These Are The 8 Best Places In Rhode Island To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Rhode Island where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokémon 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Ocean State:

  1. Central Falls (Photos)
  2. Newport (Photos)
  3. East Providence (Photos)
  4. Woonsocket (Photos)
  5. Cranston (Photos)
  6. Pawtucket (Photos)
  7. Warwick (Photos)
  8. Providence (Photos)

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

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1. Central Falls

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Population: 19,406
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.09
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.24
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.09
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.91

2. Newport

Newport, Rhode Island

Population: 24,599
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.99
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.93
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.32
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.93

3. East Providence

East Providence, Rhode Island

Population: 47,166
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.27
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.74
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.27
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.14

4. Woonsocket

Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Source: Public domain

Population: 41,136
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.95
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.24
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.46
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.63

5. Cranston

Cranston, Rhode Island

Population: 80,680
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.74
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.31
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.74
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.64

6. Pawtucket

Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Source: Public domain

Population: 71,313
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.84
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.32
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.84
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.42

7. Warwick

Warwick, Rhode Island

Source: Public domain

Population: 82,065
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.73
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.35
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.73
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.5

8. Providence

Providence, Rhode Island

Population: 178,562
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.34
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.14
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.34
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.27

There You Have It

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

  1. Central Falls (Photos)
  2. East Providence (Photos)
  3. Newport (Photos)
  4. Warwick (Photos)
  5. Cranston (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Rhode Island To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Central Falls 19,406
2 Newport 24,599
3 East Providence 47,166
4 Woonsocket 41,136
5 Cranston 80,680
6 Pawtucket 71,313
7 Warwick 82,065
8 Providence 178,562

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