Pokemon Go - Level Up Guide

Pokemon Go - Level Up Guide

calendar_todayPosted on 18th November 2021

Pokemon GO trainers start out at Level 1 when they choose their first Pokemon and from there on they can earn XP to level up to a max level of 50! This guide will show you all the benefits of leveling up your Trainer in Pokemon Go and all the tasks required to hit level 50.

Pokemon Go originally launched with a max level of 40, which can take players the better part of a year to unlock. Then, almost 5 years later, the extremely difficult and grinding levels of 40-50 were released which only the best trainers can reach. These new levels also come with their own tasks you'll need to complete in order to level up, instead of just relying on XP grinding.

Check out our Fast XP Guide for leveling up quicker in Pokemon Go.

As you increase your Level in Pokemon Go, you'll unlock more and more new features. You'll also get access to various Special Research Tasks, find stronger Pokemon and get better rewards each time you level up.

Pokemon CP and Your Level

CP Mew

As you level up in Pokemon GO, the CP of the Pokemon you find in the wild will also raise. CP is a combination of the Pokemon's IVs, Base Stats and Level.

Wild encounters of Pokemon have their CP set to a random value, which is capped based on your level. Once you reach level 30, you'll only be able to find Pokemon with a max CP based on level 30 (and level 35+ if weather boosted).

After that, you'll need to raise the CP of your Pokemon using Stardust and Candy. The CP of your Pokemon can also only increase to a maximum value based on your level.

Pokemon you find in Raids will have their CP based on Level 20 or 25.

Pokemon you find in Eggs will have their CP based up to a max of Level 20.

Level 1-40 XP Table

Below is a list of all the levels in Pokemon GO, their required XP and the rewards you get for levels 1-40.

Premium Battle Pass Pokemon GOMax ReviveUltra Ball

Level XP Required Total XP Rewards Unlocks
1 0 XP 0 XP    
2 1,000 XP 1,000 XP 10x Poke Ball, 6x Nanab Berry  
3 2,000 XP 3,000 XP 15x Pokemon, 8x Nanab Berry  
4 3,000 XP 6,000 XP 15x Poke Ball, 15x Nanab Berry  
5 4,000 XP 10,000 XP 20x Poke Ball, 1x Incense, 10x Revive, 10x Potion
  • Can now join a Gym Team and battle in them
  • Can battle in Raids
  • Can also appraise Pokemon to learn their stats
  • Start finding Potions, Revives
6 5,000 XP 15,000 XP 15x Poke Ball, 10x Potion, 5x Revive, 1x Egg Incubator  
7 6,000 XP 21,000 XP 15x Poke Ball, 10x Potion, 5x Revive, 1x Incense  
8 7,000 XP 28,000 XP 15x Poke Ball, 10x Potion, 5x Revive, 10x Razz Berry, 1x Lure Module
  • Start finding Razz Berry
  • Start encountering Team Rocket Grunts, Balloons and Leaders
  • Access to Shadow Pokemon
9 8,000 XP 36,000 XP 15x Poke Ball, 10x Potion, 5x Revive, 3x Razz Berry, 1x Lucky Egg  
10 9,000 XP 45,000 XP 20x Poke Ball, 20x Super Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Razz Berry, 1x Incense, 1x Lucky Egg, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Lure Module
  • Can now Trade with Pokemon GO Friends
  • Can now participate in PvP
  • Start finding Super Potions
  • Start getting Golden Razz Berry from Raids
11 10,000 XP 55,000 XP 15x Poke Ball, 10x Super Potion, 3x Revive, 3x Razz Berry  
12 10,000 XP 65,000 XP 20x Great Ball, 10x Super Potion, 3x Revive, 3x Razz Berry
  • Start finding Great Balls
13 10,000 XP 75,000 XP 10x Great Ball, 10x Super Potion, 3x Revive, 3x Razz Berry  
