Hundreds of PokeStops and Gyms added worldwide via OPR (July 16 2017)

Pokémon GO Ingress Operation Portal Recon
Pokémon GO Ingress Operation Portal Recon


hundreds of new PokeStops are appearing worldwide! Reports are coming in left and right that a new wave of additions (and conversions!) has occurred, with no specific target area.

This comes as no surprise, given that Open Portal Recon is now available for Level 12+ Ingress players. In other words, the number of players reviewing portals has more than quadrupled since January.

We also stand corrected: previously, new PokeStops were added only on Tuesdays. It now seems that portals are becoming PokeStops on a daily basis. Same goes for PokeStop updates and type conversions (stop => gym and vice versa).

In our local area 2 new PokeStops have appeared and one of the old ones is now a Gym. How does it look on your end?

The official announcement for Level 12+ OPR

Level 12 or above now have access to Operation Portal Recon via! This will be the last level granted access at this time.

As mentioned in a previous announcement, there will be medals for participation in OPR.

Q: What will the in-game medal be based on?
A: The Ingress medal will be based on the total number of OPR Agreements which will appear in your agent profile. You must also maintain a good or better performance rating in order for your agreements to be counted.

Q: What exactly is an agreement in OPR?
A: An agreement is awarded when a decision has been made and your analysis agrees with the final decision. These agreements are currently shown as Portals Created and Rejected in the OPR stats area by selecting your profile photo.

Q: What are the medal levels?
A:Bronze: 100
Silver: 750
Gold: 2500
Platinum: 5000
Onyx: 10000

Q: Will the medal count towards leveling?
A: Yes.

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