Leveling up in Pokèmon Go gets harder with each successive level. When you first start out, you only need 1000 XP, 2000 XP, 3000 XP etc to advance to the next level. It’s so easy you will never even run out of Pokèballs between levels. The required XP to level up increases with every level. By the time you’ve reached Level 20, you need 50,000 XP to get to level 21. You can go about this by simply playing the game at your own leisurely pace and racking up the XP as you earn them, or you can get serious about it. Almost everything you do in Pokèmon Go earns you XP but not everything. To level up faster, target in-game actions that will give you the highest XP. Here’s a complete list of all actions you can perform in the game and how much XP you earn from each one.
|Catching A New Pokèmon||500|
|Catching A Pokèmon You’ve Caught Before||100|
|Catching A Pokèmon With A Excellent Throw||100|
|Catching A Pokèmon With A Great Throw||50|
|Catching A Pokèmon With A Nice Throw||10|
|Throwing A Curve Ball||10|
|Visiting A Pokèstop||50|
|Hatching a 2km Egg||200|
|Hatching a 5km Egg||500|
|Hatching a 10km Egg||1000|
|Transferring a Pokèmon To Professor Willow||0|
|Evolving A New Pokèmon For The First Time||1000|
|Evolving A Pokèmon||500|
|Powering Up A Pokèmon||0|
|Adding A Lure To A Pokèstop||0|
|Train A Pokèmon At A Gym (Battle Won)||10|
|Defeat One Pokèmon In A Gym Battle||150|
|Defeat Two Pokèmon In A Gym Battle||250|
|Defeat Three Pokèmon In A Gym Battle||350|
|Defeat All Pokèmon In A Gym||50|
|Getting An Appraisal||0|
|Earning A New Medal||0|
|Joining A Gym||0|
|Using A Potion||0|
|Using A Super Potion||0|
|Incubating An Egg||0|
|Joining A Team||0|
Looking at the table, you can figure out what you can do to earn XP when you’re low on resources like Pokèballs or when you’re near a Pokèstop or gym. The table above needs a little explaining of the finer points of earning XP.
You can earn XP for multiple things at once. A common example of this is when you catch a Pokèmon with a ‘Nice’, ‘Great’, or ‘Excellent’ throw. In addition to getting XP for catching a Pokèmon, you also get XP for the throw. If you land a ‘Nice’ throw with a curve ball, you get the additional 10XP for it as well. All in all, the maximum XP you can earn for catching a Pokèmon you’ve already caught before is 210XP.
First time actions i.e. evolving a Pidgey or a Rattata will earn you more XP than when you evolve either of these the second time. After the first unique evolution, you get 500XP per evolution. The more important thing here is that you get the same amount of XP regardless if you’re evolving an Abra or a Pidgey. The Pidgey of course requires less candy to evolve and spawns like crazy so you should concentrate on it if you’re looking to level up faster.
If you never join a gym, fighting battles still has its benefits. Winning a single battle gets you 150XP and for each additional Pokèmon you defeat in the same gym, you earn 100XP more than the previous battle win. Again, these are added up so that the total is greater. It’s a pretty easy way to earn more XP especially if you have a lot of Potions and Revive that you want to use.
Finally, there is the in-game item called a Lucky Egg that will double all XP you earn for thirty minutes. If you’ve got a Lucky Egg, it’s a good idea to know what action to perform with it active.
Happy leveling up.