How do I get a Pokestop in my house?  

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Kathryn Draney eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Although Niantic is not currently accepting requests for Pokemon Go stops, many hope they will reopen the form at some point so that you can ask them to place one in your area.

Niantic originally used stops from another of their games, Ingress, as their Pokestops. This means that they directly imported that information into Pokemon Go. Because of this, many rural areas don't have Pokestops—which can be a real problem for people who want to play the game but don't live near any cities.

For a short period of time after releasing the game, Niantic accepted requests for Pokestops. You might want to check back periodically to see if they have reinstated the request box. The form is found on the Pokemon Go support page. You have to click on the "Submit a request" button and then select that you wish to add a Pokestop or Gym. The form then asked for additional information, such as name suggestions and an address.

While it might seem fun to have a Pokestop outside of your house, remember that you would not be the only person to use it. Do you really want people camped out in front of your house all day and night? Probably not. Niantic will not add Pokestops or Gyms to homes (unless there is a special needs case), so make sure to request a public location.

If, however, you are a special needs person or have a disability, rumors say that Niantic will consider adding a Pokestop or Gym within reach of your location.