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If you were looking for the locations in Pokémon XD, see Poké Spot.
An activated PokéStop
An early depiction of an unvisited and inactive PokéStop, with a blue ring

A PokéStop (Japanese: ポケストップ PokéStop) is a feature found at fixed real-world locations in Pokémon GO where the player can obtain items. Since June 20, 2017, players can also obtain items at Gyms like at PokéStops.

In the Map View, PokéStops are marked as blue floating cubes by default. When the player is within range of a PokéStop, the cube will turn into a Poké Ball symbol. If the player has used a PokéStop recently, it will be purple instead of blue; when it nears the time when it can be used again, it will begin to change shades back to blue. If the player is a certain distance away from a PokéStop, it will only appear as a floating blue cube, regardless of whether it has never been visited or recently been visited.

PokéStops that the player has never visited are surrounded by a white ring. This functionality was added on June 21, 2017, and does not account for whether a PokéStop was visited prior to the update.

The Nearby Pokémon listing will show Pokémon that are by nearby PokéStops.

Using PokéStops

PokéStops can be visible in Pokémon GO from long distances, well outside the range the player must be in to be able to use it. If the player taps on a visible PokéStop, they will be able to see its Photo Disc (with a partial photo of the real world location). Above the Photo Disc is a module slot and the PokéStop's name. Tapping the PokéStop's name will show a larger photo of the real-world location and the full description of the location (if any).

If the player comes into sufficient proximity to the PokéStop (marked by the ring that expands from the player's position in-game), they will be able to be able to spin the Photo Disc. This will grant the player 3 to 5 items, occasionally including a Pokémon Egg, and 50 XP (250 XP the first time the player uses a PokéStop, as tracked from June 21, 2017). The player can also earn bonus items and XP.

The items earned by spinning a Photo Disc appear in bubbles that the player can tap, but doing so is not required to collect them. Once a Photo Disc has been spun, it cannot be spun again for five minutes.

Obtainable items

Searching a PokéStop

The items that searching a PokéStop can yield are dependent on the player's level, with certain items not being unlocked until later levels. Multiple of the same item can be obtained from a single search.

Item Min. level
GO Poké Ball.png Poké Ball 1
GO Nanab Berry.png Nanab Berry 4*
GO Potion.png Potion 5
GO Revive.png Revive 5
GO Razz Berry.png Razz Berry 8
GO Super Potion.png Super Potion 10
GO Dragon Scale.png Dragon Scale 10*
GO King's Rock.png King's Rock 10*
GO Metal Coat.png Metal Coat 10*
GO Sun Stone.png Sun Stone 10*
40px Up-Grade 10*
GO Great Ball.png Great Ball 12
GO Hyper Potion.png Hyper Potion 15
GO Pinap Berry.png Pinap Berry 18*
GO Ultra Ball.png Ultra Ball 20
GO Max Potion.png Max Potion 25
GO Max Revive.png Max Revive 30

*: first made available February 16, 2017. Nanab Berry's minimum level was originally 14, but this was changed to level 4 on June 22, 2017.


If the player searches 10 different PokéStops in a row, upon spinning the tenth PokéStop they will receive a large number of items and an Egg. If the player visits any PokéStop twice within a chain, the chain is broken.

The first time the player spins a Photo Disc at a PokéStop or a Gym each day (based on local time), they also earn a bonus 500 XP and extra items. If the player has spun a Photo Disc every day for 7 days in a row, they will instead receive 2,500 XP and more items for the seventh day's bonus (after which the player's streak resets). The seventh day bonus will also include one Evolution item (Dragon Scale, King's Rock, Metal Coat, Sun Stone, or Up-Grade).

The daily bonuses were added to Pokémon GO in version 0.45.0 (labelled 1.15.0 in the iOS App Store), released on November 7, 2016. The guaranteed Evolution item in the seventh day bonus was added on March 21, 2017.

PokéStop modules

A Lure Module

While within range of a PokéStop, the player can place a PokéStop module in its module slot, adding a temporary effect to the PokéStop for all players. A PokéStop can only have one PokéStop module at a time, meaning that a new PokéStop module cannot be placed until the old one runs out. PokéStop modules cannot be removed after being placed. Any player viewing a PokéStop can see the username of the player who added the PokéStop module. Currently, there is only one type of PokéStop module: the Lure Module.

A Lure Module placed in a PokéStop's module slot will remain active for 30 minutes. While active, it increases the frequency that wild Pokémon appear near the PokéStop. A PokéStop with an active Lure Module will have pink petals falling around it in the Map View.

Niantic has expressed interest in releasing other kinds of PokéStop modules.[1]

PokéStop placement

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Reason: Details on nomination program for Level 40 players in some regions.
An area with several PokéStops, with a recently used PokéStop in the foreground and a few PokéStops with Lure Modules in the background

PokéStops are generally found in public locations, including (but not limited to) public artwork or murals, places of worship, libraries, famous landmarks, police stations, fire stations, and public parks.

PokéStops are based on a selection of portals from the Niantic game Ingress. Until 2015, Ingress players could submit proposals for portals which subsequently had to be approved by Niantic. Since 2017, portal submissions have returned for Level 10 players, with a new feature called Operation Portal Recon opened up for Level 12 players. In Ingress Prime, portal submissions are only available in Brazil, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and are expected to roll out for other nations later on.

If for some reason a physical location is unsuitable as a PokéStop, players may send a request to Niantic via the Pokémon GO website or Niantic Support official Twitter account to remove it from the game. This could be due to safety concerns or if there is an error related to the PokéStop (the landmark no longer exists, never existed in the first place, or has been converted to a different use such as a private residence).

Since September 2018, Level 40 players have been able to submit stops in a limited number of countries.

Region Start date
Brazil September 19, 2018[2]
South Korea
Mexico October 18, 2018[3]
Thailand November 1, 2018[4]
Chile November 15, 2018[5]
Argentina January 31, 2019[6]
Vietnam February 15, 2019[7]
Peru February 28, 2019[8]
Indonesia March 15, 2019[9]
El Salvador March 28, 2019[10][11]
Costa Rica
Taiwan April 12, 2019[12]
Denmark April 24, 2019[13]
India May 10, 2019[14]
Malaysia May 23, 2019[15]
Germany June 6, 2019[16]
Singapore June 22, 2019[17]
Finland July 18, 2019[18]

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可補給站 Poké Bóukāpjaahm
Mandarin 寶可補給站 Poké Bǔjǐzhàn
France Flag.png French PokéStop
Germany Flag.png German PokéStop
Italy Flag.png Italian PokéStop
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓스톱 PokéStop
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Poképarada
Russia Flag.png Russian ПокеСтоп PokéStop
Spain Flag.png Spanish PokéParada


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