A history of the item boxes that are sold temporarily during events. These boxes were added in 2016 and have been a recurring feature since.
Legacy Special Box List

Best Values Per Item

Best Historical Value only accounts for one item being in the boxes. Calculations have ignored other items in the boxes. Items that are cheaper in the shop are marked with *.

Item Best Historical Value via Item Boxes Cost Per Item
Poke Ball* Winter 2016 Event Part 2 - Bronze Box 4.6 per Ball
Great Ball Winter 2016 Event Part 1 - Special Box 25 per Ball
Ultra Ball February 2018 Community Day Event - Silver Box 16 per Ball
Raid Pass Kanto Event 2018 - Ultra Box 61.67 per Raid Pass
Incubator Ultra Bonus Unlock 2018- Great Box 120 per Incubator
Incense* Winter 2016 Event Part 1 - Ultra Box 60 per Incense
Lure Module* Winter 2016 Event Part 2 - Bronze Box 57.5 per Lure Module
Lucky Egg* Legendary Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box 59.2 per Egg
Max Revive* Legendary Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box 148 per Revive
Star Piece* Eggstravaganza 2018 - Ultra Box 59.2 per Piece
Super Incubator Adventure Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box

Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 - Ultra Box

Johto Festival 2018 Event - Ultra Box

Ultra Bonus Unlock 2018 - Ultra Box

123.33 per Incubator
Pinap Berry February 2018 Community Day Event - Silver Box 24 per Berry
Max Potion* Legendary Week 2018 Event - Great Box 130 per Potion
Razz Berry Legendary Week 2018 Event - Special Box 80 per Berry

October 2018 Part 2 Boxes

Item Box Name Special Box Great Box Ultra Box
# of Lucky Eggs 0 1 0
# of Lure Module 0 0 8
# of Incense 0 3 0
# of Egg Incubator 3 0 0
# of Super Incubators 0 5 12
# of Raid Passes 2 3 6
# of Star Pieces 0 0 9
# of Ultra Balls 20 0 0
# of Pinap Berries 10 0 0
Item Box Cost 480 780 1480

These breakdowns will assume a value of 0 to Lucky Eggs. Lucky Eggs currently provide 0 value to players over level 38 and are readily available in almost every Legacy Special Box. Eggs are available to purchase bundled for 50 gold each though their value likely falls between 0-20 gold for a given player. A level cap increase is likely not too far in the future, but it is unknown if such an increase will bring actual unlocks with it, so it’s safe to view them as being worthless for any players 38+ for now, especially for those players not maxing Pokemon (the only benefit to leveling up).

While players will find utility in Super Incubators over traditional Incubators if constantly running 9 Eggs or rushing to complete Research, a majority of players will find their gameplay mechanics identical; they each hatch 3 Eggs. For this reason, when discussing Super Incubator prices they are comparable to Incubators.

Beldum is our next featured CD Pokemon. Make sure that you have 6 Incense to get you through that event, especially important for those with limited availability during Community Day. Analysis will be included with Incense and without. When calculating deals with Incense, we’ll also factor in Star Pieces but will not consider Lucky Eggs or Lure Modules which are generally considered worse items (when ranking against previous Legacy Special Boxes).

These boxes also offer Lure Modules, an item with worth directly related to Pokestop and trainer density, as trainers can use Lure Modules that other trainers purchase. We’ll look at the boxes as if Lure Module could be worth 0 coins or 50 coins, though their value is likely closer to 0 for most players. Calculations including Lure Modules will be weighted against rankings for boxes with Star Pieces and Incense as well, which are generally considered more useful Premium Items.

Special

The Special Box represents a 26.15% discount no matter how you split it. This ranks it a respectable 21st for boxes containing Raid Passes and Incubators, which is actually better than the current Great Box. This ranking drops to 39th when considering boxes containing Star Pieces.

If you’re going to purchase 3 Incubators anyways, this box provides 2 Raid Passes at 15 coins each.

Great

The Great Box is a 25.71% discount on Premium Raid Passes and Incubators. This is a downgrade over the Special box for many players. The only thing worth mentioning is that if Beldum is a more common hatch during its Community Day (like it was for Larvitar) then Super Incubators value significantly increases.

