Where to find Pikachu in Australia

Brodie Fogg 14 July 2016


The elusive electric rat might be hard to find in Pokémon GO, but it's definitely out there.

Australian Pokémon GO trainers have been hard at being the very best. They've chosen a fitting theme song, dabbled in some questionable extracurricular activity and received official warnings from the police about their fervent use of the augmented reality app.

However, the Holy Grail of every Poké master's journey is the electric unicorn, Pikachu. It makes sense. This cutesy rat is an icon, and every player grew wanting to be Ash Ketchum with their own fuzzy yellow companion. Finding the little critter has proven to be quite difficult, but not impossible. We've had many users send in their reports of Pikachu sightings. We recommend heading to one of the following locations and throwing down an incense.

Where to catch Pikachu

AreaReported sightings
AdelaidePort Noarlunga South, Seaford Esplanade, Largs Bay, along the Torrens near South Rd, West Lakes Mall, CBD
BrisbaneLake Eden (North Lakes)/Westlake
CanberraAldi (City) , Weston Creek Post Shop, Learmonth Drive (Kambah), Club Lime in Tuggeranong, Lyneham Wetlands, Mawson Oval, Australian War Memorial
DarwinEsplanade, Tivendale, Bayview and East Point
PerthWestern Power Plant, Behind Target, Meadow Springs Drive, Meadow Springs
SydneyStar Casino (near the roundabout), Brighton Le Sands
MelbourneMelbourne central, Kew East
HobartLong Beach near the far rnd of Kingston beach.
NewcastleFrederick Street (caught 2 here),Hexham
Sunshine CoastMount Coolum Golf Course, Point Cartwright
WollongongPrimbee golf course, Wollongong lighthouse, Ocean St. Windang
Central CoastOurimbah Station (confirmed), Ourimbah Tafe (along Loop rd), The Entrance, Gosford, Long Jetty
Gold CoastBroadwater in front of Australia Fair Shopping Centre, Scottsdale Drive

For a broader range of Pokémon, check out our detailed Australian guides.

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14 Responses to Where to find Pikachu in Australia

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    Pikachu | September 12, 2016

    I found a Pikachu in Sanctuary Waters Park, Canning Vale, WA. I also had a nearby Pikachu when I drove past Hakea Prison, Canning Vale, WA.

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    MrsRun | August 4, 2016

    Pikachu seen nearby at Piari St Loganholme QLD. He hung around for quite awhile too. But didn’t end up catching him :(

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    Skye | August 2, 2016

    I found one on the corner of Banksia street and Red gum street in Renmark, South Australia. I didn’t end up catching it though.

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    Ange | July 26, 2016

    My sister and her boyfriend both found a Pikachu in Hocking, WA

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    | July 25, 2016

    Pika @ Mowbray park, East Brisbane

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    | July 24, 2016

    Found one on Coxen Street, Dalby, Queensland, near to the dog walking park.

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    | July 23, 2016

    Pikachu located in Mawson lakes near the volleyball courts also a few times along the beach road between semaphore & Largs bay hotel closer to Largs bay hotel but before you get there one or 3 roundabouts before. Son saw him twice more there myself got him 1st time at semaphore & sons friend got him there so 4 sightings there for 4 players 2 people I know saw pikachu multiple times at Mawson but I think always between semaphore & Largs best of luck honest review as did it myself

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      Anndy | July 24, 2016

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for sharing that information.


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    | July 21, 2016

    Hi, Why i can’t find any Pikachu in Canberra??
    I have searched in Aldi (City), Australian War Memorial, Lyneham Wetlands, there is no Pikachu in there.

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    Tracey | July 20, 2016

    Pikachu located in Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta QLD

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      | July 21, 2016

      Pikachu found at Alderley, BRISBANE, QLD

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    | July 17, 2016

    We Got a Pikachu in Young Street, Frankston, Victoria

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      Anndy | July 19, 2016

      Hi Gina,

      Thanks for that information.


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