Midtown Manhattan is swarming with bats right now — cartoon ones, at least, as Pokémon Go players' phones are filled up with flickering Zubats — but there are still plenty of treasures to be found. Notably Charmander, the much-beloved starter Pokémon, whose ease of capture if you select him in the very beginning of the game is rivaled only by his scarcity in the wild. Want to catch him? He's appropriately located just inside Pokeworks, on of the many storefronts popping up to sate New Yorkers' currently uncontrollable urge for poke (po-kay), the Hawaiian raw-fish salad.
Another Pokémon Go player waiting in line at the restaurant (located at 63 W. 37th St; and it's also a Poké Stop, currently modded — thanks, intrepid player DrewBearz!) also caught the Charmander, confirming that this is not an isolated incident. Turns out Pokémon love poke, just like everyone else.
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