Pokémon No! How to remove a Pokémon site from HOA’s common area property.As a professional HOA management company, we are here to support our HOA and Condo community clients any way we can. Inevitably, our experienced HOA community managers are asked to resolve or assist with situations that are completely new territory for us. This time, we were recently asked to help remove a Pokémon Go site that has been causing some issues within one our HOA communities. We recently took over management of the Hillcrest HOA located in South Austin earlier this month. It was immediately brought to our attention of an issue regarding Pokémon Go the mobile game, in both the Pool and Playground areas which are considered private HOA property. People (players) from outside the community were frequenting the area trying to earn Pokémon Go game achievements and “catch em all”. Previous attempts at removing the 2 Stops and 1 gym (game terms) had been unsuccessful, and visitors continued to take up HOA amenity area parking spaces, increase overall vehicle traffic, and leave behind trash. The company responsible for Pokémon Go is Niantic, Inc. and had instructions on their website on how to place a request. https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002830287 Niantic requires 3 things to proceed with a removal of a Pokémon Go site.
- Latitude and Longitude (optional but helpful)
- Owner verification for modification or removal on private property (non-residential)
- Images (where applicable)