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A PokéCoin

PokéCoins (Japanese: ポケコイン PokéCoin) are the in-app currency used in Pokémon GO. There are two ways of obtaining PokéCoins: the Defender bonus from a Gym or by purchasing them with real money.

PokéCoins can be redeemed for several different kinds of items and upgrades in the Shop.

Defender bonus

Claiming the Defender bonus

Every 21 hours, it is possible to claim the Defender bonus from the Shop menu using the Shield icon in the top right corner. Upon claiming it, the player receives 500 Stardust and 10 PokéCoins for every Gym held (with a maximum of 10 Gyms). This is the only way to obtain PokéCoins without paying for them with real money.

Until the player claims their bonus, the timer will not reset. If the player's team loses control of a Gym within the 21 hour countdown, the timer will not reset. This gives the player the opportunity to take the Gym back in order to receive their bonus.



PokéCoins can be purchased with real money at the following rates.

Image PokéCoins United States Canada Eurozone United Kingdom Australia New Zealand Japan Hong Kong
GO 100 PokéCoins.png 100 $0.99 $1.39 €0.99 £0.79 $1.49 $1.49 ¥120 $8.00
GO 550 PokéCoins.png 550 $4.99 $6.99 €4.99 £3.99 $7.99 $7.49 ¥600 $38.00
GO 1200 PokéCoins.png 1,200 $9.99 $13.99 €9.99 £7.99 $14.99 $14.99 ¥1200 $78.00
GO 2500 PokéCoins.png 2,500 $19.99 $27.99 €19.99 £14.99 $30.99 $29.99 ¥2400 $158.00
GO 5200 PokéCoins.png 5,200 $39.99 $54.99 €39.99 £29.99 $62.99 $59.99 ¥4800 $318.00
GO 14500 PokéCoins.png 14,500 $99.99 $139.99 €99.99 £79.99 $159.99 $149.99 ¥11,800 $788.00


PokéCoins can be exchanged for in-game items at the following rates:

Image Item Purchase Cost Effect
GO Poké Ball.png Poké Ball 20 Poké Balls 100 PokéCoins Standard Poké Balls to catch wild Pokémon!
100 Poké Balls 460 PokéCoins
200 Poké Balls 800 PokéCoins
GO Incense.png Incense 1 Incense 80 PokéCoins Incense with a mysterious fragrance that lures wild Pokémon to your location for 30 minutes.
8 Incense 500 PokéCoins
25 Incense 1250 PokéCoins
GO Lucky Egg.png Lucky Egg 1 Lucky Egg 80 PokéCoins A Lucky Egg that's filled with happiness! Earns double XP for 30 minutes.
8 Lucky Eggs 500 PokéCoins
25 Lucky Eggs 1250 PokéCoins
GO Lure Module.png Lure Module 1 Lure Module 100 PokéCoins Modules that attracts Pokémon to a PokéStop for 30 min. The effect benefits other people nearby.
8 Lure Modules 680 PokéCoins
GO Egg Incubator.png Egg Incubator 1 Egg Incubator 150 PokéCoins A device that incubates an Egg as you walk until it is ready to hatch. Breaks after 3 uses.
GO Bag Upgrade.png Bag Upgrade 1 Bag Upgrade 200 PokéCoins Increases the max number of items you can carry by 50.
GO Storage Upgrade.png Pokémon Storage Upgrade 1 Pokémon Storage Upgrade 200 PokéCoins Increases the max number of Pokémon you can carry by 50.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可幣 Poké Baih
Mandarin 寶可幣 Poké Bì
France Flag.png French PokéPièce
Germany Flag.png German Pokémünze
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémoneta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓코인 PokéCoin
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pokémoeda
Russia Flag.png Russian ПокеМонета PokéMoneta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémoneda

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