These Are The 10 Best Places In Alaska To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Alaska where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Alaska who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Alaska, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Last Frontier:

  1. Palmer (Photos)
  2. Kenai (Photos)
  3. Wasilla (Photos)
  4. Homer (Photos)
  5. Kodiak (Photos)
  6. Ketchikan (Photos)
  7. Bethel (Photos)
  8. Fairbanks (Photos)
  9. Sitka (Photos)
  10. Juneau (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Alaska. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poké Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Alaska in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Alaska in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Alaska have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Alaska.

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1. Palmer

Palmer, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,250
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.08
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.64
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.44
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.64

2. Kenai

Kenai, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,348
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.45
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.41
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.85
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.41

3. Wasilla

Wasilla, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,406
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.78
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.83
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.16
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.48

4. Homer

Homer, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,229
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.29
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.38
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.63
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.38

5. Kodiak

Kodiak, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,280
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.96
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.64
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.03
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.32

6. Ketchikan

Ketchikan, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,173
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.2
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.37
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.81
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.12

7. Bethel

Bethel, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,295
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.79
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.32
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.59
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.59

8. Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,100
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.37
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.25
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.87
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.47

9. Sitka

Sitka, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,957
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.67
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.11
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.67
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.22

10. Juneau

Juneau, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,200
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.43
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.19
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.34
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.09

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Alaska where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Alaska with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Wasilla (Photos)
  2. Palmer (Photos)
  3. Bethel (Photos)
  4. Kenai (Photos)
  5. Kodiak (Photos)

For more Alaska reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Alaska To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Palmer 1 6,250
Kenai 2 7,348
Wasilla 3 8,406
Homer 4 5,229
Kodiak 5 6,280
Ketchikan 6 8,173
Bethel 7 6,295
Fairbanks 8 32,100
Sitka 9 8,957
Juneau 10 32,200

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