How do you get more XP and level up as fast as possible in Pokémon Go? Time, coins, and smarts!
Levels aren’t just a way of charting your progress in Pokémon Go. The higher your level, the more game elements open up to you, including Gyms, Pinap Berries, Max Revive, and even the level of Pokémon you can hatch and catch, and the limits to which you can power them up.
To level up, you need XP. To get XP, all you have to do is play the game. To get max XP and level up as fast as possible, though, you gotta play smart. Here’s how!
Note: Updated to reflect XP awards post Gym update and Battle Raids.
What is XP in Pokémon Go and why do you want it?
XP stands for Experience Points and it’s what you need to collect in order to increase your level. As your level goes up, you get access to Gyms, to Max Revives, to Pinap and Nanab Berries, to Great and Ultra Balls, to Evolution Items, and more.
It also lets you hatch and catch higher level Pokémon from eggs and in the wild, and power up your Pokémon’s CP and HP, so they can sit higher in Gyms and survive longer in battles.
It takes 1,000 XP to go from level 1 to level 2. It takes 8,000 XP to go from level 9 to level 10. 25,000 to go from 19 to 20. 300,000 to go from 29 to 30. And a whopping 5,000,000 to go from 39 to 40.
Needless to say, that makes XP extremely important in Pokémon Go.
How much XP do you need for each level in Pokémon Go?
As you increase in level it takes more and more XP to keep increasing in level.
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