Since Pokémon GO was launched in Singapore on 6 August, it has unleashed legions of monster hunters islandwide. Given that this is a GPS-based mobile game, I often have problems connecting to GPS when playing it indoors. So I wondered if it would work in places like the S.E.A. Aquarium where a large part of it is underground as well.
Yesterday on 7 August, I tested it out at S.E.A. Aquarium and had a much better haul than expected. I started around 11am and in less than 90 minutes, I’ve caught 22 Pokémons.
For starters, there are 2 Pokéstops in the aquarium where you can collect freebies like Poké balls and potions:
And here’s how it went for me. Even before I could join the queue to buy tickets, my phone was vibrating off the hook, thanks to Pokémons. I managed to catch five of them before I entered the aquarium. Not bad for a start.
This was followed by two Goldeens along the first level of Maritime Experiential Museum.
After taking the escalator down to Basement One, more Pokémons appeared.
Caught another two at Shark Seas Habitat.
From left to right: Voltorb, Psyduck and Shellder were caught at the Lobster Habitat, Hard Coral Habitat and Caribbean Reef Habitat respectively.
From left to right: Poliwag, Psyduck and Voltorb were again seen at my favourite Open Ocean Habitat.
Nabbed a Magikarp at the Seadragon Habitat (left). Just a day earlier, a fellow aquarist caught a Horsea at the same spot (right).
Just when I thought I was done for the day, three more Pokémons appeared near the exit.
Before the clock struck 12.30pm, I have already captured 22 Pokémons. That’s about one Pokémon every 4 minutes.
Once you’re done with catching, you can head to the nearest Pokémon GO gym at the Universal Studios Singapore globe to battle or train your Pokémons. [Here’s a list of other gyms around Resorts World Sentosa.]
Click here for Pokémon GO power user tips
And here’s everything you need to know when playing Pokémon GO around Resorts World Sentosa.
Things to note when playing Pokémon GO at S.E.A. Aquarium
- Please watch out for other guests, especially the elderly, kids and parents with strollers.
- Please DO NOT climb into any habitat as you may endanger yourself and our marine residents.
- Please be careful not to drop your mobile phone into any habitat.
Have fun catching Pokémons but please stay safe. If you managed to catch Pokémons at S.E.A. Aquarium, share with us in the comments below!