Next Niantic Wayfarer Challenge: Italy, France and Germany!

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The details of the next Wayfarer Challenge have been announced! The hosts for the next Niantic Wayfarer Challenge are shared across 3 countries of Italy, France, and Germany!  There was recently a new poll that allowed voters to choose the hosts between “Italy, France, Germany” and “South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines”. Italy, France, and Germany won the poll with a majority of 53% of votes! 

What is a Niantic Wayfarer Challenge?

Firstly, Niantic Wayfarer enables high-level players of Pokémon GO and Ingress to nominate new ‘Wayspots’, known as PokeStops or Portals in their respective games. These Wayspots can then be reviewed by other high-level players, 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 or Ingress, they are added to the 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 October Italy, France, and Germany are in the spotlight with the focus on adding as many new Wayspots as possible and creating the best experience possible for players in those countries.

Date and Time

Challenge Date & Time 📅

Event icon September 27th, 2023 at 12:00pm PDT to October 4th, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT

Reward Distribution Dates 📅

Event icon October 5th, 2023 to October 18th, 2023

Wayspot Resolution Goals and Rewards

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 also have passed the Wayfarer quiz.
  • You must have reviewed at least 50 Wayspot nominations from the challenge countries (Italy, France, and Germany) during the challenge dates

NOTE: Only 1 set of Rewards will be distributed, so if participants reach the 90k tier only the rewards from that tier will be awarded.

Wayspot Resolution Rewards

10,000 Wayspot Nominations Resolved

Pokémon GO Rewards

Ultra Ball icon 50× Ultra 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

Ultra Ball icon 50× Ultra 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, 3 Rare Multi-Hack

Individual Rewards

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

NOTE: Only one set of rewards will be awarded based on how many Italy, France, and Germany Reviews you do during the challenge review timeframe. 

100 Italy, France, and Germany Wayspots Reviewed

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

250 Italy, France, and Germany Wayspots Reviewed

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

500 Italy, France, and Germany Wayspots Reviewed

  • Wayfarer: 5 Upgrades
  • Pokémon Go: 2 Super Incubators
  • Ingress: 3 Rare Kinetic Capsule

Getting Started on Niantic Wayfarer

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 Criteria page and then take a quick quiz to learn the basics of Niantic Wayfarer, such as reviewing and voting on nominated Wayspots.

Good luck to everyone and congratulations to our fellow trainers in Italy, France, and Germany! Get nominating & reviewing!

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The Poke GO Hunter
The Poke GO Hunter
Pokemon GO Content Creator since 2019. I enjoy designing infographics in my free time and writing the occasional article.

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