The additional items come at such low rates they can’t really improve much. 3 Incense makes this a 35% discount, ranking this box 33rd. Weighing against past boxes with Star Piece, this ranking drops to 46th.

If you’re going to purchase 5 Incubators anyways, this box provides 3 Raid Passes at 10 coins each.

Ultra

This box provides a 38.33% discount on Premium Raid Passes and Incubators, in a way grossly weighted toward incubation. This box ranks 13th considering these two items, the worth Ultra Box in the past two months- though it’s still worth discussing, unlike the other two options.

Factoring in Star Piece, this box is a 48.07% discount, ranking it 12th. The previous Ultra box ranked 11th in this regard. This box is weighted even more heavily towards Incubation.

It’s tough to value lures at 50 coins as discussed above, but doing so makes this 54.46% discount ranked 7th, compared to the previous Ultra Box ranked 6th.

Mostly these boxes are a pass. Hopefully you’re stocked up for Mewtwo Month, Beldum CD, and Gen 4. If not, It’ probably recommended to buy Premium Items from the shop directly as needed while hoarding coins for future boxes and Storage Space upgrades.

Item Values for All Boxes

Poke Ball

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Winter 2016 Event Part 2 - Bronze Box 4.6

Great Ball

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Winter 2016 Event Part 1 - Special Box 25
Winter 2016 Event Part 1 - Great Box 27.5
Winter 2016 Event Part 2 - Gold Box 49.6

Ultra Ball

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Winter 2016 Event Part 1 - Ultra Box 75
July 2017 Anniversary Event - Anniversary Box 60
February 2018 Community Day Event - Silver Box 16
March 2018 Community Day Event - Community Day Box 16
April 2018 Community Day Event - Community Day Box 16
May 2018 Community Day Event - Special Box 16
May 2018 Community Day Event - Great Box 26
May 2018 Community Day Event - Ultra Box 49.3
GO Fest 2018 Event - Special Box 24
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Special Box 24
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Special Box 24

Raid Pass

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
July 2017 Anniversary Event - Anniversary Box 600
July 2017 GO Fest Event - Special Box 80
July 2017 GO Fest Event - Great Box 81.67
July 2017 GO Fest Event - Ultra Box 92.5
Halloween 2017 Event - Special Box 80
Halloween 2017 Event - Great Box 260
Halloween 2017 Event - Ultra Box 246.67
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Special Box 240
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Great Box 260
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Ultra Box 168
January 2018 Update - Special Box 80
January 2018 Update - Great Box 86.67
January 2018 Update - Ultra Box 98.67
February 2018 Update - Great Box 130
February 2018 Update - Ultra Box 123.33
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Special Box 80
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Great Box 78
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box 74
Eggstravaganza 2018 - Ultra Box 296
Kanto Event 2018 - Special Box 80
Kanto Event 2018 - Great Box 65
Kanto Event 2018 - Ultra Box 61.67
Battle Showdown 2018 - Special Box 80
Battle Showdown 2018 - Great Box 86.67
Battle Showdown 2018 - Ultra Box 98.67
May 2018 Community Day Event - Ultra Box 148
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box 185
Water Festival 2018 Event - Special Box 160
Water Festival 2018 Event - Great Box 97.5
Water Festival 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
GO Fest 2018 Event - Special Box 120
GO Fest 2018 Event - Great Box 130
GO Fest 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Special Box 240
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Great Box 195
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Special Box 240
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Great Box 195
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Ultra Box 148

Incubator

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Winter 2016 Event Part 1 - Special Box 125
Winter 2016 Event Part 1 - Great Box 137.5
Winter 2016 Event Part 1 - Ultra Box 250
July 2017 Anniversary Event - Anniversary Box 200
Winter 2017 Event Part 1 - Special Box 240
February 2018 Update - Special Box 240
February 2018 Update - Great Box 195
February 2018 Update - Ultra Box 185
Eggstravaganza 2018 - Special Box 160
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Special Box 160
Water Festival 2018 Event - Special Box 240
Water Festival 2018 Event - Great Box 195
Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 Event - Special Box 160
GO Fest 2018 Event - Special Box 480
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Special Box 240
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Special Box 240

