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Pokemon Go: Niantic reveal more ways to earn PokeCoins

Published: 6/May/2020 21:31

by Paul Cot


After years of relying on gyms for PokeCoins in Pokemon Go, Niantic have revealed new ways to earn the in-game currency.

The new system will initially go through a testing phase in Australia and it’ll be coming to all trainers afterwards. Here are some of the new PokeCoin earning activities you might come across:

  • 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
Pokemon Go Shop Coins
PokeCoins can buy you various items from the Pokemon Go Shop including PokeBalls, various forms of berries and Raid Passes…

Earn coins at home

“With more Trainers playing at home, we’re looking to provide more ways for you to earn PokéCoins while playing in one place,” the Pokemon Go blog stated. As of writing the only way to earn PokeCoins in the mobile game is by defeating other trainer’s Pokemon at gyms and defending it.

For every hour you defend a gym, you can earn 6 PokeCoins. The maximum you can earn in a day is 50, however, so anytime beyond 8 hours and 20 minutes won’t benefit your PokeCoin balance.


Maximum PokeCoin limit increased

As part of the new system, the maximum number of PokeCoins you can earn in a day is being increased to 55. Meanwhile you can still earn from defending gyms but this has been decreased to two an hour, a third of what it previously was. Each of the above tasks, though, when required, will earn you 5 PokeCoins each.

It looks like these above tasks will be random and only generate coins when they are active – much like Field Research tasks. No further details were given but trainers will no doubt be excited by the news.

Additional ways to earn PokeCoins has been a much-requested feature in Pokemon Go over the years, and, finally, Niantic has given fans what they want!


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.