What is a Pokémon GO Coin Bag?

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As of last month, players are able to connect their Pokémon GO accounts with their Pokémon Scarlet and Violet savefiles in order to obtain the items necessary for evolving their Gimmighoul.

When players have done the connecting process, they will receive a Coin Bag that is not only obligatory for coin collection, but for getting the elusive Gholdengo, Gimmighoul's evolution. These Ghost- and Steel-type Pokémon can only be acquired through the collection of a severe amount of Gimmighoul Coins, as many Scarlet and Violet players are well-aware of by now.

Below is a more in-depth look into what the Coin Bag actually is, and how this new item can help those trying to get their hands on a Gholdengo.

What is a Pokémon GO Coin Bag?

The Coin Bag in Pokémon GO will be given to players once they've successfully connected their accounts to the savefile on their Pokémon Scarlet or Violet games and sent a post card to their Scarlet and Violet.

Once players have the Coin Bag, they will be able to easily collect Gimmighoul Coins, and after collecting 999 of them, Gimmighoul will be evolvable into a Gholdengo, number #1,000 in the Poké Dex.

Here is a quick reminder on how to connect your accounts together to receive a Pokémon GO Coin Bag:

  1. Open the Poké Portal in Pokémon Scarlet or Violet
  2. Go to Mystery Gift
  3. Connect to Pokémon GO
  4. Go to Nintendo Switch and then click pair with Scarlet or Violet
  5. Check for player name, and then connect

Then, to send a post card to these games from Pokémon GO, players should:

  1. Follow the first three steps in the previous list
  2. Open Trainer Profile Page in the Pokémon GO app
  3. Go to the Post card book menu
  4. Pick a post card and send to Nintendo Switch