New Analysis for Boxes in Shop for September 2022

New boxes have appeared in the shop as the Season of Light begins! Let’s take a look at which are worthwhile investing in, if any. Are you running low on incubators? These boxes seem to be focused on hatching, hatching, hatching. We’ll do the box sale breakdown for you!

The value of an item is highly subjective; hence it has been based on its retail price in the in-game shop. Items are priced based on the lowest quantity available for purchase. Price per item could be determined cheaper in bundles, but for the sake of this analysis this is how prices were determined. 

Training Box

This box is available for 299 coins.

Items Value
Incubator icon 1× Incubator 150
Poké Ball icon 10× Poké Ball 50
Raid Pass icon 3× Remote Raid Pass 300
Total Value 500

If you are constantly buying remote raid passes at 300 coins per 3 passes, this box will net you a regular incubator and 10 Poké Balls for free and a discount of 1 coin. While this isn’t the most exciting addition, a free incubator isn’t nothing. This is a savings of 201 coins for a total discount of 40.2%.

Great Box

This box is available for 775 coins.

Items Value
Super Incubator icon 3× Super Incubator 600
Incubator icon 3× Incubator 450
Incense icon 1× Incense 40
Poffin icon 1× Poffin 100
Total Value 1190

This box is aimed at those who like to walk, hatch eggs, build friendship, and casual catch Pokémon. Personally, I enjoy a mix of regular and super incubators because I don’t want to waste super incubators on 2km eggs which are fairly common. If you are buyin this box solely for the incubators, you will be spending about 129 coins per incubator. This box has a savings of 415 coins, which is a total discount of 34.9%. Not the best savings we have seen, but I do like the equal portions of both incubators.

Ultra Box

This box is available for 1900 coins.

Items Value
Raid Pass icon 2× Raid Pass 200
Super Incubator icon 10× Super Incubator 2000
Incubator icon 5× Incubator 750
Raid Pass icon 2× Remote Raid Pass 200
Total Value 3150

If you are a hatching machine, this box is targeted towards you. There is an added bonus of four raid passes with the 15 incubators, but nothing to write home about. If you are solely buying this box for the incubators, you would be forking over about 127 coins per incubator. This box has a savings of 1250 coins, which is a total discount of 39.7%. This is definitely not the best box we have seen for incubators and is pricier than normal. 


This group of boxes is lackluster at best. We have definitely seen better deals in the past, so if you can hold out for the next round of boxes, we wouldn’t blame you. The only box that is definitely “worth” it, would be the training box. This is only because a lot of users are buying 3 raid passes at a time anyway and this is a way to get a free incubator while already making those purchases. While this box is up, do not just buy 3 remote raid passes, get your free incubator and Poké Balls too!

Now for those players who are hatching a lot, the middle box really isn’t worth your time. The Incense and Poffin are not good bonuses for purchasing incubators. If you have the coins, buy the Ultra box because you will at least get some raid passes out of it and its technically cheaper per incubator. 

In summary, Niantic could have done better with these boxes, and we are not impressed. 

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I am an environmental scientist from Sacramento, CA. I was given my first Charmander Pokemon card by a friend in the 4th grade in 1999 and was hooked ever since. I was ranked Ace trainer in season 1 of Silph League's world rankings for PvP.

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