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Psst… What, How & Where to Play Pokémon Go in Denver [Interactive Map]

What, How & Where to Play Pokémon Go in Denver [Interactive Map] | The Denver Ear

The world is going crazy over Pokémon Go, and whether you love it or hate it, Pokémon Go has been helping Denver locals get active and supporting local businesses.

The Denver Ear supports contributions to local businesses as well as promoting a healthier and active lifestyle. Therefore, listed are local Denver locations and businesses where you can find Pokémon and play Pokémon Go!

But first, for those of you who have yet to get into the craze some explanations…

What is Pokémon Go?
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Pokémon Go is a smart phone app game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company (Nintendo owns part of the Pokémon company). It’s free to download, but you can purchase Pokécoins via in-app purchases. The Pokécoins allow you to purchase Pokéballs, the in-game item you need to be able to catch Pokémon. Players can also elect to receive Pokéballs by time and energy.

Players capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear throughout the real world, visit special gyms and Pokéstops. The augmented-reality syncs with the real world by the smartphone’s GPS and playing the game means getting out of your house to explore the real-world.

How to Play Pokémon
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Once you download the app, you first create your own avatar (basically a virtual representation of who you are in reality or you can create an avatar of how you would prefer to look like). After you’ve created your avatar, the game shows you your current location with a map of your immediate surroundings. As you travel the real world, your avatar moves along the game’s map.

Different Pokémon species can be found in different areas around you. When you find a Pokémon, you can decide to use one of your Pokéballs to try to capture it. If you successfully catch the Pokémon, you own it and it gets added to your Pokédex, ( a database of all of your Pokémon). Simply throwing the Pokéball at it doesn’t necessarily mean you will catch it. It all depends on the right force, the right time and the type of Pokéball you decide to use.

Simply walking around searching for Pokémon isn’t the entire purpose of the game, you can also visit your local Pokémon gym, where you can battle other players’ Pokémon, and you can visit Pokéstops, a predetermined landmark, where you can receive items that further your ability to train your Pokémon.

Where to Play Pokémon Go in Denver

Since finding Pokémon, gyms and Pokéstops involves walking around town, many players have already made online databases of where to go to shorten your search time. Featured is an interactive map that notifies players of where to play Pokémon Go in Denver.

16th Street Mall

What you can find: Pokéstops, gyms and Pokèmon

Location: 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 80206

Babi Yar Memorial Park

What you can find: Pokéstops and Pokémon

Location: 10451 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80231

Belleview Station

What you can find: Pokéstop and Pokémon

Location: Light Rail Belleview Station, Denver, CO 80237

Cheesman Park

What you can find: Pokéstops and a gym

Location:  8th Ave & Williams St, Denver, CO 80218

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City Park

What you can find: Pokéstops, gyms and Pokémon

Location: 1700 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Civic Center Park

What you can find: Pokéstops, gyms and Pokémon

Location: 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Cranmer Park

What you can find:  Pokéstops and Pokémon

Location: 4501 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Denver Botanic Gardens

What you can find: Pokéstops, gyms and Pokémon

Location: 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

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Denver Broncos Football Club

What you can find: Pokéstops, gym and Pokémon

Location: 13655 E Broncos Pkwy, Englewood, CO 80112

Denver Country Club

What you can find: Pokémon

Location: 1700 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Denver Health

What you can find: Pokéstops

Location: 777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

What you can find: Pokéstops, gyms and Pokémon

Location: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

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Denver Zoo

What you can find: Pokéstops, gyms and Pokémon

Location: 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Elitch Gardens Theme & Waterpark

What you can find: Pokéstops, gyms and Pokémon

Location: 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Fairmount Cemetery

What you can find: Pokéstops, gyms and Pokémon

Location: 430 S Quebec St, Denver, CO 80247

Feral Mountain Co.

What you can find: Pokémon

Location: 4320 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

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Garfield Lake Park

What you can find: Pokéstops and Pokémon

Location: 3600 W Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80219

Huston Lake Park

What you can find: Pokéstops and Pokémon

Location: 850 S Bryant St, Denver, CO 80219

Illegal Pete’s

What you can find: Pokémon

Location: 1530 16th St #101, Denver, CO 80202

Little Man Ice Cream

What you can find: Pokémon

Location: 2620 16th St, Denver, CO 80211

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Lowry Sports Complex Park

What you can find: Pokémon

Location: 8200 Sports Blvd, Denver, CO 80230

National Western Complex

What you can find: Pokéstops and gyms

Location: 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

What you can find: Pokéstops and Pokémon

Location: 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Regis University

What you can find: Pokéstops and gyms

Location: 3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221

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Rose Medical Center

What you can find: Pokéstops and Pokémon

Location: 4567 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Scruffy Murphy’s

What you can find: Pokémon

Location: 2030 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

What you can find: Pokéstops and Pokémon

Location: 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204

Tennyson’s Tap

What you can find: Pokémon

Location: 4335 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

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The 1up – Colfax

What you can find: Pokéstops and Pokémon

Location: 717 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

The 1up – LoDo

What you can find: Pokéstops and Pokémon

Location: 1925 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

Washington Park

What you can find: Pokéstops, gyms and Pokémon

Location: 701 S Franklin St, Denver, CO 80209

Yard House

What you can find: Pokémon

Location: 1555 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Want to share Pokémon locations you’ve found? Contact us at info@thedenverear.com to let us know!

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