Hopefully I'm using the right terminology. I'd basically like to know how specific of a location I can make a Pokemon Lure. An Address will not cut it, would need to be like 5ft of my phone or something for it to be useful.

I do not currently play the game and am only interested in this to attract new customers similar to, Pokemon Go Attracted News Business to NYC Eateries but I wouldn't be in a storefront with an address.

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    Do you have a Poke-stop near your building? It would more or less be the same as an Ingress portal
    – Taegost
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 18:36
  • @Taegost uh, no idea as I don't play the game but I wouldn't be using it at my building anyways. And I never played Ingress
    – Ryan
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 18:42
  • I'm not quite sure what you mean, a pokemon lure can only be at a poke stop.
    – Aequitas
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 18:51
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    A lure when used on a pokestop makes pokemon spawn near the pokestop. It's likely that the eatery you are talking about is a pokestop or one of it's neighbours as the area is quite large, you can be ~30 metres away to still be in range of the pokestop. Most people will want to be nearer to the center though.
    – Aequitas
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 18:59
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    @Montag451 just don't need to publicize a strategy before enacting it. Though like I said, unfortunately it will not work at least at this point in time. Perhaps if they refine it to sell more specific location lures
    – Ryan
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 20:20

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A lure must be used at a PokeStop and it's area is well defined on the in-game map by a pinkish-purply ring that is maybe 2/3 the radius of your player's effect range to gyms and stops.

  • Uh, could you answer in terms of feet or meters? I don't know what 2/3 the radius of your players effect means.
    – Ryan
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 18:37
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    If I had to guess, it'd be maybe 10-15 yards.
    – Ekmod
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 18:42

Lure's cannot be placed at random locations. Lure's can only be placed on existing Pokestops*.

* Pokestops are based off of Portal locations from Niantic's game called Ingress; they are not accepting new portals.

So your best bet is to locate a pokestop that can accommodate your business.

For example, If you run a mobile eatery like a hot dog or coffee stand, just locate a nearby pokefarm (collection of pokestops) and setup your stand there and add a Lure to the pokestop as you see fit.

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