These Are The 10 Best Places In Minnesota To Catch Pokemon


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

  1. Falcon Heights (Photos)
  2. St. Paul Park
  3. Spring Lake Park (Photos)
  4. St. Anthony (Photos)
  5. Corcoran (Photos)
  6. Medina (Photos)
  7. Arden Hills (Photos)
  8. Mahtomedi (Photos)
  9. Little Canada (Photos)
  10. Mendota Heights

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

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1. Falcon Heights

Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,439
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.03
Museums Per 1,000 People: 5.88
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.03
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 11.03

2. St. Paul Park


Population: 5,327
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.26
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.25
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.26
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.75

3. Spring Lake Park

Spring Lake Park, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,503
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.23
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.46
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.23
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.69

4. St. Anthony

St. Anthony, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,501
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.06
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.76
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.06
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 7.06

5. Corcoran

Corcoran, Minnesota

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,482
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.58
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.91
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.94
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.56

6. Medina

Medina, Minnesota

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,163
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.62
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.77
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.43
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.87

7. Arden Hills

Arden Hills, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,700
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.19
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.2
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.19
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 6.19

8. Mahtomedi

Mahtomedi, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,923
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.57
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.89
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.32
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.78

9. Little Canada

Little Canada, Minnesota

Source: Flickr

Population: 10,015
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.99
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.0
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.99
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.49

10. Mendota Heights


Population: 11,131
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.39
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.87
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.39
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.39

There You Have It

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

  1. Brooklyn Park (Photos)
  2. Bloomington (Photos)
  3. Eagan (Photos)
  4. Plymouth (Photos)
  5. Duluth (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Minnesota To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Falcon Heights 1 5,439
St. Paul Park 2 5,327
Spring Lake Park 3 6,503
St. Anthony 4 8,501
Corcoran 5 5,482
Medina 6 5,163
Arden Hills 7 9,700
Mahtomedi 8 7,923
Little Canada 9 10,015
Mendota Heights 10 11,131
Shorewood 11 7,438
Mounds View 12 12,412
St. Joseph 13 6,694
Byron 14 5,023
Vadnais Heights 15 12,770
Minnetrista 16 6,661
Hermantown 17 9,588
Robbinsdale 18 14,196
Lake Elmo 19 8,123
Mound 20 9,205
Delano 21 5,598
Victoria 22 7,845
Orono 23 7,690
Jordan 24 5,784
Waite Park 25 7,391
North St. Paul 26 11,775
East Grand Forks 27 8,621
Zimmerman 28 5,268
Hopkins 29 17,909
Columbia Heights 30 19,605
West St. Paul 31 19,690
Chisholm 32 5,001
New Hope 33 20,648
Albertville 34 7,159
Golden Valley 35 20,683
Rogers 36 11,747
Redwood Falls 37 5,174
Belle Plaine 38 6,794
New Brighton 39 21,899
Isanti 40 5,396
Hugo 41 13,850
Crystal 42 22,459
South St. Paul 43 20,368
North Mankato 44 13,403
Shoreview 45 25,673
Waconia 46 11,230
Anoka 47 17,202
Fridley 48 27,494
Sauk Rapids 49 13,079
Wyoming 50 7,764
Montevideo 51 5,283
Brooklyn Center 52 30,549
International Falls 53 6,329
Roseville 54 34,554
White Bear Lake 55 24,398
Sartell 56 16,123
Cambridge 57 8,223
St. Francis 58 7,297
Otsego 59 14,257
Ham Lake 60 15,565
Richfield 61 35,877
Virginia 62 8,671
Champlin 63 23,591
Stewartville 64 5,990
New Prague 65 7,434
Little Falls 66 8,291
Baxter 67 7,710
Grand Rapids 68 10,950
Stillwater 69 18,541
Litchfield 70 6,689
Alexandria 71 11,465
St. Louis Park 72 46,466
Detroit Lakes 73 8,834
Lino Lakes 74 20,671
Savage 75 28,055
Chanhassen 76 24,003
Oakdale 77 27,705
Edina 78 48,940
Inver Grove Heights 79 34,258
Prior Lake 80 23,956
North Branch 81 10,099
Chaska 82 24,238
Maplewood 83 39,261
St. Michael 84 16,767
Monticello 85 12,974
Minnetonka 86 50,897
St. Peter 87 11,403
Buffalo 88 15,710
Ramsey 89 24,441
Oak Grove 90 8,145
Kasson 91 6,017
Forest Lake 92 18,933
Rosemount 93 22,469
Crookston 94 7,899
Moorhead 95 39,053
Brainerd 96 13,521
Shakopee 97 38,613
Waseca 98 9,370
Andover 99 31,271
Cottage Grove 100 35,169

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