Pokémon Go allows you to catch creatures in real-world locations, with the app using Google Maps and Ingress data to place PokeStops, Gyms and other attractions into the game.
It also uses different types of areas within the map data to sort where the many different types of Pokémon should be found. Need some water Pokemon? Then head to a canal, river or lake, for example.
If you don't live near in the right habitat - for example, you're far away from any kind of water - then don't fret, as you can get even the rarest Pokémon from hatching eggs and at some point in the future, from trading with other Pokemon Go players.
Also, Pokémon nests are also a great way to get lots of the same Pokémon in one particular place - though again, if you live in the right area.
Where to find Pokémon Type locations in Pokémon Go
Below is a guide to where you can find Pokemon by type in Pokemon Go. It's important to note that there's no guarantee you'll find those types at these locations, nor are these types exclusive to these places - it just increases their chances of being there.
Thanks to our friends at Eurogamer Germany for the below list.
Where do you find Normal Type Pokémon: Pretty much everywhere - fields, roads of all kinds, schools, universities, businesses, libraries, stadiums and more.
All Normal Type in Pokémon Go: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Rattata, Raticate, Spearow, Fearow, Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wifflytuff, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd (region exclusive), Doduo, Dodrio, Chansey, Kangaskhan (region exclusive), Tauros (region exclusive), Ditto, Eevee, Porygon, Snorlax
Where to find Rock Type Pokémon quarries, towns, parking and highways, large commercial installations
All Rock Types in Pokémon Go: Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onix, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Aerodactyl
Where to find Steel Type Pokémon: Modern buildings, railway stations (never go onto lines, obviously - play safely from a building!)
All Steel Types in Pokémon Go: Magnemite, Magneton
Where to find Grass Type Pokémon: Farmland, farms, forests, gardens, any kind of grass or green space, playgrounds, green residential areas
All Grass Types in Pokémon Go: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela
Where to find Ground Type Pokémon: Airports (never go onto them, obviously - play safely from a building!) open land and arable land, ditches, streams, not concreted parking
All Ground Types in Pokémon Go: Sandshrew, Sandslash, Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Diglett, Dugtrio, Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onix, Cubone, Marawak, Rhyhorn, Rhydon
Where to find Dragon Type Pokémon: Famous places and landmarks in cities and in the country (for example, locks)
All Dragon Types in Pokémon Go: Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite
Where do you find Fairy Pokémon: cemeteries, churches, landmarks and monuments
All Fairy Types in Pokémon Go: Clefairy, Clefable
Where do you find Water Type Pokémon: Wherever water is - so rivers, lakes, oceans, harbors, canals and more.
All Water Types in Pokémon Go: Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Seel, Dewgong, Shellder, Cloyster, Krabby, Kingler, Horsea, Seadra, Goldeen, Seaking, Staryu, Starmie, Magikarp, Gyarados, Lapras, Vaporeon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops
Where to find Ghost Type Pokémon: Cemeteries, cities, residential
All Ghost Types in Pokémon Go: Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Where to find Bugs and Flying Pokémon: In the countryside, farms, fields, forests, large parks and playgrounds
All Flying Types in Pokémon Go: Charizard, Butterfree, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Zubat, Golbat, Farfetch'd, Doduo, Dodrio, Scyther, Gyarados, Aerodactyl, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Dragonite
All Bug Types in Pokémon Go: Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Scyther, Pinsir
Where do you find Ice Type Pokémon: Grass (even if it is not frozen), glaciers or ski slopes
All Ice Types in Pokémon Go: Dewgong, Cloyster, Jynx, Lapras
Where to find Psychic Type Pokémon: everywhere, also rumoured to be near hospitals
All Psychic Types in Pokémon Go: Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Drowzee, Hypno, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Starmie, Mr Mime (region exclusive), Jynx
Where to find Electric Pokémon: Cities, industrial parks, power plants, power plants
All Electric Types in Pokémon Go: Pikachu, Raichu, Magnemite, Magneton, Voltorb, Electrode, Electabuzz, Jolteon
Where to find Fire Type Pokémon: Everywhere, rumoured to be closer at residential and gas stations
All Fire Types in Pokémon Go: Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Vulpix, Ninetales, Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Magmar, Flareon
Where can I find Fighting Type Pokémon: Everywhere, rumoured to be closer to stadiums, arenas and large gyms
All Fighting Types in Pokémon Go: Mankey, Primeape, Poliwrath, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan
Where do you find Poison Pokémon: Everywhere, rumoured to be closer to moors, bogs
All Poison Types in Pokémon Go: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Ekans, Arbok, Nidoranˇâ, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoranˇá, Nidorino, Nidoking, Zubat, Golbat, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Venonat, Venomoth, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Grimer, Muk, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Koffing, Weezing
Want more help with Pokémon Go? Read our Pokémon Go tips, tricks, cheats and guides for insights on how to improve your skills, how to choose your Eevee evolution, and how CP works. Plus details of Pokémon Go's secrets and Easter Eggs, how to get the new baby Pokémon, a guide to Egg groups, charts, and Egg hatching, details on the Daily Bonuses, finding Ditto, and even which team to join from Team Valor, Mystic, and Instinct.
Once you are in that specific place, tap the radar in the bottom right to give you an idea of what's nearby, and we explain how to get the most out of this system with our how to find Pokémon nearby in Pokémon Go feature.
Also remember that not every Pokémon can be found in the wild, such as region-exclusives including Tauros, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Farfetch'd, as well as more elusive Pokémon such as Mewtwo, Mew and the Legendary Birds - at least not yet, anyway!