After players asking for this feature since launch, and bugging any Ingress players in their area for help, a PokéStop Nomination system is finally arriving for Pokémon GO. The system starts with a beta version for testing purposes, limited to level 40 players only, and in the countries of Brazil and South Korea. Ingress players will also still be relied upon to review and approve any submissions.
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!
Do you have any places of interest where you live that you’d love to become a PokéStop in Pokémon GO?