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Lucky Egg

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Lucky-Eggs

A Lucky Egg that's filled with happiness: Earns double XP for 30 minutes.

When to Use

See our guide on power leveling! If you don't have enough Pokémon to evolve, you can also mix it up with some other activities that generate experience.

How to Obtain

Shop

Lucky Eggs are a shop staple (below), and they can also often be found packaged in Special Boxes.

Lucky Egg AmountCost
1x80 PokeCoins
(80 coins per Lucky Egg)
8x500 PokeCoins
(62.5 coins per Lucky Egg)
25x1250 PokeCoins
(50 coins per Lucky Egg)

Level Up Rewards

Egg AmountLevel Acquired
1xLevel 9
1xLevel 10
1xLevel 15
2xLevel 20
1xLevel 25
3xLevel 30
1xLevel 35
4xLevel 40

Egg Incubator

Egg Incubator ∞ (Orange)
Egg Incubator ∞ (Orange)

A device that incubates an Egg as you walk until it's ready to hatch. Unlimited use!

Egg Incubator (Blue)
Egg Incubator (Blue)

A device that incubates an Egg as you walk until it's ready to hatch. Breaks after 3 uses (1-use Egg Incubators have been given out during events).

Super Incubator (Purple)
Super Incubator (Purple)

A more powerful Egg Incubator that helps Eggs hatch quickly. Breaks after 3 uses.

Effect: Eggs placed in this incubator require 33% less walking distance to hatch.

When to Use

See the Egg hatching guide for more info!

As frequently as possible. Always have an Egg in the Egg Incubator ∞! The hatched Pokémon's level is linked to the trainer's level at the time that the Egg was acquired.

If the Egg Incubator ∞ is the only incubator in inventory...

  • Prioritize incubating higher-distance Eggs (10 km) for more new and/or rare Pokemon.
  • Prioritize incubating lower-distance Eggs (2 km) to clear up space for more Eggs.

Trainers who have Egg Incubators (blue) and Super Incubators (purple) as well...

  • Use Egg Incubator ∞ to hatch the lowest distance Eggs. Since this incubator is unlimited use, its value is negligible.
  • Save Egg Incubators and Super Incubators for 10 km Eggs to net the most value.  
    • 2 km Eggs in a 3-use incubator nets 6 km of usage.
    • 5 km Eggs in a 3-use incubator nets 15 km of usage.
    • 10 km Eggs in a 3-use incubator nets 30 km of usage.
  • Since Egg inventory is capped at 9, feel free to use a limited-use incubator on 5 km Eggs. Lower-distance Eggs would have to have been hatched anyway since they cannot be discarded.
  • Up to 9 incubators can be used at once - one for each Egg.
How to Obtain
  • An Egg Incubator ∞ is given to every player at the start of the game.
  • Egg Incubators are given as level up rwards (see below), can be purchased in the shop (for 150 PokeCoins), and may be offered in Special Boxes (see our guide for historic price comparisons).
  • Super Incubators are not always in the shop, but they are often offered during special events (for 200 PokeCoins), and especially as parts of Special Boxes (see our guide for historic price comparisons).
  • Level Up Rewards

    Egg Incubator (blue) AmountLevel Acquired
    1xLevel 6
    1xLevel 10
    1xLevel 15
    2xLevel 20
    1xLevel 25
    3xLevel 30
    1xLevel 35
    4xLevel 40

    Incense

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    Incense

    Incense with a mysterious fragrance that lures wild Pokemon to your location for 30 minutes.

    FAQ

    Is my Incense glitched? Nothing is spawning!

    If you manually set your device's date / time, the servers might disable spawns. Make sure to properly set your phone to sync time accurately!


    Do the Incense and Lure Module stack?

    Yes. The Lure Module will stack and increase the frequency of encountering Pokemon.

    Note that the effect of Incense will only be limited to you. The others around you will benefit only from the Lure Module.


    How many Pokemon usually spawn in a 30-minute session?

    When stationary, Incense attracts 1 Pokémon every 5 minutes. While moving, Incense attracts 1 Pokemon for every 200 meters traveled, up to a maximum rate of 1 Pokémon a minute.


    Are Incense Pokémon different than normal Pokémon?

    Pokémon spawned by Incense and Lure Modules despawn in about 3 minutes. Only the user of Incense can see or catch Pokémon spawned by Incense. Also, Incense-spawned Pokemon will have a swirling pink cloud at their base (instead of white circles like regular wild spawns).


    Does it make Pokemon on my radar move closer to me?

    No, it spawns new Pokemon.  Any existing Pokemon on your radar will remain until they are captured or disappear.

    When to Use

    Using Incense while moving generates Pokémon at a faster rate, up to 1 Pokémon a minute if you travel 200 meters in that time. This is helpful on buses and cruise ships, for example.

