In the game there are many Items that are related with capturing, hatching, evolution and battling Pokémon. Most of them can be obtained from Photo Discs in PokéStops and Gyms. Trainers can be also rewarded with items for leveling up or completing Raid Battles and Research tasks.
Most of items available in game is contained in Trainer's Bag, but there are some of them like Premiere Ball or purchasable storage upgrades which technically are items but they're not contained in the bag throughout regular gameplay.
Trainer begins their journey with a Bag capacity of 350 items (practically 348). The amount of items that can be carried can be increased by 50 by purchasing the Bag Upgrade from the Shop for 200. Bag capacity can be increased up to a maximum capacity of 3,000.
After reaching their limit, player is not able to spin Photo Disc in a PokéStop or a Gym for more items and instead they get information that "Bag is full". All items except Unlimited Incubator and Camera are possible to be permanently removed from bag in any quantity.
To enter to the page with all owned items in game:
- Main article: Poké Balls
Poké Balls are items that are critical to a Trainer's quest, used for catching and storing Pokémon. Currently Poké Balls can be obtained through several different ways such as: spinning Photo Discs at Gyms and PokéStops, being rewarded for leveling up, completing research tasks, opening gifts or purchasing them in Shop (in this case only regular ones).
There currently five varieties of Poké Balls exist in-game:
- regular Poké Ball,
- Great Ball,
- Ultra Ball,
- currently not-available Master Ball
- and Premier Ball which is available only in Bonus Challenge on Raids and Rescuing Shadow Pokémon.
- Main article: Potions
Potions are items that can restore Pokémon's HP that is a medicine used to heal an injured Pokémon. They can be acquired from leveling up, spinning the Photo Disc at a Gym or PokéStop, defeating a Raid Boss, completing research tasks, or opening gifts.
There are currently four types of potion:
- regular Potion,
- Super Potion,
- Hyper Potion
- and Max Potion.
- Main article: Revives
Revives are items that allows Trainer to restore health of fainted Pokémon. It works only on Pokémon that HP is equal 0. They can be acquired from leveling up, spinning the Photo Disc at a Gym or PokéStop, defeating a Raid Boss, completing research tasks, or opening gifts.
There are currently only two types of revives:
- regular Revive
- and Max Revive.
- Main article: Berries
Berries are items that can be acquired from leveling up, spinning the Photo Disc at a Gym or PokéStop, defeating a Raid Boss, completing research tasks, or opening gifts. They can be used while capturing wild Pokémon and to feed them in Gym.
There are currently five kinds of berries available in gameplay:
- Razz Berry,
- Pinap Berry,
- Nanab Berry,
- Golden Razz Berry
- and Silver Pinap Berry.
- Main article: Evolution Items
Evolution Items are items used to evolve certain species of Pokémon. There is small chance that Johto Evolution Items can be obtained from spinning Photo Disc PokéStops and trainer is guaranteed one on their seventh day spin streak. They can be also obtained as a reward from Research tasks and gifts while Sinnoh Stone can only be obtained in Research Breakthrough and Trainer Battle.
There are currently seven items that can be obtained, that are:
- Dragon Scale,
- King's Rock,
- Metal Coat,
- Sun Stone,
- Sinnoh Stone,
- and Unova Stone.
- Main article: Egg Incubators
Egg Incubators are items used to hatch Pokémon Eggs. In order to hatch a 2 km, 5 km, or 10 km egg, a player must place an Egg in the Incubator. The distance for an egg in incubator is tracked only when the game is open.
There are three types of Incubators:
- an Unlimited one, which is orange in appearance and has infinite uses;
- a Limited one, which is blue in appearance and has three uses;
- and a Super one, which is purple in appearance, has three uses and it hatches an Egg much faster.
- Main article: Raid Passes
There are three types of these passes:
- regular Raid Pass,
- Premium Raid Pass
- and EX Raid Pass.
- Main article: Technical Machines
- Fast TMs for Fast Attacks
- and Charged TMs for Charged Attacks.
Rare Candy is an item that, when used on a Pokémon, turns into that Pokémon species' Candy. It can be used at any time of gameplay just like a potion. It also shares same interface as the one for healing Pokémon with potions.
- The Rare Candy can transform into Candy for any Pokémon. For example: when used on a Pikachu, one Rare Candy turns into one Pikachu Candy.
- Main article: Gifts
- Due to coronavirus outbreak, trainers now can open 30 Gifts per day and store 20 Gifts.
A Gift is an item that can be sent to another Trainer. Gifts contain items that are of higher value than what Trainers normally obtain from spinning PokéStops, supporting the feeling that your friends are really helping you make the best of your Pokémon GO journey. Only one gift can be sent to each Friend per day and at most 20 Gifts that can be opened in a single day. There are two kinds of gifts — regular and sponsored.
