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There’s something whimsical about finding a fairy flying over a baseball game or a monkey jumping on a couch next to Vincent van Gogh’s "Irises," but if it’s not posted on social media, did it really happen? From Dodger Stadium to the Getty Museum, we're seeing many of L.A.’s popular landmarks featured in photos taken by Pokémon Go players out catching wild Pokemon.

It turns out that these landmarks are some of the best and most beautiful places to catch Pokémon (Pikachu has, for example, been spotted at Griffith Park), which means you have another excuse to get out and explore the iconic spots for which LA is best-known. Or, if you're tired of seeing groups of people glued to their phones, consider this a quick guide of spots to avoid during this full-blown Pokémon craze.

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1. Dodger Stadium

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1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(866) 363-4377
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Players are catching wild Pokémon sitting in the audience during performances. Pokémon sightings include Abra, Diglet, Evee and Mankey. There’s also a gym on-site.

2. The Hollywood Bowl

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2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
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Players are catching wild Pokémon sitting in the audience during performances. Pokémon sightings include Abra, Diglet, Evee and Mankey. There’s also a gym on-site.

3. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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5333 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200
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How fitting— Pokémon are hanging out among flamingoes and other fellow wild things. The LA Zoo counted more than 30 Poké Stops and at least 3 gyms on its grounds. It may be one of the most Pokémon-friendly destinations in the area.

4. Pantages Theatre

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6233 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 468-1770
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Arrive early or spend intermission hunting for Pokémon. It's the polite thing to do for fellow non-playing theater-goers Players are finding them in the main lobby and in seats.

5. Santa Monica State Beach

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1432 Palisades Beach Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(818) 880-0363
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At the beach, expect to find water-type Pokémon, but other types will appear as well. Electabuzz, Dratini and Squirtle are out there.

6. Aquarium of The Pacific

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100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100

It's a constant Pokémon party on weekends judging by the amount of lures players displayed on the map. There’s a gym on-site and lots of Poké Stops.

7. Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-8311
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If you’re willing to elbow for sidewalk space among the summer throng of tourists in Hollywood and you’ll be rewarded with Pokémon sightings along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

8. La Brea Tar Pits

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5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-7243

We hear there are lots of Pokémon in the area of the La Brea Tar Pits. You’ll find Manchoke, Ryhorn, Omanyte and Ponyta. Also expect to find lots of Charmanders.

9. Descanso Gardens

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1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4200
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Jynx and Golbat are among the Pokémon that are spotted in the gardens. It’s also a prime spot for Poké Stops.

10. Universal CityWalk

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100 Universal City Plz
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 622-9841
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When Universal CityWalk hosted Ecto-1, a Caterpie was spotted in its grill. Apparently the Pokémon are swarming this destination and you can find Pokémon Go playing tips on the CityWalkLA snapchat account.

11. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

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1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 405-2100
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Spearow, Diglet, Cubone, Ekans and Tangela are documented at The Huntington. Just remember to stay on paths if you’re trying to catch them in the gardens.

12. J. Paul Getty Museum

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1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-7300
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With plenty of Poké Stops and multiple gyms it’s no surprise that Pokémon are aplenty here.

13. UCLA

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405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4321
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Pokémon go to College! Sightings include Meowth, Raichu, Growlithe, Hitmonchan and Venonat.

14. Autry National Center

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4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-2000
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Ahh the elusive Pikachu— he has been spotted outside The Autry, located inside Griffith Park.

15. Griffith Park

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4730 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 913-4688
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Speaking of Griffith Park— it’s a pretty obvious Pokémon hotspot. Some notable Pokémon sightings includes an Ivysaur near The Trails Cafe and and Oddish on the walking trail around Harding Municipal Golf Course.

16. William Mulholland Memorial Fountain

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Riverside Dr & Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Across the street from the Riverside Dr.and Los Feliz Blvd. entrance of Griffith Park, this fountain is visited by Pokémon players on the regular. Several Poké Stops clustered together and a gym make it an ideal spot to play. Chancey and Jigglypuff have been found in the vicinity.

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1. Dodger Stadium

1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Players are catching wild Pokémon sitting in the audience during performances. Pokémon sightings include Abra, Diglet, Evee and Mankey. There’s also a gym on-site.

1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

2. The Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Players are catching wild Pokémon sitting in the audience during performances. Pokémon sightings include Abra, Diglet, Evee and Mankey. There’s also a gym on-site.

2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068

3. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

How fitting— Pokémon are hanging out among flamingoes and other fellow wild things. The LA Zoo counted more than 30 Poké Stops and at least 3 gyms on its grounds. It may be one of the most Pokémon-friendly destinations in the area.

5333 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

4. Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Arrive early or spend intermission hunting for Pokémon. It's the polite thing to do for fellow non-playing theater-goers Players are finding them in the main lobby and in seats.

6233 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

5. Santa Monica State Beach

1432 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

At the beach, expect to find water-type Pokémon, but other types will appear as well. Electabuzz, Dratini and Squirtle are out there.

1432 Palisades Beach Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402

6. Aquarium of The Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

It's a constant Pokémon party on weekends judging by the amount of lures players displayed on the map. There’s a gym on-site and lots of Poké Stops.

100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

7. Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

If you’re willing to elbow for sidewalk space among the summer throng of tourists in Hollywood and you’ll be rewarded with Pokémon sightings along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

8. La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

We hear there are lots of Pokémon in the area of the La Brea Tar Pits. You’ll find Manchoke, Ryhorn, Omanyte and Ponyta. Also expect to find lots of Charmanders.

5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

9. Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Jynx and Golbat are among the Pokémon that are spotted in the gardens. It’s also a prime spot for Poké Stops.

1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

10. Universal CityWalk

100 Universal City Plz, Universal City, CA 91608

When Universal CityWalk hosted Ecto-1, a Caterpie was spotted in its grill. Apparently the Pokémon are swarming this destination and you can find Pokémon Go playing tips on the CityWalkLA snapchat account.

100 Universal City Plz
Universal City, CA 91608

11. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

Spearow, Diglet, Cubone, Ekans and Tangela are documented at The Huntington. Just remember to stay on paths if you’re trying to catch them in the gardens.

1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108

12. J. Paul Getty Museum

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

With plenty of Poké Stops and multiple gyms it’s no surprise that Pokémon are aplenty here.

1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049

13. UCLA

405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Pokémon go to College! Sightings include Meowth, Raichu, Growlithe, Hitmonchan and Venonat.

405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095

14. Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Ahh the elusive Pikachu— he has been spotted outside The Autry, located inside Griffith Park.

4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

15. Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Speaking of Griffith Park— it’s a pretty obvious Pokémon hotspot. Some notable Pokémon sightings includes an Ivysaur near The Trails Cafe and and Oddish on the walking trail around Harding Municipal Golf Course.

4730 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

16. William Mulholland Memorial Fountain

Riverside Dr & Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Across the street from the Riverside Dr.and Los Feliz Blvd. entrance of Griffith Park, this fountain is visited by Pokémon players on the regular. Several Poké Stops clustered together and a gym make it an ideal spot to play. Chancey and Jigglypuff have been found in the vicinity.

Riverside Dr & Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027