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Using PokéCoins to make purchases in the Shop

Pokémon GO is free to download and play. For Trainers who want to enhance their Pokémon GO experience, premium items are available for purchase.

Premium items available for purchase

The following items are available for purchase in the Shop.

Poké Balls

If you find yourself frequently short on Poké Balls, you can redeem PokéCoins to add more Poké Balls to your Bag.

Lucky Egg

Earn twice the XP for 30 minutes when you complete in-game events, such as catching a Pokémon or visiting a PokéStop.

Incense

Use this mysterious fragrance to lure wild Pokémon to your location for 30 minutes.

Lure Module

This item attracts Pokémon to a PokéStop for 30 minutes. The effect benefits other people nearby.

Egg Incubator

This device helps Eggs hatch as you walk around.

Bag Upgrade

Expands the number of item in your inventory by 50.

Pokémon Storage Upgrade

Increases the max number of Pokémon you can carry by 50.

Clothing and accessories

Customize your Trainer's look with a selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other apparel items.

Premium Raid Pass

Participate in more Raid Battles with this Pass


Buying premium items from the Shop

To buy these premium items, you must first purchase PokéCoins (the currency of Pokémon GO). PokéCoins can then be exchanged for premium items in Pokémon GO.

To purchase PokéCoins:

  1. In the Map View, touch the Main Menu
  2. Touch Shop
  3. Touch a pack of PokéCoins to purchase.
  4. You’ll be prompted to complete the purchase via Google Play on Android devices or via iTunes on iOS devices. Once the purchase is complete, you’ll be able to exchange your PokéCoins for premium items.

To exchange PokéCoins for premium items:

  1. In the Map View, touch the Main Menu
  2. Touch Shop
    Your available PokéCoins will appear at the top of the screen.
  3. Touch an item to select it for exchange.
  4. Touch the item’s price to complete the exchange. Your premium items will appear in your Bag. There may be a short delay before premium items appear in your Bag.
Tip: you can also exchange PokéCoins for clothing and accessories for your avatar.

Earning free PokéCoins with the Defender bonus

You can earn free PokéCoins by placing your Pokémon on Gyms. The longer the Pokémon stay on the Gym, the more PokéCoins you earn. You redeem your PokéCoins only after your Pokémon return from the Gym. Learn more about the Defender Bonus.


Restricting in-app purchase on your device

You can restrict in-app purchase on your device to prevent accidental or unauthorized purchases from the Shop.

On Apple devices, you have two options to restrict in-app purchase:

Require a password for in-app purchase

  1. Open the Settings app and visit General > Restrictions.
  2. Touch Enable Restrictions.
  3. Create a Restrictions passcode.

Disable in-app purchase

  1. Open the Settings app and visit General > Restrictions.
  2. Touch Enable Restrictions.
  3. Turn off the In-App Purchases option.

Visit Apple Support for more information on enabling purchasing restrictions. Parents can also use the Ask to Buy feature to limit their children’s access to purchasing.

On Android, you can restrict in-app purchase by requiring a password for each in-app purchase:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Touch Menu > Settings > Require Authentication For Purchases.
  3. Select the For all purchases through Google Play on this device option.

Visit the Google Play Help Center for more information on requiring a password for purchases. Parents can also use the Google Play Family Library feature to limit their children’s access to purchasing.


Need Help?

If you need any help with PokéCoins and premium items, please contact us.