Pittsburgh Loves Pokemon Go!

As the record-breaking app Pokémon Go continues to sweep the world, there is no denying that Pokémon trainers have taken over downtown Pittsburgh in search of rare Pokémon, Pokéstops and Gyms.

Here's our Pittsburgh Pokémon guide featuring the best places to catch 'em all while exploring Pittsburgh's rich history and unique attractions. 


With the highest concentration of Pokéstops in the city, downtown Pittsburgh is the perfect place for beginner or master trainers!

Point State Park is the perfect destination for all Pokémon Trainers! With an amazing view of Pittsburgh, fourteen Pokéstops, one gym and countless water Pokémon, your twenty minute walk around the Point is sure to be a success.

Enjoy the sights and smells of the Cultural District, a fourteen block stretch along Penn Avenue, consisting of 10+ Pokéstops. Trainers are known to grab a bite to eat at one of many different restaurants while taking a Poké-break.

Host of many Pittsburgh conventions and sporting events, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center has five Pokéstops in and around the building and features water and bug Pokémon.

Market Square, a lunch time favorite, contains three Pokéstops and one gym. All three Pokéstops regularly have lures and are known to attract Pokémon such as Magnemite, Snorlax and Dragonite.

Another hot spot in downtown is along the Boulevard of the Allies, with more than ten Pokéstops and First Side Park, next to the PNC building, with four Pokéstops. Rumor has it that a Gyarados has been caught in the area, but I have yet to see one! 

Strip District

Pittsburgh's Strip District is foodie heaven, showcasing the city's authentic heritage with local flavor. But the Strip has even more fun to offer Pokémon trainers. There are more than 15 Pokéstops along Smallman Street with a variety of Pokémon sightings including Golduck and Jynx.

North Shore

Take a walk on the North Shore to find more than 30 Pokéstops and four gyms! Rare Pokémon such as Magmar, Poliwag and Kabutop can be found near some of Pittsburgh's unique attractions such as the Carnegie Science Center, Children's Museum, National Aviary and Andy Warhol Museum.

South Side

The historic South Side of Pittsburgh, a 15-block juggernaut filled with more than 50 bars and restaurants, has a whopping 20+ Pokéstops along East Carson Street. Pokémon trainers can find a variety of rare Pokémon including Lapras, Porygon, Blastoise and Seaking.


Home to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Oakland is always buzzing with trainers trying to complete their Pokédex. Some Pokémon spotted and caught in Oakland include: Ninetales, Snorlax, Aerodactyl, Dragonite, Weezing and Marowak.

Be on the look-out for Pokémon themed items and events throughout the city, and be sure to keep up with the latest findings on the Pittsburgh Pokémon Go Facebook page. Pittsburgh City Paper always has a great article about Pittsburgh Pokémon Go locations. Happy training!

Even Pittsburgh Dad is getting in on the action!

Pittsburgh Dad playing Pokémon Go