If you’re a Pokémon GO Trainer who finds yourself hoarding a ton of items during your Pokémon hunts, you’ll now have room to bring a few more items with you after the max storage for items in your bag has been raised from 1,000 to 1,500 items.
News of the capacity upgrade comes from a tweet that was released on the Pokémon GO Twitter account that said the new storage capacity limit can be reached through the bag upgrades option in the in-game store.
Trainers, you can now increase the max number of items you can carry from 1,000 to 1,500 by purchasing Bag Upgrades in the in-game shop.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) June 22, 2017
Many players who replied to the tweet were excited about the change that means that they can now hoard 500 more items in their bags if they’ve already maxed out the previous bag capacity. Others, on the other hand, wondered how players could even get to such a high amount of items, saying that they began using or tossing out the items if they thought they were accumulating too many.
Some players also took the opportunity to discuss the one-coin-per-hour that they’d be receiving by holding Gyms, saying that it would be difficult to save up enough to upgrade their bag again or make other purchases without having to fork over some cash for the bigger bag and items to fill it with. The system may work out well with Gyms that have a strong team, but for areas where the turnover rate is high, it might be a bit more difficult to accumulate coins since you don’t receive any if you can’t hold it for an hour.
The bag capacity upgrade might’ve come at a good time too as players gear up for the Pokémon GO Fest event that’s happening in July.