Pokémon GO has tons of different items that players can use to make their Pokémon journeys easier and better. From Lucky Eggs that double whatever XP a Pokémon trainer gets for the duration of 30 minutes to addition Egg Incubators that trainers can use to walk towards hatching more than one Pokémon at the same time, there is no lack of assistance for Pokémon trainers. Arguably the most valuable items in Pokémon GO are Lure Modules.
Lure Modules are items that can be deployed at Pokéstops, where they, as suggested by their name, lure Pokémon. One Lure Module remains active for 30 minutes, and during this time attracts 5-10 (or even more) Pokémon to the Pokéstop. Sounds a lot like Incense, doesn’t it? Well, Lure Modules attract Pokémon to a stationary location, but this location is a Pokéstop and not the location of the trainer who used the Lure Module. And to top it all off, EVERY single trainer in the immediate vicinity of the Pokéstop where a Lure Module is deployed and active can take advantage of it and catch the Pokémon that are drawn to it.
However, a Lure Module can’t be used like other items, which can be accessed and then activated by tapping on the Pokéball > Items > the item you want to activate > the floating image of the item you want to activate. If you want to use a Lure Module in Pokémon GO, you need to:
- Launch Pokémon GO.
- Locate and tap on the Pokéstop you want to deploy a Lure Module at
- Tap on the little pill-shaped button directly above the photo disc at the Pokéstop.
- A little menu displaying the Lure Modules that you have in your bag will pop up. To deploy a Lure Module at the Pokéstop, tap on the Lure Module.
You (and all other trainers in the area) will know there’s an active Lure Module at a Pokéstop when you see pink flower petals all around the Pokéstop on the map in the game.