Testing Your Mettle or Testing Your Patience? A look at the new event boxes

Hi there trainers,

A brand new event has started Test Your Mettle and with it come another set of boxes. Following hot on the heels of the uninspiring Psychic event offerings, can these latest do any better? Let’s see…

Hatch Box

The cheapest of the new offerings and I guess trying to encourage purchases ahead of the upcoming community day and its quarter egg distance bonus; a decent box for those with only a few coins at their disposal. A saving of 101 coins over individual purchases.





Items Value
Super Incubator icon 1× Super Incubator 200
Incubator icon 2× Incubator 300
Total Value 500


Special Box

The next step is the “Special” box. Not much to tell here unfortunately, one of each raid pass and an extra super incubator over the Hatch Box. A saving of 225 coins on buying individual items though. At least it doesn’t have balls or berries in it right?





Items Value
Raid Pass icon 1× Raid Pass 100
Super Incubator icon 2× Super Incubator 400
Incubator icon 2× Incubator 300
Raid Pass icon 1× Remote Raid Pass 100
Total Value 900


Ultra Box

The most expensive new box at a whopping 2299 (pushing £15) does represent a decent saving over individual purchases and has useful quantities of incubators that could help you hatch 45 eggs…. it is a little on the pricey side for me though. It is especially expensive when you compare it to the old Adventure Boxes, which had been seen containing 18 Super Incubators and 2 regular Incubators, for 1480 coins, earlier this year.





Items Value
Raid Pass icon 3× Raid Pass 300
Super Incubator icon 10× Super Incubator 2000
Incubator icon 5× Incubator 750
Raid Pass icon 3× Remote Raid Pass 300
Total Value 3350


Parting shots…

Whilst I am glad to see the removal of free items from the paid boxes (berries and Pokéballs namely) just to pad it out, none of these are enough of what I would like in terms of incubators or passes to make a purchase. Subconsciously, breaking the 2000 coin barrier for a box of items is hard for me to swallow. I will probably be keeping my wallet in my pocket again on these which is a shame as I do not minding spending money on the game when I need to.

What do you think on these new boxes and the boxes generally as they are refreshed? Let us know if you will be buying any in the comments!

Have a great event trainers!

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UK Instinct player since 14/07/2016, currently at 260m XP and counting... All-round good guy who likes to take on the big raids with as few people as possible!

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