How To Get Pokemon Coins in Pokemon GO

Andraz Krzisnik
How To Get Pokemon Coins in Pokemon GO

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Are you new to Pokemon GO?

Pokemon GO is all the rage these days and people are getting addicted to this fantastic augmented reality application, which is by the way, free. People are joining all over the globe and we can’t blame them, since Pokemon is one of the most popular animated series to ever exist. It’s being played by a wide range of people, from small children to adults.

This app also revolutionized how mobile games are played on our devices. People are going outside more, because they are motivated by the game’s mechanics, which make them interact with one another in person more often.

It also helps us bring out our competitive side by going against other players’ pokemons at the gym.

So if your goal is to gain advantage against your opponents, you should get yourself some in-game currency, called PokeCoins, to which I will refer as coins for the rest of this article.

There are a few legit methods you can get those.



First Method – Google Opinion Rewards

First method I’m proposing is probably the most obvious one. You have to pay real money in order to gain your desired amount. You can get them from the official in-app shop.

Costs for the batches of coins are as follows:

  • $0.99 – 100 coins
  • $4.99 – 550 coins
  • $9.99 – 1,200 coins
  • $19.99 – 2,500 coins
  • $39.99 – 5,200 coins
  • $99.99 – 14,500 coins

Coin prices are fairly standard for a free game with in-game premium option.

This isn’t anything that you didn’t already know, right?

You want to know how to get Pokemon coins in Pokemon GO for free?

As it happens to be, there is a free app available, called Google Opinion Rewards. This app will reward you for every survey you complete with Google Play credit with which, you can make in-app purchases. In this case, you can buy coins. All you need to do is invest your time.

Second Method – Taking & Fortifying Gyms

Second method that I’m proposing is an in-game option – Taking and Fortifying Gyms

Here is how this mechanic works:

  • First of all, you need to find a gym.
  • When you reach it, you can battle other players’ Pokemons with your own
  • By winning all of the matches, you will reach the first position in that gym, which means you will be taking it.
  • Once you take a gym, you can “cash in” and gain 10 coins and 500 stardust for free
  • Keep in mind that this mechanic has limitations, you will be able to cash in once every 21 hours at that gym
  • You can take more than just one gym, in fact you can take maximum of 10 gyms, which you will be able to cash in at each one of them. Therefore you will be able to make 100 coins and 5000 stardust at most in one day.
  • This method is also more efficient than the first that I described, since you can earn big without any third party applications
  • Fortifying a gym simply means you remain on top of the charts with a Pokemon that has a better chance of winning
  • Important thing is that you buy lots of potions, because you are going to need them for winning

Third Method – Answer a Few Questions

The third and last method that I want you to know about is taking a survey. Yes, answer a few questions truthfully and you will get paid 14,500 coins for it. Although, this is a sweet deal, it will only work for people that live in the United States.

Answer a simple question and get started on the road to 14,500 PokeCoins


Now, you might want to know what the store is holding in for you, right?

We’ve been through on how to¬†get Pokemon coins in Pokemon GO.

In case you aren’t familiar what your coins can buy, here’s a list of items:

  • Poke Balls – batches of 20, 100 and 200 Poke Balls available for 100, 460 and 800 coins respectively
  • Incense – one, eight and 25 Incense for 80, 500, 1250 coins respectively
  • Lucky Egg – the same pricing as Incense (one, eight and 25 Incense for 80, 500, 1250 coins respectively)
  • Lure Module – one costs 100 coins and eight of them rack up to 680 coins
  • Egg Incubator – costs 150 coins and lasts for three Pokemons
  • Bag Upgrade – pay 200 coins and get 50 extra slots in your item storage permanently
  • Pokemon Storage Upgrade – 200 coins and carry 50 more Pokemons

Do you have any other idea on how to get Pokemon coins in Pokemon GO?