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Pokemon Go Shop: Updated item list, prices and box changes (August 2020)

Published: 21/Jan/2020 10:03 Updated: 6/Aug/2020 16:02

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go Shop sells various items, upgrades, boxes of bundled goods and even cosmetics. The prices and items themselves are always changing and you can find the updated list below.

How to earn and buy PokeCoins

Firstly, for those who don’t know, you can access by clicking the main menu (the PokeBall in the center) and then clicking shop. The amount of PokeCoins you have to spend is shown at the very top.

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PokeCoins can be earned by defending gyms. You can one PokeCoin for every 10 minutes you are defending one, at a maximum rate of 50 in a 24 hour period.

They can also be purchased at rate of 100 per $1. They also become better value the more you buy, which is shown in the list below. North America have a better deal here though, as, for example, 550 PokeCoins cost $4.99 but also £4.99 in the UK. Sorry to break that to you, UK trainers.

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The “Limited Time Only” boxes are frequently changing…

Special offers – Limited time only boxes

There are always limited only boxes in the Pokemon Go Shop. These are several items that you can buy in one box, which work out a lot cheaper than buying them individually.

These are always being changed but the current boxes include the following:

  • Ultra Box – 1,480 PokeCoins: 16x Premium Raid Pass, 4x Super Incubator, 4x Incense and 4x Star Piece
  • Adventure Box – 1,480 PokeCoins: 16x Super Incubator, 4x Star Piece, 4x Incense and 2x Egg Incubator
  • Special Box – 480 PokeCoins: 2x Premium Raid Pass, 2x Super Incubator, 2x Incense and 20x Poke Ball
  • Daily Free Box – FREE: Variety of items

Item list

You can also purchase an array of items individually. While these prices have been known to change, they invariably stay the same. Those items are as follows:

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  • Remote Raid Pass – 100 PokeCoins: Pass to join a Raid Battle remotely
  • 3 Remote Raid Passes – 250 PokeCoins
  • Egg Incubator – 150 PokeCoins: Incubates an Egg as you walk until its ready to hatch, breaks after 3 uses
  • Super Incubator – 200 PokeCoins: Same as Egg Incubator but hatches eggs 33% quicker
  • Premium Battle Pass – 100 PokeCoins: A pass that can be used to join a Raid Battle
  • Rocket Radar – 200 PokeCoins: A device that lets you track down Team GO Rocket leaders
  • Poffin – 100 PokeCoins: Fed to your buddy which will make it happily join you on the map for an extended duration
  • 20 Poke Balls – 100 PokeCoins: Basic ball used to catch Pokemon
  • 100 Poke Balls – 460 PokeCoins
  • 200 Poke Balls – 800 PokeCoins
  • Incense – 40 PokeCoins: Lures wild Pokemon to your location for 30 minutes
  • 8 Incense – 250 PokeCoins
  • 10 Max Potions – 200 PokeCoins: Completely restore the HP of one Pokemon
  • Lucky Egg – 80 PokeCoins: Earns you double XP for 30 minutes
  • 8 Lucky Eggs – 500 PokeCoins
  • Glacial Lure Module – 200 PokeCoins: Frosty Lure Module that attracts more Pokemon to you for 30 minutes and can cause evolution
  • Mossy Lure Module – 200 PokeCoins: Natural Lure Module that attracts more Pokemon to you for 30 minutes and can cause evolution
  • Magnetic Lure Module – 200 PokeCoins: Electronic Lure Module that attracts more Pokemon to you for 30 minutes and can cause evolution
  • 6 Max Revives – 180 PokeCoins: Fully revives fainted Pokemon to their maximum HP
  • Lure Module – 100 PokeCoins: A Module that can be put on a PokeStop and attracts Pokemon for 30 minutes – other Pokemon Go players benefit too
  • 8 Lure Modules – 680 PokeCoins

Upgrades

Upgrades are different to items whereby you retain the benefit of them going forward. There are currently three upgrades in Pokemon Go which are as follows:

  • Item Bag – 200 PokeCoins: Increases the maximum number of items you can carry by 50
  • Pokemon Storage – 200 PokeCoins: Increases the maximum number of Pokemon you can store by 50
  • Team Medallion – 1,000 PokeCoins: Allows you to change team (Instinct, Mystic or Valor) – can only be purchased once every 365 days
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You can just buy PokeCoins with real money…

PokeCoins

To buy any of the above you need PokeCoins. These are in the in-game currency for Pokemon Go.