- Main article: Incense
- Due to coronavirus outbreak, Incense now is sold for 40, lasts for an hour and the spawn rate is 1 Pokémon per minute.
Incense is an item that makes Pokémon spawn nearby player.
Incense, when activated, shows a pinkish aura around the Trainer. The effect will follow a trainer if the trainer continues to travel, though part of the appeal is being able to keep catching while remaining in one place. Pokémon lured by the incense will also have a pink aura. Spawns are based on the local biome the player is in.
- Main article: Lucky Egg
A Lucky Egg is an item that doubles gained XP for 30 minutes. After activating a Lucky Egg, its effect lasts whether the player is online or offline.
This item cannot be obtained from a PokéStop itself. However, it can be received by reaching certain levels, or by purchasing it from the Shop for 80. A bundle containing eight Lucky Eggs can be purchased for 500 as well. It can be also rewarded for completing set of Special Research tasks.
A Star Piece is an item that awards 50% more Stardust for 30 minutes. After activating a Star Piece, its effect lasts whether the player is online or offline.
This item cannot be obtained from a PokéStop itself. However, it can be received by purchasing it from the Shop. Bundles containing eight and 25 Star Pieces can be purchased as well. It can be also rewarded for completing set of Special Research tasks.
- A small shard of a beautiful gem. Earns 50% more Stardust for 30 minutes.
This item was found in game data on December 6th, 2017, after update to the version 0.85.1 was released.
- Main article: Lure Modules
Lure Modules are items that Trainer can use on PokéStop to attract more wild Pokémon to appear near it. Unlike Incense, everyone can catch the attract Pokémon. There are also three advanced Lure Modules kinds that also cause certain Pokémon to evolve:
- Magnetic Lure Module,
- Glacial Lure Module
- and Mossy Lure Module.
These items cannot be obtained from a PokéStop itself. However all types of Lure Modules can be purchased from the in-game Shop.
The Camera is an item given to player automatically. It is essentially an easier way to take screenshots on player's mobile device - and when capturing a Pokémon, you can tap the camera icon to easily take a picture within the app. The screenshots/pictures of Pokémon encounter made in-game adds player's name in the bottom corner of the picture. It cannot be removed from bag and it takes up one slot.
Camera item allows to access the GO Snapshot feature that allows Trainers to take photos of Pokémon from their collection at any time.
- 'A device to capture photos of Pokémon. Photos can be shared with others.
- When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, you can use your camera to photograph them.
Due to coronavirus outbreak, Mystery Box lasts for a hour and the spawn rate is 1 Meltan per minute.
Mystery Boxes are mysterious old boxes that Trainers will receive upon transferring a Pokémon to Pokémon: Let's Go for the Nintendo Switch.
Opening it releases a scent which attracts Meltan for 30 minutes. Once the box has been activated, the Trainer must wait 3 days to transfer Pokémon and receive another box. There is a visible countdown that starts at 3 and decreases by one each day, until it reaches zero.
Before April 24th, 2019, the cooldown of Mystery Box was 7 days.
- In-game description:
- A mysterious old box. Opening it causes a certain Pokémon to appear for a limited time.
- A unique coin that enables a Trainer to change teams. It can only be purchased from the shop once per 365 days.
- Main article: Rocket Radars
- regular Rocket Radar - used to track down hideout of Team GO Rocket Leaders. These can be acquired after combining six Mysterious Components that can be obtained after defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts,
- Super Rocket Radar - used to track down Giovanni's hideout. These can be acquired only from Special Research campaigns related to Team GO Rocket.
- Main article: Tickets
Tickets are items that grant a Trainer access to special features during particular in-game event, mainly Special Research campaigns. They happen to be available for purchase from the Shop using real-life currency, before and during the specific events. Currently there are two different designs of event these tickets: pink and navy-blue.
These events required tickets in order to give Trainer access to event Special Research campaigns:
- A Colossal Discovery,
- A Drive to Investigate,
- Investigating Illusions,
- Seeing Double,
- Pokémon GO Fest 2020.
There are several items in the game that are either not used, not obtainable or not fully implemented, such items are:
- Master Ball – a powerful, yet unobtainable variety of Poké Ball,
- Ordinary Incense also dubbed Honey – kind of Incense that looks like jar of honey,
- Bluk Berry – an unknown kind of berries,
- Wepear Berry – an unknown kind of berries,
- X Attack,
- X Defense,
- X Miracle.
- ↑ Increased Daily Bonuses, changes to Gifts, and rotating 1 PokéCoin bundles. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-03-24.
- ↑ Developer Insights: Inside the Philosophy of Friends and Trading. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-06-22.
- ↑ Updates to events: Abra Community Day. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-03-13.
- ↑ Shiny Meltan returns for a limited time!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-04-21.
- ↑ New Team Medallion allows Trainers to switch teams!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-02-22.