Niantic responds to Hague lawsuit with extra Pokestop
American game developer Niantic placed an extra Pokestop in seaside resort Kijkduin in The Hague. Pokemon Go fans believe this was done in response to the municipality of The Hague filing a lawsuit against the company for fewer Pokemon in the resort, AD reports.
Pokestops are a virtual point where Pokemon Go players can get extra items, such as the Pokeballs needed to catch Pokemon. There are now five in Kijkduin, which you can all access from the Deltaplein.
The city of The Hague is concerned about the effect crowds of Pokemon Go players are having on the protected dune area. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact Niantic, maker of Pokemon Go, the city turned to the courts. In a lawsuit that appears in court on October 11th, the municipality demands that no Pokemon appear in the area between 11:00 p.m and 7:00 a.m.
Pokemon Go fans suggest that the extra Pokestop is Niantic's response to this lawsuit. On social media they call it a "good move" and "great", according to AD. "Great! Well done, Niantic. Proud of you!" one fan writes on Facebook. Though the company itself is remaining silent on the matter.
The municipality of The Hague knows about the extra Pokestop. "But according to our observation that hs not resulted in more crowds", a spokesperson for alderman Boudewijn Revis said to AD.