The system in which Pokemon Go Gym Coins were earned through defending them with Pocket Monsters was given a slight tweak during the recent Niantic update.
However, it’s now been discovered that even more has been changed than originally thought.
As fans will know, you can earn free PokeCoins for keeping Pokemon in Gyms, the longer the Pokemon stays, the more PokeCoins you earn.
The known change was that trainers used to have to manually claim Coins from their Pocket Monster, whereas now you get them back whenever your Pokemon leaves the Gym.
It even comes with a notification with the amount of PokeCoins earned when your Pokemon returns to you.
Since this was discovered, however, even more changes have been discovered that will affect the amount of Pokemon Gym Coins you can earn.
It has now been revealed that For every 10 minutes you have a Pokemon in a Gym, you gain 1 PokeCoin.
But what some fans may find more challenging is that a new cap of 50 Coins per-day limit across all Pokemon and Gyms has been put in place, an apparent drop from 100.
According to the latest reports, badges may eventually influence how many Pokecoins can be earned in a day, although many of these new features are still in the beta phase and could therefore change.
Badges have four tiers: Basic, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. You’ll unlock new tiers as you interact more with the Gyms.
As a reward for frequent interactions with a Gym, your badge will earn you bonus items when spinning the Photo Disc.
It’s unclear just how much of a benefit badges will play in farming Pokecoins, with more likely to be announced by Niantic in the future.
It follows news of new ways of collecting Rare Candy, following the big Pokemon Go Gym update.
As fans will already know, you earn candy from catching Pokemon – three Candy per Pokemon that you catch – plus another when you pass them along to Prof Willow.
Pinap Berries also double the amount of candy you can grab, and now there is another way to build up your candy reserves.
It has now been revealed that feeding Pocket Monsters at Gyms will earn you the chance of grabbing some Rare Candy.
This gives Trainers the chance of grabbing some for the rarer types that aren’t currently their buddy, as these are the ones usually occupying Gyms.
The final way to earn Rare Candy is by using the new Raid Battles system.
If you and your fellow Trainers are successful in defeating the Raid Boss, you’ll earn special items and a chance at catching the Pokémon. Special items may include Golden Razz Berries, Fast and Charged TM, and Rare Candy.