Japan, US, and Germany Hosting Latest Niantic Wayfarer Challenge

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Hello Explorers, 

The details of the next Wayfarer Challenge have been announced! The Niantic Wayfarer team has announced that the next challenge will start in Japan, before flying over to the USA, then off to Germany, before travelling back to Japan to finish the challenge. They have also announced, fresh off the heels of edits being added to the contribution page, that edits will play a large part in the challenge!

Let’s dive in!

What is Niantic Wayfarer? Research icon

Firstly, Niantic Wayfarer enables high-level Pokémon GO and Ingress players to nominate new ‘Wayspots’, known as PokéStops or Portals, in their respective games. Other high-level players can then review these Wayspots, and if they fit the criteria they are added to the Niantic Lightship map, and then if they fall within the inclusion rules of Pokémon GO,  Ingress, or other Niantic games they are added to that gameboard.

Niantic Wayfarer Challenges encourage players from around the globe to log in and do reviews of the nominations from host countries to strengthen the in-game experiences of those communities. The challenges run over one to two weeks and set a target goal of resolved Wayspots nominations. They reward participating trainers with items in-game depending on how many Wayspots nominations are successfully resolved, both individually and collectively, during the challenge period.

Niantic Wayfarer makes new challenges every few months, and this May Japan, the US, and Germany are in the spotlight with the focus on resolving as many edits and wayspot nominations as possible in those countries

Dates and Times Event icon

Review Dates 📅

Event icon May 15, 2024 at 1:00 pm PDT through May 22, 2024 at 1:00 pm PDT

Reward Distribution Dates 📅

Have not yet been Announced

Wayspot Resolution Goals and Rewards Research icon

Reward Eligibility Requirements 

  • Level 37+ in Pokémon GO to receive the Pokémon GO rewards
  • Level 10+ in Ingress to receive the Ingress rewards
  • You must have reviewed at least 50 Wayspot nominations from the challenge countries during the challenge dates
  • You must also have completed the Wayfarer Onboarding

NOTE: Only 1 set of Rewards will be distributed, so if we reach the 10k tier only the rewards from that tier will be awarded.

Wayspot Resolution Rewards

10,000 Wayspot Nominations Resolved

Pokémon GO Rewards

Poke Ball icon 50× Poke Ball Star Piece icon 3× Star Piece Incense icon 3× Incense Poffin icon 3× Poffin Super Incubator icon 1× Super Incubator

Ingress Rewards

20 L8 Resonators, 20 L8 XMP, 20 L8 Power Cubes, 1 Rare Shield, 1 Rare Heat Sink, 1 Rare Multi-Hack

45,000 Wayspot Nominations Resolved

Pokémon GO Rewards

Great Ball icon 50× Great Ball Star Piece icon 4× Star Piece Incense icon 4× Incense Poffin icon 4× Poffin Super Incubator icon 1× Super Incubator

Ingress Rewards

25 L8 Resonators, 25 L8 XMP, 25 L8 Power Cubes, 3 Rare Shield, 3 Rare Heat Sink, 3 Rare Multi-Hack

90,000 Wayspots Nominations Resolved

Pokémon GO Rewards

Ultra Ball icon 50× Ultra Ball Star Piece icon 5× Star Piece Incense icon 5× Incense Poffin icon 5× Poffin Super Incubator icon 5× Super Incubator

Ingress Rewards

30 L8 Resonators, 30 L8 XMP, 30 L8 Power Cubes, 6 Rare Shield, 6 Rare Heat Sink, 6 Rare Multi-Hack

145,000 Wayspots Nominations Resolved

Pokémon GO Rewards

Poké Ball icon 50× Poké Ball Ultra Ball icon 50× Ultra Ball Star Piece icon 6× Star Piece Incense icon 6× Incense Poffin icon 6× Poffin Lucky Egg icon 1× Lucky Egg Super Incubator icon 5× Super Incubator

Ingress Rewards

30 L8 Resonators, 30 L8 XMP, 30 L8 Power Cubes, 8 Rare Shield, 8 Rare Heat Sink, 8 Rare Multi-Hack, 1 Rare Kinetic Capsule

Peridot Rewards

1 Nest, 5000 Sundrops

Individual Rewards

Individual Rewards will be distributed based on the number of Spain nominations specified for each tier by you, the reviewer.

NOTE: Only one set of rewards will be awarded based on how many Spain Reviews you do during the challenge review timeframe. 

100 Challenge Wayspots Reviewed

  • Wayfarer: 1 Upgrade
  • Pokémon Go: 1 Incubator
  • Ingress: 1 Rare Kinetic Capsule

250 Challenge Wayspots Reviewed

  • Wayfarer: 3 Upgrades
  • Pokémon Go: 1 Super Incubator
  • Ingress: 2 Rare Kinetic Capsules

500 Challenge Wayspots Reviewed

  • Wayfarer: 5 Upgrade
  • Pokémon Go: 2 Super Incubators
  • Ingress: 3 Rare Kinetic Capsule, 1 OPR Live Badge Tick

Getting Started With Wayfarer Research icon

If you are eligible but have not used Wayfarer before, you can get ready by creating a Wayfarer account linked to your Pokémon GO or Ingress profiles.

Once signed in, check out the to learn the basics of Niantic Wayfarer, such as reviewing and voting on nominated Wayspots.

I for one am very excited about this challenge! You can check out the discussion on the Wayfarer forums here, you can check out my podcast where Jamal and I discuss this challenge in depth!

Until next time, be safe out there Trainers!

Author & tags

I've been playing Pokemon Go since the game launched way back in 2016, I am a loyal Valor player and also a content creator on YouTube going by the name Professor Glaw.

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