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PokéGuide: Pokémon GO @FIULibraries

Your definitive PokéGuide to catching 'em all at FIU, brought to you by the FIU Libraries.

Walking Routes @ FIU to Hatch 2K, 5K, & 10K Eggs

The walking trail maps use the FIU building codes, such as GL for the Green Library and HL for the Hubert Library.

If you do not know the code for a building, check the MMC or BBC campus maps:

Combine the Red and Yellow Trails


Take the Tamiami Loop

Take the Tamiami Loop Twice (see the 5K tab)


Combine the Inner-Outer Campus Loop and the GC to WRC Path








    Inner-Outer Campus Loop











    GC to WRC Path

Use the Nature Preserve Jogging Trail to Customize Your Distance

One loop around the Nature Preserve Jogging Trail at MMC is approximately 1 km long. Loop it 2, 5, or 10 times to create a customized route.

Bonus: the Nature Preserve Jogging Trail is a Pokéstop. Pokéstops refresh every 5 minutes, so the longer you walked around the trail, the more items you will get!

Want to stay in the A/C? Walk at GC.

  • Start at Barnes & Noble.
  • Go to the piano room... we hear there are great finds there! (Thanks to Randy for the tip.)
  • Walk to Pollo Tropical.
  • Take the stairs in front of Pollo Tropical up to the second floor.
  • Walk back to the Barnes & Noble end.
  • Go back to the start.
  • For extra distance, add the third floor to your path.

Don't forget to refill your water bottle at the water bottle fountain in front of Barnes & Noble.

Note: some players are reporting issues with their phone's GPS inside GC. If this is the case for you, switch to GL.

You burn twice as many calories walking upstairs as you do walking on a flat surface! Try these stairways at FIU:

  • Just one trip up the GL stairs from the 2nd to 7th floors (130 steps) will help you burn 24 calories.
  • Try the stairs at PC: 5 air-conditioned flights indoors plus the big outdoors stairs in front of the fountain (where the Pokéstop is).

Lifehacker has created the Pokémon Go Interval Training Workout. Add it to your walking route to add strength training to your cardio.

Trainers Need HP Too

Don't neglect your own HP!

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially when crossing streets.
  • Stay hydrated. Water is your best choice. Fruits, milk, coffee, tea, and sports drinks all keep you hydrated too (but be careful not to overdo the caffeine or sugar). If you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated! Tip: before starting to play, fill up your water bottle free at the water bottle fountain in GC (in front of Barnes & Noble) and take it with you around campus.
  • Refuel periodically. See which restaurants are open on campus now.
  • Stay cool. Temperatures around campus reach well over 90 degrees by day. Headaches, dizziness, nausea, and muscle cramps are all signs of heat exhaustion. If you have any of these symptoms, go inside to a cool place immediately, drink water, and rest. The sun is worst between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Switch to indoors hunting at these times. (Try catching the Pokémon inside the Green Library or at the PG5 food court.)
  • Don't forget the sunscreen! Go for an SPF of at least 30 and look for broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection.

Dress Like Your Avatar For Sun Safety and Comfort

  • Wear long sleeves and pants (but make sure the clothing is of light materials like cotton).
  • Contrary to popular belief, dark colored clothing is better: it may protect you from the sun more than light colored clothing.
  • Wear a cap/hat that shades your face (no beanies).
  • Wear comfortable shoes with foot support such as sneakers.
  • Add sunglasses to your own outfit.

Work on Your Stats

Your body mass index (BMI) is an indicator of how healthy your weight is based on your height. Calculate your BMI using the widget at the left.

BMI Categories:
Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
Overweight = 25–29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater


  • The BMI may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.

If you are concerned about your weight or other health issues, visit the Student Health Center:

Pokémon GO Weight Loss Calculator

Rates calculated for 30 minutes of activity by a 155-pound person.

Activity Calories Burned
Walking 149-167
Skateboarding 186
Running 298-409
Bicycling 372-614
Climbing Stairs 223
Skating 260

Source: Harvard Health Letter