You can currently only earn these in the game by defending gyms and even when doing that it can be time-consuming to build up a large stash. Alternatively you can buy them with real money, though. Let’s take a look at the cost:

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  • 100 PokeCoins – $0.99 (£0.79)
  • 550 PokeCoins – $4.99 (£4.99)
  • 1,200 PokeCoins – $9.99 (£9.99)
  • 2,500 PokeCoins – $19.99 (£19.99)
  • 5,200 PokeCoins – $39.99 (£38.99)
  • 14,500 PokeCoins – $99.99 (£99.99)

This page will be updated as and when prices change or new items arrive in the Pokemon Go Shop. All prices have been obtained directly from the Pokemon Go app.

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Pokemon Go: Legendary Pokemon are getting even rarer

Published: 13/Oct/2020 15:36 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 15:37

by Paul Cot

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In recent times Legendary Pokemon have been made what they should have been all along in Pokemon Go – rare.

There was a time in Pokemon Go when getting those legendary ‘mons became all too common and easy. This resulted in it becoming a mundane task – something which getting one should never be.

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Research Breakthrough rewards were introduced to the mobile game in April 2018. You can obtain these rewards by earning seven Field Research stamps.

Only one can be earned per day and you get one for completing any Field Research task. As anyone who has completed these before can attest to, they are often very easy to do.

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From April 2018 until December 2019, the majority of these months had a Legendary Pokemon waiting for you when you earned those seven stamps. This meant you could earn an encounter with the likes of Moltres, Latios, Groudon – and any other of the litany of legends that featured – for completing seven simple tasks.

If you routinely played, this meant a new Legendary Pokemon every seven days. It was no wonder Legendary Pokemon lost their allure.

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Easy to obtain Legendary Pokemon are a thing of the past in Pokemon Go…

Make Legendary Pokemon rare again

From January 2020 though, legendary species no longer featured as the Research Breakthrough encounter reward. Niantic likely realized they were too easy to get and wanted to make getting them mean something again.

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Generally, this made them only obtainable in Raid Battles. This made sense because with rare ‘mons so easy to get hold of previously, fewer trainers would spend the time to get them in the more difficult route of Raid Battles. This is in addition to them costing real money/PokeCoins if you did more than one a day.

It hasn’t stopped there, however. It looks like Niantic want to make them even rarer. Many trainers will have noticed five-star Raids are appearing far less frequently.

This hasn’t been confirmed in any official capacity but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from the Pokemon Go community. “[I] was in an area with over 25 gyms but could only find 2 Giratina during 5 [a] hour period this afternoon,” MarinaBlu shared. They did note a lot more Mega Raids were appearing during that time.

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Encouraging Mega Raids?

There could be multiple reasons for this. Firstly, it will make trainers jump on Raid Battles that feature Legendary Pokemon, stopping the often empty lobbies which single trainers have to avoid.

Then there could be an element of wanting to make Legendary Pokemon even more desirable. This is understandable but certainly puts newer players at a disadvantage. After all, experienced trainers will have a lot stocked up. They would argue this is deserved, however, due to the time they have put into the game.

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Finally, it could be Niantic are trying to encourage trainers to play more Mega Raids. The concept of Mega Evolution in Pokemon Go hasn’t been received as well as the developers would have hoped, though.

We don’t know if the reduced five-star Raid Battles will carry on, but it’s definitely something to keep an eye on.