14 10,000 XP 85,000 XP 10x Great Ball, 10x Super Potion, 3x Revive, 3x Razz Berry  
15 15,000 XP 100,000 XP 15x Great Ball, 20x Hyper Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Razz Berry, 1x Incense, 1x Lucky Egg, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Lure Module
  • Start finding Fast TMs in Raids
  • Start finding Hyper Potions
16 20,000 XP 120,000 XP 10x Great Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 5x Revive, 5x Razz Berry  
17 20,000 XP 140,000 XP 10x Great Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 5x Revive, 5x Razz Berry  
18 20,000 XP 160,000 XP 10x Great Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 5x Revive, 5x Razz Berry
  • Start finding Pinap Berries
19 25,000 XP 185,000 XP 15x Great Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 5x Revive, 5x Razz Berry  
20 25,000 XP 210,000 XP 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Hyper Potion, 20x Revive, 20x Razz Berry, 2x Incense, 2x Lucky Egg, 2x Egg Incubator, 2x Lure Module
  • Start finding Ultra Balls
21 50,000 XP 260,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Pinap Berry  
22 75,000 XP 335,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Razz Berry  
23 100,000 XP 435,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Nanab Berry  
24 125,000 XP 560,000 XP 15x Ultra Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Razz Berry  
25 150,000 XP 710,000 XP 25x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 15x Revive, 15x Pinap Berry, 1x Incense, 1x Lucky Egg, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Lure Module
  • Start finding Charged TMs
  • Start finding Max Potion
26 190,000 XP 900,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Revive, 15x Razz Berry  
27 200,000 XP 1,100,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Revive, 15x Nanab Berry  
28 250,000 XP 1,350,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Revive, 15x Razz Berry  
29 300,000 XP 1,650,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Revive, 15x Pinap Berry  
30 350,000 XP 2,000,000 XP 30x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 20x Razz Berry, 3x Incense, 3x Lucky Egg, 3x Egg Incubator, 3x Lure Module
  • Start finding Max Revive
31 500,000 XP 2,500,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive, 15x Nanab Berry  
32 500,000 XP 3,000,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive, 15x Razz Berry  
33 750,000 XP 3,750,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive, 15x Pinap Berry  
34 1,000,000 XP 4,750,000 XP 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive, 15x Razz Berry  
35 1,250,000 XP 6,000,000 XP 30x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 20x Nanab Berry, 2x Incense, 1x Lucky Egg, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Lure Module  
36 1,500,000 XP 7,500,000 XP 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive, 20x Razz Berry  
37 2,000,000 XP 9,500,000 XP 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive, 20x Pinap Berry  
38 2,500,000 XP 12,000,000 XP 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive, 20x Razz Berry
  • Suggest new PokeStop Locations
39 3,000,000 XP 15,000,000 XP 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive, 20x Nanab Berry  
40 5,000,000 XP 20,000,000 XP 40x Ultra Ball, 40x Max Potion, 40x Max Revive, 40x Razz Berry, 4x Incense, 4x Lucky Egg, 4x Egg Incubator, 4x Lure Module
  • Start finding Rare Candy XL

