Incense: "Incense with a mysterious fragrance that lures wild Pokémon to your location for 30 minutes."

I have observed that if a Pokémon appears for me at a given time and location it will also appear for others nearby. Does this mean that if one person in a group uses incense that it will help others in the group as well?

  • Saw this topic out of the corner of my eye and was rather dissappointed that it didn't actually read "Will Pokemon go insane..." – aslum Jul 26 '16 at 16:38

Regular incense does not affect other players. You can use a Lure Module and attach it to a PokéStop. It does affect other players.

Lure modules attract Pokemon to the PokéStop it was activated on. These Pokemon are visible to you and everyone else near the PokéStop.

Lure module

  • Thanks for the prompt reply. How do I attach an incense to a Pokespot ? Is that the same incense or do we need any other special Incense for Pokespots? Can you please elaborate? – Abhas Tandon Jul 12 '16 at 10:09
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    It is not, it's a purple looking thing, I can't quite recall the name. It's available in the poke shop and maybe for free at later levels. – Elva Jul 12 '16 at 10:11
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    Got it with little Google. I think you are talking about Lure Module pokemon-go-wiki.com/Lure_Module – Abhas Tandon Jul 12 '16 at 10:12
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    As I understand it, incense per se does not affect other players, but, like all pokemon spawns, other players will see the pokemon that spawn because of it. – Adam Miller Jul 12 '16 at 14:07
  • Can we get some more details/references on the incense in this answer? Its mostly about lures and contradicts what I've read elsewhere... including the comments. – user72052 Jul 18 '16 at 6:00

Incense only works for the player who uses the Incense, others don't see the pokemons spawned by it. A Lure module however will spawn pokemon at a poke stop that all players will see.


I often walk with friends and we use incense all the time, and we do all see the same (amount) of pokémon appear.

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    Do you use it all at the same time or 1 at a time? – Kiwu Jul 21 '16 at 11:28

Usually with those If another nearby player is using it you are able to use it as well.

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    This answer is incorrect. – Riley Jul 12 '16 at 9:56

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