Something strange just happened. I tried to spin a Pokestop right as it was turning to blue, but it wouldn't let me.

I impatiently kept trying and eventually it said 'try again later'. So I restarted my game and now the Pokestop is purple! But the other ones around me (I'm in an area where I can reach 4) are able to be used perfectly.

Did I lose my items?

  • You probably got them. I've had eggs secretly hatch during an app crash, and I still have the resulting pokemon.
    – Arperum
    Jul 20, 2016 at 8:44
  • sometimes i see a pokestop turn blue but i wait a min to spin it cause happens the same as you.
    – lois6b
    Jul 20, 2016 at 8:47
  • Once the items come out of the Pokestop you do not need to click them to receive them, you can spin the circle and then 'X' out of the Pokestop to receive everything.
    – pay
    Jul 20, 2016 at 16:30

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Look at your diary and you will know if you got your items or not. Sometimes i've the same issue and i always get items.

  • Oh crap! I forgot you could do that. Let me check
    – Insane
    Jul 20, 2016 at 8:48

Pokestops turn from purple to blue over a few seconds - but the colour change completes a bit before the pokestop is fully ready - if you spin it just after it completes turning blue the animation does not show the items nor does it turn purple again - but if you spin it again it says 'Try again later' as a purple pokestop does. Then a few seconds later it goes purple and behaves like a recently used pokestop. However if you review the journal it shows that you do get the items even though you don't see them on the screen as you are spinning the pokestop.


It only means the 5-minutes timer from your last spin hasn't completed yet. You have to wait some more until 5 minutes had actually lapsed before you can spin again.

  • I don't think this is the problem, it says it was blue.
    – user140963
    Aug 7, 2016 at 20:36

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