Trainer level

If you were looking for the levels of the Trainer Card, see Trainer Card level.
Leveling up

The Trainer level (Japanese: トレーナーレベル Trainer level) is a property of the player in Pokémon GO. The player's Trainer level is increased by earning experience (abbreviated XP). Leveling up earns the player items, and certain levels unlock particular items. Once unlocked, items can appear when searching PokéStops or opening Gifts.

Trainer levels were originally capped at level 40. On December 2, 2020, the level cap was raised to 50 worldwide; levels 41-50 were available in Australia as a test. Experience can continue to be accumulated even past the level cap.

Certain features are only unlocked at particular levels. After reaching level 5, the player can choose a team, which allows them to battle at and defend Gyms and participate in Raid Battles. After reaching level 10, the player can trade with their friends.

Additionally, the player's Trainer level determines the maximum Power Up level at which they can obtain Pokémon and Power Up Pokémon to.

Power Up levels

A player can Power Up a Pokémon up to two levels past their Trainer level, up to level 40; if a player is traded a Pokémon at a higher Power Up level, its level will be dropped to meet this limit. The levels at which Pokémon can be obtained also depend on the player's Trainer level.

  • Wild Pokémon (except from raids and research tasks) can appear at any Power Up level up to the player's Trainer level, capped at level 30.
    • If they are weather-boosted, they can instead appear at any Power Up level up to the player's Trainer level + 5, up to level 35.
  • Pokémon hatched from Eggs have an initial Power Up level equal to the Trainer level at the time the Egg was originally obtained, capped at level 20.

Earning experience

The player can earn experience in the following ways:

Name XP gained
Catching Pokémon
A Pokémon ran away while catching it 25
Pokémon caught 100
Bonus: New Pokémon 1,000
Bonus: Collector Bonus (catch the 100th of a species) 100
Bonus: First catch of the day 1,500
Bonus: Streak bonus (seventh day in a row catching a Pokémon) 6,000
Bonus: Nice throw 20
Bonus: Great throw 100
Bonus: Excellent throw 1,000
Bonus: Curveball 20
Bonus: First throw 50
Bonus: Expert Handler[1] 300
Evolving and hatching
Evolve a Pokémon 1,000
Hatch a 2 km Egg 500
Hatch a 5 km Egg 1,000
Hatch a 7 km Egg 1,000
Hatch a 10 km Egg 2,000
Hatch a 12 km Egg 4,000
At Gyms
Defeat a Pokémon in a Gym belonging to another team 300 each
Bonus: Defeat all Pokémon in a Gym belonging to another team 1,000
Feed a Pokémon a Berry 50
Spin the Photo Disc at a Gym 25
Bonus: First PokéStop or Gym of the day 1500*
Bonus: Streak bonus (seventh day in a row using PokéStops or Gyms) 6,000*
Spin the Photo Disc at a Gym with a bronze/silver/gold Badge ×2/×3/×4
Spin the Photo Disc at a Gym the player's team controls ×1.25 (rounded)
Win a level 1 Raid Battle 3,000
Win a level 2 Raid Battle 3,500
Win a level 3 Raid Battle 4,000
Win a level 4 Raid Battle 5,000
Win a level 5 Raid Battle 10,000
At PokéStops
Spin the Photo Disc at a PokéStop 100
Visit a PokéStop and gain 6 or more items 100
Bonus: New PokéStop (not been visited before) 200
Bonus: First PokéStop or Gym of the day 1,500
Bonus: Streak bonus (seventh day in a row using PokéStops or Gyms) 6,000
Friends
Send a Gift 200
Become Good Friends 3,000
Become Great Friends 10,000
Become Ultra Friends 50,000
Become Best Friends 100,000

Before Gyms were changed on June 20, 2017, players could also earn experience by training at a Gym controlled by their team. Defeating any one Pokémon would earn experience equal to 1/10 of the Prestige added to the Gym, while defeating all of the Gym's Pokémon would earn 12 XP.

Special Research tasks usually reward XP for completion. The amount awarded increases with the player's progress.

Successfully capturing a Pokémon using a Pokémon GO Plus or Poké Ball Plus always awards 150 XP (100 XP base + 50 XP for the first throw). The extra 50 XP is awarded even if the player has manually thrown a Poké Ball previously.

Each time the player transfers Pokémon to the Nintendo Switch, they earn 100 XP.

Levels

Prior to February 16, 2017, levels above 8 that award Nanab Berries or Pinap Berries instead awarded Razz Berries. Prior to June 20, 2017, levels below 8 that award Nanab Berries did not award any Berries.