Incense

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Winter 2016 Event Part 1 - Great Box 225
Winter 2016 Event Part 1 - Ultra Box 60
Winter 2016 Event part 2 - Silver Box 122.5
Winter 2016 Event Part 2 - Gold Box 99.2
July 2017 GO Fest Event - Ultra Box 370
Halloween 2017 Event - Special Box 96
Halloween 2017 Event - Great Box 111.4
Halloween 2017 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
Winter 2017 Event Part 1 - Special Box 240
February 2018 Update - Special Box 240
Eggstravaganza 2018 - Special Box 240
Eggstravaganza 2018 - Great Box 156
Kanto Event 2018 - Great Box 130
March 2018 Community Day Event - Community Day Box 80
May 2018 Community Day Event - Great Box 97.5
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Special Box 160
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Great Box 130
Water Festival 2018 Event - Special Box 80
Water Festival 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 Event - Special Box 120
Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 Event - Great Box 156
Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Great Box 130
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Special Box 160
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Special Box 130

Lure Module

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Winter 2016 Event Part 2 - Bronze Box 57.5
Winter 2016 Event Part 2 - Silver Box 122.5
Winter 2016 Event Part 2 - Gold Box 155
July 2017 GO Fest Event - Great Box 98
July 2017 GO Fest Event - Ultra Box 74
Autumnal Equinox 2017 Update - Special Box 96
Autumnal Equinox 2017 Update - Great Box 98
Autumnal Equinox 2017 Update - Ultra Box 98.67
Winter 2017 Event Part 1 - Ultra Box 148
Kanto Event 2018 - Special Box 120
Kanto Event 2018 - Ultra Box 148
April 2018 Community Day Event - Community Day Box 120
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Great Box 130
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box 98.67
Water Festival 2018 Event - Great Box 130
Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 Event - Great Box 97.5

Lucky Egg

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Winter 2016 Event Part 2 - Silver Box 122.5
Winter 2016 Event Part 2 - Gold Box 99.2
Autumnal Equinox 2017 Update - Great Box 245
Halloween 2017 Event - Ultra Box 246.67
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Special Box 120
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Great Box 97.5
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Ultra Box 105
January 2018 Update - Ultra Box 246.67
February 2018 Update - Great Box 260
February 2018 Update - Ultra Box 246.67
February 2018 Community Day Update - Silver Box 80
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Special Box 160
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Great Box 97.5
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box 59.2
Eggstravaganza 2018 - Ultra Box 148
March 2018 Community Day Event - Community Day Box 80
Kanto Event 2018 - Great Box 130
Kanto Event 2018 - Ultra Box 123.33
April 2018 Community Day Event - Community Day Box 120
Battle Showdown 2018 - Special Box 240
Battle Showdown 2018 - Great Box 130
Battle Showdown 2018 - Ultra Box 98.67
May 2018 Community Day Event - Special Box 80
May 2018 Community Day Event - Great Box 97.5
May 2018 Community Day Event - Ultra Box 67.273
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Special Box 96
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Great Box 97.5
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box 98.67
Water Festival 2018 Event - Great Box 97.5
Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 Event - Special Box 120
Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 Event - Great Box 156
Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
GO Fest 2018 Event - Ultra Box 164.44
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Special Box 240
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Ultra Box 185
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33

Max Revive

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
July 2017 Anniversary Event - Anniversary Box 200
January 2018 Update - Ultra Box 246.67
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box 148

Star Piece

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Winter 2017 Event Part 1- Special Box 96
Winter 2017 Event Part 1- Great Box 78
Winter 2017 Event Part 1 - Ultra Box 59.2
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Special Box 96
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Great Box 78
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Ultra Box 84
January 2018 Update - Great Box 78
January 2018 Update - Ultra Box 74
February 2018 Update - Special Box 80
February 2018 Update - Great Box 97.5
February 2018 Update - Ultra Box 74
February Community Day 2018 Update - Silver Box 80
Eggstravaganza 2018 - Special Box 96
Eggstravaganza 2018 - Great Box 78
Eggstravaganza 2018 - Ultra Box 59.2
March 2018 Community Day Event - Community Day Box 80
Kanto Event 2018 - Ultra Box 105.714
Battle Showdown 2018 - Special Box 240
Battle Showdown 2018 - Great Box 130
Battle Showdown 2018 - Ultra Box 98.67
May 2018 Community Day Event - Special Box 80
Water Festival 2018 Event - Ultra Box 82.22
GO Fest 2018 Event - Great Box 130
GO Fest 2018 Event - Ultra Box 164.44
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Great Box 156
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Great Box 130
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Ultra Box 105.714

