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 (Photos)
  4. Swartz Creek
  5. River Rouge (Photos)
  6. Center Line (Photos)
  7. Northville (Photos)
  8. Grosse Pointe Farms (Photos)
  9. Ecorse (Photos)
  10. Springfield

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 Poké 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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Davison, Michigan

Source: Flickr

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


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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Center Line, Michigan

Source: Flickr

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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


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

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

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