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In Case You Haven't Noticed; Pokemon Go has Taken Over the Entire Island.

By: Leah Cast | Sunday, August 07, 2016 9:38 AM

As a city known for its historical landmarks and buildings, there is no questioning as to why Galveston has become the perfect place to capture and battle all of the Pokémon of your childhood dreams.

Pokéstops and gyms are scattered all across Galveston from its sandy shoreline to its harbor side. Each location offering a fun experience, probably bound with a history lesson. The following hotspots are loaded with Pokémon to catch!

The Historical Strand District
Word is, several of the rarest Pokémon can be found within the Historical Strand District, home to some of the City’s oldest buildings and churches. The entire area is lit up with Pokéstops! Main sightings of Pokémon include: Horsea, Scyther, Squirtle, Vaporeon, Venomoth, Raticate, Dodrio, Pidgeot, Flareon.

Galveston Seawall
Another option for discovering new locations to catch ‘em is to cruise down the Seawall. Many establishments like the Historical Pleasure Pier, Murdoch’s Bathhouse or Float Pool and Patio Bar are great hotspots to catch Pikachus, Squirtles, Charizards, Venomoths, Eevees, and Jigglypuffs.

Cemeteries
Meet up with fellow Pokémon trainers at one of the Island’s oldest cemeteries in town, the famous New City Cemetery on Broadway. Play after dark for a night of adventurous capturing. Pokémon spotted and caught include: Eevee, Venonat, Grimer, Seadra, Exeggute.

The city has many more locations to visit, these are just a starting point for you to get out there and start building your Pokédex collection!


 
Article written by Leah Cast

Leah oversees and directs all public relations efforts for the Galveston Island CVB. She is a seasoned PR professional and former print journalist that was named Houston’s “Young PR Professional of the Year” in 2013.