Appendix:Pokémon GO Player's Guide/Items

Items in Pokémon GO have all sorts of uses and usually can be found in multiple ways. Some of them can be bought at the Shop if you wish. This guide explains what all of GO's items do and how you can obtain them, as well as about the Shop in Pokémon GO.

Catching Pokémon

Poké Balls

Poké Balls are the most common item you'll use during gameplay. You throw one at a Pokémon you've encountered in order to catch it. When you reach certain Trainer levels, you'll gain access to Great Balls and Ultra Balls, which have a higher chance of successfully catching Pokémon.

  • Awarded upon leveling up (version depends on level)
  • From PokéStops (random version, depending on level)
  • Purchase from the Shop for PokéCoins (only regular Poké Balls)


Razz Berry

Razz Berries can make Pokémon you encounter easier to catch. When you're timing your Poké Ball throw, a colored ring will shrink inside the Pokémon's target circle. The color of this ring indicates how difficult the Pokémon will be to catch, with red being hardest and green being easiest. Feeding the Pokémon a Razz Berry from your Bag changes this difficulty.



Incense draws wild Pokémon to you at a high frequency for 30 minutes. Use it from your Bag at any time.

  • Awarded upon leveling up (about every 5 levels)
  • Purchase from the Shop for PokéCoins

Lure Module

A Lure Module lures wild Pokémon to a PokéStop at a high frequency for 30 minutes. This effect is similar to Incense, but it must be used at a PokéStop, and all players in the vicinity of a PokéStop equipped with a Lure Module will experience its effect, not just whoever set it. You can use a Lure Module when you're viewing a PokéStop's Photo Disc.

  • Awarded upon leveling up (about every 5 levels)
  • Purchase from the Shop for PokéCoins

Egg Incubator

Egg Incubators must be used in order to hatch Pokémon Eggs. Any distance you walk with an Egg in an incubator will bring the Egg closer to hatching.

Incubators come in two varieties. Right from the start of the game, you have a yellow incubator; this incubator can be used infinitely many times. You can also find or buy blue incubators; these are limited to three uses each before they break.

  • Default in your inventory (infinite-use)
  • Awarded upon leveling up (3-use only, about every 5 levels)
  • Purchase from the Shop for PokéCoins (3-use only)


Restoring Pokémon


Potions restore a Pokémon's HP if it has taken damage from a battle. A basic Potion heals 20 HP. When you reach certain Trainer levels, you'll gain access to stronger Potions: Super Potions (heals 50 HP), Hyper Potions (heals 200 HP), and Max Potions (fully heals HP).




Revives restore fainted Pokémon to a healthy state. A Pokémon that has reached 0 HP during a battle at an opposing Gym will faint, and its HP cannot be restored by Potions. Only a Revive can restore a fainted Pokémon, with a basic Revive restoring 50% of a Pokémon's HP in the process of reviving it and a Max Revive restoring its full HP. You'll only start finding Max Revives after reaching Trainer level 30.



Storage and miscellaneous


Your default item and Pokémon storage space is 350 items and 250 Pokémon. You can purchase extra capacity for either of these at the Shop, with each upgrade allowing 50 more items or Pokémon. (Eggs are separate from your other Pokémon storage and are always limited to 9.)

  • Purchase from the Shop for PokéCoins


You can use the camera to snap a picture of a Pokémon while you're in an encounter with it. To use the camera, simply press the camera icon in the lower right of the screen, then press the button at the bottom to take a pic.

  • Default in your inventory

Lucky Egg

Using a Lucky Egg doubles the XP you gain for 30 minutes in real time. Plan ahead in order to make the best use of this! You can line up a bunch of Pokémon to evolve, or plan to head out and catch Pokémon, hatch Eggs, and visit PokéStops and Gyms before using your Lucky Egg.

  • Awarded upon leveling up (about every 5 levels)
  • Purchase from the Shop for PokéCoins


This is where Pokémon GO kind of hopes you'll spend a bit of real money on the game. If you love the game, by all means, go ahead! (If you're a minor, please be sure you have your parents' permission if you're spending their money.) Remember, it helps the developers keep running and improving the game. But if you don't want to spend money on GO, you should also be able to get most of the things in the Shop in other ways if you want.

The only things totally exclusive to the Shop are the Bag and Pokémon Storage Upgrades. But even these you don't have to spend money on, if you work at collecting PokéCoins for defending Gyms.


PokéCoins are a premium currency in GO that you use to purchase items and upgrades in the Shop.

  • Defend a Gym for 21 hours (Defender bonus)
  • Purchase from the Shop for real currency (see table)
PokéCoins United States Canada Eurozone United Kingdom Australia New Zealand Japan
  100 $0.99 $1.39 €0.99 £0.79 $1.49 $1.49 ¥120
  550 $4.99 $6.99 €4.99 £3.99 $7.99 $7.49 ¥600
  1,200 $9.99 $13.99 €9.99 £7.99 $14.99 $14.99 ¥1200
  2,500 $19.99 $27.99 €19.99 £14.99 $30.99 $29.99 ¥2400
  5,200 $39.99 $54.99 €39.99 £29.99 $62.99 $59.99 ¥4800
  14,500 $99.99 $139.99 €99.99 £79.99 $159.99 $149.99 ¥11,800

Items and upgrades

Items and upgrades can be purchased with PokéCoins from the Shop in the following amounts:

Image Item Purchase Cost
  Poké Ball 20 Poké Balls 100 PokéCoins
100 Poké Balls 460 PokéCoins
200 Poké Balls 800 PokéCoins
  Incense 1 Incense 80 PokéCoins
8 Incense 500 PokéCoins
25 Incense 1250 PokéCoins
  Lucky Egg 1 Lucky Egg 80 PokéCoins
8 Lucky Eggs 500 PokéCoins
25 Lucky Eggs 1250 PokéCoins
  Lure Module 1 Lure Module 100 PokéCoins
8 Lure Modules 680 PokéCoins
  Egg Incubator 1 Egg Incubator 150 PokéCoins
  Bag Upgrade 1 Bag Upgrade 200 PokéCoins
  Pokémon Storage Upgrade 1 Pokémon Storage Upgrade 200 PokéCoins

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