Level Experience Rewards Unlocks
Next level Total Items Features
1 1,000 0  ×50  
2 2,000 1,000  ×10
3 3,000 3,000  ×15
4 4,000 6,000  ×15  ×10
5 5,000 10,000  ×20  ×10  ×10  ×1       Gyms, Raid Battles
6 6,000 15,000  ×15  ×10  ×5  ×1
7 7,000 21,000  ×15  ×10  ×5  ×1
8 8,000 28,000  ×15  ×10  ×5  ×10  ×1   Team GO Rocket Battles
9 9,000 36,000  ×15  ×10  ×5  ×3  ×1
10 10,000 45,000  ×20  ×20  ×10  ×10  ×1  ×1  ×1  ×1             Trades
11 10,000 55,000  ×15  ×10  ×3  ×3
12 10,000 65,000  ×20  ×10  ×3  ×3  
13 10,000 75,000  ×15  ×10  ×3  ×3
14 15,000 85,000  ×15  ×10  ×3  ×3  
15 20,000 100,000  ×15  ×20  ×10  ×10  ×1  ×1  ×1  ×1    
16 20,000 120,000  ×10  ×10  ×5  ×5
17 20,000 140,000  ×10  ×10  ×5  ×5
18 25,000 160,000  ×10  ×10  ×5  ×5  
19 25,000 185,000  ×15  ×10  ×5  ×5
20 50,000 210,000  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×2  ×2  ×2  ×2  
21 75,000 260,000  ×10  ×10  ×10  ×10
22 100,000 335,000  ×10  ×10  ×10  ×10
23 125,000 435,000  ×10  ×10  ×10  ×10
24 150,000 560,000  ×15  ×10  ×10  ×10
25 190,000 710,000  ×25  ×20  ×15  ×15  ×1  ×1  ×1  ×1    
26 200,000 900,000  ×10  ×15  ×10  ×15
27 250,000 1,100,000  ×10  ×15  ×10  ×15
28 300,000 1,350,000  ×10  ×15  ×10  ×15
29 350,000 1,650,000  ×10  ×15  ×10  ×15
30 500,000 2,000,000  ×30  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×3  ×3  ×3  ×3     
31 500,000 2,500,000  ×10  ×15  ×10  ×15
32 750,000 3,000,000  ×10  ×15  ×10  ×15
33 1,000,000 3,750,000  ×10  ×15  ×10  ×15
34 1,250,000 4,750,000  ×10  ×15  ×10  ×15
35 1,500,000 6,000,000  ×30  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×2  ×1  ×1  ×1
36 2,000,000 7,500,000  ×20  ×20  ×10  ×20
37 2,500,000 9,500,000  ×20  ×20  ×10  ×20
38 3,000,000 12,000,000  ×20  ×20  ×10  ×20 PokéStop nominations
39 5,000,000 15,000,000  ×20  ×20  ×10  ×20
40 6,000,000 20,000,000  ×40  ×40  ×40  ×40  ×4  ×4  ×4  ×4
41 7,500,000 26,000,000  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×1  ×1  ×1

 

42 9,000,000 33,500,000  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×1  ×1  ×1
43 11,000,000 42,500,000  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×1  ×1  ×1    Level 43 Challenge
44 13,000,000 53,500,000  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×20  ×1  ×1  ×1
45 15,500,000 66,500,000  ×40  ×40  ×1  ×2  ×2  ×2  ×1  ×2    Level 45 Challenge
46 18,000,000 82,000,000  ×30  ×25  ×20  ×25  ×1  ×1  ×1
47 21,000,000 100,000,000  ×30  ×25  ×20  ×25  ×1  ×1  ×1   
48 25,000,000 121,000,000  ×30  ×25  ×20  ×15  ×1  ×1  ×1 Level 48 Challenge
49 30,000,000 146,000,000  ×30  ×25  ×20  ×25  ×1  ×1  ×1   
50 --- 176,000,000  ×50  ×50  ×1  ×2  ×5  ×5  ×5  ×5        Level 50 Challenge

Level-Up Research

After reaching level 40, players must complete a set of Level-Up Research tasks, on top of the XP requirements, before reaching the next level. Level-Up Research sets are unlocked one level at a time. Each Level-Up task automatically rewards 500 XP upon completion.

Level 41

Level 42

Level 43

  • Earn 100,000 Stardust
  • Use 200 supereffective Charged Attacks
  • Catch 5 Legendary Pokémon
  • Earn 5 platinum medals

Level 44

  • Win 30 Trainer Battles in the Great League
  • Win 30 Trainer Battles in the Ultra League
  • Win 30 Trainer Battles in the Master League
  • Win 20 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League

Level 45

Level 46

  • Complete 100 Field Research tasks
  • Take a snapshot of a Pokémon 7 days in a row
  • Make 50 Excellent Throws
  • Hatch 30 Eggs

Level 47

  • Win 30 raids using a team of all unique Pokémon species
  • Win a three-star raid using only Pokémon with 1,500 CP or less
  • Power up 3 Pokémon to their max CP
  • Earn 20 platinum medals

Level 48

  • Receive 20 Souvenirs from your buddy
  • Earn 300 hearts with your buddy
  • Walk 200 km with your buddy
  • Walk 25 km in one week using Adventure Sync 8 times

Level 49

  • Make 10 trades with Pokémon caught at least 300 km apart
  • Obtain 50 Lucky Pokémon in trades
  • Send 500 Gifts to friends
  • Earn 35 platinum medals

Level 50

  • Make 999 Excellent Throws
  • Catch a Legendary Pokémon in your next 5 Legendary Pokémon encounters
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader 3 times using only Pokémon with 2,500 CP or less
  • Achieve rank 10 in the GO Battle League

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 訓練家等級 Fanlihngā Dángkāp
Mandarin 訓練家等級 Xùnliànjiā Děngjí
  French Niveau de Dresseur
  German Trainerlevel
  Italian Livello di allenatore
  Korean 트레이너 레벨 Trainer level
  Brazilian Portuguese Nível de Treinador
  Spanish Nivel de Entrenador
  Thai เทรนเนอร์เลเวล Trainer level
  Turkish Eğitmen seviye


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References


  This article is part of Project Sidegames, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Sidegames.