Pokemon Go Dev Releases New Tool To Suggest Points Of Interest

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has launched a new tool that aims to make the process of adding new points of interest to its games easier. The tool is called Wayfarer, and it lets players not only suggest new wayspots for Niantic titles, but also allows them to review and edit suggestions by other players.

As Niantic explains on its blog, “With Niantic Wayfarer, eligible players will be able to review nominations of local points-of-interest (museums, art installations, historical markers, etc.) so they can be added to Niantic products (e.g. Portals, PokeStops and Gyms).” The tool is currently only available for select Ingress players, but the studio says it will expand to Pokemon Go users as well “before the new year.” You can learn more about the tool and sign up for it on Niantic’s website.

We’re happy to introduce Niantic Wayfarer: our new tool that enables eligible users to review interesting places to play our games across the globe. Learn more about what it takes to join, and how you can help enhance your local game experience at https://t.co/2SjjoC8OlH pic.twitter.com/DWkecc4lYH

— Niantic, Inc. (@NianticLabs) October 10, 2019

This certainly isn’t the first time Niantic has given players the ability to suggest new wayspots. Last year, the developer rolled out a PokeStop nomination feature in Pokemon Go that allowed players to suggest potential new PokeStops, and Gyms. That, however, is limited to certain countries and is only available to players in those regions who’ve hit the game’s level cap of 40.

In other Pokemon Go news, the game’s October Community Day event takes place tomorrow, October 12. The featured Pokemon this time is Trapinch, and if players can evolve it into its final form, Flygon, up to an hour after the event ends, it’ll learn the event-exclusive move Earth Power.

Pokemon Go players also still have a few more days to catch the game’s current Legendary, Altered Forme Giratina. The Renegade Pokemon will appear in five-star Raid Battles until October 17, after which point it’ll be replaced by a different Legendary–although Niantic has not yet announced which Pokemon will take its place.

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Author: Kevin Knezevic