Tired of Pokestops being denied

Why is it that places like Starbucks are getting approved but when I try to nominate a LOCAL place I’m being denied? Why am I seeing big names but I can’t nominate something similar that actually follows guidelines?


  • 82quuu-PGO82quuu-PGO Posts: 246 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2022

    Could you attach a screenshot of the map and additional information as well?

    We want constructive discussion, not extreme criticism.

    Finding a way to get your application approved is much more constructive than complaining about the reviewers.

  • HankWolfman-PGOHankWolfman-PGO Posts: 3,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Starbucks should usually be rejected when nominated through Wayfarer, but there is a sponsorship program that they have with Niantic where they pay for some of their coffee shops to be included in Pokémon Go (but not in the wider Wayfarer database).

    I agree with @82quuu-PGO, let's see your nomination(s) and we can see if we can help you out.

  • X0bai-PGOX0bai-PGO Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like you’re nominating local businesses. Businesses are very difficult to get approved, and require thorough convincing in the supporting information. Feel free to post your nomination information (all text, both images, pin location, and rejection reasons) and let’s see if we can’t get you some actionable feedback. Starbucks, meanwhile, has a sponsorship, and they pay to be on the map.

  • Vboy99-PGOVboy99-PGO Posts: 65 ✭✭

    As far as I know, there are Starbucks Pokéstops in PoGo. Those are sponsored by Starbucks (meaning that those stops are created by Starbucks themselves).

    These Starbucks Pokéstops can be observed in many countries, and all of them are using the same Starbucks logo.

    So, these are not nominations by Wayfinders community and were accepted by Niantic. They are Wayspots created by the brand themselves as a form of advertising.

    In another word, chain businesses are usually not accepted due to the fact that they themselves could sponsored the Pokéstops, not needing the community to nominates the business.

  • SeaprincessHNB-PGOSeaprincessHNB-PGO Posts: 1,252 Ambassador

    Do you work for Niantic selling sponsorships? If not, why do you care about rejecting a business that could get a sponsorship deal? It's not our job as users to worry about that.

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