Pokemania is taking over the world! So maybe you hopped on the train a little late and now you’re looking to level up fast so you can take over some gyms. Don’t worry, we’ve got the clever technique you need to jump a couple levels in one shot! Here’s the scoop.
Okay, let’s face it: Pokemon GO is a blast. No other game has gotten so popular so fast before, and more and more people keep jumping on the bandwagon. Though the altered reality game has only been out since July 6, those who just started playing might feel like they’ve been hopelessly left behind, and find it impossible to take over gyms owned by their higher-level friends. So here’s how you can catch up quickly.
The first thing you need to know is that you level up by gaining XP, so the more XP you get, the more your level will climb. There are tons of ways to get XP: catching Pokemon, visiting Pokestops, and battling in gyms, but you get the most from evolving your Pokemon. You can get 500 XP for each Pokemon you evolve, and if you’ve never evolved a Pokemon of that type before, you’ll get 1000 XP. Wow!
So, you may have gotten sick of catching low-level Pokemon like Pidgeys, Caterpies and Weedles, but don’t avoid them! These Pokemon only take 12 candies to evolve, so for a couple days catch as many as you can, and wait to transfer them. Don’t evolve any of your other Pokemon either. Once you’ve got a bunch, figure out how many you can evolve and transfer the rest. For example, if you have 120 candies, keep 10 Pidgeys and transfer the rest (which may allow you to evolve even more.)
You’ve probably got a lucky egg in your bag, and you’re going to need it! Cracking that bad boy open will get you double XP for half an hour. So set yourself up near a few lured Pokestops, use your lucky egg and start evolving all those extra Pidgeys (and any other Pokemon you’ve been waiting to evolve) as fast as you can! Once you’re done with that, if you have any extra time, catch Pokemon and spin Pokestops until your lucky egg runs out, and just watch the XP pile up! After a week of saving, we were able to jump from the beginning of level 18 to level 20 in just half an hour! Happy hunting!
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