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A summary screen in Pokémon GO. The semi-circle shows how close a Pokémon is to the Power Up limit, and the cost is displayed next to the Power Up button

In Pokémon GO, the player can Power Up (Japanese: 強化 strengthen) a Pokémon using Stardust and Candy to increase its stats. This is analogous to raising a Pokémon's level in the core series games, but no explicit numeric level is ever given for Pokémon in Pokémon GO.

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Mechanics

Powering Up a Pokémon raises its stats, which is reflected on the Pokémon's summary screen in its HP and CP. Upon pressing the Power Up button, the game will show how much the CP will be increased and ask the player to confirm. If a fainted Pokémon is Powered Up, it will be revived with a remaining HP equivalent to how much it was increased by.

Each Pokémon effectively has a Power Up "level" that determines its CP multiplier, a value used to calculate the Pokémon's stats and catch rate. Each Power Up increases the Power Up level by 0.5, up to the player's Trainer level + 2. The cost to Power Up a Pokémon increases every two levels (or every four Power Ups). The half-circle gauge on a Pokémon's summary screen indicates how close it is to this limit. The highest possible Power Up level is 40. If a player is to be traded a Pokémon that exceeds their Power Up limit (Trainer level + 2), then both players will see a warning that the Pokémon's level will be reduced to the limit.

Pokémon can only be obtained at whole-number Power Up levels, including those from trades, in which the Power Up levels are rounded down. The following shows the possible range of initial Power Up levels for each encounter type.

Encounter Power Up level Min IVs
Wild spawn [1 .. min(Trainer level, 30)]
+5 with Weather Boost
0
4 with Weather Boost
Hatched min(Trainer level, 20) 10
Field/Special Research 15 10
Raid Battle 20
+5 with Weather Boost
10
Trade [1 .. (Trainer level + 2)] 0 if Friends
1 if Good Friends
2 if Great Friends
3 if Ultra Friends
5 if Best Friends
12 if Lucky Trade

If a Pokémon is transferred from Pokémon GO to GO Park in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, its level will be equal to its Power Up level, rounded down to the nearest whole number.

Levels

Powering Up a Pokémon requires both Stardust and Candy. The amount of Stardust and Candy required for the next Power Up will be shown on the Pokémon's summary screen. If the Pokémon is at the maximum Power Up level for the player's Trainer level, then the player will not be able to Power Up the Pokémon. Each time a Pokémon is Powered Up, stats are recalculated using the CP multiplier, which increases with level. Lucky Pokémon require only 50% of the listed Stardust costs to Power Up.

The following table shows the CP multiplier that corresponds to each Power Up level, along with the costs needed to Power Up to the next level. Cumulative costs show the total amount of Stardust and Candy needed to Power Up a Pokémon from level 1. Cells that have been grayed-out denote values that cannot be attained or used, but are still coded into the game for conventional purposes.

