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Lucky Egg
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Lucky-Eggs

Increase the XP earned by the player for 30 minutes.


FAQ

Can you get Lucky Eggs at PokéStops or Gyms?

No.

When to Use

See the guide on power leveling for more information! 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)

Trainer Levels

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)

The orange Egg Incubator ∞ incubates an Egg as you walk until it is ready to hatch. This Incubator has unlimited uses.


Egg Incubator (blue)
Egg Incubator (blue)

The blue Egg Incubator incubates eggs and has a 3 uses before it breaks (some one-use Egg Incubators have been given out during an event).

 

Super Egg Incubator (purple)
Super Egg Incubator (purple)

The purple Super Egg Incubator incubates eggs and has 3 uses before it breaks. It hatches eggs 33% faster than the other incubators (i.e., multiply the distance by .667).

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 CP is linked to a trainer's level at the time that the egg was acquired.

If the Egg Incubator ∞ is the only egg 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 Egg 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 Egg Incubators for 10 km eggs to net the most value.  
    • 2 km egg 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, don't be discouraged 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 trainer-level awards (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 Egg 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).

Trainer Levels

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

 

Attracts Pokemon to the player's location for 30 minutes.


FAQ

Is my incense glitched? Nothing is spawning!

If you manually set your device's date/time, the servers might think you're attempting to cheat and 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.


How many Pokemon are usually attracted per 30-minute session?

When stationary, incense attracts 1 Pokémon every 5 minutes for a total of 6 Pokémon. While moving, incense attracts 1 Pokemon for every 200 meters traveled, up to a maximum rate of 1 Pokémon a minute.


Are incense-spawned Pokémon any different than normal Pokémon?

Pokémon spawned by incense and lures 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 Incense 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.


Can you get incense at PokeStops or Gyms?

No.

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.

Use it on the go to generate more Pokémon, such as in combination with a Lucky Egg session, to increase total XP gain.

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)

Trainer Levels

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.


How many Pokemon are usually attracted per 30 minute session?

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


Are lure module-spawned Pokémon any different than normal Pokémon?

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


Can you get a lure module at a PokéStop?

No.

When to Use

Since anyone can benefit form the effects of a Lure Module, use it when there are lots of people in the area. Lure Modules often attract more people than Pokemon, so be prepared.

Lure Modules may help increase XP gain during a Lucky Egg session.

During some events, Lure Modules have been extended to 3 hours or even 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)

Trainer Levels

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 good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.

Ultra Ball
Ultra Ball

Unlock Requirements: Level 20

An ultra-high performance Poké Ball that provides a higher catch rate than a Great Ball.

Premier Ball
Premier Ball

Unlock Requirements: Level 5

A device given for catching Raid Bosses. When attempting to capture a Raid Boss, Premier Balls cannot be switched out for other Poke Balls, Great Balls, or Ultra Balls in inventory, and Premier Balls must be used on the boss for which they are awarded (i.e., they cannot be stored in inventory for the future).

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 (see above), Poké Balls of all kinds (except Premier Balls and a Master Ball) can be obtained at PokéStops or Gyms, though higher power Poké Balls get increasingly rarer to find at PokéStops and Gyms, so save them for when you really need them
  • Every time you level up, you receive some quantity of Poké Balls as a reward.
  • Basic Poké Balls can be purchased from the in-app Shop for Pokecoins; during events, higher-level balls have been offered, especially as part of Special Box sets.
  • Premier Balls (from 6–14) are awarded to a trainer who successfully completes a raid boss battle (solo or as part of a group) (For more 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

A spray-type medicine for treating wounds. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 20 points.

Unlock Requirement: Level 5

Super Potion
Super Potion

A spray-type medicine for treating wounds. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 50 points.

Unlock Requirement: Level 10

Hyper Potion
Hyper Potion

A spray-type medicine for treating wounds. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 200 points.

Unlock Requirement: Level 15

Max Potion
Max Potion

A spray-type medicine for treating wounds. It restores full HP of one Pokémon.

