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Pokemon GO Update: Nearly 50000 PokeStops Added Thanks To Niantic’s Ingress

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Artwork For Niantic’s Augmented Reality Game; Pokemon GO [Image Courtesy Of Pokemon GO Website]

Niantic’s two augmented reality games are benefitting from each other and things are looking very great for both titles. There’s a lot in store for Ingress and Pokemon GO players as it seems like there’s more chances to get items in both games. Under our noses, Niantic has slowly rolled out more PokeStops throughout the course of several Pokemon GO updates.

Niantic recently posted an announcement for Ingress regarding how many new portals were added to the game. “Thank you, Agents, for helping us evaluate portals by using Operation Portal Recon. The portal network has grown tremendously in the last week. Since we opened Operation Portal Recon up globally to level 16 Agent, players have analyzed 450k unique portals, rejected 116k, and were responsible for 64k new portals being created,”says Niantic.

This spells good news for Pokemon fans as well as this means that the PokeStops in the game have increased tremendously through a Pokemon GO update as well. Since there are 64k new portals in Ingress, the PokeStops in Pokemon GO could reach up to 50k and even more. It’s worth noting though that probably not all new Portals in Ingress have turned into PokeStops. Some have probably turned into Gyms or other important landmarks in Pokemon GO.

The portals in Ingress serve as a basis for PokeStops and Gyms in Pokemon GO. It’s good thing that a lot of portals have been added as players of Pokemon GO will benefit greatly from it as well. Players can expect to get more items and get into more activities in Pokemon GO after the recent Portal surge in Ingress.

The new PokeStops come just shortly after the reveal of the new Pokemon GO event featuring the Rock Type Pokemon. The new event will give players the chance to capture more Rock-type Pokemon than usual.

The event called Pokemon GO Adventure Week starts this May 18 and will last until May 25. The event will have a lot of bonuses for players aside from better chances at encountering Rock-type Pokemon. Other bonuses include increased PokeStop drops, better Candy gain from Buddy Pokemon, an Explorer’s hat for participants, and a 50% off of Pokeballs in the store. The event is set to start anytime soon so it’s best to get ready as early as now.

Also read: Pokemon GO Major Update: Clues Point To Gym Rework This Month

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