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
  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 Poke 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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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