Where to find rare Pokémon in Ipswich

WHETHER you love it or hate it, there's no sign the Pokémon Go fever gripping the world will slow down as adults and children alike take to the streets hunting imaginary monsters.

Sadly you're unlikely to come across rare Pokémon sitting in your home.

The action is centred around major meeting spots where there are plenty of pokéstops and established points of interest.

For example the Queensland Times office on Brisbane St is a pokéstop, but there's little else around - although the staff have caught a few Poliwags.

Pok mon invading the QT office.
Pok mon invading the QT office.

The QT has identified five different places where you're likely to find Pokémon (other than Zubats) and plenty of people dropping lures.

1.      Ipswich Civic Centre and surrounds between Ellenborough and East Sts

There are a dozen pokéstops within walking distance surrounding the Ipswich Civic Centre, down to the courthouse and back up to the library. This takes in Darcy Doyle Square near the Ipswich the Ipswich Art Gallery too.

2.      The river, King Edward Parade

Down by the river is lure central. Every night people are trying to lure Pokémon here and it's not just water types either. You might pick up a few bulbasaurs or a sandshrew. 

LURES GALORE: There are constantly lures out by the Bremer River.
LURES GALORE: There are constantly lures out by the Bremer River.

3.      Queens Park, Goleby Ave

This parklands area is a definite hotspot with plenty of stops and a gym nearby.

On Sunday evening the park was lit up with lures and cars were constantly pulling in and out of the area as people did their best to catch 'em all.

4.      Riverlink Shopping centre and David Trumpy Bridge

Pidgeys, Ekans and Rattatas are definitely hanging out at the shops, but if you're patient you're likely to catch a few Clefairies and across the bridge Scythers may be lurking.

The QT's Pok stop shows the linotype machine as a point of interest.
The QT's Pok stop shows the linotype machine as a point of interest.

5.      River Heart Parklands and Roseberry Parade Reserve

Want water Pokémon? This where you'll find Bellsprouts, Krabby, tentacool and other water loving monsters. There are three pokéstops close to the car park near Roseberry Parade Reserve so it's the perfect place to hunt.

Got a tip on where to catch rare Pokémon? Tell us, email qt@qt.com.au.



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