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:
- Falcon Heights (Photos)
- St. Paul Park
- Spring Lake Park (Photos)
- St. Anthony (Photos)
- Corcoran (Photos)
- Medina (Photos)
- Arden Hills (Photos)
- Mahtomedi (Photos)
- Little Canada (Photos)
- 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.
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.
1. Falcon Heights
Population: 5,439Parks 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
Population: 6,503Parks 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
Population: 8,501Parks 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
Population: 5,482Parks 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
Population: 5,163Parks 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
Population: 9,700Parks 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
Population: 7,923Parks 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
Population: 10,015Parks 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.
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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Minnesota To Catch Pokemon
|St. Paul Park||2|
|Spring Lake Park||3|
|North St. Paul||26|
|East Grand Forks||27|
|West St. Paul||31|
|South St. Paul||43|
|White Bear Lake||55|
|St. Louis Park||72|
|Inver Grove Heights||79|