Super Incubator

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Autumnal Equinox 2017 Update - Special Box 160
Autumnal Equinox 2017 Update - Great Box 196
Autumnal Equinox 2017 Update - Ultra Box 185
Halloween 2017 Event - Great Box 195
Halloween 2017 Event - Ultra Box 246.67
Winter 2017 Event Part 1 - Great Box 195
Winter 2017 Event Part 1 - Ultra Box 185
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Great Box 390
Winter 2017 Event Part 2 - Ultra Box 280
Eggstravaganza 2018 - Great Box 156
Eggstravaganza 2018 - Ultra Box 185
April 2018 Community Day Event - Community Day Box 160
Battle Showdown 2018 - Ultra Box 370
May 2018 Community Day Event - Special Box 240
May 2018 Community Day Event - Great Box 130
May 2018 Community Day Event - Ultra Box 148
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Great Box 130
Adventure Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
Water Festival 2018 Event - Ultra Box 148
Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 Event - Great Box 156
Safari Zone Dortmund 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
GO Fest 2018 Event - Great Box 260
GO Fest 2018 Event - Ultra Box 164.44
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Great Box 195
Johto Festival 2018 Event - Ultra Box 123.33
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Great Box 195
Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Event - Ultra Box 148

Pinap Berry

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
July 2017 GO Fest Event - Special Box 48
July 2017 GO Fest Event - Great Box 49
July 2017 GO Fest Event - Ultra Box 49.33
January 2018 Update - Special Box 48
January 2018 Update - Great Box 78
February 2018 Community Day Event - Silver Box 24
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Great Box 130
Kanto Event 2018 - Special Box 48
Kanto Event 2018 - Great Box 48.75
GO Fest 2018 Event - Great Box 78

Max Potion

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Great Box 130
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Ultra Box 148
Battle Showdown 2018 - Great Box 156

Razz Berry

Event - Box Name Price Per Item
Legendary Week 2018 Event - Special Box 80

Legacy Special box List

October 2018 Part 2 Boxes
Item Box Name Special Box Great Box Ultra Box
# of Lucky Eggs 0 1 0
# of Lure Module 0 0 8
# of Incense 0 3 0
# of Egg Incubator 3 0 0
# of Super Incubators 0 5 12
# of Raid Passes 2 3 6
# of Star Pieces 0 0 9
# of Ultra Balls 20 0 0
# of Pinap Berries 10 0 0
Item Box Cost 480 780 1480
Suicune Research Breakthrough 2018
Item Box Name Special Box Great Box Ultra Box
# of Lucky Eggs 2 0 0
# of Lure Module 1 2 0
# of Incense 0 0 8
# of Egg Incubator 2 0 0
# of Super Incubators 0 3 10
# of Raid Passes 2 6 10
# of Star Pieces 0 3 8
Item Box Cost 480 780 1480
Ultra Bonus Unlock Mewtwo 2018
Item Box Name Special Box Great Box Ultra Box
# of Lucky Eggs 2 0 6
# of Lure Module 0 4 0
# of Incense 0 2 0
# of Egg Incubator 3 0 0
# of Super Incubators 0 5 10
# of Raid Passes 2 5 14
# of Star Pieces 2 0 6
Item Box Cost 480 780 1480
Ultra Bonus Unlock 2018
Item Box Name Special Box Great Box Ultra Box
# of Lucky Eggs 0 0 6
# of Lure Module 0 2 0
# of Incense 3 0 6
# of Egg Incubator 4 0 0
# of Super Incubators 0 6 12
# of Raid Passes 0 4 8
# of Star Pieces 2 4 0
# of Pinap Berry 10 0 0
Item Box Cost 480 780 1480
Yokosuka Safari Zone Event 2018
Item Box Name Special Box Great Box Ultra Box
# of Lucky Eggs 0 0 12
# of Ultra Balls 20 0 0
# of Incense 3 6 0
# of Egg Incubator 2 0 0
# of Super Incubators 0 4 10
# of Raid Passes 2 4 10
# of Star Pieces 0 6 14
Item Box Cost 480 780 1480