These Are The 10 Best Places In Washington To Catch Pokemon


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

  1. Steilacoom (Photos)
  2. Normandy Park
  3. Fircrest
  4. Brier (Photos)
  5. Milton (Photos)
  6. Pacific (Photos)
  7. Union Gap
  8. Newcastle (Photos)
  9. Gig Harbor (Photos)
  10. Fife (Photos)

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

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1. Steilacoom

Steilacoom, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,083
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.86
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.78
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.86
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.63

2. Normandy Park


Population: 6,491
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.24
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.46
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.24
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.01

3. Fircrest


Population: 6,592
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.1
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.94
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.1
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.88

4. Brier

Brier, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,255
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.59
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.4
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.59
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.76

5. Milton

Milton, Washington

Source: Flickr

Population: 7,260
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.26
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.03
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.26
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.79

6. Pacific

Pacific, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,845
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.62
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.63
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.77
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.61

7. Union Gap


Population: 6,061
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.24
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.82
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.9
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.47

8. Newcastle

Newcastle, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,792
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.56
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.36
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.56
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.45

9. Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,620
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.87
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.1
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.87
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.57

10. Fife

Fife, Washington

Source: Flickr

Population: 9,346
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.42
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.35
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.42
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.93

There You Have It

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

  1. Renton (Photos)
  2. Bellevue (Photos)
  3. Vancouver (Photos)
  4. Federal Way (Photos)
  5. Kent (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Washington To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Steilacoom 1 6,083
Normandy Park 2 6,491
Fircrest 3 6,592
Brier 4 6,255
Milton 5 7,260
Pacific 6 6,845
Union Gap 7 6,061
Newcastle 8 10,792
Gig Harbor 9 7,620
Fife 10 9,346
Selah 11 7,328
Ridgefield 12 5,373
Dupont 13 8,851
Edgewood 14 9,538
Wapato 15 5,043
Airway Heights 16 6,356
Woodinville 17 11,201
Snohomish 18 9,326
Woodland 19 5,535
Sumner 20 9,548
Burlington 21 8,466
Orting 22 6,941
Clarkston 23 7,318
Lake Forest Park 24 12,938
Stanwood 25 6,468
Tukwila 26 19,573
Chehalis 27 7,265
Mercer Island 28 23,636
College Place 29 8,905
Bainbridge Island 30 23,206
Tumwater 31 18,128
Kenmore 32 21,263
Mill Creek 33 18,667
Sedro-Woolley 34 10,645
Ferndale 35 12,040
Poulsbo 36 9,436
Mountlake Terrace 37 20,318
Mukilteo 38 20,635
Duvall 39 7,185
Sequim 40 6,651
Grandview 41 11,023
North Bend 42 6,127
Port Orchard 43 12,715
Covington 44 18,361
Snoqualmie 45 11,625
Liberty Lake 46 8,027
Yelm 47 7,398
Prosser 48 5,793
Seatac 49 27,606
Camas 50 20,458
Des Moines 51 30,403
Lynden 52 12,579
Port Townsend 53 9,168
West Richland 54 12,680
Hoquiam 55 8,560
Bonney Lake 56 18,040
Washougal 57 14,563
University Place 58 31,670
Kelso 59 11,837
Ocean Shores 60 5,609
East Wenatchee 61 13,403
Burien 62 49,291
Issaquah 63 32,551
Bothell 64 34,920
Enumclaw 65 11,388
Battle Ground 66 18,168
Arlington 67 18,370
Maple Valley 68 24,040
Puyallup 69 38,092
Centralia 70 16,664
Lynnwood 71 36,267
Lake Stevens 72 29,258
Port Angeles 73 19,125
Cheney 74 11,014
Anacortes 75 15,965
Aberdeen 76 16,544
Toppenish 77 9,007
Shoreline 78 54,254
Lacey 79 44,031
Kirkland 80 83,320
Shelton 81 9,798
Monroe 82 17,564
Sammamish 83 49,077
Edmonds 84 40,343
Ephrata 85 7,888
Lakewood 86 58,890
Renton 87 95,479
Mount Vernon 88 32,356
Ellensburg 89 18,455
Redmond 90 56,704
Olympia 91 47,847
Othello 92 7,524
Oak Harbor 93 22,220
Bremerton 94 38,664
Longview 95 36,589
Sunnyside 96 16,038
Bellevue 97 132,268
Pacific 98 6,845
Walla Walla 99 31,895
Moses Lake 100 21,141

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