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We have been spending a lot of our “free” time (I say free loosely) playing Pokemon Go as a family and finding some great spots for Pokemon and Pokemon stops. (Somehow, hubby never runs out of balls or other items. His bag is always full, yet mine someone is always empty! What the heck!?)
We have found some great spots and while they may not be great Pokemon spots, they may be loaded with Pokemon stops (or vice versa.)
Downtown Gilbert is fully loaded with Pokemon stops. Gilbert Road between Elliot and Guadalupe is a must go to when you are needing to fill your bag!
Freestone Park in Gilbert (Lindsay between Elliot and Guadalupe) doesn’t have a ton of stops, but it does have them. They are “nests” for Pokemon though! The last time we went through, it was a Slo Bro nest, but if you have been playing for any length of time; you know that the nests change periodically!
Desert Breeze Park in Chandler (between McClintock and Rural between Chandler and Ray) has stops within the park and is a nest area. We have seen Kabuto, Jynx, and Onix located there.
Mill Avenue is a great place to play Pokemon Go. I have only been down that way once, but my sources say it is a hot spot! Definitely nest activity!
Kiwanis Park in Tempe off of Guadalupe just East of Rural is a good place for stops and Pokemon. I know the last time I was in that area, it was a Machop area. (Again, they change often so it likely isn’t Machop anymore, but I am sure you can find someone down there!)
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert (located off of Guadalupe and Greenfield) is not only one of my favorite pet-friendly family walking locations but is full of Pokemon stops and Pokemon. Our last trip out there it was an Onix nest, but we had a lot of fun out there as a family (with Jessie!) walking around, getting the stops and hunting Pokemon.
Veterans Oasis Park in South Chandler (located on Chandler Heights and Lindsay) is one of my new favorite pet-friendly family walking locations that is full of Pokemon stops and good for Pokemon hunting! We had so much fun out there walking and catching Pokemon. (We spent quite a bit of time out there and got a lot of exercise too!)
Some residential areas are great for Pokemon stops and Pokemon hunting. I can tell you that Carriage Lane Park on Carriage Lane (a residential street one block East of Price between Elliot and Guadalupe) has a Pokemon gym and 3 Pokemon stops (one stop is off Price, one is Carriage at the opening of the park and one is on Carriage further down by the canal.)
Additionally, the corner of Carriage and Curry seems to be a HUGE area for Pokemon. Every time we have hit that corner, at least 6-8 Pokemon appear and what Pokemon changes every time we have been there.
I have found many people either love or hate Pokemon Go – there doesn’t seem to be an in between. For our family, it has given us something to do together as a family that everyone seems to enjoy.
Pokemon seems to be something that B really (and I mean, really) enjoys and the girls like it too. It allows us to do something fun that B enjoys doing and we have very minimal issues when we play Pokemon Go together. It has been a great bonding experience for us all and gives us the excuse we need to exercise on an (almost) everyday basis!
Are you and your family playing Pokemon Go? Who’s your Buddy? (I just changed mine!)
If you’re local (or even if you aren’t) be sure to share with your friends in the East Valley so they can take advantage of our favorite spots!