    How to Obtain

    Shop

    Incense is often included in Special Boxes, so check out our chart on historic price comparisons.

    Incense AmountCost
    1x80 PokeCoins
    8x500 PokeCoins (62.5 coins per Incense)
    25x1250 PokeCoins (50 coins per Incense)

    Level Up Rewards

    Incense AmountLevel Acquired
    1xLevel 5
    1xLevel 7
    1xLevel 10
    1xLevel 15
    2xLevel 20
    1xLevel 25
    3xLevel 30
    2xLevel 35
    4xLevel 40

    Lure Module

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    Lure-Module

    A module that attracts Pokémon to a PokéStop for 30 min. The effect benefits other people nearby.

    FAQ

    Do the Incense and Lure Module stack?

    Yes. The Lure Module will stack and increase the frequency of encountering Pokemon.

    Note that the effect of Incense will only be limited to you. The others around you will benefit only from the Lure Module.


    How many Pokemon usually spawn in a 30 minute session?

    Each Pokemon spawns around every 3 minutes, for a total of 10 Pokemon.


    Are Lure Module Pokémon different than normal Pokémon?

    Pokémon spawned by Incense and Lure Modules despawn in 3 minutes. Also, the lured Pokemon will have purple rings under them instead of white.

    When to Use
    • Stack Lure Modules in clusters of PokeStops to generate a constant stream of spawns.
    • Lure Modules may help increase XP gain during a Lucky Egg session.
    • During some events, Lure Modules have been extended to 3 or 6 hours.
    How to Obtain

    Shop

    Lure Modules are a regular item in the shop, and they have also been offered as part of Special Boxes (see our list of historic prices of the box items).

    Lure Module AmountCost
    1x100 PokeCoins
    8x680 PokeCoins (85 coins per Lure Module)

    Level Up Rewards

    Lure Module AmountLevel Acquired
    1xLevel 8
    1xLevel 10
    1xLevel 15
    2xLevel 20
    1xLevel 25
    3xLevel 30
    1xLevel 35
    4xLevel 40

    Poké Balls

    Poké Ball
    Poké Ball

    Unlock requirements: None

    A device for caching wild Pokémon. It's thrown like a ball at a Pokémon, comfortably encapsulating its target.

    Great Ball
    Great Ball

    Unlock requirements: Level 12

    A high-performance Poké Ball with a higher catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.

    Effect: Applies a 1.5x catch rate multiplier to the target.

    Ultra Ball
    Ultra Ball

    Unlock requirements: Level 20

    An ultra-performance ball with a higher catch rate than a Great Ball.

    Effect: Applies a 2x catch modifier to the target.

    Premier Ball
    Premier Ball

    A ball given for catching Raid Bosses. Premier Balls cannot be switched out for other Poke Balls, Great Balls, or Ultra Balls in your inventory, and excess Premier Balls are not retained.

    Effect: Has the same catch rate as a regular Poke Ball.

    Master Ball
    Master Ball

    Unlock requirements: Unknown

    Image extracted from the APK, unknown if used in the game.

    How to Obtain
    • Once unlocked at specific level, Poké Balls of all kinds (except Premier Balls and Master Ball) can be obtained at PokéStops or Gyms.
    • Every time you level up, you receive some quantity of Poké Balls as a reward. They are also awarded in Gifts and Research Breakthroughs.
    • Basic Poké Balls can be purchased from the shop for PokeCoins; during events, higher-level balls have been part of Special Box sets.
    • Premier Balls (from 6–18) are awarded to a trainer who completes a Raid Boss battle. For information on how bonus Premier Balls are awarded, check out our research.
       
    Poké Ball AmountCost
    20x100 PokeCoins
    (5 coins per Poké Ball)
    100x460 PokeCoins
    (4.6 coins per Poké Ball)
    200x800 PokeCoins
    (4 coins per Poké Ball)

    Potions

    Potion
    Potion

    Unlock requirement: Level 5

    A spray-type medicine that restores the HP of one Pokémon by 20 points.

    Super Potion
    Super Potion

    Unlock requirement: Level 10

    A spray-type medicine that restores the HP of one Pokémon by 50 points.

    Hyper Potion
    Hyper Potion

    Unlock requirement: Level 15

    A spray-type medicine that restores the HP of one Pokémon by 200 points.

    Max Potion
    Max Potion

    Unlock requirement: Level 25

    A spray-type medicine that completely restores all HP of a single Pokémon.

    How to Obtain

    Potions of all kinds can be obtained at PokeStops and Gyms, as rewards for successfully completing Raid Boss battles, and as trainer level rewards after reaching level 5. Higher-level potions can only be obtained once they have been unlocked.

    Max Potions may also be purchased in the shop (e.g., 10 for 200 PokeCoins), and potions are sometimes offered as part of Special Boxes.

