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

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 Poké 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

Dellwood, Missouri

Source: Google Maps

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

Glendale, Missouri

Source: Flickr

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: Flickr

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

St. John, Missouri

Source: Flickr

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Flickr

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

Source: Flickr

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

Richmond Heights, Missouri

Source: Flickr

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 (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Missouri To Catch Pokemon

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

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