Pokemon Go Guide to Level up Faster
Let's start by listing the various way to earn EXP.
- Catching a Pokemon for the first time: 600 points
- Catching a Pokemon you've caught before: 100 points
- Nice throw: 10 points
- Great Throw: 50 points
- Excellent Throw: 100 points
- Pokestops: 50 points per activation
- Gym battles: Varying amount
- Evolving a Pokemon for the first time: 1000 points
- Evolving a Pokemon you’ve evolved before: 500 points
The trick is to save all your Pokemon Candies until you have a bunch of pokemon ready to evolve, have at least an incense from your level up rewards saved up, and use your Pokecoins to buy a Lucky Egg. Once you have all these, simply travel to an area where you’ve never or rarely been to before, and that has a lot of Pokestops and Gyms.
This last point is essentials for the 3 following reasons:
- You will be more likely to find pokemon you never caught before, giving you a full 600 EXP per catch.
- Areas with a lot of Pokestops and Gyms are believed to have a higher respawn rate, meaning that you will be encountering more Pokemon.
- You will be able to fight Gyms and activate Pokestops while you wait for encounters to happen.
Once you arrive to the area and have all of the above, simply use your Lucky Egg. Every EXP you obtain will be multiplied by 2 for 30 mins, as follows:
- Catching a Pokemon for the first time: 1200 points
- Catching a Pokemon you've caught before: 200 points
- Nice throw: 20 points
- Great Throw: 100 points
- Excellent Throw: 200 points
- Pokestops: 100 points per activation
- Gym battles: Varying amount x2
- Evolving a Pokemon for the first time: 2000 points
- Evolving a Pokemon you’ve evolved/caught before: 1000 points
As you can see, the bulk of the EXP will come from the evolution of Pokemon, as well as catching Pokemon you never caught before. The more evolutions you have saved up, the more extra EXP you will get during these 30 minutes. Everything else will just be an extra, yet nonnegligible, bonus.
Using this method, I've obtained over 50k exp in just 2 days.