Player Leveling Guide – Pokemon Go


Today we’re coming at you with some Player leveling methods for Pokemon Go that our group have come up with. We hope this helps you guys out in your quest to become a Pokemon Masters. This player leveling guide is for new players but also for advanced players, which can possibly learn something new. If you ever asked yourself, which is the best way to level up your player, this is the right guide for you.

Don’t miss our Beginners Guide for Pokemon Go and our Guide to your first 1000 CP.

Player Leveling Guide for Pokemon Go

Things to keep in mind while using this guide

Using a Lucky Egg will grant double xp for 30 minutes.

Things you can to do to level up:

10 XP – Curve ball (arc as you throw your pokeball)

10 XP – Nice throw (hit inside a large circle)

50 XP – Activating in at a pokestop

50 XP – Beat a pokemon in training at a gym already your team’s color

50 XP – Great Throw (hit inside a small circle)

100 XP – Battling an opposing team’s pokemon trainer at a gym

100 XP – Excellent throw (hit inside a tiny circle)

100 XP – Pokemon caught

150 XP – Beating an opposing team’s Pokemon trainer at a gym

200 XP – Hatch a pokemon

500 XP – Evolve a pokemon

500 XP – New pokemon

Catching Pokemon

[~600xp or 100xp per catch] x2 with Lucky Egg

This is obviously the most common method. For each new Pokemon you catch you get about 600xp and for any copies after that you receive 100xp. Bonus xp can be gained by getting Nice, Great, and Excellent throws as well as throwing curve balls.

See this guide to learn to throw Pokeballs properly:

Using an Incense and/or a Lure Mod helps make this method easier because they would attract Pokemon to your location faster.

Evolving Pokemon

[~500xp per evolution] x2 with Lucky Egg

For this player leveling method a person would catch multiple copies of the most common Pokemon in their area so they can get the Pokemon’s Candies . They would then transfer the lowest CP Pokemon to the professor for an extra candy. The player would then use the candies to evolve the highest CP pokemon of that type. Each evolution will grant 500xp. Note: if it has more than one evolution, it’s more efficient to evolve pokemon to their second evolution so you don’t use up so many candies going to the third.

Third tier evolutions grant 1k,xp. It can be worth, or not, it’s up to you guys.


Gym Battling

[xp varries] x2 with Lucky Egg

This player leveling method doesn’t get as much xp at a time as the above method would. To efficiently do this method a player will take over a gym, if the gym is already inhabited by another team. Once the gym is white and allows you to take it, throw a low CP Pokemon into the gym and then battle the gym over and over. This is a pretty slow method as it only grants ~30xp or so every battle.

By De-throning other players you can get 150xp per battle. So if you and a friend from another team go back and forth de-throning each other, you can get quite a bit of xp. Especially with a Lucky Egg

Hatching Eggs

[500-1k,xp] x2 with Lucky Egg

This player leveling method requires incubators but can be a really good source of xp especially tied with a lucky egg. A player will have 9 eggs of the same distance and put them all into incubation. Once the eggs are close to hatching the player will activate the Lucky Egg and then continue to come closer to hatching the eggs.



[50xp a pokestop] x2 with Lucky Egg

This player leveling method works best when you have a lot of pokestops around you. Each grants 50xp when you stop by and spin it. Grinding these out can stack up fast as well as getting you a lot of items. Note: your item inventory can fill up fast so be mindful of what you want to keep and throw away

Thanks to user ‘GutsPlaysPC’ for help creating this guide.

We hope this little Player Leveling Guide for Pokemon Go was helpful for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment.

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