Pokémon Go officially available in the UK - where are the best spots to catch '˜em all in Sheffield?

Sheffield gamers can now officially get their hands on Pokémon Go after it was released in the UK.

Thursday, 14th July 2016, 10:42 am
Updated Thursday, 14th July 2016, 1:24 pm
Pokemon Go launches in the UK today.

The smartphone game, which allows people to catch a variety of creatures in real-life settings, was made available to download on Google Play and iTunes earlier today (July 14).

Pokémon Go has already proved incredibly popular, with millions of downloads worldwide. And despite it not officially being available in the UK, many people have used a work-around to download it.

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Landmarks such as Sheffield Cathedral have been designated as gyms, and teams of players have been battling to take control of them. Other locations, including statues and street art, are ‘Pokéstops’ where players can pick up items.

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Facebook and Twitter groups have been set up for people to report sightings of rare Pokémon in Sheffield, from Pinsirs in Catcliffe to Dewgongs in High Green. But players have been warned to keep an eye on their surroundings while playing the game to avoid accident or injury.

Pokemon Go in Sheffield. A Rhydon at the railway station.

Have you got the game? Where are the best spots to catch Pokémon in Sheffield? Let us know below.

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Pokemon Go in Sheffield. A Krabby at Sheffield Cathedral.
Pokemon Go in Sheffield. A Golbat near the Town Hall.
Pokemon Go in Sheffield. A Rhydon at the railway station.
Pokemon Go in Sheffield. A Krabby at Sheffield Cathedral.
Pokemon Go in Sheffield. A Golbat near the Town Hall.