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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
San Francisco/Sacramento, California

Pokémon Go Player’s Guide to Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is literally swarming with Pokémon! With four training facilities (gyms) and over 40 different Pokéstop scattered all over the park, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is one of the best places within a 50 mile radius to find and train all of your Snorlaxes, Jigglypuffs, and Ponytas. To assist you in your Pokémon training efforts, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you level up as quickly as possible during your visit to the park.

Before You Arrive

  • Update your app. Make sure you have the most current version of the Pokémon app (currently 1.01). The newer version is more secure, and crashes less often.
  • Bring an external battery pack. Pokémon Go has been said to use a lot of battery life, but with a good external battery you should be able to keep playing all day.  
  • Set your phone to use as little battery as possible. Lower your screen brightness, mute the volume, and disable background apps. Turn off bluetooth and wi-fi. If your phone has a built in power saving mode, test it with Pokémon Go before you get to the park -- some people have found that it can interfere with the app.
  • Turn on the game's built in power saving mode. When in the game, click the Pokéball, click Settings, then check the box next to "Battery Saver." This will dim the screen on your phone whenever it is upside down (in your pocket).
  • Wear plenty of sunscreen. Nobody will be impressed with your skills as a trainer if you come home from the park looking like Crawdaunt or a Corphish.
  • Stock up on Poké-supplies. Make sure you bring plenty of Pokéballs, Great Balls, Master Balls, Incense, Lures and a (virtual) bag big enough to carry everything.

At The Park

  • Turn off augmented reality. AR makes the game more fun, but it also makes it harder to hit the Pokémon with your Pokéballs and it uses up more battery.
  • Visit every Pokéstop you see. You get 50XP for every PokéStop you visit, even if you don't pick up any items. 
  • Don't waste time at PokéStops. After you spin the sign you don't have to click all of the bubbles to claim your loot -- just click the (X) at the bottom to collect the items.
  • Keep only the Pokémon with the highest CP. Depending on how much you play, you will collect dozens of Pokémon during your visit. If you are running out of room, save only the Pokémon with the highest CP. Transfer the rest to the Professor.
  • Post your Pokémon for all to see! When encountering a Pokémon don’t forget to post it using #SFDKPokemon

Make the Most of Your Visit

  • Look for floating leaves. That's where you can find the closest Pokémon.
  • Keep an eye on the tracker. It's in the lower right corner of your app. It tells you how close nearby Pokémon are. Each footprint is approximately 100 meters.
  • Showering petals at a Pokéstop means that someone has activated a Lure! Head over to benefit from their generosity. Conversely, activate a Lure of your own at a Pokéstop and you'll be surprised at how many friends you make.
  • Collect Pokémon while watching real animals There are PokéStops the Walrus Experience, the Sea Lion Stadium, Dolphin Arena and Birtd Theater! Share a Lure during the show and load up on Pokémon!
  • Use good Poké-targeting skills. The last thing you want to do when you're far away from home is waste valuable Pokéballs. Always wait until the green, yellow or red target circle is at its smallest size before you throw.
  • Did you miss? Grab that Pokéball! If you get it before it disappears it will be returned to your inventory.
  • Don't forget to check out our real life animals in the park!

Exercise Safe Training Practices

  • Don't go into unauthorized areas: To be the very best Pokémon Master you must travel across the land where only guests are permitted to be. Please stay out of all Restricted and Danger Zones and do not climb any fences or follow any Pokémon into employee only areas. There are NO Pokémon there!
  • Don't try to collect Pokémon on rides. No catch is worth sacrificing your safety! All plays must pause throughout the duration of your ride until you exit the ride.
  • Be aware of your surroundings! Always keep one eye on the path ahead of you.

Pokémon Gyms at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

  • American Bald Eagle Exhibit
  • Camel Statue
  • Dolphin Discovery
  • Six Flags Tower (SkyScreamer)

Pokéstops at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

  • Cheetah Statue
  • Entrance Giraffe
  • Superman Statue
  • Butterfly Exhibit
  • Cobra Stone
  • M&M Stairway
  • Elephant Exhibit
  • SkyScreamer
  • Kong
  • Medusa
  • Boomerang
  • Skycoaster
  • Elephant Statue
  • Elephant Encounter
  • Cougar Rock
  • Lion Habitat
  • Tava’s Jungeland
  • Safari Elephant
  • Bird Theater
  • Dolphin Arena
  • Splashtastic
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Superman
  • V2
  • Paradise Snacks Cannon
  • Kingdom Market Superman Statue
  • Monsoon Falls Boat and Anchor
  • Sea Lion Stadium
  • Stingray Bay
  • Walrus Experience
  • Looney Tunes Theater
  • Bugs Bunny Bon Voyage
  • Seaside Junction
  • Seaport Railway
  • Dolphin Fountain
  • Explorer Outpost
  • Wave Swinger
  • Carousel
  • Entry to Sea
  • Hammerhead
  • Pirate Popcorn Man
  • Monkey Business

*Six Flags did not choose or otherwise select the placement of any Pokéstops or Gyms within our park. While we are very glad to have you play during your visit it is important that you stay safe at all times. Pokéstops and Gyms located in inaccessible, off limits or unsafe locations are not included on the list shown above and we've requested to have them removed from the game for your safety. Do not attempt to access Pokéstops or Gyms in non-guest areas or you will be asked to leave the park. Pokémon and Pokémon character names are trademarks of Nintendo.

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