PokéCoins (or simply coins) are Pokémon GO in-game currency used to buy items in the in-game Shop. You can get them by buying them in the in-game Shop using real-world currency or collecting them when you’ve defended your Team’s gym.
Cost of PokéCoins
100 PokéCoins Dilemma
In some countries, the cost of 100 PokéCoins is so low that buying bulk is actually more expensive than buying multiple 100 coins of the same amount. In Great Britain, the cost of 100 coins is only £0.79, so buying 2500 coins is actually more expensive than buying 100 coins 25 times, because the latter only costs £19.75.
Another extreme example of this is in the Philippines, where the cost of 100 coins is only ₱29, which makes buying multiple 100 coins is way more cheaper than buying bulk coins. Below is a table showing each bundles Cost per Coin.
|Coin Amount||Cost||Cost Per Coin|
Once you have successfully placed a Gym defender, once your Pokémon returns, you will get 1 PokéCoin for every 10 mins your Pokémon stayed in the gym. You can only earn a maximum of 50 coins a day. You can reach 50 coins if you’ve defended for at least a total of 8 rs and 20 mins. Once you have reached that limit, you won’t be able to earn any more coins until the next day.
Old Defender Bonus
Before the gyms closed down on June 19, 2017, the Defender Bonus worked very differently. You can claim your Defender Bonus at the in-game Shop and earn 10 PokéCoins for every gym you have defended, with a maximum of 100 coins per claim. Once you have claimed your bonus, you can only claim the next bonus after 21 hours.
When gyms re-opened on June 22, 2017, the Defender Bonus worked almost the same as the current one but has a different rate and coin limit. You’ll get 1 coin per hour and can earn up to 100 coins per day.
- Battling at Gyms – Pokémon GO Support Page