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The Rarest Pokémon in Every State

Rarest Pokemon Go
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Good God is Pokémon Go popular. In just a little over a week, the game has surpassed Tinder in popularity. Not good enough? OK, it's more popular than porn. And after all, the Internet is for porn. But not all Pokémon are created equal -- and you don't need to be Ash Ketchum to understand that.

With that in mind, the people at Decluttr, a website that helps people resell their media and electronics, sifted through Google data to figure out which Pokémon are rarest in every state. To do that, the number crunchers "took phrases like ‘where is…’ and ‘how to find…’, paired them up with the Pokémon in the game and measured the volume of searches in each state."

TL;DR: people use Google to figure out where to catch the hard-to-catch Pokémon.

Rarest Pokemon in Every State
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Unsurprisingly, as Decluttr points out, Pikachu is the most popular Pokémon in America. But the second-most popular? Eevee. Eevee's pretty cute, so that makes a modicum of sense. But c'mon. Voltorb all day, amirite?

Nah.

If you somehow struggle with maps, worry not. Here's the full, alphabetical list of the rarest Pokémon in each state.

Alabama

Ditto

Alaska

Eevee

Arizona

Pikachu

Arkansas

Charizard

California

Squirtle

Colorado

Porygon

Connecticut

Golem

Delaware

Pikachu

Florida

Mewtwo

Georgia

Abra

Hawaii

Pikachu

Idaho

Mew

Illinois

Eevee

Indiana

Moltres

Iowa

Vaporean

Kansas

Pikachu

Kentucky

Pinsir

Louisiana

Electrabuzz

Maine

Charizard

Maryland

Ditto

Massachusetts

Dragonite

Michigan

Gengar

Minnesota

Gyarados

Mississippi

Pikachu

Missouri

Squirtle

Montana

Bulbasaur

Nebraska

Mew

Nevada

Eevee

New Hampshire

Abra

New Jersey

Articuno

New Mexico

Zapdos

New York

Ditto

North Carolina

Eevee

North Dakota

Scyther

Ohio

Dratini

Oklahoma

Vulpix

Oregon

Lapras

Pennsylvania

Aerodactyl

Rhode Island

Pikachu

South Carolina

Staryu

South Dakota

Ditto

Tennessee

Zapdos

Texas

Eevee

Utah

Charmander

Vermont

Persian

Virginia

Onix

Washington

Moltres

West Virginia

Growlithe

Wisconsin

Metapod

Wyoming

Blastoise

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Ryan Craggs is Thrillist's Senior News Editor. His best Pokémon is a CP 515 Tauros. Follow him @ryanrcraggs.