Learn how to get Pokecoins in Pokemon Go! Find out the best way to earn Pokecoins and what you can buy from the Shop!
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How To Earn/Receive Pokecoins
Received When Pokemon Return From Gym
Pokecoins are the rewards you receive when a Pokemon returns to your storage after getting knocked out of defending a gym.Check Out How To Join Gym Battles!
Earn 1 Pokecoin For Every 10 Minutes
Players will receive 1 Pokecoin for every 10 minutes that a Pokemon has defended a gym. If your Pokemon has stayed for at least 10 minutes, you will receive at least 1 Pokecoin.
Get A Notification When Pokemon Returns
You'll get a notification from the main page of your game that your Pokemon has returned. If you don't receive it, try to restart your app.
Buy Coins From The Shop With Real Money
Alternatively, you can opt to spend real money and buy Pokecoins from the Shop. There are a number of choices as to how many Pokecoins you can buy.
Pokecoins Price Table
Cost of Pokecoins vary depending on currency and player location.
Pokecoins You Can Earn In A Day
Maximum Of 50 Coins Per Day
Per day, you can earn a maximum of 50 Pokecoins. Any coins you earn will be given to you once your Pokemon gets knocked out of the gym.
Max. Coins Is 50 Per Day Even With Many Pokemon In Gyms
Even if you have several Pokemon in different gyms, if one comes back with 50 Pokecoins and it's already 11:00PM, you won't get any more Pokecoins from other Pokemon for that day.
Receive Pokecoins Between 00:00 - 23:59
The maximum limit of Pokecoins earned per day is timed within the duration of 00:00 to 23:59 of that same day. If you've already received 50 Pokecoins during this time frame, you'll only receive more starting 00:01 of the next day.
Defend Gym For 8 Hrs 20 Mins For 50 Coins
To get the maximum number of Pokecoins per day, your Pokemon need to have defended it for a total of 8 hours and 20 minutes. Be sure to leave strong Pokemon with high HP that can last this long in the gym!
Tips To Efficiently Earn Pokecoins
Leave Pokemon Right Before Raid Boss Hatches
Raid battles can usually last up to 60 minutes. Leaving a Pokemon to defend a gym right before the raid boss hatches will ensure that your Pokemon will stay in the gym for as long as the raid lasts.Check Out Raid Battle Guide Here!
Be One Of The Last To Place Pokemon
Wait until you're one of the last people to drop your Pokemon into the gym when it's defeated. This makes sure your Pokemon isn't the first to battle and will last longer in the gym.
Place High Defense/HP Pokemon To Defend
High HP Pokemon such as Blissey, Snorlax, and Slaking, as well as Pokemon with few weaknesses will be very useful in defending gyms. Put these down to stay longer in the gym & earn more Pokecoins.Check Out Best Pokemon To Defend Gyms!
Assign Pokemon To Many Gyms
Assign several of your Pokemon to different gyms around your area. This ensures that you can earn the max number of Pokecoins per day, just be sure to keep their motivation up!
Feed Pokemon Treats To Keep Motivation Up
Pokemon defending gyms have a "motivation system" that keeps them in the gym. When their motivation falls to "0", they get kicked out. Feed them berries & treats to keep them in the gym to earn more Pokecoins.
Heal Pokemon With Revives & Potions
Pokemon that are knocked out of the gym come back with 0 HP. It's best to revive and heal them as soon as possible so you can send them back to defending gyms!
Recommended Items To Purchase
1st Purchase: Player Upgrades
The first things you should purchase with your Pokecoins are bag & storage upgrades. You can buy these upgrades in the Pokemon GO shop for 200 Pokecoins per upgrade.Check Out All Item Shop List Here!
2nd Purchase: Egg Incubators
The next best thing to purchase would be Egg Incubators. Pokemon hatched from eggs are rarer and sometimes have higher CP or IV than wild Pokemon! Plus you get Alolan or baby Pokemon from 7KM eggs!Check Out 7KM Egg Hatch List!
3rd Purchase: Premium Raid Pass
Premium raid passes cost 100 Pokecoins per piece. These are a great purchase for players who are constantly raiding and are aiming to get invited to EX raids!Check Out EX Raid Battle Guide!
4th Purchase: Lucky Eggs
Lucky Eggs double the XP earned by a player for 30 minutes! Lucky Eggs are a good purchase as they can be used during special events like Community Day or during 5 star raids in order to raise a trainer's level up faster!Check Out How To Level Up Fast!