These Are The 10 Best Places In Idaho To Catch Pokémon


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

  1. Star
  2. Middleton
  3. Rupert (Photos)
  4. Rathdrum (Photos)
  5. Kuna (Photos)
  6. Ammon (Photos)
  7. Hayden (Photos)
  8. Chubbuck (Photos)
  9. Payette (Photos)
  10. Burley (Photos)

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

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1. Star


Population: 6,379
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.21
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.94
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.41
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.04

2. Middleton


Population: 5,898
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.76
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.85
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.61
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.19

3. Rupert

Rupert, Idaho

Population: 5,583
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.33
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.36
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.75
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.07

4. Rathdrum


Population: 7,046
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.67
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.71
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.52
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.43

5. Kuna

Kuna, Idaho

Population: 16,188
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.15
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.43
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.71
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.68

6. Ammon

Ammon, Idaho

Population: 14,257
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.31
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.35
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.21
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.05

7. Hayden

Hayden, Idaho

Population: 13,588
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.31
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.37
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.42
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.29

8. Chubbuck

Chubbuck, Idaho

Population: 14,117
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.56
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.28
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.25
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.99

9. Payette

Payette, Idaho

Population: 7,447
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.34
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.27
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.06
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.54

10. Burley

Burley, Idaho

Source: Public domain

Population: 10,352
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.55
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.19
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.8
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.58

There You Have It

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

  1. Lewiston (Photos)
  2. Rexburg (Photos)
  3. Post Falls (Photos)
  4. Meridian (Photos)
  5. Pocatello (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Idaho To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Star 6,379
2 Middleton 5,898
3 Rupert 5,583
4 Rathdrum 7,046
5 Kuna 16,188
6 Ammon 14,257
7 Hayden 13,588
8 Chubbuck 14,117
9 Payette 7,447
10 Burley 10,352
11 Sandpoint 7,497
12 Preston 5,172
13 Blackfoot 11,891
14 Eagle 21,102
15 Moscow 24,406
16 Weiser 5,407
17 Jerome 11,046
18 Post Falls 28,786
19 Emmett 6,546
20 Hailey 7,961
21 Rexburg 26,301
22 Lewiston 32,178
23 Pocatello 54,466
24 Coeur D’Alene 45,848
25 Idaho Falls 57,935
26 Star 6,379
27 Mountain Home 13,871
28 Caldwell 48,114
29 Meridian 81,025
30 Twin Falls 45,362
31 Nampa 84,660

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