Pokémon Go PokéCoin Australian Changes Overhauled After Backlash

Published: June 12, 2020 10:20 AM /


A coin in Pokémon Go

Right now, Pokémon Go is in the middle of testing a new overhaul for its PokéCoin system. The tests are being carried out on the Australian version of the game and have met with a less-than-positive community response. Now, Niantic is making some big changes to the proposed PokéCoin overhaul and reverting some of the changes it's already made in the test.

So what changes are being made to the new Pokémon Go PokéCoin overhaul?

This news comes via the official Niantic Pokémon Go blog. In the blog, Niantic says it'll be making some changes to the PokéCoin rewards test "in response to community feedback". A graphic by prominent Twitter Pokémon Go personality LeekDuck shows a picture of how the proposed changes are themselves being changed. Instead of earning a maximum of 55 PokéCoins per day, players will instead only be able to earn 50, but the number of PokéCoins earned from defending Gyms will be increased from 2 to 6. The maximum amount of PokéCoins players can earn from defending Gyms each day will be reduced from 50 to 30, but the number you can earn from Daily Activities will increase from 5 to 20.

LeekDuck's Pokémon Go coin change chart

These changes will reduce the overall amount of PokéCoins you can earn each day, but will vastly increase the number of coins you get from both defending Gyms and from completing Daily Activities. It's worth noting that the PokéCoin reward for defending Gyms has simply been rolled back to its original value. The original community response to the changes was not positive, so it's perhaps unsurprising that Niantic has made these changes (or unmade them, as the case may be). We'll have to wait and see what impact this has on the ongoing test to the PokéCoin revamp. As ever, we'll bring you more on this as we get it.

How did you feel about the Pokémon Go PokéCoin revamp? Are you happy about the newest changes? Let us know in the comments below!

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