Pokémon GO may be free to download for Google and Apple devices, but Trainers may find themselves spending a pretty penny in the game’s shop.
Niantic’s real-time augmented reality Pokémon app began its roll-out for players in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan yesterday evening. But thanks to an early U.S. version on Android — via APK download file — we’re given a look at the game’s “microtransactions.”
Some Trainers will find the bite-sized in-app purchases palatable, while others may have second thoughts before dropping a cool $100. Below is the current breakdown for the game’s shop purchase options, all redeemed in exchange for real money.
Pokémon GO Shop Prices
- $0.99 for 100 PokéCoins
- $4.99 for 550 PokéCoins
- $9.99 for 1,200 PokéCoins
- $19.99 for 2,500 PokéCoins
- $39.99 for 5,200 PokéCoins
- $99.99 for 14,500 PokéCoins
PokéCoins allow players to purchase items and upgrades. For example, Trainers can exchange 80 PokéCoins for a single Lucky Egg to double their XP for 30 minutes. Or, they can exchange 200 PokéCoins for a Pokémon Storage Upgrade that increases their maximum number of Pokémon carried by 50. (According to the app, each Trainer can hold up to 350 items.)
What about you? Will you be making in-app purchases from within the Pokémon GO shop?