These Are The 10 Best Places In Arizona To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Arizona 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 Arizona 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 Arizona, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Grand Canyon State:

  1. South Tucson (Photos)
  2. Guadalupe (Photos)
  3. Litchfield Park (Photos)
  4. Cave Creek (Photos)
  5. Paradise Valley (Photos)
  6. Tolleson (Photos)
  7. Somerton (Photos)
  8. Benson (Photos)
  9. Wickenburg (Photos)
  10. Sedona (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Arizona. 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 Arizona 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 Arizona in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Arizona 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 Arizona.

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1. South Tucson

South Tucson, Arizona

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,675
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.57
Museums Per 1,000 People: 6.52
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.57
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.88

2. Guadalupe

Guadalupe, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,892
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.18
Museums Per 1,000 People: 7.47
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.18
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.05

3. Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,122
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.15
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.78
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.71
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.17

4. Cave Creek

Cave Creek, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,014
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.79
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.8
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.97
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.6

5. Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,243
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.53
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.17
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.53
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.83

6. Tolleson

Tolleson, Arizona

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,707
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.65
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.04
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.98
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.34

7. Somerton

Somerton, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,679
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.09
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.48
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.09
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.41

8. Benson

Benson, Arizona

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,075
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.55
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.39
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.94
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.39

9. Wickenburg

Wickenburg, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,629
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.02
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.3
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.56
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.45

10. Sedona

Sedona, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,092
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.86
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.2
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.68
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.59

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Arizona 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 Arizona with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Tempe (Photos)
  2. Glendale (Photos)
  3. Tucson (Photos)
  4. Gilbert (Photos)
  5. Peoria (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Arizona To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
South Tucson 1 5,675
Guadalupe 2 5,892
Litchfield Park 3 5,122
Cave Creek 4 5,014
Paradise Valley 5 13,243
Tolleson 6 6,707
Somerton 7 14,679
Benson 8 5,075
Wickenburg 9 6,629
Sedona 10 10,092
Cottonwood 11 11,358
Snowflake 12 5,595
Safford 13 9,574
Page 14 7,374
Holbrook 15 5,003
Show Low 16 10,754
Chino Valley 17 10,879
Globe 18 7,463
El Mirage 19 32,600
Payson 20 15,234
Camp Verde 21 10,965
Winslow 22 9,570
Eloy 23 17,062
Prescott Valley 24 39,575
Coolidge 25 12,058
Fountain Hills 26 23,051
Prescott 27 40,130
Bisbee 28 5,475
Apache Junction 29 36,965
Nogales 30 20,699
Kingman 31 28,381
Queen Creek 32 28,529
Oro Valley 33 41,493
Douglas 34 17,137
Tempe 35 166,975
Florence 36 26,513
Sierra Vista 37 45,365
Marana 38 37,028
Casa Grande 39 50,316
Goodyear 40 70,148
Sahuarita 41 26,441
Flagstaff 42 67,419
Glendale 43 231,978
San Luis 44 30,139
Peoria 45 160,231
Gilbert 46 223,131
Tucson 47 525,031
Maricopa 48 45,388
Chandler 49 245,231
Buckeye 50 54,927
Scottsdale 51 223,519
Surprise 52 121,648
Avondale 53 77,912
Yuma 54 93,078
Mesa 55 452,091
Goodyear 56 70,148
Phoenix 57 1,490,758
Cottonwood 58 11,358

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