Trainers, Niantic has announced that Powered-Up PokéStops will be rolling out globally in the coming days.
In order to participate in the new mechanic, you need to be above Level 20.
Powered-Up PokéStops will look different on the map, and any Trainer who spins one will earn extra rewards. As more Trainers level 20 and above perform AR scans of a PokéStop, the rewards for spinning it will increase, and the PokéStop will be powered up for a longer period of time.
Powered-Up PokéStops will have three visually distinct levels, and they’ll level up as more Trainers work together to scan the PokéStop.
The scanning requirements to achieve each level are as follows:
- Level 1: Five scans
- Level 2: 10 scans
- Level 3: 25 scans
What is AR Scanning?
AR Mapping is the process of using your smartphone to create a 3D model of the PokéStop. In order to receive these tasks, you need to opt in and participate in sharing a certain amount of personal information with Niantic (mostly location related information describing the scan).
You must be level 20 or above to complete AR Mapping tasks.
- Tap SCAN POKÉSTOP
- Opt in to the feature via the on-screen prompts if it’s your first time performing a scan.
- Tap the record button to start scanning. Keep the subject within the frame, and slowly walk around the subject if possible.
- Tap Upload Later or Upload Now to upload your scan.