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How to get Poké Balls in Pokémon Go

You need Poké Balls in order to capture those elusive Pokémon out in the world. If you run out, here's how to get more.

Find PokéStops

PokéStops are special locations in the world where you can get random items, including Poké Balls, Eggs, Revives, and more. They appear as blue squares on your map and are always located in public places — look for them in areas where people gather, near distinct architecture in your region, landmarks, or public art.

  1. Launch the Pokémon Go app from your home screen or the app drawer.
  2. Find a PokéStop in Map View. They looks like blue squares.
  3. Approach the PokéStop. When you are near enough to search it, it will open and present you with a wheel.
  4. Tap on the wheel to spin it.

That's it. your Poké Balls or any other items you get will appear in your Bag.

Buy Poké Balls with PokéCoins

The easiest way to get more Poké Balls is to buy them with PokéCoins. PokéCoins cost real money, so don't go crazy with this.

  1. Launch the Pokémon Go app from your home screen or the app drawer.
  2. Tap the Main Menu button in Map View. It's the Poké Ball at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the Shop button. Your PokéCoin balance appears on the top of the screen.

  1. Tap a Poké Ball pack to select it.
  2. Tap the Exchange For to complete your purchase.

That's it. Your Poké Balls will appear in your Bag after a short delay.

What about you?

Do you have any tips for getting more Poké Balls? If so, share them in the comments below.

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