Unlock Requirement: Level 25

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 trainer 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

Feed this to a Pokémon, and it will be easier to catch on your next throw.

Unlock Requirement: Level 8

Nanab Berry
Nanab Berry

Feed this to a Pokemon to slow down its movement.

Unlock Requirement: Level 14

Pinap Berry
Pinap Berry

Feed this to a Pokemon to receive double the amount of candies if you catch the Pokemon with the next throw that hits.

Unlock Requirement: Level 18

Golden Razz Berry
Golden Razz Berry

Feed this to a Pokemon to greatly increase your chances of capturing it.

When to Use
  • Razz Berry: Feed it to a Pokemon to increase the chance of capturing it.
  • Nanab Berry: Feed it to a Pokemon to slow its movements.
  • Pinap Berry: Feed it to a Pokemon to receive double the amount of candy should you catch it with the next ball that hits
  • Golden Razz Berry: Feed it to a Pokemon (especially a Raid Boss) to greatly increase the chances of catching it.
  • Any berry:
    - Can be fed to Pokemon of a trainer's team in Gyms to gain either Stardust or a candy of the fed Pokemon's species, and will also give 10 Badge XP (for more on Gym Badges and Badge XP, check out Gym Overview and Strategy)
    - Feeding a Pokemon of a trainer's team in a Gym also increases the motivation of a Pokemon (for exact percentage increases and feeding limits, see our guide Gym Motivation: What You Should Know).
How to Obtain
  • Razz Berries can be obtained at Pokestops and Gyms and as trainer level rewards after reaching trainer level 8.
  • Nanab Berries can be obtained at Pokestops and Gyms after reaching trainer level 14.
  • Pinap Berries can be obtained at Pokestops and Gyms after reaching trainer level 18.
  • Golden Razz Berries are obtained as rewards for defeating a Raid Boss.
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

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

Unlock Requirement: Level 5

Max Revive
Max Revive

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

Unlock Requirement: Level 30

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 trainer 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 Pokémon GO shop. Bag storage is capped at 1500 spaces, and Pokémon storage is capped at 1500 spaces.

Upgrade TypeCost
Bag Upgrade50200 Pokecoins
Storage Upgrade50200 Pokecoins
Raid Passes
Raid Pass
Raid Pass

A free item that allows you to join a battle against a Raid Boss at a Gym.

Premium Raid Pass
Premium Raid Pass

A purchased item that allows you to join a battle against a Raid Boss at a Gym.

EX Raid Pass
EX Raid Pass

An item given to selected trainers by Niantic that allows the trainer to enter into an EX Raid at a specific day, time, and Gym

When to Use
  • Raid Passes and Premium Raid Passes can be used by a trainer to enter into battle at any Gym where a raid has started (except EX raids). If a trainer, alone or in a group, enters a raid battle, but does not defeat the raid boss, they can keep trying (with no new Raid Pass or Premium Raid Pass required) until they defeat the boss—unless time runs out on the raid battle. If a trainer or group defeats the Raid Boss, they cannot battle the same Raid Boss at that Gym (even if they have other raid passes).
  • A Raid Pass or Premium Raid Pass is removed from a trainer's Items when a trainer enters the raid lobby.
  • 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 if it is not clear where the Gym is); it may not be traded in or exchanged for other dates, times, or locations. Because of the rarity and exclusiveness of EX Raids, trainers should plan to be at an EX raid at least a little before the beginning of the start time to be sure they can coordinate with other trainers and, most importantly, not miss out on being able to do the raid at all.
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 is often more economical to purchase them as part of Special Boxes, though, when possible.) Trainers may hold as many Premium Passes as they have Item 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 How EX Raids were Triggered.
Star Pieces
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Star Piece

An item that boosts Stardust acquisition for 30 minutes

FAQ

Can you get Star Pieces at PokéStops or Gyms?

No.

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
How to Obtain

Star Pieces have been offered in Special Boxes in the Shop.

