Which Pokémon is your city searching for on Pokémon Go?
Pokémon Go has finally launched in the UK, with Brits of all ages whipping out their phones and hunting for Pikachu and pals like it’s 2000 all over again.
If you’re not familiar with Pokémon Go (welcome back to Earth!), it’s an ‘augmented reality’ game in which Pokémon appear through the lens of your phone’s camera as if they were really there. When you find one, you have to catch it using a virtual Pokéball. The overall goal is to catch ‘em all.
With so many Pokémon to find, catching them all is proving difficult for many. And in times of difficulty, there’s only one place to turn: Google.
Brits have been frantically searching for Pokémon in their cities, so we decided to find out which Pokémon each city has been searching for most. We took phrases like ‘where is…’ and ‘how to find…’ and matched them up with all of the Pokémon, then measured the volume of searches in cities across the country.
Here are the Pokémon each city is searching for most…
Norwich – Mewtwo
Southampton – Chansey
Sunderland – Moltres
Edinburgh – Articuno
Cardiff – Pikachu
Sheffield – Pikachu
Nottingham – Pikachu
Glasgow – Staryu
Newcastle – Dratini
Bristol – Beedrill
Manchester – Onix
Leeds – Mewtwo
Liverpool – Mew
Birmingham – Ditto
London – Zapdos
Unsurprisingly, Pikachu is the UK’s most wanted Pokémon, with Cardiff, Sheffield and Nottingham all hunting for everyone’s favourite yellow electric critter.
In second place is Mewtwo, the main target in Leeds and Nottingham. Apart from that, every city is hunting for something different: Manchester wants Onix, London wants Zapdos and Birmingham wants Ditto. Maybe we could all meet up and tell each other where to find these elusive Pokémon?
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