PokéCoin Farming Guide in patch 0.67.1: “Turnover Farm”

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0.67.1 brought a plethora of changes for PokéCoin farmers, seasoned Gym rats and casual players alike. With new type effectivenesses and the new Gym Battle system, defending Gyms is much easier than attacking them, especially in rural areas.

This guide details good Coin farming and Gym control methods, with focus on maximizing Coin gain and reducing Time/Berries required to maintain Gyms. Read our PokéCoins after the Gym Update guide before using this Guide.As you’re probably aware by now, the amount of Coins that a Defending Pokémon brings based is based only on time it was defending the gym. However, due to Coin gain limits (100 per day, 700 per week), it’s possible to lose a huge amount of potentially earned Coins if all of your Defenders get knocked out in the same day.

Additionally, you do not receive Coins until your Pokémon get defeated. With that in mind, we’ve devised a strategy called “Turnover Farm”. The expected coin gain of this strategy is 32-45 coins every 4 hours.

Turnover Farm

Turnover Farm is centered around Gyms that often change the controlling Team, utilising their distance and defending line up as mechanisms of generating Coins and extending defending time. This strategy doesn’t expect you to heal your Pokémon often and is best performed with a partner.

The idea of the strategy is to maximise number of Gyms, not duration, and to often receive smaller amounts of coins.

TIP: It’s very important not to share the location of your Pokémon with the opposing team. You want to remain hidden as long as possible, while inflicting maximum damage to attackers.

How it works

Turnover Farm starts with picking out 8+ Gyms with at least 500-700 meters between them. The distance slows down the rate at which you lose Gyms, induces physical fatigue for attackers and increases the likelihood that the attack will stop before they re-take all of your Gyms.

You benefit from high number of Gyms, not duration, as we expect your Pokémon to amass between 3 and 6 hours of defending time.

For best performance, we recommend having several Tier 2.5 Defenders from our: Gym Defense: 6 Biggest Winners and Losers after the Gym Rework Update

How to use

  • Select 8+ Gyms that are at least 500 – 700 meters apart
    • If there are multiple Gyms clustered at close proximity, pick one as your main, the others are support
  • Deploy only Pokémon with High HP + SE/2xSE benefits over common attackers:
  • Deploy, deploy, deploy
    • Try to deploy as late as possible, 23:00 onwards is perfect, as your defenders will last at least 8 hours
    • When your defenders return, find another set of Gyms and rinse and repeat
  • You can also create several Turnover Routes

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  1. This strategy is great if Pokémon GO is your full time job. I don’t have the time and resources to maintain the gyms, especially if they are being taken down by a very active spoofer in one hour. GG Niantic.

    • agreedd,, in my town there is an active spoofer he is like 24/7 at the game,, always taking down every gym we build

      • I’m giving up on gyms and just doing raids the spoofers can stay on the gyms and collect no coins.

      • Yeah, and we all thought this new gym rework was mostly to address the huge problem of spoofing! Seems there has been nothing done to stop the cheaters. All that seems to have happened is that everything has become way harder for the legit player. More time necessary, more effort necessary, far less reward given. I don’t think this is going to be popular and if Niantic doesn’t listen, players will stop battling the gyms in droves. What’s the point anymore if you’re going to get nothing but aggravation out of it?

    • We know, it’s still very difficult to get Coins in the new System, but it’s possible… just requires a lot of time investment

  2. Or I could skip Starbucks one day out of the week. It’s only been 24 hours and I’m exhausted already. Collecting coins with this new gym re-work is fubar. I think I’ll stick to just hatching eggs and catching them all.

    • I hear you! It’s too stressful to constantly have to worry about going and feeding pokemon, not letting the meters get down, and then getting practically nothing in return.

    • Agreed.

      I got really exhausted trying to feed Berries to the ones I put on the Gyms, I kinda lost energy earlier and accidentally dropped my smartphone! No harm to it, but my point is, it’s a taxing process.

      Other players seems to have ignored feeding theirs though, because I haven’t seen their Pokemon getting restored so far. Should we do that instead?

      • Personally I’ve been going around to gyms I’m in and if I see that other people’s Pokémon need to be fed, I feed them. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that other people are not doing the same thing. I can currently see three gyms from my house, and I am in all three. I’ve been constantly monitoring the motivation of these gyms so that I don’t get knocked out and can defend for as long as possible. I’ll watch other people’s Pokémon regain motivation, but they won’t feed anyone else’s Pokémon. It’s really disheartening because we’re supposed to be a team and help each other defend these gyms. I’ll keep feeding other people’s Pokémon defending gyms, but if something doesn’t change, I honestly don’t know how much longer I’ll be feeding everyone else on top of mine.

  3. Darn, not a good factor for me since most of the people in my area drive from gym to gym.

  4. Collected no coins in two days because nobody will attack the gyms and everyone keeps feeding the monsters. I went a few extra blocks to take down an opposing team’s gym, just as a favor to those day-old defenders. I timed it wrong, though, and a raid went active right when I got there. I didn’t want to wait around for the raid to expire, so I didn’t release those defenders to take their coins home,

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