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.
02-25-2019
Change Log
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 Adventure Synx 2019 & Adventure Box 2019 92.5 per Incubator(Counting Incubator & Super 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

Spring Equinox 2019

Item Box Name Community Day Special Box Great Box Ultra Box Adventure Box
# of Raid Passes 0 2 3 16 0
# of Incubators 3 2 0 0 2
# of Super Incubators 2 0 4 3 12
# of Star Pieces 0 0 6 0 0
# of Lucky Egg 0 1 0 4 4
# of Lure Module 1 0 0 3 3
# of Ultra Ball 30 20 0 0 0
# of Pinap Berries 0 0 10 0 0
Item Box Cost 480 480 780 1480 1480

Price Justifications

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, throwing off price evaluations that include them. 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). With the influx of experience from gifting and friendship, XP has become a very poor indicator of experience, furthering the uselessness of Lucky Eggs.

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 directly comparable to Incubators.

The value of Incense fluctuates based on availability/time during CD and meta-relevance of the CD Pokemon. With many upcoming Hoenn species to be featured during Community Day, many players may value these higher, though their value fluctuates wildly from player to player.

Lure Modules are the trickiest item to evaluate with their value dependant on stop and spawn density while also factoring other nearby players, as others can lure for you. 100s of players can share the same lures, making them difficult to evaluate. Analysis including lures will also factor against previous LSB containing all other premium items (except Lucky Eggs, worth 0).

Any items that can be obtained by spinning PokeStops are also calculated as zero in the calculations. Consider increasing your Item Storage instead, an investment that will quickly pay for itself if you value items you can receive from spins.

Community Day

March's Community Day box has been added. Expect the box to last only until the end of the last Community Day.

This box contains 5 Incubators for 480 coins, a 36% discount. This is the third best deal ever offered on Incubators just behind two recent Ultra boxes that were a 38.33% discount.

This box is a better discount than the current Adventure box featuring the same items. That box is a 29.52% discount, now ranking it fourth. It does contain a higher distribution of Super Incubators. Again, don't be fooled. Super Incubators and Incubators do the same thing in the same way that this event shouldn't encourage you to hatch additional eggs!

Special

A 2/2 split on Raid Passes and Incubators represents the absolute minimal 4% discount.

Great

A 3/4 split on Raid Passes and Incubators is a 13.33% sale, ranking this box 69th all time.

Considering Star Pieces, this is a 35% discount, ranking it 42nd all time. While not particularly impressive, this represents the greatest overall discount on the top items in this event’s LSBs.

Ultra

If Ultra boxes continue to add a Raid Pass each event, this will eventually be an amazing deal. For some players, it’s already enticing. Last box had 3 more Incubators and 8 Star Piece as a comparison, but for the hardcore raiders, this is a tempting pickup. This 27.8% discount ranks 35th best all time on deals with Passes and Incubators. This ranking drops to 61st when considering Star Pieces.

With Lure Modules, this is a 32.72% discount (still worse than the Great Box), ranking it 71st all time against boxes with all items included.

For the players focusing on Raiding, buying into this box now seems right. While trending upwards, it’s best not to look a gift box in the mouth. Every sale with a better deal on Raid Passes was over a year ago.

Adventure

The Adventure box unarguably went down in quality this event though it is still the 4th best sale on Incubators ever offered, a 29.52% discount. If you don’t raid, you probably spent all your coins on the last box. This one’s good though too.

Compared to sales including Raid Passes, this ranking drops to 31st. Compared to sales with Star Piece, this ranking drops to 55th.

Also for comparison, with Lure Modules this box represents a 34.22% discount (yep. Still worse than the Great Box) and ranks 70th all time against boxes with all items included. This box is also worse than the Community Day box by all metrics.

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

2017 Global Catch Challenge
Item Box Name Community Day Special Box Ultra Box
# of Raid Passes 1 4
# of Lure Module 4 8
# of Lucky Egg 6 16
# of Great Balls 20 0
# of Ultra Balls 0 30
Item Box Cost 380 880
Halloween 2017 Event
Item Box Name Special Box Great Box Ultra Box
# of Raid Passes 6 3 6
# of Incense 5 7 12
# of Super Incubators 0 4 6
# of Lucky Eggs 0 0 6
Item Box Cost 480 780 1480
Autumnal Equinox 2017 Update
Item Box Name Special Box Great Box Ultra Box
# of Super Incubators 3 5 8
# of Lure Modules 5 10 15
# of Lucky Eggs 0 4 8
Item Box Cost 480 980 1480
July 2017 GO Fest Event
Item Box Name Special Box Great Box Ultra Box
# of Raid Passes 6 12 16
# of Pinap Berries 10 20 30
# of Lure Modules 0 10 20
# of Incense 0 0 4
Item Box Cost 480 980 1480
July 2017 Anniversary Event
Item Box Name Anniversary Box
# of Ultra Balls 20
# of Incubators 6
# of Max Revives 6
# of Raid Passes 2
Item Box Cost 1200