Level CP multiplier Costs
Marginal Cumulative
1 0.094 GO Stardust icon.png200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1
1.5 0.1351374318 GO Stardust icon.png200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png400 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2
2 0.16639787 GO Stardust icon.png200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3
2.5 0.192650919 GO Stardust icon.png200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png800 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4
3 0.21573247 GO Stardust icon.png400 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png1,200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png5
3.5 0.2365726613 GO Stardust icon.png400 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png1,600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png6
4 0.25572005 GO Stardust icon.png400 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png2,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png7
4.5 0.2735303812 GO Stardust icon.png400 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png2,400 GO Slowpoke Candy.png8
5 0.29024988 GO Stardust icon.png600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png3,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png9
5.5 0.3060573775 GO Stardust icon.png600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png3,600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png10
6 0.3210876 GO Stardust icon.png600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png4,200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png11
6.5 0.3354450362 GO Stardust icon.png600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png4,800 GO Slowpoke Candy.png12
7 0.34921268 GO Stardust icon.png800 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png5,600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png13
7.5 0.3624577511 GO Stardust icon.png800 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png6,400 GO Slowpoke Candy.png14
8 0.37523559 GO Stardust icon.png800 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png7,200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png15
8.5 0.3875924064 GO Stardust icon.png800 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png8,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png16
9 0.39956728 GO Stardust icon.png1,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png9,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png17
9.5 0.4111935514 GO Stardust icon.png1,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png10,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png18
10 0.42250001 GO Stardust icon.png1,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png11,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png19
10.5 0.4335116883 GO Stardust icon.png1,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png1 GO Stardust icon.png12,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png20
11 0.44310755 GO Stardust icon.png1,300 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png13,300 GO Slowpoke Candy.png22
11.5 0.4530599591 GO Stardust icon.png1,300 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png14,600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png24
12 0.46279839 GO Stardust icon.png1,300 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png15,900 GO Slowpoke Candy.png26
12.5 0.4723360832 GO Stardust icon.png1,300 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png17,200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png28
13 0.48168495 GO Stardust icon.png1,600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png18,800 GO Slowpoke Candy.png30
13.5 0.4908558003 GO Stardust icon.png1,600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png20,400 GO Slowpoke Candy.png32
14 0.49985844 GO Stardust icon.png1,600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png22,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png34
14.5 0.508701765 GO Stardust icon.png1,600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png23,600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png36
15 0.51739395 GO Stardust icon.png1,900 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png25,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png38
15.5 0.5259425113 GO Stardust icon.png1,900 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png27,400 GO Slowpoke Candy.png40
16 0.53435433 GO Stardust icon.png1,900 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png29,300 GO Slowpoke Candy.png42
16.5 0.542635767 GO Stardust icon.png1,900 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png31,200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png44
17 0.55079269 GO Stardust icon.png2,200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png33,400 GO Slowpoke Candy.png46
17.5 0.5588305763 GO Stardust icon.png2,200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png35,600 GO Slowpoke Candy.png48
18 0.56675452 GO Stardust icon.png2,200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png37,800 GO Slowpoke Candy.png50
18.5 0.574569153 GO Stardust icon.png2,200 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png40,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png52
19 0.58227891 GO Stardust icon.png2,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png42,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png54
19.5 0.5898879171 GO Stardust icon.png2,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png45,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png56
20 0.5974 GO Stardust icon.png2,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png47,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png58
20.5 0.6048188139 GO Stardust icon.png2,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png2 GO Stardust icon.png50,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png60
21 0.61215729 GO Stardust icon.png3,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 GO Stardust icon.png53,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png63
21.5 0.6194041117 GO Stardust icon.png3,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 GO Stardust icon.png56,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png66
22 0.62656713 GO Stardust icon.png3,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 GO Stardust icon.png59,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png69
22.5 0.6336491729 GO Stardust icon.png3,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 GO Stardust icon.png62,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png72
23 0.64065295 GO Stardust icon.png3,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 GO Stardust icon.png65,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png75
23.5 0.6475809666 GO Stardust icon.png3,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 GO Stardust icon.png69,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png78
24 0.65443563 GO Stardust icon.png3,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 GO Stardust icon.png72,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png81
24.5 0.6612192524 GO Stardust icon.png3,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 GO Stardust icon.png76,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png84
25 0.667934 GO Stardust icon.png4,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 GO Stardust icon.png80,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png87
25.5 0.6745818959 GO Stardust icon.png4,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 GO Stardust icon.png84,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png90
26 0.68116492 GO Stardust icon.png4,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4 GO Stardust icon.png88,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png94
26.5 0.6876849236 GO Stardust icon.png4,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4 GO Stardust icon.png92,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png98
27 0.69414365 GO Stardust icon.png4,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4 GO Stardust icon.png96,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png102
27.5 0.70054287 GO Stardust icon.png4,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4 GO Stardust icon.png101,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png106
28 0.70688421 GO Stardust icon.png4,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4 GO Stardust icon.png105,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png110
28.5 0.713169119 GO Stardust icon.png4,500 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4 GO Stardust icon.png110,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png114
29 0.71939909 GO Stardust icon.png5,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4 GO Stardust icon.png115,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png118
29.5 0.7255756036 GO Stardust icon.png5,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4 GO Stardust icon.png120,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png122
30 0.7317 GO Stardust icon.png5,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4 GO Stardust icon.png125,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png126
30.5 0.7347410093 GO Stardust icon.png5,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png4 GO Stardust icon.png130,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png130
31 0.73776948 GO Stardust icon.png6,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png6 GO Stardust icon.png136,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png136
31.5 0.7407855938 GO Stardust icon.png6,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png6 GO Stardust icon.png142,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png142
32 0.74378943 GO Stardust icon.png6,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png6 GO Stardust icon.png148,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png148
32.5 0.7467812109 GO Stardust icon.png6,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png6 GO Stardust icon.png154,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png154
33 0.74976104 GO Stardust icon.png7,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png8 GO Stardust icon.png161,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png162
33.5 0.7527290867 GO Stardust icon.png7,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png8 GO Stardust icon.png168,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png170
34 0.75568551 GO Stardust icon.png7,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png8 GO Stardust icon.png175,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png178
34.5 0.7586303683 GO Stardust icon.png7,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png8 GO Stardust icon.png182,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png186
35 0.76156384 GO Stardust icon.png8,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png10 GO Stardust icon.png190,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png196
35.5 0.7644860647 GO Stardust icon.png8,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png10 GO Stardust icon.png198,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png206
36 0.76739717 GO Stardust icon.png8,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png10 GO Stardust icon.png206,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png216
36.5 0.7702972656 GO Stardust icon.png8,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png10 GO Stardust icon.png214,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png226
37 0.7731865 GO Stardust icon.png9,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png12 GO Stardust icon.png223,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png238
37.5 0.7760649616 GO Stardust icon.png9,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png12 GO Stardust icon.png232,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png250
38 0.77893275 GO Stardust icon.png9,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png12 GO Stardust icon.png241,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png262
38.5 0.7817900548 GO Stardust icon.png9,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png12 GO Stardust icon.png250,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png274
39 0.78463697 GO Stardust icon.png10,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png15 GO Stardust icon.png260,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png289
39.5 0.7874736075 GO Stardust icon.png10,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png15 GO Stardust icon.png270,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png304
40 0.7903 GO Stardust icon.png10,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png15 GO Stardust icon.png280,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png319
40.5 0.7931163638 GO Stardust icon.png10,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png15 GO Stardust icon.png290,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png334
41 0.79592275 N/A

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 強化 Kèuhngfa
Mandarin 強化 Qiánghuà
France Flag.png French Recharger
Germany Flag.png German Stärken
Italy Flag.png Italian Potenziare
South Korea Flag.png Korean 강화 Ganghwa
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Fortalecer
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poder

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