Sweden has joined the exclusive club of countries that have access to the PokeStop submission feature! Congratulations to our Swedish friends, we hope your submissions will be successful and plenty! The inclusion of Sweden is quite interesting, as it continues the “roughly one country per month” trend we’ve observed with PokeStop Submissions.
In June, Singapore and Germany were added to the Submission system, Finland was added in July and now Sweden takes August together with Portugal (added on August 1st). Quite interesting, it makes us wonder which country will be added next.
Currently, PokéStop submissions are available in: Sweden, Portugal, Finland, Singapore, Germany, India, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Denmark, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru and the rest of South America.
PokéStop Submissions tips and tricks
- Be sure to read thoroughly through our A Comprehensive Guide to S2 Cells and Pokémon GO article to really understand what will become a Stop and what will become a Gym
- Currently the limit is 7 submissions every 14 days.
- Every submission has it’s own cooldown.
- Be respectful to players reviewing your submissions. These are real people who participate in Niantic’s OPR system. Read more here (a recent news item): Niantic adds incentives for OPR reviewers: OPR Upgrades
- If you really want to support this system, you should play Ingress along Pokemon GO and become an OPR reviewer
- You can find the official collection of PokeStop criteria here and here (fan made but accurate)
These categories are NOT considered an eligible candidate for a PokéStop:
- Places without safe pedestrian access. All PokéStop nominations must have pedestrian access otherwise they will be rejected regardless of the quality of the PokéStop.
- Private residences & surrounding private residential property
- Locations that interfere with operations of fire stations, police stations, or hospitals
- Places on the grounds of child care centers or primary/secondary schools
- Natural features such as landscapes, mountains, waterfalls (however, man-made points of interest connected to these natural features are great, such as plaques or informational signs)
- Objects that are not permanent (such as seasonal displays)
- Adult-oriented stores or services (such as liquor stores, adult entertainment, shooting ranges, firearm stores, etc.)