PokeStops are the blue stop signs that all players interact with to receive free items and Pokemon Eggs. They appear as blue cube-shaped posts that shift into blue Poke Ball-shaped signs as you walk nearby. Look for the white circle coming out of your Pokemon Trainer’s feet to know how close you must be to access a PokeStop.
Tap on the PokeStop and slide your finger horizontally across the screen to spin it. Tap all the items that come out of the PokeStop before exiting out to receive the free items. The PokeStop will change from blue to purple. After five minutes, the PokeStop will change back to blue, allowing you to spin it for more items.
Spin at least one PokeStop a day to create a PokeStop streak. The PokeStop streak will give you bonus items once a day before resetting after the seventh day. Very rare items that are necessary to evolve some Pokemon can be obtained through a PokeStop streak.
The PokeStops in Pokemon GO are tied to landmarks around your area. They might be schools, churches, parks, theaters, or artistic landmarks. Tourist spots and colleges often have a number of landmarks in a small area. Unfortunately, if you live in a small town, you might not have too many PokeStops.
Once a Trainer reaches Level 40, a PokeStop can be nominated by going to the settings menu. A limited number of PokeStops can be nominated per day. Once submitted, the PokeStop will be evaluated by Niantic’s player community. The highly-rated nominations might be accepted as PokeStops or even a new Pokemon Gym!
When a PokeStop has a white circle around it, that means you have never visited or spun the PokeStop. When a PokeStop is black and shakes from a distance, that means you will encounter a Pokemon GO Rocket Grunt or Leader.
Additionally, Lure modules can be attached to PokeStops to attract wild Pokemon to the area for 30 minutes. Different modules attract different types of Pokemon. To attach a Lure Module, make sure you are on the PokeStop’s screen, then tap the white box above the PokeStop’s picture.
Note, using a Lure will help any nearby players, and they will see your Trainer name on the Lure. Lures help everyone, but Incense only help the Trainer it is used on.
A module that attracts Pokemon to a PokeStop for 30 minutes.
A module that attracts electric- and steel-type Pokemon to a PokeStop for 30 minutes.
A module that attracts grass-type Pokemon to a PokeStop for 30 minutes.
A module that attracts ice-type Pokemon to a PokeStop for 30 minutes.