How do I add a Pokestop to an area that has none? It is an area where there are tons of businesses but unless I drive about a mile from my work area there are no Pokestops.

I want to add one since we have 1000's of people in the work area, a lot of them play Pokemon Go, and we all can't leave work to drive a mile away to get to a Pokestop area.

Plus it would be nice to be able to capture Pokemon on our breaks.

  • Was just going to comment and answer those same things - my fast fingers gotta git gud – jackwise Jul 14 '16 at 13:50
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    This should be reopened. It's not a duplicate of the linked question. "How are they chosen" is different from "How do you add?". Additionally they have indeed added the ability to request PokeStops/Gyms. support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us/requests/… – Vian Esterhuizen Jul 14 '16 at 15:37
  • If we were to do things properly, we'd open this question gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/273875/… and mark this one as a duplicate of that. – Wrigglenite Jul 14 '16 at 18:27
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    @aytimothy how is this a duplicate when it is for a different game and has different answers? – GodEmperorDune Jul 14 '16 at 23:25
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    @aytimothy "originally ported over" is different from "uses". Without a post from ingress, we don't know if they datasets are still shared or were just copied over and are now independent, so new pokestops don't become ingress portals or vice versa. – GodEmperorDune Jul 14 '16 at 23:32

PokeStops were originally ported over from Niantic's old game, Ingress. For a few days, you could request to have a PokeStop added by opening a support ticket with Niantic. As of now, the page for requesting a PokeStop is closed, and it is unknown if it will ever open again.

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Niantic is no longer accepting applications for new PokeStops.

Quote from Website that is linked:

Please note, we are currently not accepting submissions for new Pok├ęStops or Gyms.

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  • The Niantic link is dead – Trisped Dec 13 '18 at 16:57

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