To get more XP (experience) points in Pokemon Go, you should catch and evolve Pokemon, use items, and frequently visit PokeStops. Earning more experience points will allow your trainer to level up faster. As your trainer level gets higher, you will be able to find rarer and more powerful Pokemon to use in battle.
There are many different ways to earn XP in Pokemon Go, which is essential to increasing your trainer level. The list below includes several different activities you should take advantage of in order to get XP points.
You get 500 experience points for every new Pokemon you catch, evolve, or hatch, but you get 100 points for every Pokemon you capture. Even if you already have one Pokemon, you should catch duplicates. This is the best way to gain experience and to evolve your Pokemon in Pokemon Go.
But this list is not all that you should keep in mind when farming experience points. The Lucky Egg item is very useful in getting XP points because it doubles all the experience you gain for 30 minutes. So if you have lots of candy for a Pokemon that needs only a few candy to evolve, you should use your Lucky Egg while you evolve those Pokemon. You will get double the XP points for each evolution within that 30-minute timeframe.
One of the fastest ways to gain XP points and level up in Pokemon Go is catch and evolve multiple Pidgey Pokemon. You will earn four candies every time you catch and transfer Pidgey. Since Pidgeys are abundant and only require 25 candies to evolve, they are the easiest Pokemon to evolve. If you use a Lucky Egg while evolving your Pidgey, you will get 1,000 XP points per evolution.
Rattata and Zubat tend to also be easy to “farm” to quickly gain experience points. Although they require 50 candies to evolve, these Pokemon are so common that you can quickly accumulate enough for an evolution — or two or three.
Another fast way to gain lots of experience points is to hang out in an area that has multiple PokeStops. You will collect 50 XP every time you spin at a PokeStop, and they renew every 5 minutes. So continuing moving and spinning from PokeStop to Pokestop is a great way to collect free XP points quickly.
You can collect experience points from a Pokestop even if your bag is full, so don’t stop spinning the Pokestops even if your bag is packed!
Pokemon Go XP Points List
- Evolve a Pokemon – 1000 XP
- Catch a new Pokemon – 500 XP
- Hatch an egg – 200 XP
- Beat a trainer at a gym – 150 XP
- Catch a duplicate Pokemon – 100 XP
- Catch Pokemon with Excellent throw – 100 XP
- Battle a trainer – 100 XP
- Beat a Pokemon at a gym – 50 XP
- Spin at a PokeStop – 50 XP
- Catch Pokemon with Great throw – 50 XP
- Catch Pokemon with Nice throw – 10 XP
- Catch Pokemon with Curve ball – 10 XP
Why do experience points matter in Pokemon Go?
Gaining experience points is a vital part of playing Pokemon Go. The more experience points you gain, the higher your trainer level becomes. As your trainer level gets higher, you’ll be able to catch better and better Pokemon.
Higher CP Pokemon tend to only appear to trainers with high levels. Once you get above level 10, or even 15, you’ll start seeing Pokemon with CPs as high as 800 in the wild. You won’t have to waste your stardust and candies on making Pokemon stronger. Instead, you’ll be able to simply catch them.
Double up on lucky eggs, lures and incense to rack up experience points quickly. In the first 10-15 levels of Pokemon Go, by using a lucky egg, evolving Pokemon and a lure together, you can potentially gain 3 or more levels in one 20 minute sitting. Kickstart your game by layering aids!