I live in a rural area, a really bad place to play Pokemon Go.
But recently a random level 40 guy offered to submit some new Pokestops in the nearby (post office, city hall..) and after less than a week I finally have 3 pokestops and a gym.

The only problem is that random Pokemon are not spawning yet. Just one sometimes from the sightings.
How much time do I have to wait to have normal Pokemon spawning?

  • Not an answer, but some reports say they go months without seeing a spawn :/ Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 22:50
  • @Wondercricket well, more or less is what I was looking for. Let's wait then...
    – pinckerman
    Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 22:53
  • Also not an answer, but I have seen Pokestops spawn at areas already with Pokemon spawning around them. When it came to Nearby, they just moved some from the Pokemon that were recorded on a different but close-by Pokespot to the new one, without creating new spawns. I suspect that the spawn process is unrelated to the Pokestop process.
    – BGamer
    Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 1:38
  • @MBorg I checked OpenStreetMap (Pokemon Go gets geo data from it) and it seems that many spawn-related items are not present in my area, such as paths, walkways, that's why no Pokemon spawns were moved near the pokestops. I added them by myself, now I only have to wait for a PoGo map update. The downside is that they can occur at a random time, usually with many months between them.
    – pinckerman
    Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 23:07

1 Answer 1


It may vary: it can happen the same day or several weeks later.
In my case, 4 months.

Today, I don't know why, Pokemon started to spawn near my house.

  • I wonder if it happens whenever Niantic rotates spawns; which is every couple of months and at undisclosed times. I recently moved and there were absolutely no spawns until today Commented Aug 25, 2020 at 21:57
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    Niantic recently announced an update to spawn points - "… Locations where Pokémon can be found could change as often as every month, …" Though this may not necessarily be related to new pokestops and associated spawn points.
    – Jerry
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 10:57
  • @Jerry you solved the mystery, thank you
    – pinckerman
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 11:11

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