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 (Photos)
  3. Fircrest
  4. Brier (Photos)
  5. Milton (Photos)
  6. Pacific (Photos)
  7. Union Gap (Photos)
  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 Poke 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

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

Normandy Park, Washington

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

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

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

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

Union Gap, Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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