Pokemon Go has been going on a little over a month since its’ release date of July 6, 2016. There’s been a lot of changes going on, friendships made, and lots more traveling around Springfield. With the breakdown of the tracking of Pokemon, many people started using Pokevision or other real-time applications to search for Pokemon. Niantic has shut down the majority of these sites, and to be honest the rest just don’t work. Just recently a patch was released to help fix the tracking bugs, and have seemed to help trainers to actually find Pokemon on their radar.
Now that you can’t view exactly where the Pokemon are, it’s important to remember that Pokemon spawn at certain locations when you see them on your radar. A little experimentation at your home and a bike will show you that if you see a Pokemon on your finder there’s about 3-4 areas within a 2-minute bike ride that these Pokemon will constantly spawn at. Once you figure it out it’s a lot easier to find and capture Pokemon. So spend some time and figure it out for yourself, it’s fun and helps you get some exercise!
Awesome Pokestops in Springfield, Mo
1.Nathaniel Greene. Pokestops are at just about any church in town, or landmark that was on Ingress. Nathaniel Greene has some amazingly close and dense pokestops and is the number one choice for any serious Pokemon Go player. There are gyms everywhere and a plethora of different Pokemon that can be found there.
2. Sequiota Park. These grounds are beautiful and the associated trail makes for some fun training. There are five pokestops within close walking distance and four more if you walk across Battlefield road. This is a great spot for jogging or biking while catching Pokemon and grabbing lots of goodies from the spots. There are two gyms in the park, one within walking distance, and another closer to Kingsway Church. I usually take my bike and an hour of my time to grab a few miles of exercise and drop at least four Pokemon in the gyms there.
3. Columns IV. This luxurious apartment complex has three gyms and three pokestops there. If you are a resident here this is a great place to throw lures and grab poke-balls. It looks like this is a mostly blue team controlled gym, I have had a Pokemon in their gym for well over a week now.
4. McKinney park. Are you catching onto the theme here – if there is a park near you, it probably has a pokestop. This park on Blackman road has two pokestops and a gym, and just across the street there is another stop and gym at the local church, All Saints Anglican. If you go further North along Blackman road, there are two stops at Hope Church and a Gym across the street at Glendale Christian Church. Riding a bike makes it easy to hit this road grabbing a few quick stops while getting some exercise. After all, you should never PokemonGo and drive a car (unless you are a passenger).
5. Boyscouts of American Center. Near Sunshine and Eastgate, there are two stops near the Boy Scout center which houses two stops and a gym. While following north on Eastgate there are two pokestops and a Gym at Eastgate Church.
6. Downtown on the Square. Downtown Springfield has tons and tons of pokestops and plenty of gyms. There are churches outlining downtown that house the gyms while there’s a bunch of pokestops surrounding the area. Grab a pint of your favorite beer and whip our your smart-phone and you’ll start leveling up like a champ.
7. Almost Every Freakin’ College Campus. Every college campus I’ve visited has plenty of gyms and pokestops. If you’re a student you’re in luck! Missouri State University alone has five gyms and tons of Pokestops.
8. The Library on the North Side. I live on the South side of town, if you couldn’t tell from the places I’ve mentioned. I do occasionally work up on the North side of town and the library on Kansas Expressway and Kearney is a great place – there’s two pokestops very close to each other and a couple others just a few minutes away.
So grab some poke balls and hit some pokestops in Springfield, Missouri – enjoy yourself and get some much-needed exercise, it is called PokemonGO after all!