Level 41-50 XP Table

Below is a list of all the levels in Pokemon GO, their required XP and the rewards you get for levels 41-50. From Level 40+, you will now be required to complete various tasks in order to level up.

Level 40-50 was released in the Go Beyond update.

Pokemon GO Beyond Update

Level XP Required Total XP Rewards Tasks
41 6,000,000 XP 26,000,000 XP 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 20x Razz Berry, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Premium Raid Pass, 1x Rare Candy XL, Glassess
  • Power up a Legendary Pokemon 20 times
  • Win 30 Raids
  • Catch 200 Pokemon in a single day
  • Earn 5 Gold Medals

 

42 7,500,000 XP 33,500,000 XP 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 20x Nanab Berry, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Premium Raid Pass, 1x Rare Candy XL
  • Evolve Eevee into all of it's Evolutions
  • Use items to Evolve a Pokemon 15 times
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws
  • Use 200 Berries to catch Pokemon
43 9,000,000 XP 42,500,000 XP 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 20x Silver Pinap Berry, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Premium Raid Pass, 1x Rare Candy XL
  • Earn 100,000 Stardust
  • Use 200 super-effective Charged attacks in battle
  • Catch 5 Legendary Pokemon
  • Earn 5 Platinum Medals
44 11,000,000 XP 53,500,000 XP 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 20x Razz Berry, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Premium Raid Pass, 1x Rare Candy XL
  • Win 30 battles in Great League
  • Win 30 battles in Ultra League
  • Win 30 battles in Master League
  • Battle in the Battle League 20 times
45 13,000,000 XP 66,500,000 XP 40x Ultra Ball, 40x Max Revive, 1x Elite Charged TM, 2x Incense, 2x Lucky Egg, 1x Super Incubator, 2x Lure Module, 2x Rare Candy XL
  • Defeat 100 Team Go Rocket Grunts
  • Purify 100 Shadow Pokemon
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader 50 times
  • Earn 10 Platinum Medals
46 15,500,000 XP 82,000,000 XP 30x Ultra Ball, 25x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 25x Razz Berry, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Premium Raid Pass, 1x Rare Candy XL
  • Complete 100 Field Research Tasks
  • Take a snapshop of a Pokemon 7 days in a row
  • Make 50 Excellent Throws
  • Hatch 30 Eggs
47 18,000,000 XP 100,000,000 XP 30x Ultra Ball, 25x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 25x Nanab Berry, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Premium Raid Pass, 1x Rare Candy XL
  • Win 30 Raids using a team of Unique species Pokemon
  • Win a 3 star Raid using Pokemon with 1,500 CP or less
  • Power up 3 Pokemon to their max CP
  • Earn 20 Platinum Medals
48 21,000,000 XP 121,000,000 XP 30x Ultra Ball, 25x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 15x Silver Pinap Berry, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Premium Raid Pass, 1x Rare Candy XL
  • Receive 10 Souvenirs from your buddy Pokemon
  • Earn 300 Hearts with your Pokemon Buddy
  • Walk 200km with your Pokemon Buddy
  • Walk 25km in a week x8
49 25,000,000 XP 146,000,000 XP 30x Ultra Ball, 25x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 25x Pinap Berry, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Premium Raid Pass, 1x Rare Candy XL
  • Make 10 trades with Pokemon caught at least 300km apart
  • Obtain 50 Lucky Pokemon in trades
  • Send 500 Gifts to friends
  • Earn 35 Platinum Medals
50 30,000,000 XP 176,000,000 XP 50x Ultra Ball, 50x Max Potion, 1x Elite Charged TM, 5x Incense, 5x Lucky Egg, 5x Super Incubator, 5x Lure Module, 2x Rare Candy XL
  • Make 999 Excellent Throws
  • Catch 5 Legendary Pokemon in your next 5 Legendary encounters
  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader 3 times with Pokemon less than 2,500 CP
  • Achieve rank 10 in Battle League

Pokemon Go XP Sources And Rates

Most interactions in Pokemon GO will reward you with XP for you to Level Up. Pokemon GO has often changed the rates of XP for certain interactions, so this table may be updated in the future.

Interaction XP
Catch a Pokemon 100 XP
Register a new Pokemon in the Pokedex 1,000 XP
First Pokemon Caught that day 1,500 XP
Seven Day Streak Catching Pokemon 6,000 XP
Evolve a Pokemon 1,000 XP
Nice Throw 20 XP
Great Throw 100 XP
Excellent Throw 1,000 XP
Curveball 20 XP
Pokemon Flee 25 XP
First Throw 50 XP
AR Capture 300 XP
Capture 100 of the same Pokemon 100 XP
Spin a PokeStop 100 XP
First Spin of PokeStop or Gym 1,500 XP
Seven Day Streak of spinning PokeStop or Gym 6,000 XP
Spin a new PokeStop or Gym 300 XP
Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms in less than 30 minutes 100 XP
Spin a Gym on opposite team or neutral 25 XP
Spin a Gym on opposite team or neutral with Bronze Gym Badge 50 XP
Spin a Gym on opposite team or neutral with Silver Gym Badge 75 XP
Spin a Gym on opposite team or neutral with Gold Gym Badge 100 XP
Spin a Friendly Gym 31 XP
Spin a Friendly Gym with Bronze Gym Badge 63 XP
Spin a Friendly Gym with Silver Gym Badge 94 XP
Spin a Friendly Gym with Gold Gym Badge 125 XP
Defeat opposing Team Gym 1,000 XP
Defeat a Pokemon in opposing Team Gym 300 XP
Defeat all Pokemon in opposing Team Gym 150 XP
Feed a Berry to a Pokemon in your Gym 50 XP
Hatch a 2KM Egg 500 XP
Hatch a 5KM Egg 1,000 XP
Hatch a 7KM Egg 1,500 XP
Hatch a 10KM Egg 2,000 XP
Hatch a 12KM Egg 4,000 XP
Send a Gift to a friend 200 XP
Reach Good Friends Level 3,000 XP
Reach Great Friends Level 10,000 XP
Reach Ultra Friends Level 50,000 XP
Reach Best Friends Level 100,000 XP
Defeat a 1-Star Raid Pokemon 3,500 XP
Defeat a 3-Star Raid Pokemon 5,000 XP
Defeat a 5-Star Raid Pokemon 10,000 XP
Defeat a Mega Raid Pokemon 10,000 XP
Field Research 7 Day Reward 3,000 XP

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