The best cities for finding the rarest Pokemon in Pokemon Go ranked


If you have been playing Pokemon GO, you have definitely come across numerous Pidgeys and Rattatas while trying to fill your Pokedex, all while having some trouble finding special kinds of Pokemon like Lapras or Hitmonchan.

However, your search for rare and special kinds of Pokemon have now been made somewhat easy by Wanderu. Remember, you’ll still have to do the travelling, but now you’ll have a better idea of where to search for them.


Wanderu has compiled a list of major cities in the US where the chances of capturing special Pokemon are high. The city of Los Angeles has come on top of this list with other cities like Seattle, New York, Boston, Chicago and Orlando following. Los Angeles has had the most rare Pokemon sightings with Hitmonlee, Chansey, Snorlax, Lapras, Electabuzz, Dratini, Aerodactyl, Kabuto and Porygon making appearances.

The data about Pokemon sightings in these cities is collected by using the Twitter API and hashtags that had names of epic, special and mythical Pokemon. Tweets with original photographs or footage were only considered while making the list.



The list only implies that the special Pokemon sightings in the above mentioned cities are high and doesn’t mean that they cannot be found in the other cities.

The top five cities where most rare Pokemon were sighted are Los Angeles, Seattle, New York City, Houston and San Jose. The top five cities where most mythical Pokemon were sighted are Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC, Indianapolis and Philadelphia.

The charts below shows the best cities to find rare, epic, mythical and special Pokemon in the US:

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Source: Wanderu