Evolution Items
Sun Stone
Sun Stone

A peculiar stone that burns red and can make certain species of Pokemon evolve

King's Rock
King's Rock

A crown-shaped rock that can make certain species of Pokemon evolve

Metal Coat
Metal Coat

A special metallic film that can make certain species of Pokemon evolve

Dragon Scale
Dragon Scale

A very tough and inflexible scale that can be used to evolve certain species of Pokemon

Up-Grade
Up-Grade

A product of Silph Co., it's a transparent device that can be used to evolve certain species of Pokemon

When to Use
  • While most evolvable Pokemon only need a certain amount of candy of their species, some Pokemon require both a certain amount of species-specific candy and an Evolution Item to evolve.
  • Sun Stone: Can be used on Gloom (for Bellossom) or Sunkern (for Sunflora). It should also see use in evolving some Pokemon in Generation 4.
  • King's Rock: Can be used on Slowpoke (for Slowking) or Poliwhirl (for Politoed)
  • Metal Coat: Can be used on Scyther (for Scizor) or Onyx (for Steelix)
  • Dragon Scale: Can be used on Seadra (for Kingdra)
  • Up-Grade: Can be used on Porygon (for Porygon-Z)
How to Obtain

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

Technical Machine (TM)
Fast TM
Fast TM

A Technical Machine that teaches a Pokemon a new Fast Attack

Charged TM
Charged TM

A Technical Machine that's used to teach a Pokemon a new Charged Attack

When to Use
  • Click on a TM (Fast or Charged) in your Items and then select the Pokemon to use it on.
  • Using a TM switches a Pokemon's moves (Fast or Charged) to another move in that Pokemon's currently available (i.e., non-legacy, and usually non-special-event) moves of that type.
  • The result is random, so if there is two or more possible moves (other than the current move), while it will not re-roll/pick the same move the Pokemon currently has, it is not guaranteed to pick the desired move; if there is only one other move than the current move, the TM will switch to that move; if there is only one possible move (e.g., Vaporeon with Water Gun), Pokemon with no options will not be selectable.
  • Most Pokemon have just two Fast Attack moves available, so there's not usually as much need to stockpile Fast TMs. Conversely, since most Pokemon have three possible Charged Attacks, it may take several tries to get a desired Charged Attack move.
  • Since it can be difficult to come across TMs, be judicious in their use. Not all Pokemon need to be given their "optimal" moveset, especially if you don't plan to use it on offense or defense.
  • Hidden Power: Hidden Power is an exception; TMs cannot be used to switch among Hidden Power types. Hidden Power comes in a variety of attack types (e.g., Water, Fire, Flying, etc.), but each Pokemon with Hidden Power potential, only has access to one Hidden Power. For example, a Starmie with Grass-type Hidden Power cannot be switched to Rock-type Hidden Power no matter how many TMs are used; that Starmie with Grass-type Hidden Power could only be swapped between that and the other available Fast Attack (i.e., Water Gun).
How to Obtain

TMs are possible rewards for successfully defeating a Raid Boss.

(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 that can be converted into the species candy of any Pokemon

How to Use
  • Click on the Rare Candy in Items, then click on a Pokemon and select Yes/No to whether you want to transform a Rare Candy into a candy of that Pokemon's species.
  • Cost Effectiveness: The most cost-effective use of Rare Candy is to convert it into candy for Legendary Pokemon. To get more candy for Legendary Pokemon otherwise requires doing more raids (and catching) on legendary bosses, transferring a legendary to the Professor, or making the Legendary a Buddy and walking it 20 km per candy.
  • Other uses: Some trainers stockpile Rare Candy and may preserve some for upcoming Legendary Pokemon that they favor or may be powerful, use them to evolve or power up rare-but-regular Pokemon (such as those from 10km eggs), or have them available to quickly power up top attackers for new raid bosses that may appear.
How to Obtain

Rare Candy is obtained as a possible reward for successfully defeating a raid boss.

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