A few portals in my area have disappeared. I've reset the app, and checked on my husbands game. They are definitely gone. Why?


Portals can be removed by Niantic if they are reported by some players. Some possible causes:

  • It doesn't exist
  • It doesn't meet the criteria, which can be read more on this page
  • It is dangerous, inaccessible or on private property
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    – user91518
    Nov 5 '14 at 18:38
  • So, what if it doesn't meet any of those criteria and is consistent with other portals in the area. Is there a contesting process? Jul 29 '16 at 19:43

The have probably been reported as invalid portals by other agents. These reports must have been made between a few weeks and a few months ago because it usually takes so long for an invalid portal report to be accepted.

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