Pokémon Go to test new methods of earning PokéCoins

Pokemon Go Pokecoin Update
Pokemon Go Pokecoin Update (Image credit: Niantic)

What you need to know

  • Niantic will soon be implementing new means of earning PokéCoins in Pokémon Go.
  • Testing will occur in Australia before a global launch.
  • Players will be limited to earning, at most, 55 PokéCoins a day.

As many players around the world find themselves unable to leave their homes, Niantic has evolved Pokémon Go to better support play from home. Today, Niantic announced the next change coming to Pokémon Go to support social distancing measures. PokéCoins, once only able to be earned by defending gyms or purchased with real money, will soon be able to be earned through other means. While the exact methods have not been worked out yet, after testing, players will be able to earn PokéCoins by completing a list of featured activities each day. Some of the activities that may be on the list include:

  • Make an Excellent Throw
  • Evolve a Pokémon
  • Make a Great Throw
  • Use a Berry to help catch a Pokémon
  • Take a snapshot of your buddy
  • Catch a Pokémon
  • Power up a Pokémon
  • Make a Nice Throw
  • Transfer a Pokémon
  • Win a raid

Completing the list of activities each day will reward players with five PokéCoins and the total daily limit will be raised to 55 PokéCoins. Niantic also announced that when this update occurs, gyms will reward fewer PokéCoins at two per hour. Testing for this new feature will begin soon in Australia. Players in Australia will be able to provide feedback which will influence how Niantic chooses to roll out this feature globally.

Are you excited for the chance to be earning PokéCoins again? What ways would you like to see Niantic allow players to earn PokéCoins? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our Complete Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides so you can the very best like no one ever was!

Casian Holly

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.