Following the release of Gym Update, the way PokéCoins are obtained has changed dramatically. Collecting PokéCoins is no longer possible, as the Defending Pokémon now brings back Coins when defeated.
Coins are earned on a fixed rate: 1 PokéCoin per every 10 Minutes defended, multiplied by a BADGE MULTIPLIER (amount still researched).
Old vs New PokéCoin System
Much has changed, but Limits mostly remained the same. Interestingly, you now earn 1 Coin per 10 minutes per Defending Pokémon. You need to defend at least 10 minutes in order to get 1 Coin.
|Feature||Old System||New System|
|Daily Cap||100 PokéCoin||50 PokéCoin|
|Weekly Cap||800 PokéCoin||350 PokéCoin|
|Gym cap||Unlimited||20 Gyms|
|Collected via||Shop Button||Def. Pokémon Returns|
|Coin Gain||10 per Gym per Day||1 Coin per 10 minutes|
|Minimum def. time||–||10 minutes|
New PokéCoin Formula
Unlike previously, where the PokéCoin formula was a super simple (Defenders * 10 PokéCoins), the new PokéCoin formula is slightly more complex. The following formula is used upon defender return (supports simultaneous return of multiple defenders)
PokéCoins (defender) = (MINUTES(defender.TimeDefending) mod 10) * BADGEMULTI TotalPokéCoins = foreach returned defender if PokéCoinsGainedToday < 100 and PokéCoinsGainedThisWeek < 700 SUM(TotalPokéCoins, PokéCoins(defender)) else SUM(TotalPokéCoins, 0)
As you can see above, there is a cut-off point in Coin acquisition, which kicks in every day when you collect 100 PokéCoins and as soon as you hit the Weekly limit.
Why can’t I get PokéCoins when placing a Pokémon in a Gym?
In order to prevent Coin shaving and win-win trading, Niantic has disabled initial Coin gain. Your Pokémon has to be deployed for at least 10 minutes. This is intentional (and welcomed in our opinion), as it disables turning over Gyms between teams and Coin farming using win-win trading.
When do I get PokéCoins?
You get PokéCoins when your Pokémon returns to you. Your Pokémon returns when his motivation reaches zero.
How do Gym Badges affect Coins?
We are still researching this.
What’s the fastest way to farm Coins?
Currently, the fastest and most reliable way to farm Coins is to control 5 gyms which are not often contested. This gives you plenty of breathing space and also performs well under Daily and Weekly limits.