PokéNews (May 8): Pokémon GO / Pokémon merchandise

Today’s Pokémon news: latest Pokémon GO news, but also…

  • Pokémon merchandise

Pokémon GO


Niantic have announced some changes regarding the way you can earn PokéCoins. Right now, you can only get them by defending Gyms, but in the future, you will be able to get some by completing various activities. To balance this, the following changes will also be implemented:

  • Gyms: PokéCoins earned from defending them reduced from 6 to 2 per hour
  • Maximum number of PokéCoins you can earn in a day bumped to 55

Here’s the activities that will allow you to earn PokéCoins moving forward:

  • Make an Excellent Throw
  • Evolve a Pokémon
  • Make a Great Throw
  • Use a Berry to help catch a Pokémon
  • Take a snapshot of your buddy
  • Catch a Pokémon
  • Power up a Pokémon
  • Make a Nice Throw
  • Transfer a Pokémon
  • Win a raid

Those changes will first go into effect in Australia, where a large-scale test will be ran. Niantic will then collect feedback and perform additional testing before rolling out the changes to all players worldwide.

Source: Niantic

Johto Throwback Timed Research

Due to an issue, the Johto Throwback Timed Research is only rewarding 5 Rare Candies instead of 10, as initially planned. Those 5 missing Rare Candies are not lost, however: they will be available from the first page of the Hoenn Throwback Timed Research.

Source: Niantic (Twitter)

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s some pictures of the latest set of Pokémon merchandise from Japan, coming to the Pokémon Center Online store on May 21st and June 18th:

Source: Famitsu



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