Where are the Pokémon in Google Maps Tokyo?

Chris Kirkland

pokemon squirtle

Google’s April fool contribution this year is the Pokemon Challenge to find their new Pokémon Master!

And it starts our favorite city Tokyo.

Has anyone found them yet? Comment below with any more locations you may have discovered.


New Video: A Cheapo's Day Trip Guide to Kamakura

Kamakura is a coastal city famous for its rich history, numerous Buddhist shrines and temples, scenic views and beaches.


How to find the Pokemon in Tokyo?

By going round in an outward spiral starting at Roppongi Hills, the Tokyo Cheapo team was able to find the first 10 Pokemon pretty easily. They seem to be located around some class locations in Minato-ku and Shibuya-ku, like Shibakoen, Kamiyacho and Ebisu.

lucario shibuya
Of interest is the last Pokemon we found so far – Lucario. This blue little chap is located in the “Silicon Valley” area in Shibuya, which happens to be a few meters away from the Mt Gox offices. As well as information about the location of the rest of the wild pokemon in Tokyo, perhaps Lucario has some insight as to the true identity of Bitcoin inventer Nakamoto Satoshi…

Spend a day trip traveling to Mt. Fuji, Japan's most famous symbol and highest mountain. Enjoy the view from the 5th Station before visiting the click here for details
 Suggested Activity 

What is the Pokemon Challenge?

Watch this google video on youtube for details:


Watch this next

New Video: A Beginner's Guide to Akihabara

Ready to experience Japan's Otaku ground zero? Anime, gaming, maid cafes, get your bearings amongst the weird and wonderful.




Get our Tokyo Cheapo Hacks direct to your inbox





2 Responses to “Where are the Pokémon in Google Maps Tokyo?”

  1. I found this at Hanayashiki today (walking from Asakusa towards Ueno), and I was like WTF!?! Now I know. THANKS CHEAPO!

  2. Noah_Everton

    Wow I feel like I got a full tour of Tokyo while I was trying to catch’em all. I’m definitely ready to navigate when I visit! And ready to kick some Blastoise ass…


Questions or comments about this article? Start a thread on our community forum