Pokémon GO has implemented a new feature a few weeks back, and as always, with every new feature, there were quite some bugs and delays. But this feature, oh boy, it was a special one.
The feature in question is called Routes. This new mechanic allows players to create or follow walking trails that are either created by the Trainer themselves or by other Trainers that happen to be walking the route. Now, what I am most perplexed about is the time it takes for Niantic to review and approve routes. While there might be a lot of submissions, we do think that three to four weeks is an absolutely absurd wait time.
A Pokémon GO player reported that they have submitted two routes at the same time. The problem here is, one route was almost immediately approved, and the other one is still under review (at least it is at the moment of writing).
How do they work, we still do not know. We just hope that they will get their whole “approval” process better and more efficient in the future.
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