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Published August 11th 2016
You know you've gotta catch 'em all, but where?
Unless you've been buried under a rock these past few weeks, you've no doubt heard of the phenomenon sweeping the streets that is Pokemon Go. I've rounded up four places in Brisbane that are hotspots for reeling in the Pokemon.
CBD For any newbie Pokemoners that are still out there, the city is covered in Pokemon perfect to start you off. You can barely walk two steps in Queen Street Mall without picking up at least three Pidgeys or Zubats. The city is generally pretty alive with lures most of the time, and if nothing else, it's a good way to stock up on supplies - the Pokestops are abundant.
Roma Street Parklands is another area pretty alive with lures most of the time. It's also got a pretty great range of Pokemon rustling amongst the grass, even without the attraction of lures. If you're hunting for Squirtles or Bulbasaurs to build up your army, Roma St Parklands is a great place to start. Besides the abundant Pokemon, Roma St Parklands is a pretty nice park to visit. At the very least you can rack up a few km's on those unhatched eggs while you explore.
South Bank South Bank is really where it's at in Brisbane. Three Pokestops are gathered at the three ferry terminals in South Bank Parklands, and the Pokemon are flocking. No matter what time of day, there are always crowds gathered in this hot spot, catching what they can find. I've heard a number of Dragonites (currently the strongest Pokemon in the game) spawning in South Bank, and I've no doubt it's partly thanks to the hot bed of players in the area. If you're looking to build up your arsenal significantly, South Bank is the place to go. In fact, if you have the time to invest, you can build up enough of a collection of Magikarp to evolve into the massively powerful Gyardos. That's 400 Magikarp! And all thanks to South Bank commitment.
5:30pm on a Tuesday night, crowds of people are still Pokemon-ing
Though I wouldn't strictly class it as Brisbane, officially Redcliffe is still within the larger metropolitan area of Brisbane. Much like South Bank, Pokestops on Redcliffe Jetty are going off. Any time of the day, this jetty is packed with Pokemoners. Take a stroll down the planks and your phone won't stop vibrating. Many a rare Pokemon to be found here - you don't even need to walk down the jetty, just pull up and get catching. What's more, you can bring your non-Pokemon-playing friends along under the pretext of a day trip! It's win-win!
That should be enough to start you off, at least. Bulimba (specifically Oxford St) and Forest Lake (around the lake) are two other suburbs drawing in the Pokemon and I'm sure there are numerous other hotspots around the city. Let me know in the comments any I've missed!