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Fake, staggered spot

Markov2097-INGMarkov2097-ING Posts: 91 ✭✭✭

I found a spot that I thought was intentionally staggered to give me an advantage in the game.

Title of the Wayspot: 自由広場


City: 名取市


I applied for it on the information board at the entrance, but even if I stand there, it does not reach the spot.

The spot was on the edge of the square. There is nothing to mark here, it is a grassland. The sign was at the location indicated by the red arrow and was staggered for application or approval. I'm taking 360-degree photos right above the spot and where there is a sign.,140.8656874,3a,75y,40h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sAF1QipNp4nExE3NryTs7GTBsloHn7GtBGR9YtX2IGkRz!2e10,140.8661886,3a,75y,120h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sAF1QipPwbPBhOBR_ATQf7LnD7CS7eug-bNz6YBESfS2n!2e10

Apparently, when placed in the correct position, it seems to be a place that can not be used in Pokemon GO, and it is considered to be an abuse that was intentionally shifted to gain an advantage in the game. please investigate.




  • Markov2097-INGMarkov2097-ING Posts: 91 ✭✭✭

    Not sure if this will help, but here's some additional information.

    This is an image posted on Twitter at the time of approval by the user who applied for the spot.

    It may be difficult to see, but you can see that the spot was submitted in this position from the beginning.

    Since it was written that more Pokéstops would be added, it is thought that the spot was deliberately moved away from its original location in order to display it on Pokémon GO from the beginning.

    You might want to investigate based on this as well.


  • NianticGiffardNianticGiffard Posts: 3,954 admin

    Hello @Markov2097-ING! We have reviewed the report and have taken action on the Wayspot and the Wayfinder in accordance with our policies. While we are unable to discuss our actions in detail to protect the submitter’s privacy, they may include, but are not limited to, sending a warning message, placing restrictions on their Wayfarer, Pokémon GO, or Ingress account, putting their account on probation, or placing a temporary or permanent suspension on their Wayfarer, Pokémon GO or Ingress account. Thanks for helping us maintain the quality of the Wayspots.

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