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Pokémon Go guide: Trainer levels, XP, and Lucky Eggs

Make the most of your XP

A hand holds an iPhone playing Pokemon Go, displaying the player profile screen Photo: James Bareham/Polygon

In Pokémon Go, your Pokémon can only be as strong as you are, so you need to increase your Trainer Level as you play. In this Pokémon Go guide, we’ll list the XP requirements per level, rewards you get for leveling up, and explain how to make the most of your Lucky Eggs.

As you level from 1 to 40, you only need to collect XP, with the amount you need per level increasing exponentially. However, once you want to go above 40, you need to gain XP and complete some tasks.

You get XP just from playing, as nearly everything in the game rewards it. Catching Pokémon, evolving Pokémon, raiding, and hatching eggs all reward XP.

Lucky Eggs

You can use Lucky Eggs to double your XP. They normally last for 30 minutes. You can get Lucky Eggs from event research tasks from time to time, but you’ll mainly have to buy them in the shop. One Lucky Egg costs 80 PokéCoins, and a set of eight costs 500 PokéCoins. They can also frequently be found in various shop bundles.

Use Lucky Eggs during events that offer double XP with high incentive to catch things. This includes some Community Days or raid days. We also recommend using a Lucky Egg when you reach Ultra and Best Friends with any friends. Lucky Eggs double the XP gained from friendship ranking up, so you can get 100,000 XP for hitting Ultra Friends and a whopping 200,000 XP for achieving Best Friends.

You can see an XP chart of the required XP for each level below.

