While walking around yesterday, I hit a quite a few of Pokestops. A majority of the time, I received anywhere between 2 - 5 items from the Pokestop. After a few hours, I assumed that 5 was the cap. However there was an instance where a received 8 items from the Pokestop.

What is the maximum number of items I can receive from a Pokestop?

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    As you've noticed, sometimes you can get a lot. I've received 7 or 8, and I've seen 5 pokéballs at once before. I imagine the number is random with decreasing chances of higher numbers. I haven't seen higher than 8, and (at least on my phone) 8 fills up the side of the screen, so maybe that's the cap.
    – Samthere
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 13:56

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Per IGN - PokeStops, there does not appear to be an overall maximum. There is a maximum number Pokeballs you will receive, as well as randomly receiving various other items as well.

(Emphasis my own)

Most often, a PokeStop will grant you three to four items at a time. Until you're level 5, PokeStops will grant you exclusively PokeBalls and Pokemon Eggs. Once you reach level 5, at times PokeStops will generate up to six PokeBalls, and other items such as Revives and Potions to use now that your trainer can access Gyms and battle other Pokemon.

  • Six is the most I've seen from one Pokéstop, although these are generally pretty rare.
    – turner
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 15:44
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    I've definitely received 8. I want to say it might have been 9, but not so sure.
    – jdero
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 20:11

Just today I received 9 items for the first time from a pokestop. I have received 8 items several times. Some time ago (don't remember the site) I have read that there isn't actually a random in receiving a -x- number of items. Every 10th pokestop you will receive the bonus of 6 or more items. Only rule is that it have to be 10 different stops (so without taking a stop for 2nd time before receiving the bonus) I have used this info alot and its true and helps alot.

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    Also has to be within 30 minutes. If it takes you more than 30 minutes to visit the 10 Pokestops, it won't work.
    – scenia
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 6:09

The other day I had just woken up I got 21enter image description here

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    Jesus that covers like half your screen o_O
    – Vincent T
    Commented Nov 21, 2016 at 21:36

The number of items you receive from a PokeStop is random. You can receive from 3 to 9 items from a PokeStop, but the most common amount is 3-5. There is also an XP bonus if you receive more than 6 items from a PokeStop. If you get 3-6 items, you receive the regular 50 XP. If you get 7-9 items from a PokeStop, you will get 100 XP.

Update: content above the horizontal line is based on information from the last time I played, in late August. With the new app updates, it is possible to get numerous items, up to 15 and more!

  • I think you are seeing the bonus items and xp from hitting ten unique stops in a row. The xp isn't for getting extra items.
    – Kat
    Commented Dec 21, 2016 at 19:14

The number of items you can get from a PokéStop at once (not counting the streak bonus) is 3–9: if you are in 1–6 day streak, double the items, if the seventh day of the streak; assuming that 9–15 items or even greater will drop.


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