- Published: 27 July 2016
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This is a guide based on my experience (XP), pun intended, on leveling on Pokemon GO.
This is meant to be a guide to help you find ways to be efficient at leveling. Keep in mind that this is not the only way to level, but I have found to be quite effective.
The Basics (XP)
- Experience Points or XP is a value of points required for your character to get to the next level.
- Everyone starts at level one, and with each new level, gains additional bonuses and better chance to see and catch higher level Pokemon in the wild.
- You gain XP for all sorts of actions, catching Pokemon, stopping at a Pokestop, hatching eggs, evolving Pokemon.
- The more you do these things, the more XP you gain and thus get enough points to get to the next level. I will just call this the leveling GRIND
- Currently, level 40 looks to be the max level ceiling.
Where to get Experience
|Action||XP (Non Modified)|
|Catch a Pokemon||100|
|(BEST) Evolve A Pokemon||
500 1st Stage
1000 Final Stage
|Discovering a New Pokemon||
500 to 1000
|Visiting A Pokestop||50|
|Nice / Great / Excellent||10 / 50 / 100 (Bug Fixed to enable this XP again in 1.3.0 New Pokemon GO Update Version 1.3.0 8-8-2016)|
|Curve Ball Toss||10|
|Battling in Gym (See Pokemon GO Gyms)||Various|
|Training in Gym (See Pokemon GO Gyms)||Various|
|Using Lucky Egg||Doubles XP for 30 Minutes|
Items to help leveling
- The only item that helps in leveling are Lucky Eggs, which gains you double XP points for 30 minutes. Therefore you want to be as efficient as possible to maximize this timeframe.
- Lucky Eggs are gifted to you at level 9, 10, 15, 20, and 40 ( between level 25-40 is unknown since I have not achieved those levels)
Making the Most of your Time
- Pidgeys are your friend! They are the Pokemon to catch always so you can more quickly level. They only cost 12 candies to evolve, therefor every 4 Pidgeys caught = 1 evolve (3 Candies each + 1 Candy for Transfer = 12 Candies + 1 Pidgey to Evolve). This will net you now 500 XP per evolve.
- Save up your evolutions to about 50+ Evolves and combine it all with your Lucky Egg to maximize evolutions, gaining 1000 XP for each evolve.
XP Requirements Per Level
As you can see with the chart below, leveling starts to grow exponentially, making it harder to level in the high levels, which gives a more even playing field as most people will not be way over powered (OP) crushing everyone in the gyms. That and being able to only put 1 defender per gym, makes it easier to grind down the gym and battle 6 vs 1 on the high level leader. Find out more about Gyms here Pokemon GO Gyms
|Level||XP To Next Level||Bonus Items Upon Reaching Level||New Item Access|
|5||5000||20x Pokeballs, 10x Potions, 10x Revives, 1x Insense||Pokemon GO Gyms, Potions|
|6||6000||15x Pokeballs, 10x Potions, 5x Revives, 1x Incubator|
|7||7000||15x Pokeballs, 10x Potions, 5x Revives, 1x Insense|
|8||8000||15x Pokeballs, 10x Potions, 5x Revives, 10x Razz Berries 1x Lure Module||Razz Berry|
|9||9000||15x Pokeballs, 10x Potions, 5x Revives, 3x Razz Berries, 1x Lucky Egg|
|10||10000||20x Pokeballs, 20x Super Potions, 10x Revives, 10x Razz Berries, 1x Incense, 1x Lucky Egg, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Lure Module||Super Potions|
|11||10000||15x Pokeballs, 10x Super Potions, 3x Revives, 3x Razz Berries|
|12||10000||20x Great balls, 10x Super Potions, 3x Revives, 3x Razz Berries||Great Balls|
|13||10000||10x Great balls, 10x Super Potions, 3x Revives, 3x Razz Berries|
|14||15000||10x Great balls, 10x Super Potions, 3x Revives, 3x Razz Berries|
|15||20000||15x Great balls, 20x Hyper Potions, 10x Revives, 10x Razz Berries, 1x Incense, 1x Lucky Egg, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Lure Module||Hyper Potions|
|16||20000||10x Great balls, 10x Hyper Potions, 5x Revives, 5x Razz Berries|
|17||20000||10x Great balls, 10x Hyper Potions, 5x Revives, 5x Razz Berries|
|18||25000||10x Great balls, 10x Hyper Potions, 5x Revives, 5x Razz Berries|
|19||25000||15x Great balls, 10x Hyper Potions, 5x Revives, 5x Razz Berries|
|20||50000||20x Ultra balls, 20x Hyper Potions, 20x Revives, 20x Razz Berries, 2x Incense, 2x Lucky Eggs, 2x Incubators, 2x Lure Modules||Ultra Balls|
|21||75000||10x Ultra balls, 10x Hyper Potions, 10x Revives, 10x Razz Berries|
|22||100000||10x Ultra balls, 10x Hyper Potions, 10x Revives, 10x Razz Berries|
|40||-||40x Ultra Balls, 40x Max Revives, 40x Razz Berries, 4x Incense, 4x Lure Modules, 4x Incubators, 4x Lucky Eggs *Source Reddit user _problemz a|