It’s been nearly a year since Pokemon GO increased the item storage limit from 1,000 to 1,500, but trainers can finally upgrade their bags again. As announced by Niantic, players can now upgrade their bags to hold 2,000 items total.
However, increasing one’s item storage capacity in Pokemon GO to 2,000 won’t come cheap. It costs 200 coins to upgrade bag storage by 50, so players will have to spend at least 2,000 coins to upgrade it from being able to hold 1,500 items to 2,000. Players can earn these coins in-game by controlling gyms, but with gym payouts capped at 50 coins per day, it won’t be easy. Meanwhile, those who are willing to spend real money on the game will need to spend at least $20 to have enough coins to fully upgrade their bag (assuming they already have hit the previous 1,500 limit).
The new bag upgrade in Pokemon GO coincides with a general store update that has new limited time items. Players can get their hands on 8 Star Pieces for 400 coins, and Super Incubators for 200 coins. Star Pieces double the amount of stardust players can earn in the game, whereas Super Incubators reduce the amount of walking distance required to hatch eggs.
This store update comes just in time for Charmander Community Day on May 19. Like previous Community Day events, Charmander Community Day will see the spawn rate of the starring Pokemon dramatically increase, with shiny variants much more common than usual. If players manage to evolve a Charmander all the way to a Charizard during the event, they will nab a Charizard that knows the exclusive fire-type move Blast Burn.
Blast Burn is set to be one of the most powerful moves in Pokemon GO. The two-bar attack deals 100 damage, and should make Charizard much more useful in raids and gym battles.
While they’re out catching Charmanders, Pokemon GO players will likely be spinning a lot of PokeStops and stocking up on Pokeballs, berries, and other items. Considering this, the new bag upgrades may come in handy.
Pokemon GO is available now for iOS and Android mobile devices.