July 7, 2016 12:43 pm Published by 1 Comment

No this isn’t another post about the Pokémon GO Plus and how much it costs, it’s about all the currently known microtransactions that are a part of the newly released app and just how much of an impact they can have on your wallet.

 

We knew from early on this game would involve a bit of handing over cash to advance further at a quicker rate, and we were okay with that, but now that the app is in our hands and we can see just how much it costs, I think it is safe to say that unless you are careful with in-game purchases or just don’t invest all that much time into Pokémon GO, the app could cost you a huge chunk of cash. Below you will details on how much real money you will need to hand over for in-game currency: (Prices pertaining to the currencies used by United Kingdom, Japan and the States of America)

 

What Real World Money buys you:

 

100 PokeMoney: £0.79 / 120¥ / $0.99

550 PokéMoney: £3.99 / 600¥ / $4.99

1200 PokéMoney: £7.99 / 1200¥ / $9.99

2500 PokéMoney: £14.99 / 240¥ / $19.99

5200 PokéMoney: £29.99 / 4800¥ / $39.99

14500 PokéMoney: £79.99 / 11800¥ / $99.99

 

So if we’re not careful, it looks like Pokémon GO really could go on to cost us an arm and a leg, but just what exactly can we buy with the PokéMoney? Well that’s what this list of details is for:

 

What Real World Money buys you:

 

Pokéballs:

*x20: 100 PokéMoney.

*x100: 460 PokéMoney.

*x200: 800 PokéMoney

 

Incense: (Used for Attracting Pokémon)

*x1: 80 PokéMoney

*x8: 500 PokéMoney

*x25: 1250 PokéMoney

 

Lucky Eggs:

*x1: 80 PokéMoney

*x8: 500 PokéMoney

*x25: 1250 PokéMoney

 

Lure Module:

*x1 Lure Module: 100 PokéMoney

*x8 Lure Modules: 680 PokéMoney

 

Other Known Purchases:

*x1 Egg Incubator: 150 PokéMoney

*Bag Upgrade: 200 PokéMoney

*Pokémon Storage Upgrade: 200 PokéMoney

 

On top of all that, you also have to factor in how much it will cost you to play the game, since it does require a working internet connection and although it will have you walking about, passing a few Wifi areas, you can beat your life that the harder to obtain Pokémon won’t be hanging around that coffee shop you like to frequent with the really good internet connection. So be open to the possibility of seeing your weekly/monthly internet bill to getting a little, or a lot more expensive, depending on how much you play the app.

We are in no way saying you shouldn’t play it or part with any of your hard-earned cash, because at the end of the day it’s your life and your money. We are however simply suggesting that you begin this journey with your eyes open and an understanding that this game can get very expensive, very quickly if you let it.

 

For more Pokémon GO related news and a forthcoming review, be sure to check back to our site as we will be supplying fairly regular updates.

 

Source: @NE_Brian of Nintendo Everything

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