Just before the rumored first major Pokemon Go update of 2017 arrive, a new feature has been added to the Android game. As of this week, players on Android devices can enter promo codes in the Shop to exclusively redeem special items without having to pay for them.
Niantic has yet to make a detailed announcement regarding promo codes, but unfortunately, they were previously discovered in a data mine of an earlier version of the game. As we’re still waiting on more concrete information from Niantic, though, there is a page on the Pokemon Go support page explaining how promo codes work (and noting that promo codes are currently only available on Android).
These step-by-step instructions Android players need to follow to redeem promo codes:
- In the Map View, touch the Main Menu button.
- Touch Shop button.
- At the bottom of the screen, enter the promo code in the text field.
- Touch Redeem.
While Niantic has yet to share any codes, so all you can dow now with the feature is guess randomly and hope you accidentally stumble upon a working code. The support page describes all that Poké Balls, Lure Modules, Lucky Eggs and much more will be handed out via the promo code system.
For all the iOS users out there who are disappointed by the Android oneness, know that Ingress (another Niantic game) players on iPhone simply have to enter promo codes on a website rather than within the app. Once the feature addition is fully implemented in Pokemon Go, we expect the same will be true for iOS device owners who want to snag free stuff with promo codes.
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