a ferry.

801 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98104