Exploring the World of Gold Pokéstops in Pokémon Go
If you’ve logged into Pokémon Go in the last few months you may have noticed a new golden addition. Has your local Pokéstop suddenly turned gold? What does this mean, and how can you use it on your Pokémon adventure?
To celebrate Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Pokémon Go has added these golden opportunities to meet a mysterious new creature.
Read on to uncover the secrets of these unique gilded Pokéstops.
What are Pokémon Go’s Gold Pokéstops?
Gold Pokéstops work almost exactly the same as regular Pokéstops. You spin them to gain items that will help you progress in the game. What makes the Gold Pokéstops unique is the special coin that they contain.
Spinning Gold Pokéstops will give you a new item known as Gimmighoul Coins. Gimmighoul is a brand new Pokémon native to the Paldea region that can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. These special coins are the only way to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo.
Gold Pokéstops also give more items than a regular Pokéstop on top of the Gimmighoul Coins. If there are no Gold Pokéstops nearby, you can also turn a regular Pokéstop golden using a Golden Lure Module.
How to Use Gold PokeStops
To use Golden Pokéstops:
- Approach a Golden Pokéstop in the real world
- When close, tap the Golden Pokéstop Icon
- Spin the disk by flicking your finger from the center to the left or right
- You will then receive a random assortment of items, including Gimmighoul Coins
It’s just that simple!
Fill your coin bag with enough of these mysterious coins to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo! You have to collect 999 Gimmighoul Coins to evolve Gimmighoul.
So, if you want a Gholdengo, you should try to spin every Gold Pokéstop you can find. You can also collect Gimmighoul Coins by catching roaming Gimmighouls or adventuring with your Gimmighoul by your side.
Collecting that many coins takes time, but luckily, Gimmighoul Coins won’t take up space in your Item Bag. So you can collect as long as you need without worrying about filling your inventory.
Golden Lure Modules
If you can’t spot enough Gold PokeStops in Pokemon Go, there is also a way to turn regular ones golden. Golden Lure Modules turn regular Pokéstops into Golden Pokéstops for 24 hours.
To get Golden Lure Modules, you will first need to Connect Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to your Pokémon Go account. Once connected, you can send postcards to your Pokémon Scarlet and Violet game. For every five postcards sent, you will receive one Golden Lure Module.
From there, just apply the module to your local Pokéstops to turn them golden.
Connect Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
The Pokemon Company and Niantic have joined forces to bring the new Paldea region to Pokemon Go. To benefit from this golden opportunity, connect Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on your Nintendo Switch to Pokémon Go on your phone. Here is a step by step guide to the setup process.
In the Pokémon GO app:
- Tap the Trainer icon in the bottom-left part of the screen.
- Open the Postcard Book.
- Choose the Postcard you want to send, then select Send to Pokémon Scarlet or Send to Pokémon Violet.
In the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet games:
- Press the X Button to open the menu.
- Select Poke Portal, then select Mystery Gift.
- Select Connect to Pokémon GO.
- Select Communicate with Pokémon GO to receive the Postcard