These Are The 10 Best Places In New Mexico To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Land of Enchantment:

  1. Los Ranchos De Albuquerque (Photos)
  2. Corrales (Photos)
  3. Bernalillo (Photos)
  4. Sunland Park (Photos)
  5. Taos (Photos)
  6. Aztec (Photos)
  7. Tucumcari (Photos)
  8. Ruidoso (Photos)
  9. Bloomfield (Photos)
  10. Truth Or Consequences (Photos)

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

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1. Los Ranchos De Albuquerque


Population: 6,074
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.88
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.95
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.88
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.14

2. Corrales

Corrales, New Mexico

Source: Flickr

Population: 8,426
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.12
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.19
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.12
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.71

3. Bernalillo

Bernalillo, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,400
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.64
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.6
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.14
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.6

4. Sunland Park

Sunland Park, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,794
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.06
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.28
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.06
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.88

5. Taos

Taos, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,713
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.93
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.58
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.15
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.53

6. Aztec

Aztec, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,619
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.47
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.06
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.02
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.45

7. Tucumcari

Tucumcari, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,237
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.34
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.57
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.77
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.38

8. Ruidoso

Ruidoso, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,954
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.39
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.25
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.4
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.25

9. Bloomfield

Bloomfield, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,877
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.41
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.89
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.65
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.51

10. Truth Or Consequences


Population: 6,337
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.37
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.32
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.42
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.16

There You Have It

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

  1. Alamogordo (Photos)
  2. Santa Fe (Photos)
  3. Farmington (Photos)
  4. Clovis (Photos)
  5. Las Cruces (Photos)

For more New Mexico reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Places In New Mexico To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 1 6,074
Corrales 2 8,426
Bernalillo 3 8,400
Sunland Park 4 14,794
Taos 5 5,713
Aztec 6 6,619
Tucumcari 7 5,237
Ruidoso 8 7,954
Bloomfield 9 7,877
Truth Or Consequences 10 6,337
Raton 11 6,627
Belen 12 7,249
Anthony 13 9,462
Socorro 14 8,898
Artesia 15 11,494
Deming 16 14,760
Portales 17 12,481
Gallup 18 22,189
Las Vegas 19 13,833
Grants 20 9,245
Alamogordo 21 31,224
Farmington 22 45,383
Lovington 23 11,364
Carlsbad 24 26,996
Santa Fe 25 69,245
Los Lunas 26 15,203
Clovis 27 39,204
Hobbs 28 35,343
Roswell 29 48,568
Las Cruces 30 100,360
Rio Rancho 31 90,627
Albuquerque 32 553,576

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