With Pokemon GO‘s holiday event for 2017 set to go live today, it won’t be a major surprise if many fans of the popular augmented reality title jump back into trainer mode in order to discover the third generation Water- and Ice-type creatures that Niantic will be adding to kick off the festivities. And speaking of fresh additions to the game, Niantic has also confirmed today that it will be bringing new PokeStops to the ARG extremely soon.
As seen in the tweet below from Niantic’s official Twitter account, Pokemon GO fans should expect to see the inclusion of new PokeStops at some point during “the next few days.” This is being done thanks to the assistance of those who play the developer’s other ARG, Ingress, who have helped the company discover “interesting new locations to play our games” with the use of the title’s “Open Portal Submission” windows.
With the help of Ingress Agents around the world using Operation Portal Recon, we’ve identified interesting new locations to play our games. We’re happy to say that many of these locations will also be added to @PokemonGoApp over the next few days.
— Niantic (@NianticLabs) December 21, 2017
While there’s no doubt that plenty of Pokemon GO players will be excited to learn that fresh PokeStops are coming soon, there are still many PoGO fans who would appreciate Niantic letting them submit suggestions for locations through the game instead of having to play Ingress to do so. For those who would like the chance to suggest a PokeStop to Niantic and have it considered, there is a possibility of it being in the works for PoGO. Not too long ago, a job listing showed up on the developer’s official website for a full stack web engineer, which points toward the possibility of such a feature being on the way.
Should all of the aforementioned official features coming to Pokemon GO not be enough for lapsed trainers to pick up the game once more, Niantic has also taken the initiative to offer huge rewards to inactive players by giving them a brief three day window to redeem a promo code. All things considered, it will be interesting to see if Pokemon GO‘s user base receives a large uptick during the holidays.
Pokemon GO is available now for Android and iOS devices.
Source: Niantic – Twitter