In my commute going to work everyday, the vehicle that I’m riding on always passes by the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. Because of this, I often am able to spin some Pokestops of the park (usually the ones at the entrance). It is then when I noticed that everyday, I always get the catch this rare (for me) Pokemon…
The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center “is a massive 22.7 hectare zoological and botanical Garden located in Diliman, Quezon City.” It’s found along the intersection between Quezon Avenue and Quezon City Circle, or with its other entrance, along the intersection between North Avenue and Quezon City Circle. Being that it’s in the major highways of Quezon City, driving there and locating the park wouldn’t be too much of a difficulty.
A link to the Google map for the park is found here.
If you’re wondering how to get there by commute.
- If you’re coming from the South:
- Ride a bus going to SM Fairview
- If you’re coming from the North:
- Ride a bus going to Quiapo
- Get down at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
- If you don’t know where it is, I suggest you use Google Maps, or any other map app on your smartphone to know when you should get down from the bus
- An entrance fee of Php 8.00 is required to be paid at the entrance for the adults, and Php 5.00 for the children
NINOY AQUINO PARKS AND WILDLIFE CENTER.
The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, as I wrote above, is a massive 22.7 hectare park. It is a government-owned park, with a lot of facilities which cater to the purpose of the preservation of the life of many species of animals, as well as a place where people can hang around if they want to experience peace within a pollution and noise-filled metro.
The Park’s facilities for the animals mostly cater to those of the small-sized kind and medium-sized (animal specialists would probably cringe on my use of these Layman’s terms in describing the animal sizes LOL). Half of the park houses these facilities, while the other parts are mostly for other attractions (the lagoon, small shops, events places, etc.)
Sadly, I did not take photos of the wildlife center. I know, I suck.
And I couldn’t stop banging myself up for not doing so. As I explained in my Charmander Nest post, at the time of my visits in these nests, I didn’t think that I should be writing about them, nor should I need the purpose of taking those photos. I deeply regret those decisions.
I only took one photo from this place. And that is a photo of their amazing lagoon.
I went there on a weekday, so there weren’t really much park-goers around, nor were there any trainers. I only saw quite a few people roaming around in the park at that time. Given that there were few people there, I achieved a maximum sense of a peace, a state of beautiful Nirvana (HAHAHA. LOL)
When I noticed that I’ve been catching a lot of Vulpixes along the Park’s Pokestops closest to the highway going to work, I checked Silph Road’s Nest Atlas. I suspected that this was a Vulpix nest, and true enough, when I checked, many trainers have already confirmed it as such. Given that I still didn’t have a Ninetales in my Pokedex, I decided that I should visit this nest.
The Park only had a very few Pokestops, unlike most other parks, and especially unlike the adjacent Quezon City Memorial Circle, which has 30+ Pokestops. If you use the Ingress method to check for Spawn Points (the XMs in Ingress), you’d notice that there are only a few, and most are near the small number of Pokestops in the park.
At the entrance, where there are two Pokestops, I was able to get a Vulpix. There are two Pokestops in the Wildlife area of the Park, and from there, I also got a number of Vulpixes. The other Vulpixes that I needed for me to evolve one into a Ninetales, I caught from the Pokestops along the North Avenue side of the Park, as well as near the lone gym (I had to take over the gym, cause at that time, the gym was that of Team Instinct’s, and it was just a Level 1). I didn’t seem to find any other Vulpixes around the park that were far from the Pokestops, so if you want to pay a visit to this park, stick to the Pokestops to catch Pokemon. I did get one or two Pokemon (one is a Scyther, others were commons) far from Pokestops, but it was kind of hard locating for them, considering how massive the park was.
When I went to this nest, I already had 36 Vulpix candies with me, thanks to my every day morning commute. I didn’t need to spend too much time in the Park for me to complete my candies for a Ninetales. The sky was also quite gloomy, and a few raindrops were hitting me, so I decided to call it a good hunt from there. I stayed there from 4:30-5:00 pm, and was able to make my Vulpix candy grow from 36 candies to 55. And because of that, I got this:
Moveset isn’t really two moves of the same type (like Trainer Tips Nick would love), but I got Fire Blast, plus a new entry in my Pokedex, so I’m pretty satisfied with this guy.
As I would always say in my blogs.
With or without the purpose of Pokemon Go in your mind, this place is worth visiting. As I made my way out of the park, approaching the exit, the noise coming from the high way was starting to make itself heard for me. I didn’t like it as much as I liked the peace and quiet inside the park, and if it wasn’t for the oncoming rain, I would’ve decided to stay longer. The Park really had this sense of peace in it. If you want to read a book, and enjoy the relaxing sounds of nature, and the beautiful scenery that it has to offer, go and visit Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. It’s a treasure that you should not take for granted inside the metro.
**UPDATE: As of the Seventh Great Migration, this place is now a Psyduck Nest. (As of November 28, 2016)