Where can I find a Dragonite in Singapore? This has been the biggest question that has dominated the minds of many a Pokémon GO players here, and we might have the answer.
The game’s hardest hitting Pokémon is a popular pick right now for all the obvious reasons.
If you happened to take part in the New Balance Run On 2016 over the weekend (Sat) at Gardens By The Bay East, you might have stood by the start point at 5:34pm and snagged yourself a Dragonite.
He reappeared 10 minutes later at 5.44pm, before shifting to Henderson Road at 6:36pm.
I know the first part because I was there when the Dragonite appeared, but as for the rest of the information, a newly updated Pokémon Go tracking map by Singapore developer Otokiru is slowly compiling all the data, and showing a list of where the more Rare creatures are appearing, in different parts of the island, in a day, complete with historical data.
Using it, you would know that on Friday, the concentration of Gyarados sightings took place in town, with one sighting in Choa Chu Kang.
On Saturday, the dragon’s appearance was spread out across the North-East corridor of the island, while on Sunday, it made several appearances in Boon Lay.
You can check out the analytical data here.
Otokiru, who declines to give his real name, says his site is not for tracking the creatures in real time, but more for players to get a sense of where the clusters are going to be. There is no way to be certain, he says, but there is a reason why some areas are known to be popular hotspots for some creatures.
“I’m not really sure myself on how to find a higher tier Pokemon on the island, but from what I’ve heard, they are mostly spawned near Punggol Park at Hougang, so that’s why a lot of “campers” are still there.”
He decided to test that theory and the result is his website that shows that while there are concentrations, some appearances are also randomly created across the island. And he knows his stuff, since his day job is that of a software engineer that develops POC’s (Proof of Concept) mobile applications and web developments, for both front end and back end systems, in a MNC company.
Currently, his site only tracks 12 creatures: Chansey, Gyarados, Lapras, Porygon, Snorlax, Dragonite and Ditto. Articuno , Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo and Mew are listed, but they are more placeholders for when they eventually appear.
His map only collates data from Fri, Aug 19, but in another few days, there should be enough sightings to make it an indispensable one for PoGo players to plan their time for optimal Pokémon hunting especially if you’re a high level player.
And in case you’re wondering, the site pulls data from 3 data sources, though he declines to reveal their names. Two of them are active, while the 3rd one will only be active when the first 2 do not return any data. For an upcoming update, he’s currently working on a forth source, which is slightly more complex, as it spawns locations based on their “prediction algorithm”.
In other words, keep tabs on this site as it might soon tell you where to go to catch them all.