Part of the appeal that comes with a game like Pokémon Go is the fact that its free to download. But we all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch or even a free Pikachu. If you’ve been playing long enough, you’ve noticed that the Pokémon Go coins aren’t free and can be costly, depending on how much you play. Fans who have been looking for Pokémon Go tips and tricks have been searching key words like “Pokémon Go level rewards” and “Pokémon Go cheats.” If you want to learn how to get coins in Pokémon Go for free, then keep reading because we’ve got you covered.
Now, for those who don’t already know, PokéCoins are a premium currency that you can use to purchase Egg Incubators, Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules and more. In most cases, if you want PokéCoins, you have to pay for them and though they can speed things up, they can get very costly the more you play.
But where there’s a will, there’s a way and we have a way that will get you PokéCoins for free! The Pokémon Go gym is the best and only known way to get the coins you need, for free.
To anyone who is a beginner: Pokémon Go gyms are arenas where you can go to battle other Pokémon and trainers. You can have “friendly” matches or “rivalry” matches at these gyms and they can either increase the prestige of the gym or chip away at it. Players can also leave their Pokémon at their team’s gym in which they will be rewarded with items, endurance, and PokéCoins that will increase your strength.
If you go to your “shop” page while at the gym, there’s a small icon in the upper right hand corner that will give you a PokéCoin and a Stardust bonus for every Pokémon you have defending a gym, including every day that Pokémon has defended that gym. Make sure to snag this bonus as soon as possible, because you can only collect this bonus once every 20 hours!
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