Campfire is a new social app that helps Niantic Explorers discover new people, places and experiences around them! Discover in-game activities, plan your next meetup, send a DM, and manage your friends list, all within a single app.
Campfire will be available to all Niantic games and players around the world soon. We are starting with select groups of Pokémon GO players throughout the summer. Please stay tuned to our social channels to learn about availability in your region.
Scroll around the map to discover and share content, coordinate at any gym or raid, and connect with your nearby Communities.
FIND A COMMUNITY
Open the discover page in your Communities tab to join new communities, coordinate events, and meet new players.
STAY IN TOUCH
Instantly share where you’re going, drop your live location, post photos, and chat with your friends across any Niantic game.
MANAGE NIANTIC FRIENDS & PROFILE
Easily add to and manage your Friends list across all Niantic titles.
Bug Fixes from 1.46
Ratings and Reviews
An idea with potential, but still not useful in practice
You have to be within 1km of a gym to light a flare, and flares only last 15 minutes. These limitations mean the app might help you assemble a raid party if you’re in a densely populated area. But otherwise it’s probably useless - the flare doesn’t stay active long enough to attract a lot of players, or you have to make 2+ trips to the gym - first to light the flare and then you have to come back later for the actual raid. Giving it a second star in the hope that Niantic will open things up a bit as time goes on.
Finally! A long-awaited feature!
Wow! Finally, an actual Pokémon go map! Since I got the game, I’ve been having too look up maps online to see my nearby pokestops and gyms, but those apps and sites usually use hacking and/or fake news. I first saw campfire on my Pokémon go screen, and knew immediately what it was! I downloaded the app a bit later, and give it an 8/10! A few suggestions though, specifically for Pokémon go: can you add regular pokestops to the map? I think it would really increase the versatility and usefulness of the app, and also help players plan routes more easily! Also, while the raid finder is cool, can you add a marker to show how many players are battling in it, and also how much time is left? And finally, which of the three teams(Mystic, Valor, or Instinct) the gym is controlled by, or if it’s blank? Thanks! -Carteboy
This could potentially be a really great addition to GO, and I guess any other Niantic games, with some tweaks. I’d really like a list view or something to filter a specific raid and to see which ones are closest to me. It would also be beneficial to have the gyms colored with the team currently occupying them if people want to use this to find gyms. I also wonder if adding stops is something that is being considered for a future update, as that could be a boon for rural players who might not know what’s around them. Other than that, the app works perfectly fine for me and I could see this becoming a must have with further improvements.
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- 26.5 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling Infrequent/Mild Contests Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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