PokeCoins are the shop currency in Pokemon Go, and you can only earn a set amount per day, so what is the daily limit, and how can you earn it regularly?
What Is the Daily Limit for PokeCoins in Pokemon Go?
Pokemon Go will only allow each account to earn a maximum of 50 PokeCoins during any given day.
That limit means that any amount of coins earned above 50 will be reduced down to 50 in total, and any coins earned separately after that limit is reached will be totally negated and not awarded to you.
It doesn’t matter if a single Pokemon returns after having earned what should be hundreds of coins. You will only be capable of earning the first 50 coins for that day, and then any further earned coins are wasted.
How to Earn and Get More Pokecoins
Pokecoins have two primary methods through which they are obtained in Pokemon Go. The first of which, and the approach free-to-play players will use, will be through using Gyms. And the other is by buying them from the in-game store.
By leaving a Pokemon at a Gym, you can passively earn coins by controlling the Gym with the Pokemon there. The way this system works is that while you have a Pokemon in a Gym, it gradually earns the Pokecoins the longer it is there.
It takes an hour of this to earn about six total Pokecoins, though these coins can only be awarded to you when the Pokemon that has earned them through the Gym is knocked out of it. That means you’ll need to keep a Pokemon in a Gym for about 8 and a half hours to earn the full daily limit of 50 Pokecoins using a single Gym.
Of course, be careful what Pokemon you decide to leave behind if you’re not familiar with the Gym. As shown above, my relatively local ones can be inactive for long periods of time at once, with Sawk being left to defend that Gym for over 23 days.
The concerning part is that when he returns to me, he’ll still only bring back 50 Pokecoins. He’s earning a small fortune over there, but without anyone to knock Sawk out of the Gym, none of it is credited to me, so I am gaining zero additional Pokecoins with him staying in that Gym this long.
There is also nothing stopping you from garrisoning multiple Gyms with your Pokemon at a time if you can take them all over yourself, which can make it easier to produce the 50 Pokecoins per day limit you should be aiming for as a free-to-play player. You still won’t earn any extra, but it helps to prevent you not getting any coins for that day if the one Gym you own ends up surviving into the next day because you’ll instead have backups that might be knocked out instead.
How to Check How Many PokeCoins You’ve Earned
Back on the topic of gathering Pokecoins as a free-to-play player, that 50 daily limit will constantly be something you have to remember and manage when considering if you want to take over a Gym, but if you forget how many Pokecoins you’ve already earned today, there is fortunately enough a way to check how many you’ve gained today already.
Tap the event research button highlighted by a blue circle above.
Swipe the screen over to the Today tab
Scroll down past any currently ongoing events
Here you can find information on any Pokemon you have that are currently present in a Gym, as well as how many Pokecoins you’ve earned so far today. If you’re already at 50, it can still be worth placing new Pokemon into Gyms provided that you’re not in an area where they are likely to be knocked out of those Gyms before tomorrow.
In lower player count areas, it’s quite easy to take over a Gym and expect it to earn you the full limit of Pokecoins when it is knocked out the next day; but you’d still want to take over multiple Gyms to be safe as it’s entirely possible no-one ends up being around to eliminate your Pokemon to flip the Gym, thus preventing you being awarded the Pokecoins up to the limit otherwise.
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