Pokémon GO is free to download and play. For Trainers who want to enhance their Pokémon GO experience, premium items are available for purchase.
Buying Premium Items from the Shop
To buy these premium items, you must first purchase PokéCoins (the currency of Pokémon GO). PokéCoins can then be exchanged for premium items in Pokémon GO.
To purchase PokéCoins:
- Tap Shop
- Tap a pack of PokéCoins to purchase.
- You’ll be prompted to complete the purchase via Google Play or Galaxy Store on Android devices or the App Store on iOS devices. Once the purchase is complete, you’ll be able to exchange your PokéCoins for premium items.
To exchange PokéCoins for premium items:
- Tap Shop
- Tap an item to select it for exchange.
- Tap Exchange complete the exchange. Your premium items will then appear in your Bag. Note that there may be a short delay before premium items appear in your Bag.
Tip: You can also exchange PokéCoins for clothing and accessories for your avatar.
Earning Free PokéCoins with the Defender Bonus
You can earn free PokéCoins by placing your Pokémon at Gyms. The longer the Pokémon stay at the Gym, the more PokéCoins you earn. You redeem your PokéCoins only after your Pokémon return from the Gym.
Restricting In-App Purchases on your Device
You can restrict in-app purchases on your device to prevent accidental or unauthorized purchases from the Shop: