Pokéstop Names Actually Be Influencing Lure Spawns?

Two days ago, a redditor named Shinroukuro made a post on reddit about this theory, could some of these PokéStop names actually be influencing lure spawns?

This theory has not yet been proven however tons of trainers have tried this out, and it only works for some of them. The pattern seems to be working naturally at more known historical places rather than a fire dept. However for most trainers this doesn’t work at all.

This theory may work around you so if you’re looking for certain type of Pokémon I would definitely try this out, certain redditors have commented and explained certain facts about the way Niantic placed PokéStops based on the Ingress API.
Though on a personal stand point my closest PokéStop and Gym is at a grave yard, which the PokéStop is a stone with a small spond, small enough to fit in the whole image, when I placed 3 lures there I only got Starmy and Poliwag. I have to say though when I walk away from the PokéStop or the lure is gone I get the normal again.

This theory has yet to be proven as a fact as it only works at some PokéStops, If you would like to check out the original reddit post and read some of the comments please click here there’s tons of information on that page

Relate Information:

According to anecdotal and yet to be verified research by Shinroukuro, it seems that PokéStop names have influence over what kind of Pokemon spawn there. Luring a Pokéstop can yield varying types of Pokemon, but according to the research, some stops have significantly higher chance of luring Pokemon whose type correlates to the Pokéstop name.

This is what Shinroukuro said, backing it up with a collection of screenshots:

Even though this evidence is not conclusive and the data set is too small to make any conclusions at this point, we have observed a similar trend. Pokéstops named after fountains, lakes or water attractions tend to attract Water types. Also a PokéStop named after a local “fire monument” attracted Ponytas, Growlithes and Geodudes regularly.

Both scenarios happened after a Lure Module was activated. From our experience this did not happen every time, but it happened often enough for local players to start referring to the “fire monument” as “that Ponyta place“.

More players have reported observing similar phenomena in the comment section of the original thread, with some claiming that Magikarp is attracted to Lures placed near fish markets and that Ghastly regularly appears near a haunted mansion PokéStop.

The most interesting part of the discussion is the fact that not all PokéStops are named in a “translate to English” friendly manner. If there is indeed a system that tracks PokéStop names and influences Lure spawns, the discrepancy and the inability to translate particular language constructs into English could explain why this was not detected earlier.

The research is ongoing, we’ll keep you updated as new info becomes available.

With Rain influencing Water-Type Pokémon coming out during storms, I don’t see this as an impossible thing in certain areas. It could be possible that they only implemented this on popular landmarks.

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