PokéStop submissions are now live in India! As reported by AakashKhatter on reddit, Indian level 40 players can now submit new Stops across the whole subcontinent. India is one of the largest and geographically diverse regions of the world, but it’s also an area where Pokémon GO players had major problems with lack of PokéStops and Gyms.
Even after the JIO deal went through, in vast areas of rural India players have reported difficulties with raiding, making friends and completing their daily Pokemon GO tasks. We hope that the new PokéStop submission system will help remedy the issues.
Currently, PokéStop submissions are available in: South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Denmark, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru and the rest of South America. India is one of the largest territories ever to be included in the Submissions system.
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.)