We all know what PokéStops are. They're the most common source for items, eggs, gifts, Pokémon, and lure modules. If they're blue, they are unvisited, and if they are purple, they've already been visited. Recently, a new update to Pokémon GO has added a new colored PokéStop: a gold PokéStop. What does this PokéStop do, and what does the color mean? Let's find out.
What are the Gold PokéStops in Pokémon GO?
Gold PokéStops are different from the rest of the PokéStops since they are special. They give you bonus items, most specifically a chance of getting Gimmighoul Coins. You need 999 of these coins in order to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo for the first time.
To catch a Gimmighoul to begin with, you need to connect your Pokémon GO account to the Pokémon Scarlet or Violet game. You will then receive an item called a Coin Bag, which is similar in function to an incense. It gives you the ability to see and catch Gimmighoul.
Related: How to connect Pokémon Scarlet & Violet to Pokémon GO
What are Golden Lure Modules in Pokémon GO?
In addition to Gold PokéStops, you will also receive Golden Lure Modules once you've connected your Pokémon GO account to Pokémon Scarlet or Violet. These Lures attract Ghimigoul, so you can catch more of them and get more Gimmighoul coins on top.
The Gold PokéStops are a refreshing new update to the good old blue and purple PokéStops we've all been seeing for many years now. Go ahead and connect your Pokémon account, then head out for a walk to check out as many Gold PokéStops as possible.
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Pokémon GO – Gold PokeStops, explained