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 levelling up, winning Raid Battles, completing Research tasks, participating in GO Battle League matches or battling Team GO Rocket members.
Item Bag page
To enter to the page with all owned items in game:
Most of items available in game is contained in Trainer's Item Bag, but there are some of them like Premiere Ball or purchasable storage upgrades which technically are items but they are not contained in the bag throughout regular gameplay.
Trainer begins their journey with a Bag capacity of 350 items (practically 348 – as there are also a Camera and Infinite Incubator). 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 5,100 item slots.
After reaching Item Bag space 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, Camera, the free Raid Pass, Mystery Box and purchased Tickets are possible to be permanently removed from the Item Bag in any quantity.
- 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
- Premier Ball which is available only in Bonus Challenge on Raids and Rescuing Shadow Pokémon
- Beast Ball which is available only in Ultra Beasts encounters.
- 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 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 them, 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 Battle Pass (formerly Premium Raid Pass)
- Remote Raid Pass
- EX Raid Pass
- Main article: Technical Machines
- Fast TMs for Fast Attacks
- and Charged TMs for Charged Attacks.
- Main article: 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. Trainers may have up to 20 Gifts in their Item Bag at any given time and they do not take up any space.
There are two kinds of gifts — regular and sponsored.
- 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.
- In-game description
- 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,
- Mossy Lure Module
- and Rainy 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.
- Main article: Incense
Incense is an item that makes Pokémon spawn nearby player.
Incense, when activated, shows a pinkish aura around the Trainer for 60 minutes. The effect will follow a Trainer if they continue 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.
Daily Adventure Incense is a special type of Incense that attracts Pokémon for 15 minutes as long the Trainer is moving. Trainer can only carry one Daily Adventure Incense in the Item Bag at a time. It is automatically added to the Item Bag once daily at 12 a.m. local time if the Trainer does not have it.
Mystery Box is a special kind of Incense which is a mysterious old box that Trainers can receive upon transferring first Pokémon to Pokémon Let's Go for the Nintendo Switch.
Opening it releases a scent which attracts Meltan for 60 minutes. Once the box has been activated, the Trainer must wait 3 days to transfer Pokémon and re-unlock the box.
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.
GO Beyond introduced Rare Candy XL. It functions the same except converting into Candy XL instead of regular Candy.
- In-game description
- 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.
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.
- In-game description
- A device to capture photos of Pokémon. Photos can be shared with others.
- Original Description
- When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, you can use your camera to photograph them.
- In-game description
- 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.
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.
- New Team Medallion allows Trainers to switch teams!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-02-22.