How to get (and spend) PokéCoins in Pokémon GO

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Catching them isn't always easy Pokémon GO, and PokéCoins can help. PokéCoins are the in-game currency used to purchase consumables and cosmetic items to wear in the Shop. There are two ways to get Pokémon Go PokéCoins: Defend a gym or buy them for real money.



Many of the items available in the Shop are available through PokéStops. We recommend purchasing items from the Shop if you don't have access to PokéStops or if you need more than one particular item.

Earn PokéCoins by defending Gyms

To get PokéCoins without paying for them, you need to have one of your Pokémon defend a gym. You can place Pokémon to protect a Gym by defeating all Pokémon on the control team. Each gym has slots for six defending Pokémon, and only one for each Pokémon can defend it, so you might want to make sure you have a good assortment of potential defenders to choose from. You can only have one of your Pokémon in a specific Gym at a time.

Receive 1 PokéCoin every 10 minutes defended by your Pokémon, up to a maximum of 50 PokéCoins per day. Your Pokémon must spend at least 10 minutes in a gym before they can receive PokéCoins. You can place Pokémon in up to 20 Gyms per day, but you won't be able to earn more than the daily maximum PokéCoins for defense. You will receive PokéCoins when your Pokémon returns to you, either with exhausted motivation or with another trainer beating them in the gym.



While defending, your Pokémon must not participate in battles. Get PokéCoins by having your Pokémon defend on the roster. Challengers fight Pokémon in the order they enter the gym. The longer your Pokémon is defending, the more likely it is to lose motivation to support the gym, returning to you, rewarding you with the PokéCoins you have earned. Trainers can increase the motivation of their team's defending Pokémon by feeding them berries.

With this method, you can earn a total of 350 PokéCoins per week. Right now, defending is the only way to get PokéCoins in the game without spending any money.

If a Pokémon returns to you before your daily PokéCoin limit, you can place another (or the same) Pokémon in that Gym (or a different Gym) to continue earning more PokéCoins.

Your Pokémon can only earn up to 50 PokéCoins during its time in the gym. So if you have a PokEmon staying there for three days in a row, it will return you with 50 PokéCoins, not 150. Also, if you have three other Pokémon returning the same day after their tours, you will still only earn 50 PokéCoins in total.

Purchase PokeCoin using real money

You can choose to purchase PokéCoins using real money. The more PokéCoins you buy at the same time, the lower the price per coin. We have included the amount of "extra" coins you will receive when purchasing the larger packs, plus a $ 0,01 = 1 PokéCoin exchange rate.

Prices of PokéCoins

  • $ 0,99 - 100 PokéCoin
  • $ 4,99 - 550 PokéCoin (+50 PokéCoin)
  • $ 9,99 - 1200 PokéCoin (+200 PokéCoin)
  • $ 19,99 - 2500 PokéCoin (+500 PokéCoin)
  • $ 39,99 - 5200 PokéCoin (+1200 PokéCoin)
  • $ 99,99 - 14500 PokéCoin (+4500 PokéCoin)
Complete list of items that can be purchased with PokéCoins

You can get many of the items available in the Shop by turning the PokéStops. There are some things you won't be able to get your hands on without spending the currency, like Star Pieces.



The Shop also features boxes that include exclusive items that can only be obtained through the purchase of those boxes. There are no randomized loot boxes in Pokémon GO — you are able to see what you will get in each box. Some Store items receive discounts during special events, but those discounts are relatively few and far between. It's worth noting that the only way to increase backpack space and Pokémon storage capacity is to spend PokéCoins.

Here is a list of all the items that can be purchased using PokéCoins:

Limited time gift boxes

Special Box - 480 PokéCoins

contains:

  • 2 lucky eggs
  • 2 Premium Raid Passes
  • 2 stars
  • 2 Super incubator

Adventure Box - 1480 PokéCoin

contains:

  • 10 egg incubators
  • 3 incense
  • 3-star pieces
  • 10 super incubators

Ultra Box – 1480 PokéCoin

contains:

  • 3 lucky eggs
  • 20 Pass Raid Premium
  • 3-star pieces
  • 5 Super Incubators

Beginner's Box - $ 0,99

contains:

  • 1 lucky egg
  • 1 Raid Pass Premium
  • 30 Pokeballs
  • 1 Super Incubator

Consumer items

  • Egg Incubator - 150 PokéCoins
  • Glacial Call Module - 200 PokéCoins
  • Incense – 80 PokéCoin
  • Fired 8 – 500 PokéCoin
  • Lucky Egg – 80 PokéCoin
  • 8 Lucky Eggs - 500 PokéCoins
  • Bait Module - 100 PokéCoins
  • 8 booster modules - 680 PokéCoins
  • Magnetic recall module - 200 PokéCoins
  • Max 10 Potions - 200 PokéCoins
  • 6 Max Revives – 180 PokéCoin
  • Mossy bait module - 200 PokéCoin
  • Premium Raid Pass – 100 PokéCoin
  • Poffin - 100 PokéCoin
  • 20 PokéBalls – 100 PokéCoin
  • 100 PokéBalls – 460 PokéCoin
  • 200 PokéBalls – 800 PokéCoin
  • Super Incubator: 200 PokéCoins

Trainer updates
The only way to expand Pokemon's backpack size and storage capacity is by purchasing these upgrades. Each upgrade purchased expands the size of your backpack by 50, up to a maximum of 2000 slots. Pokémon storage also tops out at 2000 slots, although upgrades to this storage are purchased separately. You can also choose to purchase the team medallion if you wish to switch teams. You can only purchase Team Medallion every 365 days.



