Pokemon Go Partners With McDonald’s for Sponsored Locations in Latin America

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 8:57 am

New sponsored PokeStops and Gyms will be added in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, announced it has partnered with McDonald’s to turn more than 2,500 McDonald’s locations in Latin America and the Caribbean into sponsored PokeStops and Gyms in the free-to-play mobile game.

In a news post (via Google Translate), Niantic said this promotion will begin this month, allowing trainers in 23 areas to visit these new sponsored locations as they play.

Here’s the full list of countries and regions where these sponsored locations will be found:

  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Curaçao
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • French Guiana
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • The Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay

Once the sponsored PokeStops are added, trainers will be able to visit them for a chance to receive exclusive Field Research tasks, similar to how players in the U.S. can visit Starbucks stores to receive exclusive tasks.

Meanwhile, the sponsored Gyms may be “EX Raid”-eligible, meaning you may receive an EX Raid invitation after completing a normal Raid at these spots.

Finally, Niantic said “special events” will take place at “participating McDonald’s locations” in the future.

Are there any stores or locations you wish would be turned into sponsored PokeStops and Gyms in Pokemon Go? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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