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Niantic Taking Pokestop Requests

Written by Nate L. on July 14th, 2016.

Since many Pokemon Go players live in areas without any in-game Gyms or Pokestops nearby, game creator Niantic Inc. is opening up submissions for these critical locations. The last time this occurred was during the early stages of Ingress, Niantic’s first augmented reality game that transferred many of its flagged locations over to Pokemon Go. Players were allowed to submit places of “cultural, historical, artistic, community, or religious importance”, and can now do the same with Pokestop requests. You can even report a Pokestop or Gym that’s on your private property, if you wish to get it removed. There have been reports of trespassing over the past few days, and Niantic may work to solve the problem with this method.

It’s difficult to determine how many of these requests Niantic will fulfill, based on the high demand of the game. With Ingress, submissions were eventually delayed and finally ignored. For this reason, it’s best to get your forms in as soon as possible! In order to make a request for a Pokestop or Gym, please visit this official form.

Hopefully the folks in Antarctica can get some gym battles going now.

Source: Reddit

[Update 7:50 EST– The option to “create a Pokestop or Gym” has unfortunately been removed. You can still report stops or request for one to be added to a general area, however. Looks like Niantic couldn’t handle the massive influx of submissions!

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Nate has been playing video games for as long as he can remember. His favorite game of all time is The Last of Us, and he loves the Star Wars universe. Nate started Launch Party as a way to contribute to the gaming industry by utilizing his passion for both writing and video games. He loves reviewing games and sharing his experiences with everyone.

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