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Pokemon GO player discovers PokeStop with an absolutely crazy description

PokeStops in Pokemon GO are real-life locations where players can obtain useful items and encounter wild Pokemon.A player discovered a PokeStop at a...

Ashley Bardhan Sept 19, 2023
Pokemon GO player discovers PokeStop with an absolutely crazy description

PokeStops in Pokemon GO are real-life locations where players can obtain useful items and encounter wild Pokemon.

A player discovered a PokeStop at a playground with a peculiar description that raised questions about Niantic's approval process.

If Pokemon GO players come across inappropriate PokeStops or Gyms, they can contact Niantic to request their removal or modification.

A Pokemon GO player has found a PokeStop with a terrible description. In the Pokemon games, players receive items while exploring the game map. The same happens in Pokemon GO, but in a way adapted to the real world.

PokeStops are one of the most well-known elements of Pokemon GO. Pokemon GO players can find PokeStops at real-world locations that encourage exploration and social interactions, such as landmarks, parks, churches, and shops. To interact with a PokeStop, the Pokemon GO player simply needs to spin the Photo Disc and receive useful items like Pokemon Eggs, Poke Balls, and Field Research tasks. It is also common for wild Pokemon to appear around a PokeStop, which players can attract by using a Lure Module. Pokemon GO also features Golden PokeStops, which are a different type of PokeStop where players can receive mysterious coins and additional items by spinning the Photo Disc.

Reddit user linkwende discovered a PokeStop at a playground with a very unexpected description. The image shows a PokeStop named "Timberwolf Playground," a popular place for children to have outdoor fun. It is described as a place where "human-made worm babies learn to interact with other siblings." With the comment "How did this even get approved?" the player questioned how Niantic allowed this description of the PokeStop. While this is a notable case, it is not uncommon for Pokemon GO players to come across peculiar PokeStops. While some PokeStops draw attention due to their questionable descriptions, others attract attention through their locations, ranging from mailboxes and cemeteries to nightclubs.

Obtaining approval for a PokeStop is not an easy task, as certain criteria must be met, such as the relevance of the location. In the player's post, many Pokemon GO players expressed their frustration as their own PokeStop submissions were rejected while a PokeStop like this one exists. Another comment even revealed that there is a PokeStop in Barcelona with a name that is an insult in Spanish. If a Pokemon GO player encounters an inappropriate Gym or PokeStop for any reason, they can contact Niantic. If the request is deemed legitimate, Pokemon GO can remove or modify a PokeStop, just as it does with Gyms.

Over the years, PokeStops have become even more important in Pokemon GO. In addition to regular PokeStops and Golden PokeStops, there are also upgraded PokeStops in Pokemon GO. This year, Niantic introduced PokeStop Showcases, a new way for players to interact with PokeStops. It is unclear whether the PokeStop found by linkwende will be removed or modified, but it joins the long list of PokeStops that have been in the spotlight for questionable reasons.

Pokemon GO is available now for Android and iOS.