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