These Are The 10 Best Places In Montana To Catch Pokemon


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

  1. Belgrade (Photos)
  2. Livingston (Photos)
  3. Glendive (Photos)
  4. Laurel (Photos)
  5. Whitefish (Photos)
  6. Lewistown (Photos)
  7. Havre (Photos)
  8. Sidney (Photos)
  9. Helena (Photos)
  10. Kalispell (Photos)

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

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1. Belgrade

Belgrade, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,625
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.8
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.66
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.87
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.92

2. Livingston

Livingston, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,086
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.47
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.56
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.25
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.42

3. Glendive

Glendive, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,167
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.16
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.58
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.26
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.39

4. Laurel

Laurel, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,887
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.76
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.0
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.55
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.58

5. Whitefish

Whitefish, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,542
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.97
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.15
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.59
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.15

6. Lewistown

Lewistown, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,879
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.68
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.34
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.42
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.17

7. Havre

Havre, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,668
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.93
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.21
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.0
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.21

8. Sidney

Sidney, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,888
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.02
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.34
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.25
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.17

9. Helena

Helena, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,142
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.06
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.17
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.06
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.21

10. Kalispell

Kalispell, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,629
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.5
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.15
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.71
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.19

There You Have It

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

  1. Belgrade (Photos)
  2. Livingston (Photos)
  3. Havre (Photos)
  4. Helena (Photos)
  5. Missoula (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Montana To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Belgrade 1 7,625
Livingston 2 7,086
Glendive 3 5,167
Laurel 4 6,887
Whitefish 5 6,542
Lewistown 6 5,879
Havre 7 9,668
Sidney 8 5,888
Helena 9 29,142
Kalispell 10 20,629
Bozeman 11 39,123
Lewistown 12 5,879
Missoula 13 68,377
Great Falls 14 59,017
Billings 15 106,979

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