(Gillette, Wyo.) Ucribs
a website that uses data to help students find the best housing for
college, decided to look at Google data to establish which states were the
best at playing Pokemon Go.
They looked up who was searching where to catch Pokemon, how to catch them,
what a pokestop was, and "What is Pokemon Go?" The result, by a landslide,
was that Wyoming was the state asking the least questions about how to
Only nine states needed help with the most basic task in the game -- how to
throw a pokeball -- and needing help with absolutely everything was
apparently multiple Michiganders. (Either the U.P. is better at the game
than the rest of the state, or the mapmaker got carried away coloring in
Now, whether or not this means that people in Wyoming actually needed the
help or if they're just not playing is unclear. But we were out on Main
Street Friday night, when there were dozens of players out, dropping lures
at the plentiful Pokestops along Gillette Avenue. There were people of
every age, who walked there, drove there, pushed their kids there in
strollers, and were sharing tips and tricks to help catch 'em all.
So maybe the reason Wyoming didn't need to Google it is because we just
asked our neighbor.