Pokemon Go, a free cell phone game that is taking the country by storm, encourages players to explore new areas in search for different Pokemon, new Pokestops and gyms. Each of those things corresponds to a location in the real world, and a player must be within a certain distance of the point to be able to access it in the game.
As such, it is common to see groups of people gathered nearby certain points to access Pokestops. Players are also taking long walks hunting for new monsters, which may help people discover places or notice landmarks they never paid attention to before. Here are a few I found in an afternoon of exploring. There are many more, so be sure to share them in the comments below, or by using the hashtag #PokemonGoMLT.
Pokestops in Mountlake Terrace are a bit more spread out, mostly focused on parks, businesses and churches.
The Mountlake Terrace Water Tower is listed as a Pokestop. According to the city’s website, the large storage tank holds 2.5 million gallons of water. The city also installs a lighted tree display each December on top of the large tank that is 135 feet tall and visible from I-5.
The tower is located on 58th Avenue West, near 222nd Place Southwest.
Several businesses are also highlighted as Pokestops on Pokemon Go. One is A Pet Care Clinic, located at 23502 56th Ave. W.
Well, it’s not exactly the business that is the Pokestop–it’s the animal mural in the window on the side of the building.
Want to connect with Pokemon Go players in Mountlake Terrace and share Pokestop and rare Pokemon locations? Use the hashtag #PokemonGoMLT on Twitter and Instagram.
In a quick stop on campus, at least three groups of two to five people playing Pokemon Go were spotted on campus. A lure module was also plugged in near the campus’s main bus stop, which is visualized by the pink flower petals flowing off of the Pokestop, pictured on the left. With so many stops in a compact area, Edmonds Community College is a great place to play. Pidgey, spearow and weedle were found in the area.
The arch outside Snoqualmie Hall is listed as a Pokestop.
This arch is known as the Central Washington University arch, according to the game. Snoqualmie Hall is the main location for the Central Washington University’s Lynnwood campus, in partnership with Edmonds Community College.
Edmonds Community College is located at 20000 68th Ave. W.
Further down the road, a three-rock sculpture located outside the Five Guys at Lynnwood Crossroads is featured as a Pokestop. This sculpture is located at the intersection of 196th Street Southwest and Highway 99.
Want to connect with Pokemon Go players in Lynnwood and share Pokestop and rare Pokemon locations? Use the hashtag #PokemonGoLynnwood on Twitter and Instagram.
There are several Pokestops near downtown Edmonds and the Edmonds waterfront. One of them is the “Flying Fish” sculpture near the Edmonds fishing pier, which is currently closed. However, several others are still accessible, such as several benches near the water.
It also appears to be a popular area for Pokemon trainers to walk around, as several Pokestops seen here had lure modules plugged in, especially closer to the ferry landing and in downtown Edmonds.
This clock on the wall of the Edmonds Bay Building is listed as a Pokestop. The building is located at 51 W. Dayton St. Magikarps and weedles can be found near this area.
Further away from downtown, the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium is listed as a Pokestop. The cemetery will have its annual “Walk Back in Time” tour later this month. The Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium is located at 820 15th St. S.W., one block north of the Westgate QFC.
Want to connect with Pokemon Go players in Edmonds and share Pokestop and rare Pokemon locations? Use the hashtag #PokemonGoEdmonds on Twitter and Instagram.
There are many other Pokemon Go locations nearby. What are your favorite training locations? Tell us in the comments below.
–By Natalie Covate