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    Spotting real life Pokemon

    Well it’s finally here – the global phenomenon that is Pokemon Go has finally been released in the UK and everybody is downloading it!

    And while it may be fun trying to catch ’em all, you can’t beat actually going out and seeing real wildlife for yourself.

    So we’ve decided to help you out by finding some of your favourite Pokemon’s closest real life relatives!

    Just please…please…don’t go throwing Pokeballs at them…

    Dugtrio/Diglett

    Dugtrio

    Real life alternative: Moles
    Where can you find them?: Well with an estimated 30-40 million moles in the UK they should be pretty easy to spot, but it’s rare you’ll see one as they spend most of their time underground. They tend to live in in wooded hilly districts.

    Caterpie

    Caterpillar

    Real life alternative: Caterpillars
    Where can you find them?: They spend a lot of their time on leaves or twigs in trees so you may be able to find one in your own back garden!

    Butterfree

    Butterfree

    Real life alternative: Butterflies
    Where can you find them?: Anywhere you find flowers you’ll probably find a gorgeous looking butterfly fluttering somewhere nearby!

    Farfetch’d

    Farfetched

    Real life alternative: Ducks
    Where can you find them?: By the river or canal, although the don’t all tend to carry leeks around with them!

    Zubat

    Zubat

    Real life alternative: Bats
    Where can you find them?: It really depends on the kind of bat you’re looking for, some prefer waterways while others prefer woods or grassland.

    Ponyta

    ponyta1

    Real life alternative: Ponies
    Where can you find them?: These beautiful creatures are found in farms such as Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset!

    Seel

    Seel

    Real life alternative: Seals
    Where can you find them?: There are some amazing places to go seal spotting in the UK including the Blakeney National Nature Reserve in Norfolk, Donna Nook in Lincolnshire and Farne Islands in Northumberland.

    Krabby

    Krabby

    Real life alternative: Crabs
    Where can you find them?: You’ll often find these sideways walking fellas down on the beach so make sure you have a good look in all the rockpools!

    Horsea

    Horsea

    Real life alternative: Seahorses
    Where can you find them?: These are very rare to spot around the UK, but if you want to guarantee to find one then why not pay SEALIFE Blackpool a visit?

    Staryu

    Staryu

    Real life alternative: Starfish
    Where can you find them?: You’re most likely to find a starfish in the inter-tidal zone on shingle and mixed ground beaches where there is some rock cover present.

    Squirtle

    Squirtle

    Real life alternative: Turtle
    Where can you find them?: Your best hope of spotting a turtle in the UK is during the summer months off the south and west coasts, but they have also been spotted off the coasts of Shetland and north east Scotland and Humberside.

    Have you spotted any of these animals out and about? What Pokemon have you managed to add to your Pokedex so far? Let us know in the comment section below!

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