How to get PokeCoins in Pokemon Go

Aakrit Sharma
Pokecoins in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has its own currency called PokeCoin, which helps in expanding Pokemon storage and Item Bag capacity, changing Team, and buying several items. 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 Poke Balls 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. Here’s how to get PokeCoins in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon near a riverPokeCoins can be used to buy all sorts of items in the shop.

How to get free PokeCoins in Pokemon Go

The only way to earn free PokeCoins in Pokemon Go is by putting your Pokemon in Gyms. To do so, you either have to find a Gym that your Team (Instinct, Valor, or Mystic) is already defending or defeat and capture a Gym yourself.

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 won’t get more than 50 PokeCoins.

A Gym and Pokestop in Pokemon GoPlayers can’t defeat Pokemon in a Gym while a Raid is active.

Here are some useful tips for trainers looking to defend Gyms to get PokeCoins:

  • Put tanky defenders in Gyms, such as Snorlax, Blissey, Dragonite, Chansey, Slaking, or Metagross.
  • Feed your Pokemon berries so it’s harder for opponents to take them out.
  • Once your Pokemon has defended a Gym for more than eight hours and 20 minutes, stop feeding them berries. You’ll need to wait until it’s defeated to claim your PokeCoins.

Can you buy PokeCoins in Pokemon Go?

If you need a faster method to get PokeCoins in Pokemon Go, you can buy bundles of PokeCoins with real money. The in-game shop in Pokemon Go offers PokeCoin bundles at these prices:

PokeCoinsPrice (in USD)

Uses of PokeCoins in Pokemon Go

You can use PokeCoins in Pokemon Go to buy a wide range of cosmetics and items. You can check the full list of items available in the in-game shop. Some prices might change in the future, so keep an eye out. Players can also find different boxes with bundled items that refresh regularly in the game.

Ticketed events and Research can only be bought with real money, so PokeCoins are of no use there.

Considering how rare PokeCoins are, we recommend spending them only on items that you desperately need. For most players, PokeCoins are best for Item Bag and Pokemon Storage upgrades. You can also check out our guides to getting other valuable resources like Stardust, Poke Balls, and healing items such as Revives and Potions.

This is everything to know about getting and using PokeCoins in Pokemon Go. For more, check our other guides:

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Image Credits: Niantic / The Pokemon Company

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