These Are The 10 Best Places In Missouri To Catch Pokemon


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

  1. Dellwood
  2. Shrewsbury
  3. Glendale
  4. Weldon Spring (Photos)
  5. St. John
  6. Maplewood (Photos)
  7. Brentwood (Photos)
  8. Olivette (Photos)
  9. Black Jack
  10. Richmond Heights

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

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1. Dellwood


Population: 5,010
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.98
Museums Per 1,000 People: 5.79
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.98
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.79

2. Shrewsbury


Population: 6,217
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.65
Museums Per 1,000 People: 6.27
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.65
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 7.72

3. Glendale


Population: 5,926
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.12
Museums Per 1,000 People: 5.4
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.12
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 6.75

4. Weldon Spring

Weldon Spring, Missouri

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,496
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.92
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.64
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.92
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 10.92

5. St. John


Population: 6,486
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.25
Museums Per 1,000 People: 5.4
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.25
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.93

6. Maplewood

Maplewood, Missouri

Population: 7,987
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.51
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.88
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.51
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.76

7. Brentwood

Brentwood, Missouri

Population: 8,048
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.46
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.72
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.46
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.47

8. Olivette

Olivette, Missouri

Population: 7,809
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.68
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.23
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.68
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.23

9. Black Jack


Population: 6,924
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.67
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.02
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.67
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.91

10. Richmond Heights


Population: 8,526
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.04
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.57
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.04
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.51

There You Have It

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

  1. St. Peters (Photos)
  2. St. Joseph (Photos)
  3. St. Charles (Photos)
  4. St. Louis (Photos)
  5. Lee’S Summit

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Missouri To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Dellwood 5,010
2 Shrewsbury 6,217
3 Glendale 5,926
4 Weldon Spring 5,496
5 St. John 6,486
6 Maplewood 7,987
7 Brentwood 8,048
8 Olivette 7,809
9 Black Jack 6,924
10 Richmond Heights 8,526
11 Willard 5,395
12 Parkville 5,811
13 Battlefield 5,759
14 Ladue 8,549
15 Sunset Hills 8,523
16 Des Peres 8,443
17 Valley Park 6,980
18 Berkeley 9,120
19 Bellefontaine Neighbors 10,823
20 Greenwood 5,322
21 Crestwood 11,934
22 Town And Country 10,890
23 Waynesville 5,147
24 Bridgeton 11,654
25 Pevely 5,566
26 De Soto 6,449
27 St. Ann 12,988
28 Ellisville 9,162
29 Carl Junction 7,511
30 Clayton 15,912
31 Pacific 6,047
32 Bonne Terre 7,025
33 Jennings 14,730
34 Overland 16,043
35 Branson 10,942
36 Dardenne Prairie 12,116
37 Pleasant Hill 8,173
38 Creve Coeur 17,841
39 Park Hills 8,714
40 Webster Groves 23,084
41 Sullivan 7,058
42 Republic 15,222
43 Kearney 8,845
44 Manchester 18,125
45 Oak Grove 7,747
46 Ferguson 21,151
47 Eureka 10,375
48 Oak Grove 7,747
49 Warrenton 7,974
50 Kirkwood 27,587
51 Jackson 14,221
52 Festus 11,740
53 Maryland Heights 27,420
54 Raytown 29,520
55 Bolivar 10,443
56 Gladstone 26,032
57 Trenton 6,058
58 Bowling Green 5,452
59 Grandview 24,860
60 Neosho 12,038
61 Hazelwood 25,671
62 Marshfield 6,789
63 Arnold 21,020
64 Excelsior Springs 11,391
65 Charleston 5,905
66 Caruthersville 6,086
67 Richmond 5,702
68 Union 10,517
69 Clinton 9,014
70 Chillicothe 8,528
71 Ballwin 30,478
72 Chesterfield 47,651
73 Boonville 8,320
74 Dexter 7,902
75 Savannah 5,101
76 Grain Valley 13,037
77 Harrisonville 10,019
78 Lake St. Louis 14,759
79 Washington 13,982
80 Smithville 8,791
81 Macon 5,476
82 Cameron 10,008
83 Carthage 14,281
84 Belton 23,197
85 Farmington 17,213
86 Raymore 19,576
87 Moberly 13,898
88 Nixa 19,821
89 Aurora 7,475
90 Wentzville 31,591
91 Union 10,517
92 Odessa 5,237
93 Fulton 12,791
94 Florissant 52,353
95 Poplar Bluff 17,190
96 Troy 11,015
97 Liberty 29,806
98 Ozark 18,369
99 Nevada 8,318
100 Monett 8,935

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