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Pokemon Go: Why is there a PokeStop with Confetti?

Last Updated on January 10, 2022 by tim

If you have played Pokemon Go, chances are you have seen a PokeStop with confetti swirling around. Ever wonder what that confetti means?

Pink confetti around a PokeStop means that there is a Lure Module currently active at the PokeStop. A Lure Module is an item that can be placed at a PokeStop to temporarily attract Pokemon to the stop for 30 minutes.

Anyone near the PokeStop, not just the person who placed it, will notice the increase in Pokemon near the stop. This means that placing a Lure Module at a PokeStop is great if you have a large group of friends with you because the entire group can benefit from the increase in Pokemon.


An extreme example of a large number of PokeStops with Lure Modules added.

The confetti surrounding a PokeStop signals to people that a Lure Module is active at that PokeStop.

Lure Modules can be purchased from the Pokemon Go in game shop for 100 coins, or $0.99. They can also be obtained as rewards for leveling up your Pokemon Go trainer. Once obtained they appear in your bag just like any other item.

To place a Lure Module at a PokeStop, first tap on the PokeStop that you want to add the Lure Module to. Note that you must be physically near the PokeStop to add the Lure Module to the PokeStop.


Note: You must be actually near the PokeStop to add a Lure Module. I am only using this Poke Stop as an example.

Tap on the white button that appears above the picture of the PokeStop and below the name of the PokeStop.


PokeStop with no Lure Module Attached.

This screen will then pop up. Tap on the Lure Module to add it to the stop. Once a Lure Module is added, the white button will have a purple Lure Module icon inside to signify that a Lure Module is active.


PokeStop with a Lure Module Attached.

Clicking on the white button now will show that a Lure Module is active and the username of the person that added the Lure Module to the PokeStop.


Can’t attach a Lure Module if one is already active.

Keep in mind that Lure Modules only stay active for 30 minutes. If a Lure Module expires you will have to obtain a new module and place it in the PokeStop again.

Well, that concludes my tutorial about how to activate a Lure Module for a PokeStop! I hope that now you know what that confetti surrounding a PokeStop means.

Happy Pokemon hunting!

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