Tired of always coming across Pidgey, Bellsprout, Rattata, and other common Pokemon while out on the hunt? Finding rare Pokemon can be quite challenging and can often lead to Pokemon Go players feeling a little frustrated, so here’s a tip on where you can find Pokemon nests in the U.K.
What is a Pokemon nest?
If you want to catch something much rarer than a Diglet, Gastly, or Krabby, you will need to start by exploring outside of your normal game playing area. However, the idea of roaming aimlessly fills most game players with dread, so how can you cut your journey short and find a nest?
A Pokemon nest is a place where you can discover a large number of Pokemon. If nests sound like a bug to you, they probably are, caused by a coding mistake or a problem with the game’s algorithm. My advice to you is that if you know where a nest is, get to it quickly because Niantic is working hard to close all of the bugs in the game. So the ability to find lots of Pokemon in a single spot could soon be a thing of the past.
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Finding a Pokemon Nest
Since its launch, Pokemon Go has proven itself to be much more than just a game, and it has a thriving community of trainers from all over the world who have worked together to find Pokemon nests. Most of the nests that have been found are in major cities, which means that there is a lot more to see and do with Pokemon Go than just playing the game.
However, finding a Pokemon nest is not all that easy because their locations have been known to change from time to time, so it is best that you check to make sure Pokemon are still spawning at a particular place before you visit it. Here’s the latest information for a couple of cities.
London Pokemon nests
If you live in the London area, you appear to be in luck. A Pokemon Trainer called 1_am_Bruton_Gaste has posted the places where you can find a lot of Pokemon nests in London on Reddit. Along with the information he shared, there is a map which shows the nest locations. Some of the places he points to that are of particular interest are Olympic Park, Blackheath, and Greenwich Park.
Here are some spots around London that have recently been found to have Pokemon nests; however, please take this information with a grain of salt and do your research before heading out to any of them.
- Charmander nest: Avondale Park
- Bulbasaur nest: Holland Park
- Squirtle nest: Alexandra Palace
- Eevee nest: Eel Brook common
- Dratini nest: Isle of Dogs (around the whole area)
- Exegute nest: Russell Square
- Abra nest: Greenwich Park
- Cubone nest: Primrose Hill
- Charmander nest: Kyoto Garden
- Abra Nest: Greenwich Park
Pokemon nests in Manchester
Having done some research, I share with you where some Pokemon nests are in and around the Greater Manchester area. A Snorlax nest was recently seen on Brinnington Road, and the oddly-shaped Porygon was found wandering around the Piccadilly Gardens. Also a Voltorb has been seen in the carpark on the corner of Lord Street and Stock Street in Strangeways.
Here are some more spots around the Greater Manchester area which have been reported to contain Pokemon nests. However, just as with other cities, make sure that you do your homework before setting out to visit them.
- Onyx nest: Hulme Park or Castlefield, city center
- Tentacruel nest: Whitworth Street, city center
- Nidoking nest: Near to Stretford Mall Shopping Centre
- Snorlax nest: Sale
- Bulbasaur nest: Northern Quarter near Night & Day
- Blastoise nest: Northern Quarter
- Lickitong nest: Northern Quarter
- Seadra nest: Eccles
- Gengar nest All Saint’s Park by MMU
If you know of anywhere else in the U.K. that has a verified Pokemon nest, please share that information with other readers in the comments section below.