Last weekend during a staycation that I had at Sentosa, I found out a few things about the Pokemon and PokeGyms that are available there. I also learnt something about catching Pokemon at VivoCity.
Voltorb and Magnemite Nest
The first thing that I had noticed when I was at Sentosa was that there appeared to be an endless supply of Voltorb and Magnemite to catch.
Every now and then, the already-evolved form of these two Pokemon will also pop up in the wild; but then again if you fail to catch these, you can always farm the Voltorb or Magnemite in order to evolve one.
Magikarp and Psyduck Nest
I previously heard that Vivocity is a great place to farm Dratini in order to evolve a Dragonite. However I was quite disappointed; I managed to get only two Dratini at Vivocity and I did not see their evolved forms.
However what I did see though, was plenty of Magikarp and Psyducks there. In fact at Vivocity alone, if you simply stay there and wait for several hours, you will be able to find enough Magikarp in order to evolve your Gyarados. So this means that if you are still looking for the “perfect” Gyarados, then this may be a good place to go in order to get it.
Some of the other Pokemon that I had noticed during my stay at Sentosa, had also included Meowth, Horsea, Tentacool and Slowpoke.
And also, as with most other parts of Singapore, common Pokemon are in abundance at both Sentosa as well as Vivocity.
These include your standard Pidgey, Weedle and Caterpie, and I caught a few just for fun – when I had been queuing up or I had wanted to pass the time.
I had heard that there were some rare and highly sought-after Pokemon at Sentosa such as Lapras, but unfortunately I did not manage to see any during my stay there. Perhaps I had been at the wrong place and at the wrong time!
But at least I had managed to snag myself a Venusaur though!
There are tons of PokeGyms on Sentosa Island and some of these include the Globe in front of the Universal Studios Sentosa theme park, the Merlion as well as the Wave House at Sentosa’s Siloso Beach.
When I had been running on the island in the mornings around 8am, I noticed that these gyms were already quite active – they were engaged in battles and the gyms were changing hands rather frequently.
The activity level of the gyms gets very busy during the daytime when more tourists and other visitors arrive – so if you want to battle for control of the gyms on the island and put your Pokemon inside, you should be prepared to hang around for some time.