In Pokemon Go, bag space and Pokemon storage are limited. First, what are the starting limits?

More importantly, there are upgrades for 50 Bag Space and 50 Pokemon. How many of each of these upgrades these can be purchased?

With all upgrades purchased, what are the resulting limits?


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The current maximum is 3000 for Pokémon storage, and 2500 for item storage.

Originally, it was 1000. As others have also, I fully upgraded mine. I can also confirm that the price stayed the the same for every upgrade purchased to the maximum.

Here is a screenshot of my storage at 1000 each, and the message I got after trying to buy another upgrade once the cap was reached:

Your storage is fully upgraded

Is it worth maxing Pokemon storage? It really does come down to this: for most people, this is NOT necessary. It simply fits the way I wanted to play Pokémon GO. I am not interested in having the highest CP Pokémon or battling Gyms for the time being. I simply enjoy playing "my way", I don't see the value of maxing out Pokémon Storage for 99.999% of players.


  • I understand maxing the item storage but can you explain your opinion why did you max out the Pokemon storage?
    – Angelo
    Aug 19, 2016 at 3:49
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    @Angelo If you buy pokemon storage upgrade you can save pokemon up until the next "event" where transfers might give 2 candy instead of the normal 1. (this was the case during Halloween).
    – Tom
    Nov 15, 2016 at 10:23
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    As of May 2020, the storage maximum was increased to 3,000 for both the item bag and Pokemon
    – Martin
    Jul 4, 2020 at 9:27

Update: This answer is outdated. Please refer to @JustAHuman's updated answer.

The maximum is 1000 for item storage and 1000 for Pokemon storage.

  • Assuming the cost is the same for each upgrade (200), you'll need 5600 coins to do this, which is around $65
    – Aequitas
    Jul 10, 2016 at 4:52
  • Doing the math from the previous answer I came up with starting limits of 300 for each. Can anyone confirm?
    – user154029
    Jul 10, 2016 at 14:02
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    @user154029 You start with 250 for each. Is there a source that 1000 is the max for these?
    – FoxMcCloud
    Jul 10, 2016 at 20:39
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    you start with 250 pokemon storage and 350 item storage
    – Aequitas
    Jul 11, 2016 at 1:17

The limit is 1k/1k

Once you hit 1k the store informs you there is no more upgrades for each

I'm maxed on both so this isn't random guessing


EDIT: As pointed out, the actual question is what are the maximums. They are both 1,000. The starting sizes are:

  • Items: 350
  • Pokémon: 250

So at +50 per upgrade, the most you need to buy is:

  • For the items: (1000-350)/50 = 13 upgrades
  • For the Pokémon: (1000-250)/50 = 15 upgrades

To see the current size, you can view via:

Select the Pokéball menu button > Items

Select the Pokéball menu button > Pokémon

At the top it says e.g.



Note that you can go over the limit - I think it is only Pokéstops that prevent you gaining items right now but haven't checked for sure. It might just be important events like levelling up that allow you to go over.

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    Great response, Rich. I can confirm that levels will give you everything if your bag is full. I wish I had screenshot it for you, but I hadn't read this at the time. When I became a 23, I had just filled my bag and had 1048/1000 items. I figure this is because the game didn't want to cheat me out of my level rewards. Pokestops, as you pointed out, will NEVER take me over the limit.
    – JustAHuman
    Aug 7, 2016 at 5:25
  • Pokestops can only take you over the limit if you are right under it. For example i you are currently at 349/350 and you can get 3 items from a pokestop and get 352/350. But leveling up and such can give you items even when you are already over the limit.
    – emillime
    Aug 10, 2017 at 15:51

You can buy upgrades in the store for your Bag and Pokémon storage until you can carry 1000 items and 1000 Pokémon. I am at the Max on both of them, and the store does not let you purchase more upgrades.

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