games that wayspots get used in

Hello! I'm not sure if this is within the scope of this forum, but I'll ask anyway. I'm sorry if it's not.

When you add a new wayspot to the database you are told that your submission will get used across "Niantic games". The big two we all know are that they become pokéstops in Pokémon GO and portals in Ingress, but I know that those aren't the only games Niantic makes/made.

What else gets done with the wayspots you create? How do the other games use them (if at all)?


  • patsufredo-PGOpatsufredo-PGO Posts: 3,742 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Only Ingress and Pokemon GO had their maps synced with additional new Wayspots. Other games had never their maps synced since of their release.

    Although, if someday Niantic decided to allow players of other games to access Wayfarer then their maps would finally sync.

  • Shakananas-PGOShakananas-PGO Posts: 110 ✭✭

    I did submit multiple nominations before mhnow and they did not appear on the map when it was released showing that it uses the same not updated map as other games. But one other thing to note is photo nominations are still updated because one waypoint near me had it’s photo changed recently and it was updated with the new photo in Pikmin bloom.

  • Hosette-INGHosette-ING Posts: 3,301 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pikmin Bloom uses wayspots as flowers and other things, but insert some handwaving because I haven't played it in a while.

    Peridot uses them for habitats, which means that you can see dots that have been nearby and wild dots, and showcase dots in them.

  • PkmnTrainerJ-INGPkmnTrainerJ-ING Posts: 4,792 Ambassador

    To confirm for Pikmin Bloom, it hasn’t had a sync of new Flowers/Mushrooms so they only appear as “invisible POI” that you can get as postcards when your Pikmin pick up items.

    I believe MH Now & Peridot are still using old data too but if they sync then those games could use the Wayspots that didn’t appear in other titles. Or they’ll be used for future titles like (hypothetical and not real) Mario Kart: Grand Prix, Digimon Duel World and DC: Elseworlds Battle.

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