Update: Pokémon GO has now released in North America. All pricing within the article remains accurate.
Pokémon GO is currently available in certain regions across the globe, North America not being one of them. However, specific features have already been released, including the game’s microtransactions.
Despite being free-to-play, the mobile app runs on a system of incense and Poké Balls. Incense lures Pokémon to your location for a certain period of time, while Poké Balls, allow you to catch the wild creatures. Once you run out of your initial amount of allotted items, you must purchase them with Pokécoins.
Assuming the game runs similarly to its beta version, you’ll replenish Poké Balls and Incense at the end of each day and week. For those extremely eager to catch ’em all, you can purchase in-game coins with real money.
Listed below are the different increments of purchases, according to Kotaku.
- 100 Pokécoins: 99 cents
- 550 Pokécoins: $4.99
- 1,200 Pokécoins: $9.99
- 2,500 Pokécoins: $19.99
- 5,200 Pokécoins: $39.99
- 14,500 Pokécoins: $99.99
- 20 Poké Balls: 100 Pokécoins
- 100 Poké Balls: 460 Pokécoins
- 200 Poké Balls: 800 Pokécoins
- 1 Incense: 80 Pokécoins
- 8 Incense: 500 Pokécoins
- 25 Imcense: 1250 Pokécoins
Players can also purchase a Lure Module, which is similar to Incense, but it attracts Pokémon to a Pokestop, instead of the player’s current location. It coasts 100 Pokécoins for one, and 680 Pokécoins for 8.
Also, players can buy Lucky Eggs, which grant an XP boots. An Egg Incubator, can be purchased as well to house the egg as it hatches.