How to Get Coins in Pokemon GO has several answers.
Niantic Labs, like any gaming company, can't keep their servers running on good will alone. Like many other mobile titles Pokemon GO has another form of currency in its programming called "PokeCoins." These coins can be used in the Shop for various upgrades to your bag or Pokemon inventory as well as in exchange for important items. For example, 20 PokeBalls can be bought for 100 PokeCoins in the event a trainer runs out.
PokeCoins can also be used on fashion style items to keep your avatar looking sharp and stickers to send to your friends.
Here's how to get your hands on PokeCoins in Pokemon GO.
How to Get Coins in Pokemon GO
The first way is the easiest: simply buy them from the Shop. If you scroll down to the bottom of the Shop page, you'll notice that Coins can be bought in-game for real-world currency. PokeCoins are available in increasing amounts per amount of cash. The prices below are listed in USD.
- 100 PokeCoins for $0.99
- 550 PokeCoins for $4.99
- 1200 PokeCoins for $9.99
- 2500 PokeCoins for $19.99
- 5200 PokeCoins for $39.99
- 14500 PokeCoins for $99.99
Fortunately, there is another way to get Coins that doesn't involve spending your own money. PokeCoins are rewarded for defending gyms for your team. For every Pokemon in a gym, trainers will earn one PokeCoin per ten minutes defending.
Trainers can only earn 50 PokeCoins a day. Your coins will be automatically given to you when your Pokemon is defeated and returns home.