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Pokémon Go will soon let you earn coins from home, thanks to a revamp

Soon players will be able to earn coins without using gyms

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A Poké Coin with Pikachu on it next to the Pokémon Go logo Image: Niantic
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Niantic is changing the ways players can earn coins in Pokémon Go, the currency that allows players to buy more raid passes and supplies, as well as cosmetics to dress up their player avatars.

Rather than only being able to earn them from gyms, players will also be able to earn them from completing daily tasks. There will be featured activities each day that reward five coins for completing them all, like taking a snapshot of your buddy, evolving a Pokémon, and powering up a Pokémon. These are similar to the Field Research tasks players get when spinning PokéStops.

To compensate, players will be earning coins from having Pokémon in gyms less often. Rather than earning six coins per hour for every Pokémon left in a gym, they’ll earn two. Players will also be able to earn 55 coins a day instead of 50.

This feature will be rolled out in Australia first, and after Niantic gets feedback, they’ll improve the system and implement it in other regions.

Lately, Niantic has added more features to the game that allow players to play Pokémon Go from home, including adding Incense events and remote-friendly raids — likely all in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Update: The article has been updated with more information provided by a tweet from Niantic about the coin rewards.

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