Say what you want about Pokemon Go; the augmented reality game has taken the world by storm and is incentivising people to get outside and smell the roses. Even if they’re looking at their phones while they do so.
We love it when people go outdoors, because sometimes those people want to go outdoors and cycle. So here’s a cycle route map to find Pokemon in Edinburgh:
Take me to the map!
A few notes:
- We’ve mapped out two routes. One leaves from the Edinburgh Bike Co-op in Bruntsfield, where there’s a Drowzee (pictured above) and a Pokemon Gym where you can battle against other Pokemon.
- Come in and say hello! You might want to get a puncture repair kit or a free high five.
- The other route leaves from the Edinburgh Bike Co-op in Canonmills and goes along the Water of Leith to the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, where you should have a well-deserved latte and cake.
- The best way to crash into cars, trees, lampposts, pedestrians, and dogs, is to hold your phone in one hand and stare at it while you cycle. Don’t be that guy. Get a bicycle phone mount such as the Bike Console or Quad Lock.
- To ‘clean up’ the map to see what’s where, toggle the layers (e.g. Pokemon, Pokemon Gyms, etc…) on or off by unticking the red boxes on the left hand column.
- The game imposes a speed limit of 10mph on you. If you zip around on your bike at 30mph, your Pokemon won’t hatch. Take your time and appreciate the fresh air.
- Share your Pokemon pictures with us on our Twitter or Facebook!
Happy cycling, and godspeed.
The original Pokemon map was created by Reddit users Megafooj, PrimalBidoof, Webrat_jen and Fakekitten. We added the cycle routes.
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