SAN DIEGO — Just as Comic-Con International arrives in San Diego, the Pokémon craze seems to be exploding.
According to the San Diego Tourism Authority, here are eight places where Pokémon fans can catch ‘em all
- From catching Pokémon at the San Diego International Airport and playing alongside hundreds of Pokémon and Comic-Con fans at the San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village in downtown San Diego are a Pokehub for gamers.
- Balboa Park is swarming with Pokestops and gyms, with 17 museums, several performing arts venues, more than 15 gardens and numerous recreational attractions including the San Diego Zoo.
- Pokémon masters can earn ninja status at LEGOLAND® California. While tracking more than 40 Pokestops, guests can learn to control fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice at the new LEGO® Ninjago® World.
- The optimum training location can be found at a former Naval Training Center now known as Liberty Station.
- Gamers can leave the car behind and journey along San Diego’s downtown Embarcadero to the San Diego cruise terminal, the Navy Pier, Seaport Village and the Headquarters. Unique Pokestops can be found aboard the ships at the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego, where sought-after creatures have been spotted.
- For rare and unique aquatic creatures like Pikachu, Slowpoke, Tentacool and Magikarp, the best spot is Coronado Bay, which is accessible via ferry from downtown San Diego.
- The eclectic neighborhood of North Park is a hot-spot for Pokestops. Hunters will want to travel along 30th Street, especially from Upas St. to El Cajon Blvd.
- Egg hatching can be achieved with ease while walking among the 17 museums and historical sites, quaint shops, and colorful art galleries that populate Old Town San Diego.
Please remember, Comic-Con is already crowded, so when enjoying the game use caution, be aware of your surroundings and look up when crossing the street.
Also, if you are attending the Pokemon Go panel at Comic-Con, the event has been rescheduled for Sunday in Hall H.