‘Pokemon GO’ News & Update: Partnership Between Niantic and Sprint Yields 10,500 PokeStops & Gyms; Bonuses Waiting for Trainers at Sprint Stores!

By Louise Bonquin , Updated Dec 09, 2016 04:31 AM EST
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"Pokemon Go" revealed that it has secured partnership with an American company. Niantic Labs stated that this will the game's very first partner in the United States.

On Dec. 7, John Hanke and the "Pokemon GO" team announced its partnership with Sprint telecommunications company. The team up is expected to boost both companies in many ways so everyone is really excited on what the tie-in will bring.

"We are thrilled to announce that we are working with Sprint to create a special Pokémon GO experience at over 10,500 Sprint locations around the United States," Hanke said. "As part of this collaboration, Sprint, Boost Mobile and Sprint at Radioshack stores will become PokéStops and Gyms."

Now, "Pokemon GO" trainers have reasons to drop by the Sprint stores nearby. Since it will be a big help with leveling up in the game, visiting Sprint's to collect valuable items like Poké Balls, eggs, potions and Razz Berries is a good move.

What's more, players can take Pokemon into battle at any Sprint-sponsored "Pokemon GO" gyms. And if the battle is taking too long to finish and your battery is already draining fast, no problem! Because Sprint stores will also install charging areas where players can recharge their devices.

Of course, Sprint will have its advantage as well. According to USA Today, when "Pokemon GO" players visit the stores, sales representatives will make a move and convince them to ponder on changing their mobile service provider.

"We're in the business of creating traffic in our stores," Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure told the publication. "The Pokémon approach is a completely different way of doing business."

Finally, starting Dec. 12, about 10, 500 Sprint, Sprint-RadioShack and Boost Mobile stores will open its doors to "Pokemon GO" players. With the shops scattered everywhere, surely, PokeStops and Gyms have never been this easy to find today!

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