FamilyMart and Niantic have entered into a partnership and starting on November 2nd, 2021, approximately 16,400 FamilyMart stores nationwide in Japan will appear as PokéStops or Gyms in Pokémon GO!
FamilyMart, which has stores all over Japan, will become the newest partner for Pokémon GO, as it now currently has the largest number of PokéStops in Japan. In addition, some FamilyMart stores will also appear as gyms"in the future. They hope that trainers who are already enjoying Pokémon GO and customers in various regions will take advantage of this initiative to enjoy the game.
Comment from FamilyMart
We are very pleased to become a partner of Pokémon GO, the world's largest location-based game, in the 40th anniversary year of FamilyMart. We look forward to the further evolution of Pokémon GO in the future and will implement measures to encourage customers to visit FamilyMart more often.
Comment from Niantic
We are very pleased to start our partnership with FamilyMart on their 40th anniversary. We look forward to working with FamilyMart to provide trainers with an even more enjoyable world of Pokémon GO and to create opportunities for them to visit the stores.