These Are The 10 Best Places In Maine To Catch Pokemon


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

  1. Gardiner (Photos)
  2. Bath (Photos)
  3. Brewer (Photos)
  4. Rockland (Photos)
  5. Westbrook (Photos)
  6. Saco (Photos)
  7. Caribou (Photos)
  8. Waterville (Photos)
  9. South Portland (Photos)
  10. Belfast (Photos)

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

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1. Gardiner

Gardiner, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,737
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.01
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.39
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.46
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.7

2. Bath

Bath, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,396
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.81
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.19
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.55
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.6

3. Brewer

Brewer, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,391
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.41
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.85
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.39
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.49

4. Rockland

Rockland, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,241
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.59
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.38
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.35
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.55

5. Westbrook

Westbrook, Maine

Source: Flickr

Population: 17,662
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.4
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.19
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.4
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.19

6. Saco

Saco, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,757
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.2
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.07
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.2
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.07

7. Caribou

Caribou, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,025
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.87
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.37
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.74
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.0

8. Waterville

Waterville, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,886
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.52
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.25
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.9
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.78

9. South Portland

South Portland, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,154
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.39
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.91
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.39
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.56

10. Belfast

Belfast, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,664
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.2
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.75
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.6
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.45

There You Have It

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

  1. Westbrook (Photos)
  2. Saco (Photos)
  3. South Portland (Photos)
  4. Auburn (Photos)
  5. Waterville (Photos)

For more Maine reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Maine To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Gardiner 1 5,737
Bath 2 8,396
Brewer 3 9,391
Rockland 4 7,241
Westbrook 5 17,662
Saco 6 18,757
Caribou 7 8,025
Waterville 8 15,886
South Portland 9 25,154
Belfast 10 6,664
Presque Isle 11 9,494
Biddeford 12 21,303
Auburn 13 22,960
Augusta 14 18,898
Ellsworth 15 7,804
Bangor 16 32,800
Caribou 17 8,025
Portland 18 66,317
Lewiston 19 36,410

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