Developer Niantic is making it easier for players to play their mobile games from home. The newest change they’re making is directly in line with other changes they made last month, making it easier to stay home and play the game. To take part in raids and other premium activities, players need to earn PokéCoins. Niantic has since introduced a handful of sources for easy Pokéballs and raid passes that can be bought from the in-game store.
The new set of changes will complement this earlier tweak and make players less likely to have to leave the house to find their various rewards. As part of the new test, Niantic is now expanding the activities that players can use to earn PokéCoins. You can find a quick list of the new activities down below. It used to have to be a requirement to keep a Pokémon in a Gym slot for the day to defend it, but since that now requires risking exposure to the pandemic, that’s not a good idea.
The new change allows you to earn up to 5 PokéCoins per day without having to have a Pokémon in a Gym. Now, all you have to do to earn that 5 point bonus is to complete one of the activities below. It’s also possible to earn extra coins by doing various other activities.
Tasks That Earn PokéCoins
- Make a Nice Throw
- Make a Great Throw
- Make an Excellent Throw
- Catch a Pokémon
- Transfer a Pokémon
- Power Up a Pokémon
- Evolve a Pokémon
- Use a Berry to help catch a Pokémon
- Take a snapshot of your buddy
- Win a raid
Niantic has designed the system to allow players to earn PokéCoins from five activities each day. Players can then earn more coins from another set of activities the next day. The limit to earn coins each day has also been adjusted. Players will also be able to earn 55 coins a day instead of the usual 50. You will still earn PokéCoins from taking part in Gyms though, although other activities like the ones listed above will reward more than normal.
These changes won’t be global at first. Gamers in Australia will get to take part in PokéCoin farming first. Niantic will use this test period to look through the data and figure out how players respond to the changes. Once they make any necessary changes, players can expect to see the update land on their devices in other regions.