Locations & AR Scanning
What is Niantic Wayfarer?
Niantic Wayfarer is a one-of-a-kind community mapping program that allows you to directly shape your real-world adventures across all Nianti...
How can I access Niantic Wayfarer?
Features related to Niantic Wayfarer are accessible for certain experienced players in Pokémon GO and Ingress who have passed the Wayfarer o...
Submitting a PokéStop Nomination
Suggest a new PokéStop to help Trainers get out and explore their communitiesTrainers who've reached level 37 can help grow the number of Po...
Submitting a PokéStop or Gym Contribution
Players who’ve reached level 37 can suggest improvements to an in-game location’s title, description, real-world location, or photo directly...
Reporting PokéStop or Gym Issues
Report game problems with a Pokéstop or GymIf you experienced gameplay issues while interacting with a PokéStop or Gym, you can contact...
How do I power up a PokéStop or Gym?
You and other Trainers can temporarily power up PokéStops or Gyms by uploading AR Scans of the location.When you visit a PokéStop or Gym, yo...
Scanning a PokéStop
PokéStop Scanning is an opt-in feature that lets qualified Pokémon GO Trainers record a stream of images of PokéStops or Gyms and provide re...
PokéStop Scanning Techniques
There are a few best practices to follow in order to guarantee a high quality scan:Check the area to be scanned and the surroundings of the ...
PokéStop Scanning FAQs
Are scans of PokéStops or Gyms used to determine if they are still valid?No, Niantic does not use AR scans to determine whether a PokéStop o...
Visiting PokéStops and Gyms
Visit PokéStops and Gyms around the world to gather Poké Balls, Potions, Eggs, and other items. You’ll find these near great places that enc...
What are AR Mapping tasks?
Certain PokéStops and Gyms have an “AR Mapping” tag, indicating that you’ll receive an AR Mapping Field Research task when you spin t...
What are the device requirements for PokéStop Scanning/AR Mapping?
iOS: PokéStop Scanning is available on iPhone 6s and newer devices running iOS 11+.Android: PokéStop Scanning is available on devices runnin...
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