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How to get Pokecoins in Pokemon Go

There’s a wide variety of useful items that you can purchase with Pokecoins, and here’s a guide to getting Pokecoins in Pokemon Go.



Pokecoins in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has its own currency called Pokecoin that helps in expanding Pokemon storage and Item Bag capacity, changing Team, and several other things. To get these benefits, check out this guide on how to get Pokecoins in Pokemon Go.

With a steady supply of Pokecoins, you can make things really easy in Pokemon Go. From Egg Incubators and Lure Modules to Pokeballs and Remote Raid Passes, you can buy every valuable item in the game with them.

Having said that, getting Pokecoins in Pokemon Go isn’t a walk in the park. There are limited ways to get them which compels free-to-play players to put in consistent efforts.

Now that we know about their significance and rarity, here’s how to get Pokecoins in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon near a river

All methods to get Pokecoins in Pokemon Go


You can earn Pokecoins in Pokemon Go by putting your Pokemon in Gyms. To do so, you either have to find a Gym that your Team (Yellow, Red, or Blue) is already defending or defeat and capture a Gym yourself.

The color of a Gym indicates the Team that is defending it and you choose your team at the outset of your Pokemon Go journey. Interestingly, the Team Medallion that allows Trainers to change their team in the game costs 1000 Pokecoins.

How to get Pokecoins from Gyms in Pokemon Go

For every 10 minutes that your Pokemon defends a Gym, you get one Pokecoin. With this method, you can get a maximum of 50 Pokecoins. This implies that once your Pokemon has defended a Gym for 8 hours and 20 minutes, you’ll no longer receive Pokecoins and the overall reward is capped at 50.

Similarly, you cannot get more than 50 Pokecoins through Gyms in a single day. This means that if you put three Pokemon in separate Gyms and they’re defeated on the same day, you’ll not get more than 50 Pokecoins.

A Gym and Pokestop in Pokemon Go

Tips for Trainers who want to earn Pokecoins in Pokemon Go through Gyms:

  • Put tanky defenders in Gyms such as Snorlax, Blissey, Dragonite, Chansey, Slaking, and Metagross.
  • Once your Pokemon has defended a Gym for more than eight hours and 20 minutes, stop feeding them berries.
  • Spend your berries on defending Pokemon in a manner that they do not return to you on the same day as the daily Pokecoin limit is 50.

Pokemon Go in-game shop

The in-game shop in Pokemon Go offers Pokecoin bundles at these prices:

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Uses of Pokecoins in Pokemon Go

You can use Pokecoins in Pokemon Go to buy a wide range of cosmetics but more importantly, in the in-game shop, you’ll find these items for sale:

  • Trainee, Voyager, and Explorer boxes for 299, 1275, and 2450 Pokecoins, respectively
  • Remote Raid Pass – 100 coins
  • Premium Battle Pass – 100 coins
  • Egg Incubator – 150 coins
  • Super Incubator – 200 coins
  • Poffin – 100 coins
  • Pokeballs – 20 for 100 coins, 100 for 460 coins, and 200 for 800 coins
  • Incense – 1 for 40 coins and 8 for 250 coins
  • Rocket Radar – 200 coins
  • Star Piece – 100 coins
  • 8 Star Pieces – 640 coins
  • 10 Max Potions – 200 coins
  • Lucky Egg – 1 for 80 coins and 8 for 500 coins
  • 6 Max Revives – 180 coins
  • Lure Modules – 1 for 100 coins and 8 for 680 coins
  • Glacial, Mossy, Magnetic, or Rainy Lure Module – 180 coins for each
  • Upgrade Item Bag storage by 50 – 200 coins
  • Upgrade Pokemon Storage by 50 – 200 coins
  • Team Medallion – 1000 coins

Considering how rare Pokecoins are, we recommend spending them only on items that you desperately need. You can also check out our guides to getting other valuable resources like Stardust, Pokeballs, and healing items such as Revives and Potions.

Pokemon roaming on a mountain

Well, this was everything to know about getting and using Pokecoins in Pokemon Go. For more content on the hit mobile game, check out our guides on how to beat Arlo and Giovanni, how to get Sylveon, and how to get Galarian Slowpoke and Galarian Slowbro.

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