Pokémon in Wester Hailes!


Pokémon Go has launched and it’s taking the world by storm, and Wester Hailes is no exception!

Don’t be surprised to see groups of people wandering around shouting and cheering when they catch their favourite pokémon.

Here is our list of important locations if you want to join the latest craze:

West Side Plaza Sunny Wester Hailes

There are several Poké Stops in the local area located at community venues. You can use these to collect those much needed items (it will refresh every 5 minutes or so) or attach a lure module and catch more and rarer pokémon. These include:

  • The Totem Pole
  • The large stone in the Plaza
  • WHALE Arts Centre
  • Embassy of the word of God Church, located in Murrayburn House
  • The map in the centre of the plaza.

Nearby Gyms, where you can battle other trainers and score points for your team, as well as earn poké coins include:

  • The Baberton to Wester Hailes bridge
  • The petrified dog statue on the canal

Let us know if there’s any we’ve missed!


Here is the official description of the app which can be downloaded for Android and Apple devices.

Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices. With Pokémon GO, you’ll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Pokémon GO is built on Niantic’s Real World Gaming Platform and will use real locations to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon. Pokémon GO allows you to find and catch more than a hundred species of Pokémon as you explore your surroundings.

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