    Berries

    Razz Berry
    Razz Berry

    Unlock requirement: Level 8

    Feed this to a Pokémon to make it easier to catch.

    Effect: Applies a 1.5x catch rate multiplier on the next successful throw.

    Nanab Berry
    Nanab Berry

    Unlock requirement: Level 14

    Feed this to a Pokemon to calm it down, making it less erratic.

    Effect: Reduces the likelihood of a Pokemon moving or attacking by a factor of 20. Also restores slightly more motivation when used in a Gym.

    Pinap Berry
    Pinap Berry

    Unlock requirement: Level 18

    Feed this to a Pokemon to receive more Candy if you catch it.

    Effect: Rewards 2x Candy if the Pokemon is caught on the next successful throw.

    Golden Razz Berry
    Golden Razz Berry

    Feed this to a Pokemon to make it much easier to catch.

    Effect: Applies a 2.5x catch rate multiplier on the next successful throw.

    Silver Pinap Berry

    Feed this to a Pokémon to receive more Candy when you catch it and make it easier to catch.

    Effect: Applies a 1.8x catch rate multiplier and rewards 2x Candy if the Pokemon is caught on the next successful throw.

    When to Use
    • Razz Berry: Best used in conjunction with a Great Ball or Ultra Ball on a Pokemon you want to catch.
    • Nanab Berry: Best used to help complete research like "Make 3 Excellent throws in a row." Use in Gyms.
    • Pinap Berry: Best used on rarer species or species that produce desirable Candy.
    • Golden Razz Berry: Best used on legendary Raid Bosses or on rare species that you want to catch.
    • Silver Pinap Berry: Best used on legendary Raid Bosses or on rare species with desirable Candy.
    • Any berry: Can be fed to Pokemon of a trainer's team in Gyms to gain 20 Stardust, 10 badge XP, and a chance at a candy of the fed Pokemon's species.
    How to Obtain
    • Razz Berries can be obtained at Pokestops and Gyms and as trainer level rewards after reaching level 8.
    • Nanab Berries can be obtained at Pokestops and Gyms and as trainer level rewards after reaching level 14.
    • Pinap Berries can be obtained at Pokestops and Gyms and as trainer level rewards after reaching level 18.
    • Golden Razz Berries are obtained as rewards for defeating a Raid Boss.
    • Silver Pinap Berries are currently only obtainable from parts of the Celebi Special Research.
    Other Berries

    Some unreleased berries are present in the APK files right after Razz Berry, including the following:

    • Bluk Berry
    • Wepar [sic] Berry

    Revives

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    Revive
    Revive

    Unlock requirement: Level 5

    A medicine that can revive fainted Pokémon. It also restores half of a fainted Pokémon's maximum HP.

    Max Revive
    Max Revive

    Unlock requirement: Level 30

    A medicine that can revive fainted Pokémon. It also fully restores a fainted Pokémon's maximum HP.

    How to Obtain

    Revives (and Max Revives, once unlocked) can be obtained at PokeStops or Gyms, as rewards for defeating a Raid Boss, as trainer level rewards after reaching level 5, or in the Shop as sets (e.g., 6 Max Revives for 180 PokeCoins) or as part of Special Boxes.

    Storage Upgrades

    Bag Upgrade
    Bag Upgrade

    Increases the max number of items you can carry by 50.

    Storage Upgrade
    Storage Upgrade

    Increases the max number of Pokémon you can carry by 50.

    These upgrades can only be purchased in the shop. Bag storage is capped at 2000 spaces, and Pokémon storage is capped at 1500 spaces.

    Upgrade TypeCost
    Bag Upgrade50200 PokeCoins
    Storage Upgrade50200 PokeCoins

    Raid Passes

    Raid Pass
    Raid Pass

    Pass to join a Raid Battle. You can get a free pass at Gyms once per day if you don't already have one.

    Premium Raid Pass
    Premium Raid Pass

    Premium Raid Pass to join a Raid battle. You can use this pass anytime.

    EX Raid Pass
    EX Raid Pass

    EX Raid Pass to join a special Raid Battle. You can use this pass only at the specified limited-time event.

    When to Use
    • A trainer can use a Raid Pass or Premium Raid Pass to enter into a Raid at any Gym (except EX Raids). They are removed from a trainer's inventory upon entering a raid lobby. 
    • If a trainer enters a Raid Battle but does not defeat the raid boss, they can keep trying until they defeat the boss or time runs out on the Raid Battle.
    • If a trainer or group defeats the Raid Boss, they cannot participate in the same Raid instance at that Gym again.
    • An EX Raid Pass may only be used to enter a raid battle at the date, time, and Gym specified on the pass (there is a "Get Directions" link on the pass); it may not be traded in or exchanged for other dates, times, or locations.
    How to Obtain
    • Raid Pass: One free Raid Pass may be obtained per day by spinning a Gym. Only one Raid Pass may be held in Items at a time, but if a Raid Pass is not used from the previous day, it can be used today and a new free Raid Pass gained by spinning a Gym that same day.
    • Premium Raid Pass: Premium Raid Passes may be bought in the shop for 100 PokeCoins (it's often more economical to purchase them as part of Special Boxes). Trainers may hold as many Premium Passes as they have inventory spaces, and may use as many Premium Passes in a day as they wish.
    • EX Raid Pass: EX Raid Passes are given out by Niantic to raid a special boss (it has been Mewtwo since 2017) at a certain Gym on a certain date and time. Gyms eligible to hold EX raids have certain characteristics, and strategies to "trigger" an EX Raid Pass distribution are detailed in this article.

