How to place a Lure in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is heating up right now. You can make friends with other players by placing a Lure at a PokéStop so everyone can take advantage of the benefits.

You may have noticed that some PokeStops have what looks like confetti floating around it. That means someone has placed a Lure on that stop in order to draw in Pokémon. If you want to place a Lure at a Pokéstop, but noticed that it is grayed out in your Items bag, we have a quick guide to show you how it works.

How long do Lure Modules last in Pokémon Go?

You'll get 30 minutes of Pokémon gathering when you place a Lure.

How to make sure you have a Lure in Pokémon Go

Even if it's grayed out in your Item bag, you might still have a Lure or two ready to use.

  1. Open Pokémon Go to the Map screen.
  2. Tap the Poké Ball icon at the bottom center of the screen.
  3. Tap Items.
  4. Scroll down to Lure Module. Even though it is grayed out, if it shows up on your items list, you have at least one Lure.

How to check to see if you have any Lures in Pokemon Go

How to place a Lure on a PokéStop in Pokémon Go

  1. Open Pokemon Go to the Map screen.
  2. Tap on the nearby PokéStop.
  3. Tap the small, white, pill-shaped Lure Module slot that sits just above the circular disc and just below the name of the PokéStop.

How to set a Lure in Pokemon Go

  1. Tap the PokéStop Module at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap on the Lure Module.

How to set a Lure in Pokemon Go

You'll know it worked because pink, heart-shaped petals will float around it.

How to see who dropped a Lure on a PokéStop in Pokémon Go

If you're hanging out at your local watering hole and notice that someone set a Lure on the PokéStop right outside, you can find out the username of the person who dropped it and maybe buy them a drink as a way of saying "thanks."

  1. Open Pokémon Go to the Map screen.
  2. Tap on the nearby PokéStop.
  3. Tap the small, white, pill-shaped Lure Module slot that sits just above the circular disc and just below the name of the PokéStop – If a Lure is set, it will have a pink Lure icon inside of it.
  4. Check the pink pill-shaped icon with the username just below the Lure description.

If you recognize the username, go over and say "hi." If you don't, you can alway shout out, "Who is [X user]? Thanks for the Lure drop!"

How to "lure" people to your business with a Lure in Pokémon Go

Many PokéStops are near retail locations, like mall stores, coffee shops, or restaurants. If you run a business or happen to be working at one, you can lure trainers to your shop by placing a Lure Module at the Pokéstop closest to you.

Then you can offer them tasty beverages or snacks to keep their energy up! Everybody wins!

Be sure to let people know you are flying the Pokémon Go flag by posting on social networks like Twitter that you have Lures set up. Or, put out that sidewalk sign with an enticing notice: "PokéStop Inside!"

Lory Gil

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