  • Item Bag (Backpack Upgrade) - 200 PokéCoins
  • Pokemon Storage: 200 PokéCoin
  • Team Medallion – 1.000 PokéCoin

Avatar items that can be purchased with PokéCoins

You can purchase items for your Trainer avatar by visiting the "Style Shop", accessible from the main shop. Numerous cosmetic options depend on your Trainer's gender, and some require you to earn specific medals in order to purchase.

You can also purchase certain avatar items only after obtaining specific medals earned for achieving in-game milestones.

Any item that requires a medal to unlock has an asterisk in the lists below.

Avatar items available

hats

  • Litwick Cap - 150 PokéCoins
  • Cubone Cap - 150 PokéCoins
  • Mewtwo Hat - 100 PokéCoins
  • Ruin Maniac Hat – 100 PokéCoin
  • Meltan Cap – 150 PokéCoin
  • Ace Earbud * - 50 PokéCoins and unlock the Grand League level 2 veteran medal
  • Team Aqua Bandanna – 50 PokéCoin
  • Bulbasaur Face Cap – 150 PokéCoins
  • Charmander Face Cap – 150 PokéCoin
  • Squirtle Face Cap – 150 PokéCoin
  • Team Valor Cap – 150 PokéCoin
  • Team Instinct Cap – 150 PokéCoin
  • Team Mystic Cap – 150 PokéCoin
  • Team Rocket Hat – 100 PokéCoin
  • Pikachu Fan Headband * - 180 PokéCoins and unlocks the level 1 Pikachu Fan Medal
  • Top Hat: 800 PokéCoins
  • News Cap - 100 PokéCoin
  • Paraorecchie Delibird: 200 PokéCoin
  • Drifloon Cap – 250 PokéCoin
  • Felt Fedora – 180 PokéCoin
  • Fisherman's Hat * - 180 PokéCoins and unlocks the level 1 Fisherman's Medal
  • Firered Cap - 100 PokéCoins
  • Gengar Knit Cap – 200 PokéCoins
  • Cord Cap - 150 PokéCoin
  • Jogger visor - 100 PokéCoins
  • Mismagius Hat - 250 PokéCoins
  • Fascia Stantler – 150 PokéCoin

Glasses

  • Aviator Sunglasses - 160 PokéCoins
  • Future Specs - 160 PokéCoins
  • Focus Frame: 50 PokéCoin
  • Jogger Sunglasses - 160 PokéCoins
  • Mysterious Mask - 400 PokéCoins

Top

  • Stantler Sweater - 250 PokéCoins
  • Polo Instinct – 200 PokéCoin
  • Mystical Pole - 200 PokéCoins
  • Value pole - 200 PokéCoins
  • Pikachu Onesie - 400 PokéCoin
  • Bulbasaur Hoodie - 200 PokéCoins
  • Charmander Hoodie - 200 PokéCoins
  • Squirtle Hoodie - 200 PokéCoins
  • Pokemon Vileplume T-Shirts - 200 PokéCoins
  • Pokemon Lickitung T-Shirts - 200 PokéCoins
  • Pokemon Magikarp T-Shirts - 200 PokéCoins
  • Pokemon Snorlax T-Shirts - 200 PokéCoins
  • Happi Team Instinct Coat - 200 PokéCoins
  • Happi Team Valor Coat - 200 PokéCoins
  • Team Mystic Happi Coat - 200 PokéCoins
  • Mewtwo Top – 300 PokéCoin
  • Spark-Style Jacket - 400 PokéCoin
  • Candle Style Jacket - 400 PokéCoins
  • Blanche style jacket - 400 PokéCoin
  • Ruin Maniac Outfit – 150 PokéCoin
  • Backpacker Top – 80 PokéCoin
  • Sweater Meltan – 200 PokéCoin
  • Ace Vest * - 150 PokéCoins and unlocks the Level 3 Ace Trainer Badge
  • Ace Top * - 150 PokéCoins and unlock the veteran level 2 Ultra league medal
  • Veteran Jacket * - 150 PokéCoins and unlock the Level 3 Ultra League Veteran Medal
  • Team Magma Hoodie - 150 PokéCoin
  • Team Aqua Top – 150 PokéCoin
  • Delibird Sweater - 300 PokéCoins
  • Brock Shirt - 300 PokéCoins
  • Drifblim Shirt – 200 PokéCoin
  • Gengar Shirt - 200 PokéCoins
  • T-shirt Spirtomb – 200 PokéCoin
  • Pikachu Fan Shirt * - 250 PokéCoins and unlock level 3 Pikachu Fan Medal
  • Firered Top - 250 PokéCoin
  • Leadership Top - 200 PokéCoin
  • Team Rocket Top – 400 PokéCoin
  • Team Rainbow Rocket Top – 400 PokéCoin
  • Top Gym Leader * - 220 PokéCoins and unlocks the Tier 3 Gym Leader Medal
  • Mew Shirt – 250 PokéCoin
  • Camicia Latias and Latios - 250 PokéCoin
  • Business Blazier – 500 PokéCoin
  • Fisherman Vest * - 500 PokéCoins and unlocks the level 3 Fisherman's Medal
  • Jogger tank top - 220 PokéCoins
  • Charizard Sweater - 220 PokéCoins
  • Pikachu Pullover: 220 PokéCoin
  • Sports hoodie - 500 PokéCoins
  • Streak Hoodie - 220 PokéCoin
  • Diagonal Tee – 100 PokéCoin
  • Team Instinct Tee – 500 PokéCoin
  • Team Mystic Tee – 500 PokéCoin
  • Team Valor Tee – 500 PokéCoin
  • Thirty * - 220 PokéCoins and unlocks at level 30

