Wayfarer Pokémon GO: Niantic's New Platform Allows Players to Nominate PokéStops, Gyms

Wayfarer is Pokémon GO creator Niantic's new tool for determining PokéStops and Gyms
Wayfarer is Pokémon GO creator Niantic's new tool for determining PokéStops and Gyms /

Wayfarer is Pokémon GO creator Niantic's new tool for determining PokéStops and Gyms. The developer announced the tool Wednesday in a blog post explaining it and describing how it will roll out to players.

Wayfarer Pokémon GO: Niantic's New Platform Allows Players to Nominate PokéStops, Gyms

Wayfarer is a tool for users to share locations and landmarks through other platforms, allowing other users to view and explore historic landmarks, local features and more. These shared locations become Wayspots.

In Wayfarer, potential Wayspots must receive a certain number of positive reviews from other users before they officially gain the Wayspot title.

With Pokémon GO, Niantic aims to use Wayfarer to let certain players nominate locations from their local areas to become PokéStops and Gyms. Any trainers over level 40 should have received Wayfarer Wednesday, allowing them to begin submitting suitable locations. Exactly how locations will become PokéStops or Gyms — through positive review volume or official Niantic approval, for example — remains unknown.

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