With the release of new Pokemon in upcoming updates, not all your favourite Pokemon or pure dex fillers can make the cut when it comes to your storage. That being said, not all players can get their hands on generous amounts of Pokecoin to fix this problem either. Here are some tips on how to manage your Pokemon Storage to save time and possible frustration.
Pokemon Storage Capacity
As you already know, Pokemon Go has limited free space for what Pokemon you can keep. The maximum storage capacity can go up to 4500 Pokemon as of to this date. Pokemon storage upgrades are bought using Pokecoins and each upgrade increases the maximum capacity by 50. Players will need to save up 200 Pokecoins to increase their storage.
How to increase Pokemon Storage Space
- Open up your Menu and go to “Shop”
- Scroll down to “Upgrades” and tap on “Pokemon Storage”
- Tap on Exchange (cost is 200 Pokecoins)
- Transaction is now complete
If you don’t have enough Pokecoins to secure the upgrade, you will have to leave your Pokemon at a few gyms for a couple days. Alternatively, you can purchase Pokecoins with real money also.
Note to always check your Pokemon before removing any incase you toss out a Pokemon that is of high value by accident – to be safe, always “star” your Pokemon (add as a favourite) for ones you want to keep.
Steps to remove Pokemon
- Open up your Menu and go to “Pokemon”
- Select or Search the Pokemon’s Name that you want to remove
- Tap the 3 Vertical Bars at the Bottom of the Screen
- Tap “Transfer” and tap “Yes”
- Removal is now complete
General tip to save loads of time managing your Pokemon Storage space is to sort out Pokemon after you caught them. Create a mental check list/classification chart and follow that each time. Here are some questions that can help you assess whether the Pokemon is worthy to keep or not, remember that everything is still your own personal choice.
- Pokemon Personal Importance Order: is it a Pokedex filler? Candy supplement? Favourite Pokemon?
- Pokemon Rating: is it a 1, 2, 3, or 4 star (perfect IVs)?
- Pokemon Quantity: how many do you already own vs how many do want to keep of each type/species?
- Pokemon Rarity: Limited time Pokemon? Shiny Pokemon? Legendary/Mythical Pokemon?
It is good practice to always check your Pokemon using appraise after you caught them. Sometimes you will find one with a very high IV and you might regret tossing them out afterwards.
Never toss out Pokemon you aren’t sure on keeping even though sorting Pokemon while catching is a good practice – you can always search the Pokemon by name and see which duplicates you might want to get rid of first.