Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard of a game sweeping the nation called “Pokémon Go.” In short, it is a free-to-play augmented reality game for mobile devices that utilizes your GPS and real-world locations to allow players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures known as Pokémon! It’s basically every millennial’s dream.
To assist you in becoming the very best Pokemon trainer there is, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you catch ’em all.
1.) Begin Your Journey at the Visitors’ Center
The Herbert L. Keinath Fountain located on the Visitor Center Platz is a popular Pokéstop. When stocking up on Pokéballs, head into the Visitor Center and pick up a Visitors Guide to help you find all the hot-spots for Pokémon in town!
2.) Main Street is Covered in Pokéstops
Along Main Street alone, there are at least 20+ Pokéstops within 500 feet of each other, making a walk through Frankenmuth on Friday night the perfect place for a Poké-tour. Let’s not forget the 50+ total that cover all of the Frankenmuth area though.
PRO TIP: If your supply of Pokéballs is running low, visit the Frankenmuth River Place Shops or Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland for the most Pokéstops in a central location.
3.) Battling Your Pokémon Is Only a Mile Away
When standing in the center of town, there are four Gyms within 1 mile of the Frankenmuth Visitor Center (with one at the River Place Shops and another at the Lager Mill!) Rep your team colors and take over the gym nearest you! And while we all know Team Instinct is the best, Frankenmuth is welcoming to all teams.
4.) The River is Where It’s At
If water Pokémon are what you’re looking for, a stroll over the Covered Bridge, a walk near the Lager Mill and Cass River Fish Ladder, or a ride on the Frankenmuth FunShips or Bavarian Belle will reveal them to you!
5.) You’ll Find Rare Pokémon in Unexpected Locations
With Frankenmuth being a hotspot for Pokéstops, many Lure Modules are placed strategically throughout town, making it so that rare Pokémon appear when you least expect it. Make sure to be ready to catch ’em!
6.) Hunting Is Safe In Frankenmuth
You (or your parents) can take solace in knowing that Frankenmuth is a safe place for hunting Pokémon, both day and night! The Police regularly patrol the area, the local businesses have a good relationship with the department. As long as you’re not running in front of cars to catch a Pikachu, Frankenmuth welcomes you to hunt for new Pokémon.
PRO TIP: The best Pokémon come out at night.
When playing Pokémon GO, always be safe and stay aware of your surroundings. Share your best catches with #SeeFrankenmuth so other players know what they can find when traveling through Frankenmuth.
And remember, “gotta catch ’em all!”