How to Activate/Buy Incense Pot in Pokémon Go on iPhone

It's quite simple to activate or buy Incense Pots in Pokemon Go on iPhone or iPad. Find out how it works.

Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm thanks to the unprecedented success it has got. Even though the augmented reality game is yet to release worldwide, its popularity has already rocked to the seventh sky. No wonder gaming aficionados are painting the town red on social media!

Personally, I have found it a bit tricky to catch Pokémon on my iPhone. Though I have been able to catch a few Pokémons, very little success has come my way. One of my friends suggested me to try a new technique using “Incense.” Fortunately, it has worked for me.

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How to Activate and Buy Incense Pot in Pokemon Go on iPhone

Things to Note:

  • When you start off the game, you are given two incense pots.
  • You have to be smart in using incense while playing.
  • Incense lures nearby Pokémon by emanating mysterious fragrance.
  • When activated, each incense pot will last 30 minutes. Even if you leave the app, it will stop exactly after its time runs out.

How to Activate Incense in Pokémon Go on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Pokémon Go on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next up, you need to tap on the Poké Ball at the bottom of the screen.

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Tap on PokeBall in Pokemon on iPhone

Step #3. Now, tap on Items in the menu.

Tap on Items in Pokemon on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Incense.

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Tap on Incense in Pokemon on iPhone

Step #5. Now, check out the incense pot on the main screen. Tap on it to activate the luring the effect.

How to Activate Incense Pot in Pokemon on iPhone

You will see a purple-pink cloud encircling your character when it’s enabled.

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How to Buy More Incense in Pokémon Go

If you have spent all your incense, there is an option to buy from the shop. However, you will need some Pokécoins to buy incense as it costs money.

You can either win the Pokecoins while playing the game or buy them through in-app Purchase.

Step #1. First up, you need to tap on the Poké Ball at the bottom of the screen.

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Tap on PokeBall in Pokemon on iPhone

Step #2. Next up, tap on Shop in the menu.

Tap on Shop in Pokemon Go on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you will have to choose the number of incense pots you want to purchase.

Choose the Number of Incense Pots in Pokemon Go

Step #4. On the next screen, tap on Exchange For.

How to Buy Incense in Pokemon on iPhone

That’s it!

How much do you like Pokémon Go? Barring a few issues like random crashing, server error or rapid battery drain, the augmented reality game is going great. Do share your experience with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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