Power Up

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to navigationJump to search
A display to power up a Pokémon. The semi-circle gauge shows how close a Pokémon is to the power-up limit before and after being powered up.

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 in Pokémon GO, no numeric level is visible for Pokémon.

Mechanics

Each Pokémon has a level that effectively counts how many times it has been powered up. Each level corresponds to a CP multiplier, a value used to calculate the Pokémon's stats and catch rate. Each power-up increases the level by 0.5, up to the player's Trainer level + 10. The cost to power up a Pokémon increases every two levels (or every four power-ups). The highest level a Pokémon can be powered up to is 50.

A Pokémon that is currently Mega Evolved cannot be powered up.

Process

Players can power up eligible Pokémon by clicking the "Power Up" button on the Pokémon's summary screen. Upon pressing the Power Up button, a pop-up screen will show the following information:

  • The Pokémon's current CP, with an arrow pointing to the CP it would have after Powered Up.
  • The Stardust cost to Power Up
  • The Candy cost to Power Up
  • The Candy XL cost to Power Up, if applicable

The pop-up screen displays this information for one power-up by default. The screen also displays "-" and "+" buttons, allowing players to decrease or increase the number of power-ups to apply to the Pokémon. Once players have chosen how much to Power Up their Pokémon, they can click the "Power Up" button on the pop-up screen to apply the changes. Clicking the "Cancel" button on the pop-up screen will return players to the Pokémon's summary screen without making any changes.

Stat changes

Powering up a Pokémon raises its CP, which is derived from its HP, Attack, and Defense; as such, some combination of these stats will also increase. The CP and HP changes are reflected through animations shown on the Pokémon's summary screen. A Pokémon whose maximum HP increases by powering up will also gain an equal amount of remaining HP; consequently, if the Pokémon being powered up has fainted, it will be revived with a remaining HP equal to that amount.

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 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, its stats are recalculated using a new CP multiplier.

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

CP multiplier

The following table shows the CP multiplier that corresponds to each level, along with the costs needed to power-up from that level. Cumulative costs show the total amount of Stardust and Candy needed to Power Up a Pokémon from Lv. 1. Pokémon that have reached Lv. 40 will require Candy XL instead of Candy to power up further.

Levels above 50 are unattainable by powering up, but have been coded into the game since the level cap was increased from 40 to 50. The CP multipliers for Lv. 50.5 and Lv. 51 are only attainable by a Lv. 49.5 and Lv. 50 Best Buddy, respectively, deployed as the player's current Buddy Pokémon. The CP multiplier for Lv. 55 is only attained by team leaders while Battle Training in Master League.

Lucky Pokémon require only 50% of the listed Stardust costs to Power Up. Shadow Pokémon cost 1.2× the listed Stardust and Candy to Power Up, while Purified Pokémon only require 90% of the listed Stardust and Candy costs (rounded up). Stardust reduction bonuses for Lucky and Purified Pokémon can stack, meaning that a Pokémon that is both Lucky and Purified only costs 45% of the normal Stardust amount to Power Up.

