Having trouble finishing up that set of 9 Alolan 7KM Eggs? Niantic has got you covered with some sweet deals with their new set of Box Sales to celebrate the Safari Zone event in Dortmund. Let’s check what each box has in store for us.

Special Great Ultra
Super Incubator 5 12
Incubator 3
Lucky Egg 4 5 12
Incense 4 5 12
Lure Module 5
Star Piece 12
Price 480 780 1480
Box value analysis
Incubator Price per Box 160 156 123.33
Coin Saved per Box (Incubator only) -30 220 920
Coin Saved per Box 470 1270 2720
Percent Discount (Incubator only) -10.71% 22% 38%
Percent Discount 49.47% 61.95% 64.76%

Before the verdict, I would like to state that I chose to not use the standard price of the Lucky Egg, Incense, Lure Module, and Star Pieces, since the comparison should be more on the price of buying in bulk. It would be misleading to compare it to the base price which is in principle designed to be more expensive than bulk to encourage consumers to spend more. That being said, I used the bulk price of these items when buying an 8-item bundle.

Our Verdict

These boxes (except for Special Box) are great deals if you plan on hatching a lot of eggs. If you plan on buying just for the Lucky Eggs because of the Rewards, you are better of buying the Lucky Egg bundle in the shop. You would save more even with the price of a standard Lucky Egg.


Special Box

This box is garbage compared to the other deals, as you can see with the negative percentages. If you just want the incubators, you would save more if you don’t buy the box. One might argue that 30 coins for 4 Incense and Lucky Egg is a steal, but from an overall discount standpoint, you are better off buying Great Box or Ultra Box. Buy this if you really have no other option.

Great Box

If you buy this, you already saved a lot of money. Ultra Box has a better discount but if you really can’t go for that price point, Great Box is still a great option. You already save 22% on Super Incubators alone compared to Special Box and the difference between Great and Ultra is just 16%. If you are also looking for Lure Modules, this is the only box that offers them so don’t be afraid to buy lots of these boxes if you really prefer Lure Modules over Star Pieces.

Ultra Box

This box is just meant for trading, because the Star Pieces will help you reach the dust requirement you need for a trade, while the Super Incubator help you hatch those sweet Alolan Eggs, some of which you might have gotten from faraway places, which in turn helps you reach that Gold Pilot Medal.

Even if you just consider just Super Incubators, it’s a steal. Beyond that, 12 Lucky Eggs pair well with all the unlockable rewards during the Safari Zone in Dortmund. The 12 Star Pieces and 12 Incense are welcome addition as well, especially since we need lots of Stardust for Special Trades and most people are still at Great Friend levels.

Overall thoughts

If you plan on buying PokeCoins and want to make the most of it, according to our analysis, Ultra Box has the best bang to your buck, with Great Box not far behind. Only opt for Special Box if you really are short for cash and can’t buy Great Box. These boxes are great for Incubators and Incubators alone. If you plan on buying it solely for the Lucky Eggs, you are better off with the current Lucky Egg Bundles.

This is shaping up to be a be the best summer of Pokemon GO, which is not that hard to pull-off (:fingers_crossed: for GO Fest). While the last anniversary Box Sale was the worst, since then Niantic has been giving us decent Box Sales. Whether you’re planning on going to Dortmund or just grind with your friends in your local area, these boxes can help you get the most out of Trading and finishing up Field Research Tasks so we can get that awesome 1 hour Lucky Egg and that secret Bonus Reward on July 7.