Pokémon Go XP chart

Trainer level Required XP Reward Unlocks
Trainer level Required XP Reward Unlocks
2 1,000 10 Poké Balls, 6 Nanab Berries
3 3,000 15 Poké Balls, 8 Nanab Berries
4 6,000 15 Poké Balls, 15 Nanab Berries Nanab Berries
5 10,000 20 Poké Balls, 10 Potions, 10 Revives, 1 Incense Gyms, Revives, Potions
6 15,000 15 Poké Balls, 10 Potions, 5 Revives, 1 Incubator
7 21,000 15 Poké Balls, 10 Potions, 5 Revives, 1 Incense
8 28,000 15 Poké Balls, 10 Potions, 5 Revives, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Lure Module Team Go Rocket battles, Razz Berries
9 36,000 15 Poké Balls, 10 Potions, 5 Revives, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Lucky Egg
10 45,000 20 Poké Balls, 20 Super Potions, 10 Revives, 10 Razz Berries, 1 Incense, 1 Lucky Egg, 1 Incubator, 1 Lure Module Trading, PvP, Super Potions, Golden Razz Berries
11 55,000 15 Poké Balls, 10 Super Potions, 3 Revives, 3 Razz Berries
12 65,000 20 Great Balls, 10 Super Potions, 3 Revives, 3 Razz Berries Great Balls
13 75,000 10 Great Balls, 10 Super Potions, 3 Revives, 3 Razz Berries
14 85,000 10 Great Balls, 10 Super Potions, 3 Revives, 3 Nanab Berries
15 100,000 15 Great Balls, 20 Hyper Potions, 10 Revives, 10 Razz Berries,1 Incense, 1 Lucky Egg, 1 Incubator, 1 Lure Module Fast TMs, Hyper Potions
16 120,000 10 Great Balls, 10 Hyper Potions, 5 Revives, 5 Nanab Berries
17 140,000 10 Great Balls, 10 Hyper Potions, 5 Revives, 5 Razz Berries
18 160,000 10 Great Balls, 10 Hyper Potions, 5 Revives, 5 Pinap Berries Pinap Berries
19 185,000 10 Great Balls, 10 Hyper Potions, 5 Revives, 5 Razz Berries
20 210,000 20 Ultra Balls, 20 Hyper Potions, 20 Revives, 20 Nanab Berries, 2 Incense, 2 Lucky Eggs, 2 Incubators, 2 Lure Modules Ultra Balls
21 260,000 10 Ultra Balls, 10 Hyper Potions, 10 Revives, 10 Pinap Berries
22 335,000 10 Ultra Balls, 10 Hyper Potions, 10 Revives, 10 Razz Berries
23 435,000 10 Ultra Balls, 10 Hyper Potions, 10 Revives, 10 Nanab Berries
24 560,000 15 Ultra Balls, 10 Hyper Potions, 10 Revives, 10 Razz Berries
25 710,000 25 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 15 Revives, 15 Pinap Berries, 1 Incense, 1 Lucky Egg, 1 Incubator, 1 Lure Module Charged TMs, Max Potions
26 900,000 10 Ultra Balls, 15 Max Potions, 10 Revives, 15 Razz Berries
27 1,100,000 10 Ultra Balls, 15 Max Potions, 10 Revives, 15 Nanab Berries
28 1,350,000 10 Ultra Balls, 15 Max Potions, 10 Revives, 15 Razz Berries
29 1,650,000 10 Ultra Balls, 15 Max Potions, 10 Revives, 15 Pinap Berries
30 2,000,000 30 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 20 Max Revives, 20 Razz Berries, 3 Incense, 3 Lucky Eggs, 3 Incubators, 3 Lure Modules Max Revives
31 2,500,000 10 Ultra Balls, 15 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, 15 Nanab Berries
32 3,000,000 10 Ultra Balls, 15 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, 15 Razz Berries
33 3,750,000 10 Ultra Balls, 15 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, 15 Pinap Berries
34 4,750,000 10 Ultra Balls, 15 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, 15 Razz Berries
35 6,000,000 30 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 20 Max Revives, 20 Nanab Berries, 2 Incense, 1 Lucky Egg, 1 Incubator, 1 Lure Module
36 7,500,000 20 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, 20 Razz Berries
37 9,500,000 20 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, 20 Pinap Berries
38 12,000,000 20 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, 20 Razz Berries PokéStop nominations
39 15,000,000 20 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, 20 Nanab Berries
40 20,000,000 40 Ultra Balls, 40 Max Potions, 40 Max Revives, 40 Razz Berries, 4 Incense, 4 Lucky Eggs, 4 Incubators, 4 Lure Modules Rare Candy XL
41 26,000,000 20 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 20 Max Revives, 20 Razz Berries, 1 Incubator, 1 Premium Raid Pass, 1 Rare Candy XL, Sunglasses
42 33,500,000 20 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 20 Max Revives, 20 Nanab Berries, 1 Incubator, 1 Premium Raid Pass, 1 Rare Candy XL
43 42,500,000 20 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 20 Max Revives, 20 Silver Pinap Berries, 1 Incubator, 1 Premium Raid Pass, 1 Rare Candy XL, Trainer pose
44 53,500,000 20 Ultra Balls, 20 Max Potions, 20 Max Revives, 20 Razz Berries, 1 Incubator, 1 Premium Raid Pass, 1 Rare Candy XL
45 66,500,000 40 Ultra Balls, 40 Max Revives, 1 Elite Fast TM, 2 Rare Candy XL, 2 Incense, 2 Lucky Eggs, 1 Super Incubators, 2 Lure Modules, Hat
46 82,000,000 30 Ultra Balls, 25 Max Potions, 20 Max Revives, 25 Razz Berries, 1 Incubator, 1 Premium Raid Pass, 1 Rare Candy XL
47 100,000,000 30 Ultra Balls, 25 Max Potions, 20 Max Revives, 25 Nanab Berries, 1 Incubator, 1 Premium Raid Pass, 1 Rare Candy XL, Trainer pose
48 121,000,000 30 Ultra Balls, 25 Max Potions, 20 Max Revives, 15 Silver Pinap Berries, 1 Incubator, 1 Premium Raid Pass, 1 Rare Candy XL
49 146,000,000 30 Ultra Balls, 25 Max Potions, 20 Max Revives, 25 Pinap Berries, 1 Incubator, 1 Premium Raid Pass, 1 Rare Candy XL, Shoes
50 176,000,000 50 Ultra Balls, 50 Max Potions, 1 Elite Charged TM, 2 Rare Candy XL, 5 Incense, 5 Lucky Eggs, 5 Super Incubators, 5 Lure Modules, Trainer jacket