More Pokemon nests in Singapore unveiled through data mining

New Pokemon Nest

The last Pokemon nest map featuring Chansey, Lapras, Porygon, Aerodactyl, Snorlax and Dragonite was very well received. And as promised I’ve added more Pokemon nests to the map. This time featuring the starter Pokemons, Clefairy, Vulpix, Jigglepuff, Diglett, Growthlith and Onix!

As Google map only allow a limited number of layers, I’ve placed the new nests on another map. The links are as followed:

Map 1 (1, 4, 7, 25, 27, 35, 37, 39, 50, 52)

Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Sandshrew, Pikachu, Clefairy, Vulpix, Jigglypuff, Diglett, Meowth

Map 2 (56, 58, 95)

Mankey, Growlith, Onix

Map 3 (113, 131, 137, 142, 143, 149)

Chansey, Lapras, Porygon, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dragonite

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 1.33.20 PMQuick Note on Data Mining Technique

Without going into the details, these maps are generated using the spawn locations of Pokemon Go collected over the past 4 days or so. The data collection involves basic network analysis allowing my server program to query a third party server for the exact location of the Pokemon all over Singapore at given moment. These data are then stored in a database on the server, allowing me to access past data anytime. At the point of this set of calculations, the data set has over 2 million spawn locations.

The main technique in getting the nest is clustering and scoring them. The scores are based on the number of spawns and the level of spread (deviation) of the spawns in that cluster. Details of the techniques will be discussed in a later post.

While there are many other spots where you may find these Pokemon mentioned, these are the best spots to wait them out.

1 - Bulbasaur1 – Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur can be found virtually everywhere, but some of the larger spawn areas are:

  • Buona vista
  • Sentosa (Siloso Beach)
  • Orchard
  • Dhouby Ghaut (Cathay)
  • War Memorial Park
  • Raffles City
  • Art Science Museum
  • Boon Keng
  • Botanic Garden

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpdfbgNvFR32XrFMZiE9PWya4qY&usp=sharing

4 - Charmander4 – Charmander

Charmander is the rarest of the three starter Pokemon. The largest cluster of Charmander can be found at Warren Golf & Country Park (seriously, do they pay Niantics?) The main spawn spots are as followed:

  • Warren Golf & Country Park
  • Stagmont Park
  • Punggol
  • Changi Beach Hawker Center
  • Downtown Mrt

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpdfbgNvFR32XrFMZiE9PWya4qY&usp=sharing

7 - Squirtle7 – Squirtle

Before performing the data mining, I catch my Squirtle at the Jurong West Sports Complex. There seemed to be a regular spawn in the middle of the running track. If you were jogging in that area and see someone walking awkwardly to the middle of the track in a slipper, it’s probably me.

The main spawn spots of Squirtle turns out to be at:

  • Sentosa
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Marina Barrage
  • Esplanade
  • Somerset
  • Dhouby Ghaut (Cathay)
  • Boon Keng
  • Admiralty (Blk 467B)
  • Punggol Point Park
  • Petir Road

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpdfbgNvFR32XrFMZiE9PWya4qY&usp=sharing

25 - Pikachu25 – Pikachu

We all know that there are Pikachu spawns in Universal Studio. Once, I tried visiting Sentosa for Pikachus. Turns out, it was the worst idea. Pikachu spawns are only found INSIDE of Universal Studio. You won’t be able to catch them from outside. So these are some other areas you will find Pikachu:

  • Merlion Station (Sentosa)
  • Siloso Beach (Sentosa)
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 496 & NTUC Fairprice)
  • Changi Village Hawker Center
  • Woodland Checkpoint
  • Marsiling Road

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpdfbgNvFR32XrFMZiE9PWya4qY&usp=sharing

27 - Sandshrew27 – Sandshrew

Sandshrew can be found virtually everywhere but if you love to have more of this pangolin, they can be found at:

  • Sentosa
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Esplanade
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Marina Barrage
  • Changi Beach Park
  • Changi Village Hawker Center
  • Punggol Waterway Park
  • Woodland Checkpoint
  • Sembawang Drive
  • Tan Kah Kee (MRT)
  • Cavenagh Court

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpdfbgNvFR32XrFMZiE9PWya4qY&usp=sharing

35 - Clefairy35 – Clefairy

I used to think that Clefairy is quite a rare Pokemon, but from the map, they are virtually everywhere!

