These Are The 10 Best Places In Michigan To Catch Pokemon


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

  1. Grosse Pointe (Photos)
  2. Huntington Woods (Photos)
  3. Davison
  4. Swartz Creek (Photos)
  5. River Rouge (Photos)
  6. Center Line
  7. Northville (Photos)
  8. Grosse Pointe Farms (Photos)
  9. Ecorse (Photos)
  10. Springfield (Photos)

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

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1. Grosse Pointe

Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Population: 5,350
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.21
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.3
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.21
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.74

2. Huntington Woods

Huntington Woods, Michigan

Population: 6,310
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.51
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.6
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.51
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.96

3. Davison


Population: 5,085
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.8
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.77
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.8
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.36

4. Swartz Creek

Swartz Creek, Michigan

Population: 5,664
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.59
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.94
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.59
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.82

5. River Rouge

River Rouge, Michigan

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Population: 7,761
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.73
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.74
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.73
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.87

6. Center Line


Population: 8,279
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.25
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.38
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.25
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.11

7. Northville

Northville, Michigan

Population: 6,001
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.0
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.67
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.0
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.5

8. Grosse Pointe Farms

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Population: 9,371
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.4
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.03
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.4
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.99

9. Ecorse

Ecorse, Michigan

Population: 9,401
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.38
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.55
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.38
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.98

10. Springfield

Springfield, Michigan

Population: 5,231
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.74
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.53
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.47
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.15

There You Have It

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

  1. Dearborn (Photos)
  2. Farmington Hills (Photos)
  3. Livonia (Photos)
  4. Troy (Photos)
  5. Ann Arbor (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Michigan To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Grosse Pointe 5,350
2 Huntington Woods 6,310
3 Davison 5,085
4 Swartz Creek 5,664
5 River Rouge 7,761
6 Center Line 8,279
7 Northville 6,001
8 Grosse Pointe Farms 9,371
9 Ecorse 9,401
10 Springfield 5,231
11 Melvindale 10,584
12 Grand Blanc 8,147
13 Highland Park 10,951
14 Plymouth 9,029
15 Beverly Hills 10,368
16 Farmington 10,472
17 Milford 6,325
18 Hudsonville 7,217
19 Saline 9,000
20 Grosse Pointe Park 11,412
21 Rockford 5,876
22 St. Clair 5,428
23 Muskegon Heights 10,807
24 Mason 8,266
25 Flushing 8,252
26 Grand Ledge 7,779
27 Holly 6,142
28 Harper Woods 14,058
29 Marysville 9,842
30 Houghton 7,897
31 Clawson 11,943
32 East Grand Rapids 10,999
33 Flat Rock 9,859
34 Brighton 7,562
35 Riverview 12,347
36 Hazel Park 16,532
37 Berkley 15,136
38 Eaton Rapids 5,221
39 Grosse Pointe Woods 15,943
40 Richmond 5,806
41 Kingsford 5,115
42 Belding 5,764
43 Rochester 12,872
44 Ferndale 20,102
45 Milan 5,724
46 Petoskey 5,705
47 St. Joseph 8,310
48 Fraser 14,544
49 Hamtramck 22,256
50 Birmingham 20,382
51 Grandville 15,613
52 Iron Mountain 7,593
53 Niles 11,479
54 Benton Harbor 10,056
55 Ironwood 5,237
56 Allen Park 27,869
57 Inkster 25,056
58 Allegan 5,030
59 South Lyon 11,514
60 New Baltimore 12,144
61 Dowagiac 5,822
62 Howell 9,543
63 Chelsea 5,085
64 Mount Clemens 16,345
65 Ludington 8,061
66 Norton Shores 23,941
67 Oak Park 29,622
68 Tecumseh 8,407
69 Trenton 18,635
70 St. Louis 7,347
71 Eastpointe 32,526
72 Sault Ste. Marie 14,121
73 Lapeer 8,801
74 Alma 9,289
75 Manistee 6,160
76 Auburn Hills 21,639
77 Romulus 23,721
78 Grand Haven 10,687
79 Hastings 7,313
80 Madison Heights 30,028
81 Cadillac 10,306
82 Ishpeming 6,514
83 Menominee 8,516
84 Southgate 29,710
85 Lincoln Park 37,648
86 Fenton 11,601
87 Greenville 8,434
88 Marshall 7,054
89 Three Rivers 7,765
90 Muskegon 37,822
91 Burton 29,429
92 St. Johns 7,933
93 Owosso 14,922
94 Escanaba 12,529
95 Albion 8,416
96 Ionia 11,388
97 Monroe 20,455
98 Hillsdale 8,222
99 Charlotte 9,053
100 Port Huron 29,534

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