Over the last eight years, our community of players have explored the four corners of the globe and, more importantly, the far reaches of their very own neighborhoods. There’s nothing better than the feeling of seeing a PokéStop or Gym in Pokémon GO or a Portal in Ingress, and making a slight detour to discover a beautiful piece of art, historical marker or amazing public landmark hidden in plain sight.
Fostering these moments of discovery and exploration is the foundation of what we do. The world is a big place, and the only way we can find the very best locations for inclusion in our game is with the help of our players.
We’re now expanding with PokéStop nominations to Pokémon GO with an initial beta test in South Korea and Brazil. This will be the first time Trainers will be able to directly submit locations within Pokémon GO. This new feature will initially be available for only Level 40 Trainers (child accounts excluded) in the beta regions but may expand to more Trainers or locations over time. The same group of veteran real-world players approving locations and their respective photos and descriptions in Operation Portal Recon (OPR) will review these submissions. We know fans worldwide are eager to expand locations in their areas and we’ll continue to monitor the PokéStop nomination beta and potentially expand to other areas when possible.
Your neighborhood is your game board, and you know best what makes your neighborhood unique and special! We’re looking forward to bringing a new and exciting in-game location to you soon.