[[File:GO Guide Gym 5.png|thumb|150px|Claiming the Defender bonus]]
When the defending Pokémon returns from Gym to its trainer, it brings a defender bonus in the form of PokéCoins. The longer the Pokémon was defending a Gym, the more PokéCoins the player will get. The player receives 1 PokéCoin per 10 minutes
defened. This is the only way to obtain PokéCoins without paying for them with real money.
Daily defender bonus limit is 50 PokéCoins, and it is not influenced by number of Pokémon that returned to their trainer.