With the release of the most awaited mobile game, Pokemon Go, people from all over the world started packing their bags – With the hope and will to be the very best – Pokemon Trainers.

Unlike any other games that make people stay in their rooms for hours, Pokemon Go does the opposite. As in the anime, trainers will be encouraged to travel if they want to find a specific Pokemon. Soon we’ll see different kinds of people walking around with their phones like they’re using it as a detector for treasure hunting. Not just the ordinary travelers, but even the neets, weebos, otakus, and gamers who will be seeing sunlight for the first time. For different sectors, like tourism, hotels, restaurants, this is great news.


Following the release, even if it’s not yet available for the Philippines, the wise Filipinos have found their way to access the game. Social media sites were filled with “trainers” posting their first Pokemons. I got a copy of the game at Hipstore and tried the game myself and it sure brought back a lot of good memories. It was my childhood dream to be a Pokemon trainer. Even if just in an augmented reality game, it’s still a dream come true.

Few hours later, a list of rare Pokemon locations have gone viral.

Here are the rumored locations for some rare Pokemons around the Philippines:

Zapdos – Meralco main office
Moltres – Mayon Volcano
Articuno – Baguio
Ekans – Talahib
Arbok – Talahib
Machop – Fitness First
Machoke – Fitness First
Machamp – Gold’s Gym
Goldeen – Manila Ocean Park
Seaking – Manila Ocean Park
Staryu – Puerto Galera
Starmie – Boracay
Krabby – EDSA Shangrila
Kingler – Makati Shangrila
Pikachu – Megamall
Voltorb – MOA
Electrode – MOA
Drowzee – Manila Zoo
Hypno – Quiapo Church
Mr. Mime – Peryahan
Meowth – Cartimar
Persian – Cartimar
Tauros – FEU Morayta
Bulbasaur – Farmers Market Cubao
Oddish – Farmers Market Cubao
Bellsprout – Farmers Market Cubao
Tangela – Balintawak Market
Lapras – Subic
Porygon – Cyberzone SM
Snorlax – Mang Inasal
Jynx – Enchanted Kingdom
Pidgey – Novaliches area
Pidgeotto – Novaliches area
Spearow – Manila area
Farfetch’D – Las Piñas area
Gastly – Manila North Cemetery
Haunter – Manila North Cemetery
Gengar – Libingan ng mga Bayani
Omanyte – Manila Museum
Kabuto – Manila Museum
Nidorino – Any all boys school
Nidorina – Any all girls school
Tentacool – West Philippine Sea
Tentacruel – West Philippine Sea
Magikarp – Pasig River
Zubat – Puerto Princesa Palawan

Articuno in Baguio


Credits to realestatebaguio for the original image.

Articuno is a large avian Pokémon with predominantly blue plumage and large wings said to be made of ice. It has a head crest that consists of three, darker blue rhombus-shaped feathers on its forehead and circular red eyes. Its beak is short and gray, and its long, thin legs are the same color. It has a long, streamer-like tail that is longer than its body and the same shade of blue as its crest.

When Articuno flaps its wings, it can chill the moisture in the air around it, making snow fall. It flies from icy mountain to icy mountain. According to legend, it appears before doomed travelers lost in icy regions. As seen in the anime, Articuno sometimes aids travelers and guides them to safety. Articuno lives in cold, isolated locations, such as mountain peaks.

Seems legit if it will be found in Baguio, it matches where the Legendary Pokemon should be found. Although the game is still unavailable for most, and some are experiencing server issues, we expect the game to be available worldwide soon. And more and more people will discover the art of travelling.