Promo codes were added to the Pokémon GO in-game store on May 2 2017 and are currently only available on Android devices due to Apple Store legal limitations.
We’ll be updating this page with all Promo Codes that get released worldwide, so stay tuned and remember to bookmark this page.
|2017/05/27||Sprint May 2017 giveaway||N/A||Individual||Yes||In May 2017, Sprint organised a US and Android only giveaway at Sprint stores||Great Balls,
What Pokémon GO promo codes look like?
It’s unclear at this moment, as the feature hasn’t been officially released yet. The equivalent codes for Ingress are fairly long and cryptic: xhtz7hny1777rffd. Almost guessed that one… 🙂
How to get Pokémon GO promo codes?
You can get promo codes by attending special events, participating in promotions and solving various code reward challenges presented by Niantic or their partners.
Are promo codes only redeemable by one person, or can everyone redeem a code?
This question hasn’t been answered by Niantic yet, but in Ingress, most codes expire after x amount of uses. However, there are some unique Ingress codes in existence that last for a very long time!
We expect Pokémon GO to follow a similar rule. Fev Games has a list of these “Forever Passcodes” for Ingress.
How to get Legendary Promo Codes?
First of all, there has been no confirmation that Legendary Pokémon will be obtainable with promo codes!
It’s pure speculation at this point, but there are rumors that Niantic could use this system to reward Legendary Pokémon to players who participate in “large scale events”.
One of these events is to take place during the Summer of 2017, as confirmed by Niantic Japan.
Will I get banned for trying out random codes?
No. But don’t do it anyway, just in case.
What is my Pokémon GO promo code?
There is no such thing as “your Pokémon GO promo code”. Promo Codes are created by Niantic and handed out by Niantic. Codes are intended to be for one time use per event or promotion.
Why are promo codes not available on iOS?
Apple insists on collecting it’s 30% fee on EVERY transaction on iOS — even when that transaction occurred offline, as in case with Promotional codes.
For the same reason, you can’t purchase any non-Apple ebooks in-app and have to get your Kobo/Kindle/etc purchases via a web browser.
Ingress iOS players use a special website to redeem Ingress promo codes.
Will iPhone players be able to use Promo Codes?
Yes, they will be, but not through the in-game Store. iPhone Trainers will have to use a specialised website to redeem their Pokémon GO codes.
A high level Ingress player has assembled a short FAQ for Ingress promo codes on reddit, so we’re sharing the information here also.
How do promo codes work?
Promo codes are short strings (sets of characters) that you input in the in-game store and get rewards. Pokémon GO promo codes come in a few types:
- some expire after a certain date
- some are unlimited
- some are limited by number of people that redeem them
What rewards can you get from Pokémon GO promo codes?
Promo code rewards vary a lot, from regular drops to special medals for specific events. It can range from normal PokéStop drops to Legendary Pokémon.
How to get promo codes?
Promo codes mostly come from Niantic’s social outlets – Facebook, Twitter and Google+ Pokémon GO pages. Sometimes, they come as a part of product promotion. Example: a Pokémon GO promo code under the Coke bottle cap.
Can I redeem a promo code with full inventory (bag)?
No, you can not. It will throw an “Inventory full” error and you will not lose the promo code. After emptying the bag, you can redeem the promo code.
Are promo codes region restricted?
There is no region restriction on Pokémon GO Promo codes. If you’re able to get one (and it’s not expired), you are able to redeem it.
What if I play on an iPhone? Can I redeem Pokémon GO promo codes there?
Apple doesn’t allow any Promo Codes on iOS. iOS users have to redeem Pokémon GO promo codes in an external website, same as iOS Ingress players.
Redeeming Pokemon GO Promo Codes
To redeem a promo code:
- In the Map View, touch the Main Menu button.
- Touch Shop button.
- At the bottom of the screen, enter the promo code in the text field.
- Touch Redeem.
After successfully redeeming a promo code, a notification will display the items added to your inventory.