Level CP multiplier Power Up cost
Marginal Cumulative
1 0.094 GO Stardust icon.png200 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png200 Candy1
1.5 0.13513743 GO Stardust icon.png200 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png400 Candy2
2 0.16639787 GO Stardust icon.png200 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png600 Candy3
2.5 0.19265091 GO Stardust icon.png200 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png800 Candy4
3 0.21573247 GO Stardust icon.png400 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png1200 Candy5
3.5 0.23657266 GO Stardust icon.png400 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png1600 Candy6
4 0.25572005 GO Stardust icon.png400 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png2000 Candy7
4.5 0.27353038 GO Stardust icon.png400 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png2400 Candy8
5 0.29024988 GO Stardust icon.png600 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png3000 Candy9
5.5 0.30605738 GO Stardust icon.png600 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png3600 Candy10
6 0.3210876 GO Stardust icon.png600 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png4200 Candy11
6.5 0.33544503 GO Stardust icon.png600 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png4800 Candy12
7 0.34921268 GO Stardust icon.png800 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png5600 Candy13
7.5 0.36245776 GO Stardust icon.png800 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png6400 Candy14
8 0.3752356 GO Stardust icon.png800 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png7200 Candy15
8.5 0.38759242 GO Stardust icon.png800 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png8000 Candy16
9 0.39956728 GO Stardust icon.png1000 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png9000 Candy17
9.5 0.41119354 GO Stardust icon.png1000 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png10000 Candy18
10 0.4225 GO Stardust icon.png1000 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png11000 Candy19
10.5 0.43292641 GO Stardust icon.png1000 Candy1 GO Stardust icon.png12000 Candy20
11 0.44310755 GO Stardust icon.png1300 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png13300 Candy22
11.5 0.45305996 GO Stardust icon.png1300 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png14600 Candy24
12 0.4627984 GO Stardust icon.png1300 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png15900 Candy26
12.5 0.47233608 GO Stardust icon.png1300 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png17200 Candy28
13 0.48168495 GO Stardust icon.png1600 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png18800 Candy30
13.5 0.49085581 GO Stardust icon.png1600 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png20400 Candy32
14 0.49985844 GO Stardust icon.png1600 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png22000 Candy34
14.5 0.50870176 GO Stardust icon.png1600 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png23600 Candy36
15 0.51739395 GO Stardust icon.png1900 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png25500 Candy38
15.5 0.5259425 GO Stardust icon.png1900 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png27400 Candy40
16 0.5343543 GO Stardust icon.png1900 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png29300 Candy42
16.5 0.54263575 GO Stardust icon.png1900 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png31200 Candy44
17 0.5507927 GO Stardust icon.png2200 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png33400 Candy46
17.5 0.55883059 GO Stardust icon.png2200 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png35600 Candy48
18 0.5667545 GO Stardust icon.png2200 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png37800 Candy50
18.5 0.57456913 GO Stardust icon.png2200 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png40000 Candy52
19 0.5822789 GO Stardust icon.png2500 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png42500 Candy54
19.5 0.5898879 GO Stardust icon.png2500 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png45000 Candy56
20 0.5974 GO Stardust icon.png2500 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png47500 Candy58
20.5 0.60482366 GO Stardust icon.png2500 Candy2 GO Stardust icon.png50000 Candy60
21 0.6121573 GO Stardust icon.png3000 Candy3 GO Stardust icon.png53000 Candy63
21.5 0.61940411 GO Stardust icon.png3000 Candy3 GO Stardust icon.png56000 Candy66
22 0.6265671 GO Stardust icon.png3000 Candy3 GO Stardust icon.png59000 Candy69
22.5 0.63364917 GO Stardust icon.png3000 Candy3 GO Stardust icon.png62000 Candy72
23 0.64065295 GO Stardust icon.png3500 Candy3 GO Stardust icon.png65500 Candy75
23.5 0.64758096 GO Stardust icon.png3500 Candy3 GO Stardust icon.png69000 Candy78
24 0.65443563 GO Stardust icon.png3500 Candy3 GO Stardust icon.png72500 Candy81
24.5 0.66121926 GO Stardust icon.png3500 Candy3 GO Stardust icon.png76000 Candy84
25 0.667934 GO Stardust icon.png4000 Candy3 GO Stardust icon.png80000 Candy87
