Small businesses and local businesses in particular were hard hit during the COVID-19 pendency. Shopkeepers got into a difficult financial situation – "Pokémon GO" developer Niantic now wants to help and helps the retailers.

Pokémon GO

What better way to help a business than to get customers? Niantic also thought so and wants to do its part with Pokémon GO, to improve the situation of many shopkeepers.

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PokéStops turns 1,000 small businesses into PokéStops

For one year, the studio will have 1,000 small businesses worldwide in PokéStops transform. Under the name "Niantic Local Business Recovery Initiative", the goal is to help businesses thrive with an influx of players – something that is really needed these days.

If you know a business that urgently needs this idea, you can help and nominate it. It's quick and easy on the official site of the project.

What do you think of the action? Do you know any businesses that could help? Would a PokéStop give you incentive to spend money there? Please write us your opinion in the comments.

Jasmin Peukert
Jasmin Peukert, GIGA expert for games, anime, Final Fantasy 14 and League of Legends.

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