How to get coins in Pokemon Go: Earn free Pokecoins

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Free coins in Pokemon Go are incredibly sought after as they’re the only currency that allows players to buy exclusive items in the shop. Luckily, there’s a way to earn free Pokecoins in-game using gyms that you can collect every single day.

While certain items in Pokemon Go can be obtained by completing a range of different challenges, there’s one currency in-game that’s a little more difficult for trainers to get their hands on.

Of course, we’re talking about Pokecoins, and as a lot of players don’t have the money to buy the premium currency, it can seem impossible to collect enough to buy an item in the shop.

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Fortunately, there is a method of collecting coins completely free of charge. So, let’s take a look at the best way to earn free coins in Pokemon Go regularly without having to spend any money on the game.

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Coins can be used in Pokemon Go to purchase shop items but coming across them for free isn’t common.

How to get free Pokecoins

At this point in time, there’s only one way to consistently earn coins in Pokemon Go and it involves taking over and defending gyms so that they remain in your team’s color.

By doing this, you can earn up to six PokeCoins an hour, although there is a maximum limit of 50 free Pokemon Go coins that can be earned every day. Follow these steps below:

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  1. Find a gym in your area that’s the same color as your team.
  2. If a gym isn’t in your team’s color, you can battle the Pokemon in it to take over it.
  3. Once a gym is in your team’s color, place a Pokemon inside it.
  4. When your Pokemon is defeated your Pokecoins will be delivered automatically.
  5. Save up and buy your desired item from the shop!

Remember that the maximum amount of Pokecoins you can earn in a single day is 50, no matter how many Pokemon you leave in Gyms, so you’re better off staggering them over several days.

If you repeat this method over multiple days, you could be earning quite a lot of Coins considering 100 Pokecoins costs $0.99 in the store.

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Pokemon Go coins allow players to buy exclusive items,

What can I buy with free Pokemon Go Coins?

The Pokemon Go shop is filled with supplies and exclusive items for trainers to buy with Pokecoins. If you’re curious about what the premium currency can unlock, check out the list below:

  • Lucky Eggs
  • Poke Balls
  • Incense
  • Bag Upgrades
  • Pokemon Storage Upgrade
  • Egg Incubators
  • Lure Modules

Hopefully, you now know how to earn these for free without having to spend real money.

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There’s no doubt it can be tough defending a set of gyms, but it’s well worth the effort for the items you can buy and the money you’ll save in the long run.

That’s everything you need to know about how to earn free Pokemon Go coins in 2022. For more tips and tricks to becoming a Pokemon Master, check out more of our guides below:

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