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17 Really Helpful San Francisco Pokémon Go Tips

Basically, head to Golden Gate Park.

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Hey Bay Area trainers!

We've already assembled the best Pokémon Go tips and tricks – so we combed through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and /r/PokemonGoSF for the best Bay Area intel on where to find the Pokémon you're looking for.

Have more to add? Shout in the comments or tweet us at @BuzzFeedSF.

3. Hit up Golden Gate Park, between Fulton and 25th - 21st, to find Snorlax.

FYI, you can find a Snorlax at tee 15 of Golden Gate Parks disk golf course #pokemongo #snorlax


5. You might find Bulbasaurs at Baker Beach.

Instagram: @jessicascorpio

Redditors have spotted them near Chrissy Field, too.

6. Squirtle, on the other hand, has been spotted around Ocean Beach.

Somebody shouted squirtle. Thirty people sprinted across the great highway. I love this game


8. Head to the deYoung Museum to catch Pidgey and Eevee.

So far we've spotted Pidgey and Eevee here at the museum – have you? #PokemonGO

9. Nidoran loves SF public transit.

It's official: Nidoran loves transit. Caught it on #SFMuni bus and at Powell #BART station! #PokemonGO #SF

10. Cupid's Arrow and Sutro Baths are allegedly good places to find Charmanders in the wild.

11. Wear a jacket. Fogust is coming.

Pokemon GO tips: wear sunscreen, stay hydrated, beware the heat Pokemon GO tips for SF: bring a jacket


14. If you're ready to BART for Pokémon, Lake Merritt is reportedly a GOLDMINE.

Twitter: @brentgrainger

According to mCseq on Reddit:

"Here's what I've caught around Lake Merritt: Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Caterpie, Weedle, Kakuna, Pidgey, Pigeotto, Rattata, Spearo, Ekans, Sandshrew, Nidoran (male and female), Jigglypuff, Zubat, Oddish, Venonat, Psyduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Bellsprout, Tentacruel, Slopoke, Doduo, Dodrio, Onyx, Krabby, Exeggcute, Horsea, Goldeen, Seaking, Staryu, Pinsir, Tauros, Magicarp, and Dratini. I've also seen an Ivysaur and Golduck but they ran away."

17. Whatever you do – DON'T POKÉMON AND DRIVE.

I am fearful for my life tbh #PokemonGo