Bags

  • Borsa Mimikyu – 250 PokéCoin
  • Borsa Zubat – 250 PokéCoin
  • Seed Backpack - 200 PokéCoins
  • Flame Backpack - 200 PokéCoins
  • Shell Backpack - 200 PokéCoins
  • Ruin Mania Backpack - 150 PokéCoins
  • Backpacker - 200 PokéCoins
  • Egg Backpack (there are three) - 250 PokéCoins
  • Fireread Backpack - 250 PokéCoins
  • Gengar Backpack - 250 PokéCoins
  • Cord Bag - 200 PokéCoin

Gloves

  • Spark-style gloves - 50 PokéCoins
  • Ace Gloves * - 50 PokéCoins and unlock the Grand League Level 2 Veteran Medal
  • Team Magma Gloves - 50 PokéCoins
  • Team Aqua Gloves – 50 PokéCoin
  • Delibird Gloves - 150 PokéCoins
  • Fireread Bracelets - 50 PokéCoins
  • Gym Gloves - 50 PokéCoins
  • Jogger Watch – 50 PokéCoin
  • Team Rocket Gloves – 50 PokéCoin

Bottoms

  • Mewtwo Pants – 150 PokéCoin
  • Spart style pants - 200 PokéCoin
  • Candle Style Pants - 200 PokéCoins
  • White Style Pants - 200 PokéCoins
  • Backpacker Capris – 100 PokéCoin
  • Team Magma Shorts - 150 PokéCoins
  • Team Aqua Shorts – 150 PokéCoin
  • Ace Pants - 100 PokéCoin
  • Ace Shorts *: 100 PokéCoins and unlock the Level 2 Master League Veteran Medal
  • Veteran Pants * - 100 PokéCoins and unlock the Level 3 Grand League Veteran Medal
  • Brock pants - 250 PokéCoin
  • Fisherman's Pants * - 200 PokéCoins and unlocks the level 2 Fisherman's Medal
  • Firered Pants - 200 PokéCoin
  • Gym Leader Shorts * - 200 PokéCoins and unlocks the Level 2 Gym Leader Badge
  • Pantaloni Cord - 200 PokéCoin
  • Jogger Shorts * - 200 PokéCoins and unlocks the Level 2 Jogger Medal
  • Pikachu Fan Shorts * - 200 PokéCoins and unlock level 2 Pikachu Fan Medal
  • Jeans skinny – 200 PokéCoin
  • Active Sweatpants - 80 PokéCoins
  • Rocket Team Pants - 200 PokéCoin

Footwear

  • Sandals (there are three) - 50 PokéCoins
  • Mewtwo Shoes - 50 PokéCoins
  • Spark Style Shoes - 50 PokéCoins
  • Candle Style Shoes - 50 PokéCoins
  • White Style Shoes - 50 PokéCoins
  • Mania Ruin Footwear - 150 PokéCoins
  • Backpacker Footwear - 100 PokéCoins
  • Ace Boots * - 50 PokéCoins and unlocks the Level 2 Ace Trainer Badge
  • Ace Shoes * - 50 PokéCoins and unlocks the Level 2 Ace Trainer Medal
  • Veteran Boots * - 50 PokéCoins and unlock the Master League Level 3 Veteran Medal
  • Team Magma - 100 PokéCoin
  • Team Aqua Boots – 100 PokéCoin
  • Delibird Boots: 200 PokéCoins
  • Brock Shoes - 150 PokéCoins
  • Fisherman's Boots * - 100 PokéCoins and unlocks the level 2 Fisherman's Medal
  • Firered Shoe - 150 PokéCoin
  • Gym Leader Shoes * - 100 PokéCoins and unlock the Level 2 Gym Leader Medal
  • Scarpe Lead - 200 PokéCoin
  • Jogger Shoes * - 50 PokéCoins and unlocks the Level 2 Jogger Medal
  • Pikachu Fan Shoes * - 200 PokéCoins and unlock the level 2 Pikachu Fan Medal
  • Team Rocket Boots: 200 PokéCoin
  • Team Rainbow Rocket Boots – 200 PokéCoin
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