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 to increase your chances of finding them.
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. You can get pretty much most Types anywhere in the world - they are just more common in some locations than others - so continue to keep a look out.
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 increased spawn locations in Pokémon Go
Below is a guide to where you can find more Pokemon of a certain 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 to increase chances of finding 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 increase chances of finding 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 increase chances of finding 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 increase chances of finding 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 increase chances of finding 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 increase chances of finding 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 to increase chances of finding Fairy Pokémon: cemeteries, churches, landmarks and monuments
All Fairy Types in Pokémon Go: Clefairy, Clefable
Where to increase chances of finding 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 increase chances of finding 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 to increase chances of finding 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 increase chances of finding 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 increase chances of finding 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 increase chances of finding 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 to increase chances of finding 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 to increase chances of finding 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's Gen 2 update? Our list of new Gen 2 Johto Pokémon can teach you where to find each one, what you need to know about new Pokémon Go Berries, Special Items to evolve Pokémon such as King's Rock, Sun Stone, Up-Grade, Dragon Scale and Metal Coat, and how to get Eevee evolutions Umbreon, Espeon, and updated Egg distances and best Pokémon charts, as well as other Pokémon Go tips, tricks, cheats and guides.
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!