These Are The 10 Best Places In South Carolina To Catch Pokemon


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

  1. Central (Photos)
  2. Clover (Photos)
  3. Forest Acres (Photos)
  4. Darlington (Photos)
  5. Seneca (Photos)
  6. Cayce (Photos)
  7. Irmo
  8. Tega Cay (Photos)
  9. Georgetown (Photos)
  10. James Island (Photos)

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

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1. Central

Central, South Carolina

Population: 5,170
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.03
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.74
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.61
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.74

2. Clover

Clover, South Carolina

Population: 5,321
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.76
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.75
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.28
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.07

3. Forest Acres

Forest Acres, South Carolina

Source: Public domain

Population: 10,533
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.7
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.33
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.7
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.28

4. Darlington

Darlington, South Carolina

Population: 6,232
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.85
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.8
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.63
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.96

5. Seneca

Seneca, South Carolina

Source: Public domain

Population: 8,147
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.95
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.1
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.36
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.35

6. Cayce

Cayce, South Carolina

Population: 12,944
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.64
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.0
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.64
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.24

7. Irmo


Population: 11,518
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.25
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.87
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.21
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.17

8. Tega Cay

Tega Cay, South Carolina

Source: Public domain

Population: 8,224
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.3
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.49
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.3
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.97

9. Georgetown

Georgetown, South Carolina

Source: Public domain

Population: 9,110
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.28
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.44
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.59
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.62

10. James Island

James Island, South Carolina

Source: Public domain

Population: 11,451
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.24
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.18
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.24
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.79

There You Have It

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

  1. Greenville (Photos)
  2. Mount Pleasant (Photos)
  3. Columbia (Photos)
  4. Goose Creek (Photos)
  5. Charleston (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In South Carolina To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Central 5,170
2 Clover 5,321
3 Forest Acres 10,533
4 Darlington 6,232
5 Seneca 8,147
6 Cayce 12,944
7 Irmo 11,518
8 Tega Cay 8,224
9 Georgetown 9,110
10 James Island 11,451
11 West Columbia 15,623
12 Port Royal 11,264
13 Walterboro 5,339
14 Fountain Inn 8,031
15 Camden 6,931
16 Fort Mill 12,068
17 Georgetown 9,110
18 Georgetown 9,110
19 Simpsonville 19,219
20 Clemson 14,254
21 Mauldin 23,985
22 Georgetown 9,110
23 Clinton 8,525
24 North Myrtle Beach 14,485
25 Chester 5,543
26 Beaufort 12,702
27 Central 5,170
28 Union 8,191
29 Lancaster 8,801
30 Lexington 19,007
31 Hanahan 18,999
32 Newberry 10,259
33 Bluffton 13,979
34 York 7,913
35 North Augusta 21,832
36 Greer 26,626
37 Dillon 6,731
38 Hartsville 7,857
39 Cheraw 5,809
40 Moncks Corner 8,711
41 Laurens 9,136
42 Union 8,191
43 Marion 6,833
44 Batesburg-Leesville 5,242
45 Easley 20,242
46 Myrtle Beach 28,455
47 Gaffney 12,565
48 Bennettsville 8,928
49 Abbeville 5,207
50 Conway 18,645
51 Georgetown 9,110
52 Central 5,170
53 Orangeburg 13,790
54 Greenville 60,670
55 Greenwood 23,296
56 Spartanburg 37,216
57 Goose Creek 38,545
58 Anderson 26,798
59 Mount Pleasant 72,379
60 Aiken 29,980
61 Summerville 44,717
62 Florence 37,512
63 Hilton Head Island 38,497
64 North Charleston 102,143
65 Georgetown 9,110
66 Rock Hill 68,185
67 Sumter 40,819
68 Charleston 125,458
69 Columbia 131,331
70 Greer 26,626

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