What to do when Pokémon storage is full? (How to manage Pokémon storage)

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Last year, I came across a rare Pokémon and was intrigued by the thought of catching it. Instantly, I threw my Poké Ball only to receive a message that my storage was full.

I felt angry at myself for not knowing what to do when my Pokémon storage was full. This led me to learn steps to take when Pokémon storage is full.

Join me as I explain in this article what you should do when your Pokémon storage is full. 😉

What do you get rid of when your bag is full in Pokémon Go?

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Pokémon bag in Pokémon Go. Image source: Pinterest

When your bag is full in Pokémon Go, discard Potions, Revives, berries, Poke balls, rare candies, and unwanted eggs.

However, before letting go of the items in your bag, you should prioritize items from the less important to the most important in the following order👇:

  • Excess Potions. Clear lower-tier Potions like Super Potions and remain with just enough Hyper Potions and Max Potions.
  • Revives. Discard excess Revives, but keep Max Revives to help you later.
  • Berries. Discard Razz Berries, Nanab Berries, and Pinab Berries since they are the most common and can always get rewarded near Poke stops.
  • Regular Poké balls. Replenishing Poké balls is easy since they are common in the game. Thus, discarding them should be a priority since they take up a lot of space in the bag.
  • Unwanted eggs. Get rid of duplicate or unwanted eggs as the ones that take a lot of time before hatching, to free up the space in your bag.

Items to get rid of

Why, and which to get rid of

To be retained


Clear Potions and Super Potions become less used as you progress in the game.

  • Max Potions
  • Hyper Potions


Get rid of the excess Revives if you do not frequently fight.

Max Revives


You will always come across Berriess. Get rid of:

  • Razz
  • Pinab
  • Nanab
  • Golden Raz
  • Silver Pinap

Regular Poké Balls

They are easy to come by and be restocked.


Unwanted eggs

Duplicate eggs, or the ones that take a long time to hatch since they consume a lot of space


What would happen if I tried to catch a Pokémon but all of my boxes are full and my team is full?

How to manage Pokémon storage
Pokémon boxes and team. Image source: Pinterest

If you try to catch a Pokémon, but your boxes and team are full, you won’t be able to capture a Pokémon 🔥. Further, you will receive a message indicating you do not have the space to store the Pokémon since your box is full.

However, you won’t be able to interact with the wild Pokémon as it will disappear since you could not catch it.

Further, you will not receive rewards like Stardust or XP because you were not successful in catching the Pokémon.

To avoid this situation, always make sure that you have enough storage in your collection where Pokémon can be stored.

So, what happens if your Pokémon storage is full and an egg hatches?

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If an egg hatches when your Pokémon storage is full, you will see an animation of the egg hatching, but you won’t receive it in your Pokémon storage 😥.

This is because hatching eggs depends on Pokémon storage; thus, the hatched Pokémon will disappear.

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