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May 17, 2022
Niantic Sponsors The Silph Road!

Niantic is excited to announce our new sponsorship of The Silph Road, a grassroots network of Trainers whose communities span the globe.

The Silph Road has acted as a hub for Pokémon GO players to connect with each other, find local communities, and participate in meet-ups and tournaments since the game’s beginning. We recognize the incredible contributions they’ve made to countless communities, and so we are thrilled to partner with them to help reconnect local communities as we shift focus to IRL play.

Here’s how the sponsorship will benefit our players:

Ensuring that Silph Road stays ad-free. While The Silph Road is sponsored by Niantic, you’ll never have to worry about third-party ads on their websites, including and

Development of new ways to connect players to Niantic and each other. We’re creating new ways for players to meet, play, and talk to each other to help reconnect local communities and create avenues for Niantic to support them.

A new Community Ambassador Program. Created and maintained by Niantic, we’ll be working with Silph Road to launch a brand new program that provides perks and rewards for active communities and their leaders who run in-person events. Keep your eyes peeled for more news on this program and how you can join!

We know that thriving communities are the backbone of our game, and we’re excited to partner with Silph and their years of community support to re-ignite in-person gameplay.

Meet you out there!

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