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
  7. Arden Hills (Photos)
  8. Mahtomedi (Photos)
  9. Little Canada
  10. Mendota Heights (Photos)

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 Poke 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

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: Public domain

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: Public domain

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

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


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

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

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


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

Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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

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

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