These Are The 10 Best Places In Nevada To Catch Pokemon


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

  1. Winnemucca (Photos)
  2. Fallon (Photos)
  3. Elko (Photos)
  4. Mesquite (Photos)
  5. Sparks (Photos)
  6. Fernley (Photos)
  7. North Las Vegas (Photos)
  8. Henderson (Photos)
  9. Reno (Photos)
  10. Las Vegas (Photos)

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

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1. Winnemucca

Winnemucca, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,736
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.42
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.39
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.46
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.26

2. Fallon

Fallon, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,451
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.89
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.12
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.96
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.12

3. Elko

Elko, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,308
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.83
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.16
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.5
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.1

4. Mesquite

Mesquite, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,072
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.31
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.12
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.87
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.06

5. Sparks

Sparks, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 92,236
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.65
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.09
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.65
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.11

6. Fernley

Fernley, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,184
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.78
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.05
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.83
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.05

7. North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 223,336
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.22
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.04
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.27
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.05

8. Henderson

Henderson, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 266,245
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.23
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.07
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.23
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.02

9. Reno

Reno, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 231,103
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.26
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.03
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.26
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.04

10. Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 597,353
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.1
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.05
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.1
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.03

There You Have It

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

  1. Winnemucca (Photos)
  2. Elko (Photos)
  3. Fallon (Photos)
  4. Sparks (Photos)
  5. Mesquite (Photos)

For more Nevada reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Nevada To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Winnemucca 1 7,736
Fallon 2 8,451
Elko 3 19,308
Mesquite 4 16,072
Sparks 5 92,236
Fernley 6 19,184
North Las Vegas 7 223,336
Henderson 8 266,245
Reno 9 231,103
Las Vegas 10 597,353

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