Some areas you will walk into a Clefairy are:

  • Jurong Bird Park
  • Bukit Batok (All over the place)
  • Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (The only place resembling Mt Moon in Singapore)
  • Ang Mo Kio Public Library
  • Tree Top Walk Trail
  • Botanic Gardens (All over the place)
  • Mapletree Business City
  • Mount Faber (Another ‘mountain’)
  • All over City Hall, Dhouby Ghaut, Promenade
  • Kallang Mrt
  • Toa Payoh (Blk 128)

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpdfbgNvFR32XrFMZiE9PWya4qY&usp=sharing

37 - Vulpix37 – Vulpix

Honestly, I’ve not seen a single Vulpix in the wild before. Turns out they are clustered in some areas in Singapore. If you would like a fox, here are where you can find them:

  • Upper Bukit Timah Road (A large spawn area)
  • Ikea Alexandra
  • Tiong Bahru (Near Gan Eng Seng School)
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Bugis Junction
  • Balestier Hill (Shopping Centre, Primary School & Secondary School)
  • Sea Shell Park (Pasir Ris Blk 460)
  • Changi Village
  • Sentosa

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpdfbgNvFR32XrFMZiE9PWya4qY&usp=sharing

39 - Jigglypuff39 – Jigglypuff

This pink balloon Pokemon can be found almost anywhere. For large clusters of Jigglypuff, you can look here:

  • Sentosa
  • Woodland
  • Sengkang Community Club
  • Tampines (Blk 936)
  • Lavendar
  • Raffles City
  • Marina Square
  • Marina Bay Sands

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpdfbgNvFR32XrFMZiE9PWya4qY&usp=sharing

50 - Diglett50 – Diglett

Heard about the bubblestrat? A strategy that allows you to level a gym to level 10 in no time (and levelling at a crazy rate). If you need a good Diglett, be sure to head to these spots:

  • Esplanade
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Tanjong Rhu
  • Ang Mo Kio (Blk 456)
  • Sengkang (Farmway)
  • Civil Service Club @ Changi
  • Woodlands Checkpoint

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpdfbgNvFR32XrFMZiE9PWya4qY&usp=sharing

52 - Meowth52 – Meowth

If you want a member of the team rocket for yourself, head to these locations:

  • Sentosa
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Singapore Flyer
  • East Coast Park
  • Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (Nearer to Ang Mo Kio)
  • Serangoon Sunshine Park
  • Eastwood Centre
  • Changi Village
  • Woodland Chackpoint
  • Sembawang (MRT)
  • Yishun Ave 11

Meowth, that’s right!

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpdfbgNvFR32XrFMZiE9PWya4qY&usp=sharing

56 - Mankey56 – Mankey

This is another Pokemon that I’ve not encountered in the wild before. If you want to find them, be sure to check out:

  • Singapore Zoo (like duh)
  • Admiralty (Blk 468)
  • Beauty Garden (Bukit Batok)
  • Changi Village Hawker Center
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Sentosa

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s3yAlUjpH6bTKsKf5xauBwQNsiA&usp=sharing

58 - Growlithe58 – Growlithe

Capable of evolving to the best fire Pokemon, Growlithe is one of those Pokemon any serious trainer must have. If you need your Arcanine to battle that Snorlax or Dragonite, check out:

  • Telok Blangah Hill Park
  • Choa Chu Kang (Blk 276, 273, 232, 211, 202) (By far the best spawn area)
  • Punggol Waterway Park
  • Civil Service Club @ Changi
  • Kallang (Near MRT)
  • Marina Bay Sands

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s3yAlUjpH6bTKsKf5xauBwQNsiA&usp=sharing

95 - Onix95 – Onix

The only Onix I met ran away from me. FML. I’ve never seen another Onix since. It seemed that Onix does not seem to spawn everywhere. That’s because they are having a party at the Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Park. Here’s where you can find them:

  • Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Park (Nearer to Upper Thompson)
  • Yishun (Blk 640 & 663)
  • Marina Bay (MRT)

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s3yAlUjpH6bTKsKf5xauBwQNsiA&usp=sharing


Pokemon Spawn Dataset

I’ll be releasing the data set used for this calculation over this weekend so you can play with them and perhaps unravel places I’ve missed out on. Stay tuned for more data mining topics!

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1 Comment

  • Gosu
    September 15, 2016 at 10:56 am

    That’s some fantastic application of data mining, great job! 😀

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