About 24 hours after launching the new gym system in Pokemon Go, Niantic Labs is already beginning to make some tweaks.
On the afternoon of June 23rd, Niantic altered the number of coins you are allowed to collect per day. Now, players are only allowed to collect 50 coins in a 24 hour period. When the gyms first re-opened, the limit was 100.
Niantic did not make an official announcement about this change to the coin limit, but players on Friday afternoon began to notice that the number of coins they were receiving had suddenly changed. When they checked Niantic’s website, the company had indeed quietly updated its section explaining the coin system, adding in language talking about the 50 coin limit.
“You can redeem a maximum bonus of 50 PokéCoins per day,” Niantic now says on its website. “If you have more than one Pokémon return from Gyms in a single day, the maximum bonus for the day is still limited to 50 PokéCoins.”
Another change that Niantic quietly made on Friday is that coins are now given out in increments of 10 minutes. When the new gym system first launched yesterday, coins were being given out in increments of one hour. This made a lot of players very upset, as that meant that if you had a Pokemon stationed in a gym but it was kicked out at 59 minutes, you would not receive any rewards at all. Now, it’s pretty likely that you’ll receive at least one coin for defending a gym, unless your Pokemon is kicked out within 10 minutes.
While players are happy about the fact that coins are now being given out every 10 minutes, the news that there is a new, lower limit on coins that can be collected per day is something fans are not nearly as thrilled about.