Have you gotta catch ’em all in Georgia? We scoured the Peach State to bring you the best places to catch Pokémon and battle for the honor of your team.
Pokémon at Georgia Visitor Information Centers
If you’re roadtripping around Georgia, make sure to stop at one of our 12 visitor information centers. Every center has either a PokéStop or a PokéGym. Our Ringgold Center on I-75 South, coming in from Tennessee, and our West Point Center on I-85N, coming in from Alabama, have both!
Left: PokeStop and PokeGym at Ringgold VIC, Right: PokeGym at West Point VIC
Pokémon in Atlanta
If you’re visiting the capitol of the South this summer, check out the user-friendly Google Map created by Atlanta Reddit users. They’ve tagged over 200 Pokéstops across metro Atlanta.
Before you even get out of the airport, you can take advantage of Pokémon fever. Select locations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are now offering a Pokémon inspired cocktail to thirsty travelers. Grab a Pikachu Colada Sangria from these eating and drinking destinations in the world’s busiest airport: The Piano Bar on E – located on Concourse E, Varasano’s Pizzeria in the food court on Concourse A, Cat Cora Kitchen by gate A24 and the Atlanta Hawks Bar & Grill near gate A34.
Six Flags Over Georgia is literally swarming with Pokémon! With three PokéGyms and over 15 different PokéStop scattered all over the park, Six Flags Over Georgia is one of the best places to find and train all of your Snorlaxes, Jigglypuffs, and Ponytas.
Marietta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta, is a particularly great place to catch rare Pokémon. The Marietta Square is teaming with Pokéstops and members of the three teams regularly get together to battle it out at the many PokéGyms.
Flowery Branch, Georgia is getting in on the craze with a screening of Pokémon:The First Movie Mewtwo vs. Mew at the Flowery Branch Train Depot on July 23rd.
A Venonat Pokémon in front of the fountain in Marietta Square, courtesy of the Marietta Daily Journal
Already on a team? Follow the Atlanta teams Valor, Mystic and Instinct on Twitter for the most recent meet-ups and Pokémon sightings.
Pokémon in Athens
The college town is being overrun with Pokémon. Check out this round up of PokéStops and PokéGyms from Visit Athens, GA and follow UGA’s newspaper, The Red & Black, on Twitter for the latest sightings. While you’re exploring make sure to check out Creature Comforts Brewing Co., home to the famously hard-to-find Tropicalia IPA.
Pokémon in Toccoa
The North Georgia Mountains aren’t just for hiking and waterfalls anymore. Downtown Toccoa has reported sightings of dozens of PokéStops- the City Hall historic plaque and the Belk-Gallant Building plaque, among others.
While you’re happily hunting, don’t forget to stop for lunch or a snack at Victoria’s Sweet Treats. They have a series of rewards based on your Go level- Level 30 players get a cupcake!
Pokémon in Macon
Macon may be known as “where Soul lives,” but it’s also home to some great PokéStops including restaurants like The Rookery and Parish on Cherry Street. Even the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base is getting in on the action.
Pokémon in Valdosta
Close to the Florida-Georgia border, V-Town is full of “Wild Adventures” and apparently rare Pokémon. Downtown Valdosta created this map to help you navigate the PokéStops and PokéGyms. You HAVE to check out Jessie’s Restaurant and Catering– they serve amazing chocolate chip pancakes during breakfast and a killer pimento grilled cheese sandwich during lunch.
Pokémon in Rome
In Rome, Georgia you’ll find PokéStops at the Rome-Floyd Welcome Center and The Partridge on Broad Street. If you’re lucky enough to have a Snorlax, The Partridge will even give you a free dessert! The statue of Romulus and Remus outside of Rome City Hall is a PokéStop and Las Palmas Mexican Bar & Grill is a PokéGym- probably the only place in Georgia where you can go to the gym and sip a margarita at the same time!
Tommy Romanach finds an Eevee near the Rome Clock Tower.
Pokémon in Canton
“Where metro meets the mountains.” Canton, Georgia is less than an hour north of Atlanta and it in the embodies small-town charm while moving at a big-city pace. The local Patch recently reported that the Cherokee County Animal Shelter is a Pokémon Gym. What a great opportunity to volunteer to walk some pups and battle some Pokémon!
Pokémon in Dillard
At the very tippy top of Georgia, sitting close to the North Carolina boarder, is Dillard. Known for its endless outdoor recreation options and thousands of acres of natural wonders, it’s now a place where you can also find Pokémon galore. If you’re ambitious, you can hit the PokéStops at the Tallulah Falls Railway Museum, Cindy’s Dragonfly, and end at Cupboard’s Cafe for an ice-cold glass of sweet tea and a snack. You’ll also hatch a 2km egg at the same time!
While you’re in Dillard we highly recommend you take time to visit the Foxfire museum, a truly unique glimpse of what life was like for the mountaineers who settled the area.
These are just a few of the places in Georgia to capture Pokémon. Don’t forget to tag your post with #ExploreGeorgia so we can share other hotspots!
**As the app warns at the start of the game, always “watch your surroundings” and be aware of what’s happening around you. Never Pokémon and drive!**
Katie Christof is the Senior Digital Strategist for Explore Georgia. When she’s not scouting out the newest Georgia restaurants and breweries, she’s scuba diving the nearby quarries or taking her cat Jane for a walk (it’s totally and thing). Keep up with all her travels over on Explore Georgia’s Snapchat @ExploreGeorgia.