Trainers in India,
We are constantly working to improve our experience for many communities. This has been done via Wayfarer Challenges as well as through Niantic adding Wayspots in communities that need them. Today, we are happy to announce the addition of new Wayspots to help our current and future Trainers in India. We have also been accelerating Niantic reviews of nominations in India to reduce the backlog while we add new Wayspots.
Starting in December, expect to see about 5,00,000 new Gyms and PokéStops in India, within Pokémon GO. They will be added between December 15, 2021 through February 2, 2022. These PokéStops will not have any images, however Trainers who are Level 38 and above are eligible to suggest new photos at PokéStops and Gyms. Read our our Support page for more details on how to add new photos. We are excited to see what amazing photos you submit.
Also, Trainers who have achieved Level 38 and above, can also nominate places to be included on the Pokémon GO map. Learn more about how your contributions can be included and how you can review other Trainers’ nominations.
Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.
—The Pokémon GO team