How to clean out your Pokemon GO storage – What should you keep?

Who's got to go?

Inventory space can be one of the biggest thorns in the side of players in Pokémon GO. Deciding which Pokémon to get rid of is a tough choice, but it sadly has to be made sooner or later. The tips below can help players go from cluttered and full to spacious and ready for more catches.

How do you clear Pokémon inventory in Pokémon GO?

Clearing out your Pokémon GO is pretty simple but may not be obvious to newer players. Following the steps below should help players better understand the process of releasing Pokémon.

How to Transfer a single Pokémon in Pokémon GO

  1. Click on the Pokéball in the bottom center of the screen and select Pokémon.
  2. Find the Pokémon you want to transfer and click on it.
  3. Click the options button (the three dashes) in the bottom right of the screen.
  4. Click the Transfer option and then click Yes.

How to Transfer multiple Pokémon at once in Pokémon GO

  1. Click on the Pokéball in the bottom center of the screen and select Pokémon.
  2. Find the Pokémon you wish to transfer and hold your finger down on the Pokémon. This will put you into select mode. You can now select multiple Pokémon to release.
  3. Click on the Transfer button at the bottom of the screen, and the Pokémon should be gone.

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Which Pokémon should you release in Pokémon GO?

Choosing which Pokémon to get rid of can be a difficult choice. A great way to decide who should stay and who should go is to sort your Pokémon by their IV, which is essentially their potential to grow to their maximum CP. This can be done by typing 0*, 1*, 2*, 3*, and 4* into the search bar in your inventory. The best Pokémon to get rid of are ones with low IV (0*, 1**, and 2*), while higher IVs (3* and 4*) are better to keep.

Another metric that can be used to thin out your inventory is to delete Pokémon that you have duplicates of. Sorting your inventory by Pokédex number is a great way to determine which Pokémon aren't needed. Players don't generally need to keep more than one of any given Pokémon unless it is a competitively good monster.

Sorting by CP and transferring all Pokémon below a certain level is also a great way to thin out the herd. Lower CP Pokémon will take more Candy and Stardust to power up to maximum, so if it is a relatively common Pokémon in question, it is probably better to transfer it and hunt for a higher CP monster.

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