25.5 0.67458189 GO Stardust icon.png4000 Candy3 GO Stardust icon.png84000 Candy90
26 0.6811649 GO Stardust icon.png4000 Candy4 GO Stardust icon.png88000 Candy94
26.5 0.68768489 GO Stardust icon.png4000 Candy4 GO Stardust icon.png92000 Candy98
27 0.69414365 GO Stardust icon.png4500 Candy4 GO Stardust icon.png96500 Candy102
27.5 0.70054289 GO Stardust icon.png4500 Candy4 GO Stardust icon.png101000 Candy106
28 0.7068842 GO Stardust icon.png4500 Candy4 GO Stardust icon.png105500 Candy110
28.5 0.7131691 GO Stardust icon.png4500 Candy4 GO Stardust icon.png110000 Candy114
29 0.7193991 GO Stardust icon.png5000 Candy4 GO Stardust icon.png115000 Candy118
29.5 0.72557562 GO Stardust icon.png5000 Candy4 GO Stardust icon.png120000 Candy122
30 0.7317 GO Stardust icon.png5000 Candy4 GO Stardust icon.png125000 Candy126
30.5 0.73474102 GO Stardust icon.png5000 Candy4 GO Stardust icon.png130000 Candy130
31 0.7377695 GO Stardust icon.png6000 Candy6 GO Stardust icon.png136000 Candy136
31.5 0.74078558 GO Stardust icon.png6000 Candy6 GO Stardust icon.png142000 Candy142
32 0.74378943 GO Stardust icon.png6000 Candy6 GO Stardust icon.png148000 Candy148
32.5 0.7467812 GO Stardust icon.png6000 Candy6 GO Stardust icon.png154000 Candy154
33 0.74976104 GO Stardust icon.png7000 Candy8 GO Stardust icon.png161000 Candy162
33.5 0.7527291 GO Stardust icon.png7000 Candy8 GO Stardust icon.png168000 Candy170
34 0.7556855 GO Stardust icon.png7000 Candy8 GO Stardust icon.png175000 Candy178
34.5 0.75863036 GO Stardust icon.png7000 Candy8 GO Stardust icon.png182000 Candy186
35 0.76156384 GO Stardust icon.png8000 Candy10 GO Stardust icon.png190000 Candy196
35.5 0.76448607 GO Stardust icon.png8000 Candy10 GO Stardust icon.png198000 Candy206
36 0.76739717 GO Stardust icon.png8000 Candy10 GO Stardust icon.png206000 Candy216
36.5 0.77029727 GO Stardust icon.png8000 Candy10 GO Stardust icon.png214000 Candy226
37 0.7731865 GO Stardust icon.png9000 Candy12 GO Stardust icon.png223000 Candy238
37.5 0.77606494 GO Stardust icon.png9000 Candy12 GO Stardust icon.png232000 Candy250
38 0.77893275 GO Stardust icon.png9000 Candy12 GO Stardust icon.png241000 Candy262
38.5 0.78179008 GO Stardust icon.png9000 Candy12 GO Stardust icon.png250000 Candy274
39 0.784637 GO Stardust icon.png10000 Candy15 GO Stardust icon.png260000 Candy289
39.5 0.78747359 GO Stardust icon.png10000 Candy15 GO Stardust icon.png270000 Candy304
40 0.7903 GO Stardust icon.png10000 Candy XL10 GO Stardust icon.png280000 Candy XL10
40.5 0.79280394 GO Stardust icon.png10000 Candy XL10 GO Stardust icon.png290000 Candy XL20
41 0.7953 GO Stardust icon.png11000 Candy XL10 GO Stardust icon.png301000 Candy XL30
41.5 0.79780392 GO Stardust icon.png11000 Candy XL10 GO Stardust icon.png312000 Candy XL40
42 0.8003 GO Stardust icon.png11000 Candy XL12 GO Stardust icon.png323000 Candy XL52
42.5 0.80280389 GO Stardust icon.png11000 Candy XL12 GO Stardust icon.png334000 Candy XL64
43 0.8053 GO Stardust icon.png12000 Candy XL12 GO Stardust icon.png346000 Candy XL76
43.5 0.80780387 GO Stardust icon.png12000 Candy XL12 GO Stardust icon.png358000 Candy XL88
44 0.8103 GO Stardust icon.png12000 Candy XL15 GO Stardust icon.png370000 Candy XL103
44.5 0.81280384 GO Stardust icon.png12000 Candy XL15 GO Stardust icon.png382000 Candy XL118
45 0.8153 GO Stardust icon.png13000 Candy XL15 GO Stardust icon.png395000 Candy XL133
45.5 0.81780382 GO Stardust icon.png13000 Candy XL15 GO Stardust icon.png408000 Candy XL148
46 0.8203 GO Stardust icon.png13000 Candy XL17 GO Stardust icon.png421000 Candy XL165
46.5 0.8228038 GO Stardust icon.png13000 Candy XL17 GO Stardust icon.png434000 Candy XL182
47 0.8253 GO Stardust icon.png14000 Candy XL17 GO Stardust icon.png448000 Candy XL199
47.5 0.82780378 GO Stardust icon.png14000 Candy XL17 GO Stardust icon.png462000 Candy XL216
48 0.8303 GO Stardust icon.png14000 Candy XL20 GO Stardust icon.png476000 Candy XL236
48.5 0.83280375 GO Stardust icon.png14000 Candy XL20 GO Stardust icon.png490000 Candy XL256
49 0.8353 GO Stardust icon.png15000 Candy XL20 GO Stardust icon.png505000 Candy XL276
49.5 0.83780373 GO Stardust icon.png15000 Candy XL20 GO Stardust icon.png520000 Candy XL296
50 0.8403 Maximum power up
50.5 0.84280371 Best Buddy only
51 0.8453
51.5 0.84780369 N/A
52 0.8503
52.5 0.85280366
53 0.8553
53.5 0.85780364
54 0.8603
54.5 0.86280362
55 0.8653 Master League Battle Training

Initial level

Pokémon can only be obtained at whole-number levels, including those from trades, in which the levels are rounded down.

The following shows the possible range of initial levels for each encounter type.

Encounter Power Up level Weather Boost
Wild spawn [1 .. min(Trainer_level, 30)]
Hatched min(Trainer_level, 20)
Field/Special Research 15
Raid Battle 20
Shadow Pokémon 8
Purified Pokémon min(Trainer level, 25)
Trade ⌊min(Trainer_level + 2, original_level)⌋*

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
Thailand Flag.png Thai พาวเวอร์อัป Power Up


External links


Project Games logo.png This game mechanic article is part of Project Games, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon games.