Portals

Capturing a Portal

You capture Portals by deploying Resonators on the Portal. Resonators tune and amplify the naturally occurring XM at the Portal site, causing the Portal to grow in power.

1. Choose the Portal when it is in “action range”

2. Touch DEPLOY resonator

 

Higher-level Resonators (they range from L1 to L8) cause the Portal to become even more powerful. Higher-level Portals will yield higher-level objects (Resonators, XMPs, Shields) when hacked. Higher-level Portals can also link to Portals at greater distances.

A single player can only DEPLOY a limited number of Resonators at each level on the same Portal at one time. To build a Portal to its maximum power level, you will now need to coordinate with other players.

Players can add as many L1 resonators to a Portal as they’d like (can fill all 8 slots).

Players can add up to FOUR L2 resonators on the same Portal at the same time.

Players can add up to FOUR L3 resonators on the same Portal at the same time.

Players can add up to FOUR L4 resonators on the same Portal at the same time.

Players can add up to TWO L5 resonators on the same Portal at the same time.

Players can add up to TWO L6 resonators on the same Portal at the same time.

Players can add only ONE L7 resonator on the same Portal at the same time.

Players can add only ONE L8 resonator on the same Portal at the same time.

 

Recruit some friends and start building more powerful Portals together.

 

Portal Decay

Resonators are powered by XM. Resonators start with a full charge, but the XM store is consumed at a rate of approximately 10% per day. Attacks on Resonators by XMPs also reduce their XM charge. Resonators will self-destruct when the XM charge reaches 0. If all Resonators deployed on a Portal go to zero, the Portal will revert to Neutral status.

Resonators can be Recharged using the RECHARGE Resonators action:

1. Choose the Portal when it is in “action range”

2. Touch RECHARGE resonator

 

Recharging Resonators consumes XM from your primary store. You can replenish your XM by walking around and collecting more XM.

 

Upgrading a Portal

More powerful Resonators increase the power (and Level) of a Portal. You can upgrade Resonators with more powerful ones using the UPGRADE Portal action:

Select the Resonator you wish to upgrade from the rotating carousel

Select Upgrade to replace it with a more powerful (higher Level) one from your inventory

You can also selectively Recharge Resonators by choosing a certain Resonator and touching Recharge

You can also deploy Shields from the Upgrade screen. Shields are obtained from Portals by Hacking, just like Resonators. Shields act as a defensive barrier on Resonators from XMP attacks. There are three levels of

Shield, and up to four Shields can be deployed on a Portal. Shields show up as translucent domes over Portals in the Scanner view. Each incremental Shield has less defensive effect.