How To Scan Pokestop In Pokemon GO?

Pokemon GO: Pokestop scanning
Pokemon GO: Pokestop scanning

Pokemon GO is one of the most popular global games based on Augmented Reality. It was an instant success and took the gaming industry by storm when it was first launched. In 2020, the Pokemon GO developers made the AR mapping feature available to all devices and servers worldwide. This feature is popularly known as ‘Pokestop Scanning’. Pokestop scan is a one of its kind, built-in feature that lets trainers record a series of photos of any Pokestop or gym. It will be of great help to Niantic as the company can crowdsource a 3D map of all the Pokestops worldwide. It is an exciting feature that brings innovation to Augmented Reality.

The Silicon Valley-based Pokemon GO is one of the most famous Japanese and American game collaborations which came out in 2016. And, it was developed by Niantic, Nintendo, and The Pokemon company. Pokemon GO is a game where players need to catch Pokemon in real-life locations and train them to level up. Pokemon, also known as Pocket Monster, was introduced in the mid-’90s. It is one of the most popular franchises owned by Nintendo. The real Pokemon game became popular because of its cute characters and excellent gameplay. Let’s read this article to quickly find out how to scan in Pokemon GO.

What is Pokestop Scanning on Pokemon GO?

Pokestop scanning is an impressive feature available on all devices with the latest IOS and Android updates. However, the trainer needs to have a level 20 and above to access this feature. Additionally, this option will not appear in your app if you are not eligible. You won’t access this feature if you are a trainer and have a child account.

Pokestops are the landmarks that you see on the Pokemon GO map that tell you where Pokemons are located. They contain image descriptions of the location. Pokestop Scanner collects a database of 3D images of all the Pokestops worldwide. The benefit of using the Pokestop scanner is that by participating in AR Mapping, you receive in-app rewards for completing the tasks.

Pokemon GO: Pikachu
Pokemon GO: Pikachu

How to scan in Pokemon GO: Pokestop Scanning?

Here are the steps to follow if you want to enable this fantastic feature in Pokemon GO:

  • Open the Pokemon Go map and tap at the Poke Ball icon at the bottom.
  • Open settings. If you can see the “POKESTOP SCAN” options, then you are eligible to enable this feature.
  • Click on Enable Pokestop scan option.
  • The Pokestop scanning feature should be enabled in your Pokemon GO app.

Here are the steps to follow if you want to scan Pokestop in Pokemon GO:

  • Go to the Pokestop or gym page on Pokemon GO. Tap on the three dots in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the “Scan Pokestop” option and tap on the “record” button to start recording.
  • Remember that the object should be in the middle of the frame and walk around the object for a better scan result.
  • If you are happy with your recording, tap on the “Upload now” option to upload your Pokestop scan image description.

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What are the benefits of Pokestop scanning?

If you complete the AR Map Research tasks by scanning Pokestops, you can get impressive rewards in the game.

A successful Pokestop scan upload gets you one scout medal. Here is the list of numbers and types of medals you can get by successful uploads:

50 Portal Scans = BRONZE

250 Portal Scans = SILVER

1000 Portal Scans = GOLD

3000 Portal Scans = PLATINUM

6000 Portal Scans = ONYX

Pokemon GO event
Pokemon GO event

There are different types of rewards available for unlocking these medals. Some medals provide trainers with extra bonuses. They provide an increased chance of unlocking rare Pokemons and accessing wardrobe pieces for purchase. The rewards that these medals will unlock are as follows: Jogger Sunglasses, Jogger watch, Jogger shorts, Jogger shoes, Fisher cap, Fisher shorts, Gym Leader Gloves, Gym Leader shoes, Gym Leader shirt, Pikachu Fan Headband, Pikachu Fan shirt, Ace pets, Ace skirt, Ace belt, Veteran Pants, Veteran Leggings, Firered Backpack, Johto Bag, Johto Cap and much more!

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