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Pokemon Go XP levels chart - What gets the most XP?

by Paul Cotton

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Pokemon Go trainers will know the importance of XP but a lot of you might not be aware of how much XP is required to go up a level or how much each activity gains.

Each level you go through on Pokemon Go, the more XP is needed. This means it is exponentially harder to increase your rank as you get closer to the final level of 40.

For example, to go from Level 1 to 2 it takes 1,000 XP, 10 to 11 you'll need 10,000 XP and 30 to 31 will require a massive 500,000 XP. Naturally, this system allows new Pokemon Go players to ascend the levels relatively quickly while providing experienced players a challenge to reach the summit of level 40.


How much XP is needed for each level?

The table below shows exactly how much XP is needed to increase in level.

Level XP to reach next level Total XP
1 0 0
2 1,000 1,000
3 2,000 3,000
4 3,000 6,000
5 4,000 10,000
6 5,000 15,000
7 6,000 21,000
8 7,000 28,000
9 8,000 36,000
10 9,000 45,000
11 10,000 55,000
12 10,000 65,000
13 10,000 75,000
14 10,000 85,000
15 15,000 100,000
16 20,000 120,000
17 20,000 140,000
18 20,000 160,000
19 25,000 185,000
20 25,000 210,000
21 50,000 260,000
22 75,000 335,000
23 100,000 435,000
24 125,000 560,000
25 150,000 710,000
26 190,000 900,000
27 200,000 1,100,000
28 250,000 1,350,000
29 300,000 1,650,000
30 350,000 2,000,000
31 500,000 2,500,000
32 500,000 3,000,000
33 750,000 3,750,000
34 1,000,000 4,750,000
35 1,250,000 6,000,000
36 1,500,000 7,500,000
37 2,000,000 9,500,000
38 2,500,000 12,000,000
39 3,000,000 15,000,000
40 5,000,000 20,000,000


How much XP does each activity earn?

Some trainers will be happy to progress through the Pokemon Go ranks naturally but others may be determined to reach the Level 40 pinnacle as soon as possible. If you're part of the latter camp then you'll need to know the quickest way to gain XP.

Listed below are all the activities in Pokemon Go that result in obtaining XP. (Thanks, PokeAssistant)


Encounters

Curveball bonus 10
Nice throw bonus 10
Pokemon ran away 25
One throw bonus 50
Great throw bonus 50
Catch 100th Pokemon of same species 100
Catch Pokemon 100
Excellent throw bonus 100
Catch new Pokemon 500

Interactions

Spin enemy gym (badgeless) 25
Spin friendly gym (badgeless) 31
Spin Pokestop 50
Spin enemy gym (bronze) 50
Spin friendly gym (bronze) 63
Spin enemy gym (silver) 75
Spin friendly gym (silver) 94
Spin enemy gym (gold) 100
10 Unique Pokestops bonus 100
Spin friendly gym (gold) 125
First spin of new Pokestop 250

Egg hatching and evolving

Hatch egg (2km) 200
Hatch egg (5km) 500
Evolve a Pokemon 500
Hatch egg (10km) 1000

Daily bonuses

First Pokestop of the day 500
First Pokemon catch of the day 500
Seven consecutive daily Pokestop spins bonus 2500
Seven consecutive daily catches bonus 2500

Raid battles

Complete tier 1 raid 3000
Complete tier 2 raid 3500
Complete tier 3 raid 4000
Complete tier 4 raid 5000
Complete tier 5 raid 10000

Gym battles

Defeat all enemy Pokemon at gym 50
Defeat enemy Pokemon at gym 100


How to get XP fast?

Nothing stands out as a way to gain XP at a particularly fast rate but to go through the levels quickly, regularly hatching eggs, spinning PokeStops and winning raid battles offers generous XP.

It is also important to note that lucky eggs double all XP while they are active. For example, if you hatch 10km egg with a lucky egg activated you will get 2,000 XP instead of 1,000.

Your friends may offer the best route to get the quickest XP in Pokemon Go...

One way to get a lot of XP is through friends, though. Sharing friend codes and becoming ultra friends is an excellent way to gain levels quickly.

The following XP is earned for each friend stage:

  • Good Friend: 3,000 XP
  • Great Friend: 10,000 XP
  • Ultra Friend: 50,000 XP
  • Best Friend: 100,000 XP

Getting to these stages takes time, literally, as it is based on days but if you're disciplined with the process it seems to be the consensus quickest way to reach the Everest that is Level 40. Lucky eggs also apply to this bonus - so, if you can remember, make sure you've used a lucky egg when reaching a new friend stage!

Last updated 10:43 ET, August 13, 2019