Trainers, while most players diligently manage their in-game inventory, making sure to have enough Poké Balls, Potions, and Berries, some players are pushing the limits by accumulating a staggering amount of items in their Bags. You might be surprised to learn that the item count can actually exceed 9,999, reaching figures as high as 20,000 or more.
The first significant report of this phenomenon dates back two years ago, surfacing on the Pokémon GO subreddit. A player showcased an inventory that held over 10,000 items, including over 1,800 Hyper Potions, more than 300 Max Potions, and nearly 900 Revives, among other items. Fast forward to today, and a new report on The Silph Road Reddit confirms that players are still breaking barriers, again surpassing the 10,000 items mark.
According to the player in the recent report, the strategy to inflate one’s item count includes doing routes, spinning Gym discs when you have no Raid Passes in your bag, and participating in Raids. However, this strategy comes with limitations:
- The player is locked out of the Go Battle League (GBL).
- They cannot claim item rewards.
- Completing the Master Ball Research, which requires spinning 150 PokéStops, becomes impossible.
The player’s item hoarding seems to focus on Raid participation, and they notably do not spin PokéStops or distribute Gifts. This allows the rewards to stack up, supplemented by daily tasks.
In the thread on The Silph Road Reddit, a few comments claim that some players have reached item counts of over 20,000 and, in some instances, even more than 25,000 items.
We’re intrigued to hear from the community. How many items do you currently have in your Bag? And do you think item hoarding on such a scale is beneficial or a hindrance to gameplay?
The item count ceiling in Pokémon GO seems to be much higher than most players realize, though this comes at the cost of limitations in other aspects of the game. Whether or not you see this as a viable strategy, it certainly opens up interesting possibilities for inventory management. Stay informed, and as always, happy gaming, Trainers.