Great news for Pokémon GO Trainers who are Level 40 and above, you now have the ability to create your own Routes in the game! This comes as part of Niantic’s effort to periodically make Routes more accessible to a broader range of players. The Routes feature, for those who might not be aware, allows you to create a set path in Pokémon GO that you can follow for various rewards.
But that’s not the only piece of good news. The approval process for these Routes has also gotten a significant speed boost. Reports from players indicate that many are receiving approvals for their Routes on the very same day they submit them. This is a substantial improvement over previous timelines and a very welcome one at that. Several Trainers have even noticed that their Routes, which were previously listed as ‘Under Review,’ have now been changed to ‘Published.’
Now, you might be wondering what the benefits of Routes are. While you’re traversing these set paths, you can encounter bonus Pokémon spawns and Zygarde Cells. What’s more, upon completing a Route, you’ll be awarded a unique badge, among other rewards, adding an extra layer of accomplishment to your Pokémon GO experience.
However, it’s important to note that not everyone has the ability to create Routes yet. According to Niantic, the feature is still being “rolled out” to players. If you haven’t gotten access yet, be sure to keep an eye on your email, as Niantic will notify you when this feature becomes available to you.
🚨Trainers above level 40 can now create #PokemonGORoutes!
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) October 2, 2023
For those who do have access, here’s a detailed rundown on creating a Route:
- First, travel to a PokéStop or Gym, which will serve as your Route’s starting point.
- Once there, you’ll find a ‘Route’ tab within the same menu as ‘Nearby Pokémon.’ Select this to begin the Route creation process.
- You’ll then be prompted to select an end point for your Route, although you can adjust this as you’re mapping it out.
- After setting your end point, press ‘Record’ to begin mapping your Route.
- Complete your Route by reaching the designated end point, after which you’ll need to fill out some additional information about the Route.
- Once all details are in, submit your Route for review.
It’s worth mentioning that you can create up to four Routes per week. While this doesn’t guarantee that all four will be approved, it does mean that you have multiple chances for approval each week. To check the status of your submitted Routes, simply click on your avatar’s picture in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen, scroll down to the Routes section, which is located right next to your Badge collection.
We hope this comprehensive update helps you make the most of the new Route feature in Pokémon GO, whether you’re a seasoned Trainer or a newcomer to this mobile adventure.