Where to find Pikachu in Australia
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
|Adelaide||Port Noarlunga South, Seaford Esplanade, Largs Bay, along the Torrens near South Rd, West Lakes Mall, CBD|
|Brisbane||Lake Eden (North Lakes)/Westlake|
|Canberra||Aldi (City) , Weston Creek Post Shop, Learmonth Drive (Kambah), Club Lime in Tuggeranong, Lyneham Wetlands, Mawson Oval, Australian War Memorial|
|Darwin||Esplanade, Tivendale, Bayview and East Point|
|Perth||Western Power Plant, Behind Target, Meadow Springs Drive, Meadow Springs|
|Sydney||Star Casino (near the roundabout), Brighton Le Sands|
|Melbourne||Melbourne central, Kew East|
|Hobart||Long Beach near the far rnd of Kingston beach.|
|Newcastle||Frederick Street (caught 2 here),Hexham|
|Sunshine Coast||Mount Coolum Golf Course, Point Cartwright|
|Wollongong||Primbee golf course, Wollongong lighthouse, Ocean St. Windang|
|Central Coast||Ourimbah Station (confirmed), Ourimbah Tafe (along Loop rd), The Entrance, Gosford, Long Jetty|
|Gold Coast||Broadwater in front of Australia Fair Shopping Centre, Scottsdale Drive|
For a broader range of Pokémon, check out our detailed Australian guides.