Pokémon Go is an addicting multiplayer online game that lets the players become a Pokémon trainer. Players would swarm to different places to capture Pokémons, accumulate Poké balls, Ultra balls, Great balls, potions, and other PokéStop items.
It has its own virtual currency called PokéCoins. The Coins will let you buy upgrades and items such as Lure Modules, Bag Upgrades, Egg Incubators, Lucky Eggs, and many more. Although the game can be played without spending a single penny, the in-game items can be extremely appealing to players for it can massively help them advance in their levels speedily and catch more high-combat power Pokémons.
To do that, players need to accumulate PokéCoins.
For now, there are only two legit ways to earn Pokémon Go Coins.
1. Buying Them
Buying PokéCoins with real money is the main and most efficient method. Nowadays, you can even buy them via bitcoin trading. There is a range of selections available that you can work out with your spending limit. Here is its standard pricing structure:
- 100 PokéCoins for $0.99
- 550 PokéCoins for $4.99
- 1,200 PokéCoins for $9.99
- 2,500 PokéCoins for $19.99
- 5,200 PokéCoins for $39.99
- 14,500 PokéCoins for $99.99
There is another way to buy these coins without using real dollars, and that is through Google Play credit. Follow Pokemon Go earning guides to learn how:
- First, download Google Opinion Reward.
- Take the introductory survey as soon as you open the app. You may need to complete one to get started.
- As soon as you complete the survey, exit from the app and go back to your normal Pokémon hunting.
- Eventually, you will be notified to complete surveys in the app.
- Most surveys are short and only last for a few minutes with less than ten questions in them. Answer all of the questions.
- Most of the time, after completing a survey, you will receive Google Play credit usable for Play Store purchases. Keep in mind that not all surveys generate that so be selective.
- The more you take surveys, the more credit you’ll accumulate, until you have enough to buy PokéCoins.
This is not the most efficient way of earning free coins, but it is a boost. It is recommended to do this occasionally rather than making it a regular habit.
2. Taking Gyms
Leaving your Pokémons at a gym will let you earn some coins. To do that, you need to look for a gym and let your Pokémon occupy that gym. If you can’t find one, you can try an occupied gym and kick the other Pokémon out and let yours sit in. Let as many of your Pokémons sit in a gym to maximize your potential earnings. There is only a maximum of 100 coins you can get per day regardless, and that is 100 in total, not per Pokémon.
One important thing to note is that you must first collect your Pokémon before you receive the coins. So, even if your Pokémon stayed at a gym for several days, you will only get a total of 100 coins, no more no less. You will want them to be returned to you daily since you won’t be earning more than 100.
Here’s how it works:
- Look for a gym. If it is empty, let your Pokemon sit. If not, defeat the opponent.
- Cash in the number of PokéCoins earned based on the number of Pokémons you have on a gym every 21 hrs.
- When you are ready to cash in, press the button at the top right corner of the shop. Remember that there is no confirmation screen after pressing the button. Soon as you click it, that’s it for 21 hours.
- The button is unclickable if you have zero gyms.
- In every Pokémon in a gym, you earn ten coins and 500 Stardust. So, if you have five sitting Pokemons, you get 50 coins and 2,500 Stardust, and so on.
- As mentioned, you can leave as many Pokémon at a gym but the cash in maxes out at 10. Meaning, you can earn as much as 100 PokéCoins and 5,000 Stardust every 21 hrs, but never more than that.
There is also an added bonus when your Pokémon gets to defend a gym and knock off its rival team. The bonus is collectible every 20 hours.
PokéCoins can buy plenty of useful and sophisticated items, that’s why there are also plenty of unscrupulous sites taking advantage of it by exploiting players. They’d lure players with free coin generators and coin hacks. None of that really works. Steer clear whenever you come across sites like these. Worst-case scenario is you can get scammed by handing over your credit card information. Keep in mind that if the offer is too good to be true, it often is.