We don’t have to tell you that Pokémon Go is all the rage. From the 32-year-old man you saw on the street to the 28-year-old man you saw in the elevator, everybody is hard at work using their cell phone to catch those elusive little monsters you remember from when you were younger. Augmented reality is finally what we always knew it could be!
As has been reported, Pokémon Go takes into account the terrain of your location when placing its Pokémon. For example, in rocks you might find Geodude; in turtles you might find Squirtle. While this might help you predict which Pokémon you’ll find while out and about, some habitats can be trickier to anticipate.
That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled a simple illustrated guide to help you find the ultra-rare Pokémon hiding out in unexpected locations. WARNING: Depending on your own moral code, what follows may constitute a “cheat.” If you’d rather find these ultra-rare Pokémon the hard way, or maybe never find them at all and just go through life without the very best rare Pokémon, that’s your call. We don’t have to tell you where the “close tab” button is; obviously you’re so smart, you’re a genius, everyone thinks so.
Okay, ready? Let’s catch ’em all!
If you’re at the grocery store in aisle five looking for cereal on the bottom shelf, you might find: CEREALBAG.
If you’re enjoying a summer day at your local beach, put on your sunglasses to prevent corneal flash burn, which happens when your cornea is burned by too much ultraviolet (UV) light, and look up in the sky to spot: SUNYON.
If you’re at the movies checking out The Secret Life of Pets you might catch the cross-promotional: SECRETLIFEOPETAZOR.
If you’re on a Manhattan-bound F train and you’ve just passed through the Smith and 9th Street station but are stopped because of train traffic, you might find: TRAINORB.
If you’re on a secluded beach in Rhode Island about a month ago, get one of your Pokéballs ready to catch a: TAYLORHIDDLESTONASAUR.
If you’re at a hot-dog stand at a baseball stadium, oh my goodness, look who it is: HOTDOGIE.
If you’re in Scranton, PA, taking the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, you could catch: COALO.
If you’re out of contacts for your left eye and now your eyes are all messed up because you kept wearing the essentially broken one, you at least have this guy to look forward to: GLASSES.
If you want some coffee, maybe you will find a: KOFFING or, I mean, a KOFFEE.
If you’re traveling to Stars Hollow, you could catch fan-favorite: OYPOODLEIO.
If you need something from the drugstore, let me know and I will pick it up on my way to catch: DEOD.
And of course, if you’re here on Vulture.com, you might find everyone’s favorite “blog” type Pokémon: VULTUREDOTCOMOBOTOR.