How to get Gimmighoul, Gholdengo and the bag of coins in Pokémon Go

pokemon go now officially has Gimmighoul and Gholdengo, though you’ll need a bit of luck or a copy of Scarlet Pokemon and Violet to get it.

gimmighoul it works in a similar way to Meltan; you will have to connect your pokemon go to your Nintendo Switch, trade some items and then use the bag of coins (which functions as an incense) to attract the roaming Gimmighoul form.

Here’s how to get Gimmighoul using various methods.

How to Connect Scarlet and Violet to Pokémon Go

Before you get your Wallet, you will need to connect your pokemon go account to your Scarlet and Violet game.

  1. Open the Poké Portal in Scarlet/Violet.
  2. Select “Mystery Gift” from the menu.
  3. Select “Connect to pokemon go” from that menu.
  4. Go to your settings in pokemon go and scroll down and tap on “Nintendo Switch”.
  5. Select “Pair with a pokemon go Account in Scarlet/Violet.
  6. It should ask you to connect with your pokemon go account, indicating the name of your account. Choose connect.

How to get Gimmighoul using the bag of coins in Pokémon Go

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  1. Make sure your accounts are connected as shown above.
  2. Open Mystery Gift through the Poké Portal in Scarlet/Violet and select “Connect to pokemon go” twice. (It is an option in two menus).
  3. Open your Postcard Book in pokemon go (below your trainer level, your main profile page).
  4. Select a postcard and click on the three line menu. Select “Send to Nintendo Switch.”
  5. Wait for your Switch to receive the postcard as a mystery gift.
  6. After sending the postcard, use the bag of coins from your pokemon go inventory.
  7. Catch as many Gimmighouls as you can over 30 minutes.

How to get Gimmighoul in Pokémon Go without Scarlet and Violet

So far, the only way to get a Gimmighoul (without Scarlet/Violet) Is for head to a PokéStop that turned gold using a Golden Lure Module.

Very lucky players will be able to Find Gimmighoul at the Golden PokéStops, but note that it can’t just be a randomly created regular gold PokéStop; you need the Golden Lure module.

In the future, it’s also possible that there will be a set of Special Research tasks that could reward a Gimmighoul or two, similar to how they did with Meltan.

How to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo with Gimmighoul Coins

Gimmighoul does not use candy to evolve. You will need to find and collect 999 Gimmighoul Coinsas in Scarlet Pokemon and Violet. Catching a Gimmighoul can cause it to drop a few coins, but you’ll mainly need to grab them from the golden PokéStops, which reward them if you tap them.

Once you have the coins, you can select to convert Gimmighoul into Gholdengo from the Pokemon summary screen.

How to get Golden Lure modules in Pokémon Go

You get Golden Lure modules for sending multiple postcards to Scarlet Pokemon and Violet. When you send your first postcard, you’ll get the coin bag, but for subsequent sends, you’ll get a Golden Lure module. If you already have a Golden Lure module in your inventory, you will get Gimmighoul Coins.

As of this writing, there is no way to get Golden Lure modules without Scarlet Pokemon and Violet.

Other tips for Gimmighoul and the Wallet in Pokémon Go

  • You cannot use the bag of coins while you have other incense items activated (including the Meltan Mystery Box).
  • The coin bag can only be used once per day.
  • Wandering Form Gimmighoul is only available in pokemon go. Once Pokémon Home support begins for Scarlet Pokemon and Violetyou can transfer this version from Go to Scarlet and Violet.
  • The Gimmighoul chest form is not available in pokemon go (still).
  • At launch, the in-game store will give all players nine free Gimmighoul Coins for a limited time.

Best of luck with your Gimmighoul hunt!

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