People Are Flipping 'Pokemon Go' Accounts, and Yelp Is Now Showing Nearby PokeStops

The frenzy is not ending anytime soon.

By
Entertainment
11,317 Hypes 0 Comments

Pokemon Go has only been out for around a week, but fervent players are already looking to cash in their hard work and sell their Pokemon Go accounts. In the game, players walk around to “catch” Pokemon, and it takes a lot of walking to gain experience. Lucky ones might even stumble across a rare Pokemon or two. But for those who don’t want to walk to level up, a market has opened for selling high-level accounts. “I’ve never seen so much attention towards a game like this at such an early stage,” says Eric Schweitzer, CEO of PlayerUp, one of many platforms that facilitates buying and selling game accounts. While listings are already being taken down, Pokemon Go accounts might prove to be lucrative in the account selling market.

Additionally, Yelp has bought into the hype and has introduced a new PokeStop filter. The popular guide to businesses can now be filtered to show you places near PokeStops — destinations that allow players to collect PokeBalls and other in-game necessities. Currently, the Yelp feature is available in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. Most interestingly, Yelp is crowd-sourcing information to learn where these PokeStops are. The company is asking users to “answer a quick question” whenever they check in some place new to share whether a particular location is useful for other Pokemon trainers. According to Yelp’s blog post, “In just the past 24 hours, Yelpers have already identified thousands of PokéStops! With your help, we’ll become Pokémon masters in no time.”

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Zayn Malik Shares New Song "Who" for 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Soundtrack
Music 

Zayn Malik Shares New Song "Who" for 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Soundtrack

“Who you gonna call?”

Afropunk London Drops M.I.A. As Its Headliner
Music 

Afropunk London Drops M.I.A. As Its Headliner

After making controversial statements regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

Motorola Has Unveiled Its Moto E3 Phone
Tech

Motorola Has Unveiled Its Moto E3 Phone

With a bigger screen and a better battery.


This Pastel New Balance WRT580PA Celebrates Summer With Nostalgia
Footwear

This Pastel New Balance WRT580PA Celebrates Summer With Nostalgia

Reengineered in ode to the past.

Rich The Kid and Vintage Frames Rework the '90s Hilton in Rose
Fashion

Rich The Kid and Vintage Frames Rework the '90s Hilton in Rose

Paying patriotic homage to the USA.

Watch M.I.A. & Skrillex Get Explosive in New Video for “Go Off”
Music

Watch M.I.A. & Skrillex Get Explosive in New Video for “Go Off”

A series of controlled explosions occur simultaneously.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.