    Star Pieces

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    Star Piece

    A small shard of a beautiful gem. Earns 50% more Stardust for 30 minutes.

    FAQ

    Do Star Pieces "stack" with special events bonuses?

    Yes. If an event offers increased Stardust for certain activities, this can be enhanced even further by using a Star Piece.

    How to Use

    For an in-depth set of suggestions on making the most Star Piece usage, check out this article on maximizing Stardust gains

    How to Obtain

    Star Pieces have been offered in Special Boxes in the shop. They are not directly buyable and cannot be obtained from PokeStops or Gyms.

    Evolution Items

    Sun Stone
    Sun Stone

    A peculiar stone that can make certain species of Pokemon evolve. It burns as red as the evening sun.

    Effect: Evolves Gloom to Bellossom (with 100 Oddish Candy) and Sunkern to Sunflora (with 50 Sunkern Candy).

    King's Rock
    King's Rock

    A rock that can make certain species of Pokemon evolve. It looks like a crown.

    Effect: Evolves Poliwhirl to Politoed (with 100 Poliwag Candy) and Slowpoke to Slowking (with 50 Slowpoke Candy).

    Metal Coat
    Metal Coat

    A coating that can make certain species of Pokemon evolve. It is a special metallic film.

    Effect: Evolves Onix to Steelix (with 50 Onix Candy) and Scyther to Scizor (with 50 Scyther Candy).

    Dragon Scale
    Dragon Scale

    A scale that can make certain species of Pokemon evolve. It is very tough and inflexible scale.

    Effect: Evolves Seadra to Kingdra (with 100 Horsea Candy).

    Up-Grade
    Up-Grade

    A transparent device that make certain species of Pokemon evolve. It is produced by Silph Co.

    Effect: Evolves Porygon to Porygon2 (with 50 Porygon Candy).

    How to Obtain

    Evolution items are rare item drops from PokeStops and Gyms. Trainers are guaranteed one Evolution item as part of a 7-day streak spin at a PokeStop or Gym.

    Technical Machine (TM)

    Fast TM
    Fast TM

    This Technical Machine teaches the Pokemon a new Fast Attack.

    Charged TM
    Charged TM

    This Technical Machine teaches the Pokemon a new Charged Attack.

    When to Use
    • Select a TM (Fast or Charged) in your inventory and then select the Pokemon to use it on. TMs can now also be used from the Pokemon list.
    • A TM switches a Pokemon's move (Fast or Charged) to another move in that Pokemon's current movepool (i.e., non-legacy, non-event).
    • The result is random, so if there is 2+ possible moves (other than the current move), the TM is not guaranteed to pick the desired move.
    • Since TMs are rare, be judicious in their use. Not all Pokemon need to be given their "optimal" moveset, especially if you don't plan to use it.
    • Hidden Power: TMs cannot be used to switch among Hidden Power types. A particular Pokemon will always have a particular Hidden Power type, no matter how many Fast TMs it gets.
    How to Obtain

    TMs are possible rewards for successfully defeating a Raid Boss. They may also show up as Research Task rewards.

    For more information on the basic mechanics of raid rewards, see The Silph Road Research Group's report on Raid Rewards and "bundles"; however, after it was published, some changes were made in the rewards, and trainers are now guaranteed Golden Razz Berries for defeating a Raid Boss, and some TM drop probabilities were increased per an announcement in November 2017.

    Rare Candy

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    Rare Candy

    A mysterious candy. When used on a Pokemon, it turns into the Pokemon's Candy.

    How to Use
    • Select Rare Candy in your inventory, then select a Pokemon to specify how many Rare Candy you want to transform. Rare Candy can also be used from the Pokemon list.
    • The most efficient use of Rare Candy is on legendary Pokemon. They are available for a limited time, cannot be placed in Gyms, and produce Candy every 20 km as a Buddy.
    • Like with every other resource in the game, don't commit Rare Candy until you need to. However, Rare Candy stockpiles can occupy a large amount of inventory space.
    How to Obtain

    Rare Candy is a possible reward for successfully defeating a Raid Boss. They may also show up as Research Task rewards.