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What Are Gold PokéStops In Pokémon GO?

Pokémon GO Trainers are discovering mysterious gold PokéStops across their neighborhood. Here's everything to know about them.
What Are Gold PokéStops In Pokémon GO?

The Pokémon Company and Niantic announced a while back that there was going to be a collaboration between Pokémon GO and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This event allows Pokémon GO Trainers to catch a Pokémon exclusive to the Paldea region of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet called Roaming Form Gimmighoul.

In the most recent Pokemon Presents, we learned that players can now connect Pokemon GO to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. As Pokemon GO has once again been updated, there are a large number of Golden PokeStops that are appearing in Pokemon GO. But what exactly are these Golden PokeStops and what are they for?

February 27 2023 Update: We have updated this page to correclty reflect what is currently known about Golden PokeStops in Pokemon GO.

What Are Gold PokeStops In Pokemon GO?

Pokemon GO Golden PokeStops
Gimmighoul is now appearing in Pokemon GO. (Picture: Niantic)

Although it might not seem like, it, players will definitely want to spin as many Golden PokeStops as possible. This is a new feature in Pokemon GO and Niantic has given us the details on exactly how they work and what players can expect from them. The Golden PokeStops are actually a lot easier to understand than what you might think.

Essentially, Golden PokeStops are needed to collect Ghimmighoul Coins. You will spin the Golden PokeStop like any other normal one that you will see. You will get your normal items from them but you will also get a Ghimmighoul Coin. Golden PokeStops tend to give more items than normal PokeStops too, so it is worth seeking them out if you are running low on items.

Why Are There Golden PokeStops In Pokemon GO?

Pokemon GO Golden PokeStops
Golden PokeStops will now be a mainstay feature in Pokemon GO. (Picture: Niantic)

Gimmighoul Coins are essential to evolve Gimmighoul in Pokemon GO. You need to spin enough of the Golden PokeStops to get enough Gimmighoul Coins to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo. Since Ghimmighoul is going to now start appearing in Pokemon GO, players will need to seek out these Golden PokeStops to get enough coins to evolve them into Gholdengo.

The main way that players will find Golden PokeStops is through Golden Lure Modules. Golden Lure Modules allow players to turn regular PokeStops into Golden PokeStops. There is also a chance for players to find Golden PokeStops randomly in the wild during the first 24 hours of this new feature. But since that is a short time period, Golden Lure Modules are the way to go to finding Golden PokeStops in Pokemon GO.