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Australia's Parliament Is Full Of Zubats Thanks To Pokémon Go

There's never been a more exciting time to catch them all.

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Smack bang in the centre of the building, underneath the 81-metre flagpole, is a gym.

So kids who are bored on school excursions to our nation's capital can battle parliament staff on their lunch break.

But there are four Pokéstops in parliament house the public can't get access to. They're hidden in restricted courtyards on the house of representatives side of parliament and you need a security swipe to get close enough to spin them.


Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.

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