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Interacting with Portals

Explore the world around you by visiting Portals

Portals are physical points of interest in the real world and often manifest themselves as public art such as statues and monuments, unique architecture, outdoor murals, historic buildings, and other displays of human achievement.

Portals are places where human creativity and ingenuity is expressed and where unexplained energy phenomena emanates. Move about in the real world or travel to new locales to search for Portals.

If there are no Portals in your immediate area, your Scanner will vector you to the nearest Portals. The arrow in the center of the screen represents your location and as you move, you’ll see your location move on your screen. Once you start moving in the real world, you’ll be able to find Portals and collect XM.



Portals can be one of three different colors: Portals controlled by the Resistance are blue, Portals controlled by the Enlightened are green, and neutral Portals are grey. Hack Portals of any color to acquire inventory items, deploy on neutral Portals to capture them for your Faction, recharge friendly Portals controlled by your Faction, and attack enemy Portals.