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Pokemon Go to Beta Test PokeStop Nomination System

High level trainers might soon be able to nominate new PokéStop locations to add to the game.

It seems as though Niantic has heard the requests of the player base for Pokémon Go, and will be trialing a new PokéStop submission system in certain regions in the coming months. To kick things off, level 40 Trainers in Brazil and South Korea will be able to nominate locations for potential inclusion as a PokéStop, which will then be evaluated by experienced users of the other Niantic game, Ingress.


Coming soon, we’ll be rolling out the first beta test of the new PokéStop nomination system! This will be the first time that Trainers will be able to submit locations in Pokémon GO. Submissions will be evaluated for future inclusion in the game.

This feature will initially be limited to level 40 Trainers (child accounts excluded) in Brazil and South Korea.

Trainers who meet these initial requirements will be able to nominate potential PokéStops by submitting photographs and descriptions of the locations. Submissions will be reviewed by experienced users in the Ingress Operation Portal Recon (OPR) project.

You can find rules and guidelines on how to submit a PokéStop in our Help Center. Stay tuned for more news as this program expands to other countries, and please accept our thanks for working to make Pokémon GO an even better experience!

—The Pokémon GO team”

While this feature is limited to just Brazil and South Korea for the foreseeable future, it wouldn’t be surprising if it soon found its way to other regions eventually. More than a couple of the Twin Galaxies staff would like to nominate a few landmarks closer to home.

For more Pokémon Go action, check out our handy Mewtwo Raid Guide, here.

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