Im confused about why my pokestop isnt in game?

my pokestop got approved a few days ago and is still not in pokemon go so I downloaded ingress and its mot there either do i have to wait or is not gonna be in game?


  • HankWolfman-PGOHankWolfman-PGO Posts: 4,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As your acceptance email states:

    Remember that not all accepted nominations will appear in all Niantic games (and may take up to 48 hours to appear).

    This is because you're nominating a wayspot for the Niantic Lightship database, that has the potential to be added into Niantic's games, as opposed to submitting an actual Pokéstop, as the text in game would have you believe.

    Once your wayspot is accepted, it gets added to the Lightship database. From there, each of Niantic's games has its own proximity rule that your new wayspot will be checked against. If it adheres to the rule, it'll get added to that game, but if it doesn't adhere to the rule, it won't be able to show up in that game.

    In Ingress, a new wayspot needs to be at least 20 metres away from an existing Portal in order to be added to the Portal Network. In Pokémon Go, a new wayspot needs to be in a level 17 S2 cell that doesn't already contain a Pokéstop or Gym in order to be added to the game. There are guides on the internet that you can search for if you want to learn more about how Pokémon Go uses S2 cells.

    This is the usual reason why a nomination doesn't appear in a particular game though. If you aren't able to check this for yourself, you are welcome to post the name and coordinates of your nomination and someone else can check it for you to confirm that's why it's not appearing.

  • BABABOI968-PGOBABABOI968-PGO Posts: 3 ✭✭

    my name is BABABOI968

    Cords=Latitude: 44.296121 | Longitude: -79.553632

  • HankWolfman-PGOHankWolfman-PGO Posts: 4,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I meant the name of the Wayspot, but at any rate, I've checked the coordinates and yes, your nomination (which I assume is Previn Park Shelter) is in the same level 17 S2 cell as Previn Toddlers Playground, which is why it isn't in Pokémon Go, and it's within 20 metres of it, which is why it's not in Ingress either.

  • BABABOI968-PGOBABABOI968-PGO Posts: 3 ✭✭

    Oh alright next time ill try to make them further apart (sorry for the name mistake im kinda new to this)

  • TheFarix-PGOTheFarix-PGO Posts: 4,975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's already in the Lightship database, so a resubmit will only return as a duplicate. Secondly, there is nowhere that you can put the location for the shelter without it being within the same S2 cell or the 20m range of the playground's Wayspot.

  • MichaelChunghan-PGOMichaelChunghan-PGO Posts: 1 ✭✭


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