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Most-sought Pokemon, state-by-state

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(WBAY) - Millions of Americans are playing Pokemon Go, a mobile game that uses augmented reality to "expose" Pokemon characters "hiding" around our real world.

The goal of the game is to "catch 'em all," but where?

Decluttr, a company that buys old CDs and DVDs, looked through Google searches for the past month to figure out which Pokemon were sought after the most in each state. They looked for search terms using the names of Pokemon characters in the game prefaced with phrases such as "Where is…" or "How to find…."

No surprise, Pikachu is the most sought-after Pokemon (and easily the most recognized). He topped searches in six states: Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi and Rhode Island.

In second place is Eevee, a long-eared, brown fennic with a cream-colored fur collar. It's known for adapting to its surroundings to avoid capture and apparently hardest to find in five states: Alaska, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas.

In third comes Ditto, a purple blob that can change into the shape of other objects or other Pokemon, if imperfectly. It tops searches in Alabama, Maryland, New York and South Dakota.

In Wisconsin, Pokemon Go players are hunting for Metapod, a forest-dwelling bug-type Pokemon that looks like a butterfly's chrysalis — the only state where Metapod tops the list of searches.

Here's the complete list of the most-sought characters. Links go to the Pokemon Pokedex website.

StatePokemon
AlabamaDitto
AlaskaEevee
ArizonaPikachu
ArkansasCharizard
CaliforniaSquirtle
ColoradoPorygon
ConnecticutGolem
DelawarePikachu
FloridaMewtwo
GeorgiaAbra
HawaiiPikachu
IdahoMew
IllinoisEevee
IndianaMoltres
IowaVaporeon
KansasPikachu
KentuckyPinsir
LouisianaElectabuzz
MaineCharizard
MarylandDitto
MassachusettsDragonite
MichiganGengar
MinnesotaGyarados
MississippiPikachu
MissouriSquirtle
MontanaBulbasaur
NebraskaMew
NevadaEevee
New HampshireAbra
New JerseyArticuno
New MexicoZapdos
New YorkDitto
North CarolinaEevee
North DakotaScyther
OhioDratini
OklahomaVulpix
OregonLapras
PennsylvaniaAerodactyl
Rhode IslandPikachu
South CarolinaStaryu
South DakotaDitto
TennesseeZapdos
TexasEevee
UtahCharmander
VermontPersian
VirginiaOnix
WashingtonMoltres
West VirginiaGrowlithe
WisconsinMetapod
WyomingBlastoise