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?

Pokémon 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 Pokémon in the Gem State:

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

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 rare Pokémon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokémon 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 Idaho in which to find the most Pokémon, 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

Star, Idaho

Source: Buildidaho.Com

Population: 6,379

Suburb of: Boise
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

Suburb of: Boise

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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,583

Suburb of: Twin Falls or Pocatello

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

Rathdrum, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,046

Suburb of: Coeur d’Alene

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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,188

Suburb of: Nampa

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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,257

Suburb of: Idaho Falls

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

Source: Flickr

Population: 13,588

Suburb of: Coeur d’Alene

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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,117

Suburb of: Pocatello

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

Source: Flickr

Population: 7,447

Suburb of: Weiser

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: Wikipedia

Population: 10,352

Suburb of: Twin Falls or Pocatello

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
  2. Rexburg
  3. Post Falls
  4. Meridian
  5. Pocatello

How do the largest cities in Idaho rank? Rexburg and Cascade are the worst.
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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Idaho To Catch Pokemon

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

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