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January 2018 Item Box Analysis

January 2018 Item Box Analysis

On January 12, 2018, Niantic released three shop bundles available for a limited time. This release marked the comeback of the Star Piece and contained several different items as well. What kind of value can be found in these boxes?

Reddit user u/rubiksman broke down the individual cost per item:

Base Prices

Item Best Possible Coin Value
Incense 50
Raid Pass 100
Super Incubator 150
Lure Module 85
Incubator 150
Star Piece 25
Lucky Egg 50
Max Revive 30
Special Box
Special Box

Special Box Value

Special Box Items Best Possible Coin Value Actual Coin Value
6x Raid Pass 600 336 (56 per)
5x Incense 250 140 (28 per)
10x Pinap Berry 0 0
Total Value 850 480
Coins Saved 370
Great Box
Great Box

Great Box Value

Great Box Items Best Possible Coin Value Actual Coin Value
9x Raid Pass 900 612 (68 per)
10x Star Piece 250 170 (17 per)
10x Pinap Berry 0 0
Total Value 1150 780
Coins Saved 370
Ultra Box
Ultra Box

Ultra Box Value

Ultra Box Items Best Possible Coin Value Actual Coin Value
15x Raid Pass 1500 900 (60 per)
20x Star Piece 500 300 (15 per)
6x Max Revive 180 108 (18 per)
6x Lucky Egg 300 180 (30 per)
Total Value 2480 1480
Coins Saved 1000

Conclusion

The item breakdown above takes every item into consideration when accounting for cost. However, if you wanted to purchase the boxes purely for Raid Passes or Star Pieces, here's what you should know: 

Box Name Box Price # of Raid Passes Cost per Raid Pass # of Star Pieces Cost per Star Piece
Special Box 480 6 80 0 0
Great Box 780 9 86.67 10 78
Ultra Box 1480 15 98.67 20 74

The Special Box is the best value when accounting purely for Raid Passes.

The Ultra Box is the best value when accounting purely for Star Pieces.

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