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Pokémon Go expands maximum Pokémon storage capacity

Pokemon Go Storage
Pokemon Go Storage (Image credit: Niantic)

What you need to know

  • Storage capacity in Pokémon Go is expanding.
  • Players can now upgrade their Pokémon storage to 3,000 Pokémon.
  • Players can also expand their item capacity to 2,500 items.

Today, Niantic announced it will be expanding maximum storage capacity in Pokémon Go. Players can now expand their Pokémon storage up to 3,000 Pokémon and they can expand their backpack to hold up to 2,500 items. Each expansion of 50 items or Pokémon will still cost 200 Pokécoins. Players begin the game with 300 Pokémon slots and a backpack that can hold 350 items, so fully expanding their Pokémon storage and Backpacks will cost well over $100 in Pokécoins, but for people who have been playing Pokémon Go since the start, and have been earning their daily Pokécoins, it's not all that unreasonable.

Despite the cost involved, many players have already taken to Twitter in response to the announcement, celebrating the update. The Pokémon games have always had the mantra of "Gotta catch 'em all!" and hopefully this will help players do just that!

Will you be expanding your Pokémon storage and backpack? Do you think it's ridiculous that anyone would need 3,000 Pokémon? Drop us a comment below and be sure to check out our Pokémon Go Guides!

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.