Pokémon trainers need to explore all over Portsmouth to find the best creatures

WANNABE Pokémon masters have been busy scouring Portsmouth for the rarest pocket monsters, with many coming up trumps.

Thursday, 14th July 2016, 5:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:29 pm
Pokemon Go in Preston

The city is rich with places to hunt out the best Pokémon.

From the top of Portsdown Hill to the bustling Southsea seaside – the pocket monsters are everywhere to be found.

Popular landmarks like the Spinnaker Tower and railway stations across the city serve as Pokéstops, where players can pick up free in-game items.

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There are also a host of Pokémon Gyms, where gamers can battle their virtual creatures against those of other Pokémon trainers.

One of the main hotspots in the city for both Pokémon Gyms and Pokéstops is by the Blue Reef Aquarium.

Likewise, there is plenty of action to be had for gamers along the city’s busy shopping precinct, in Commercial Road.

Cosham’s High Street has also proved a popular place to capture rare and uncommon Pokémon.

In Victoria Park players often use in-game ‘lures’ to entice the creatures out of hiding.

Items like lures can be seen by other players in the area.

Portsmouth’s Guildhall is one of the city’s toughest Pokémon Gyms.

The creatures have also been spotted roaming Milton Park, near the village hall,

The Mountbatten Centre offers some serious real-life exercise. The Alexandra Park leisure plays hosts to runners, cyclists, squash players and swimmers throughout the year – but is now also a formidable gym territory for Pokémon Go players ready for a battle.

In Havant, there is a Pokémon Gym at St Joseph’s Church, in West Street, while Fareham town centre is packed with Pokéstops and gyms.