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==PokéStop placement==
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[[File:PokéStop 1.png|thumb|150px|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 {{wp|Ingress (video 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.
On October 9, 2019, the Operation Portal Recon services ended and were replaced with a new feature called Niantic Wayfarer. It is currently onlybecame available for Ingress players imminently, butand is set to be accessibleexpected for Pokémon GO during Q4 2019, and {{wp|Harry Potter: Wizards Unite}} sometime in 2020. It is currently accessible for Pokémon GO players in Mexico, Germany, and South Korea, with rollouts for other nations expected during Q4 2019.
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).

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