Power Up

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In Pokémon GO, the player can Power Up (Japanese: 強化 strengthen) a Pokémon using Stardust and Candy to make it stronger. This is analogous to raising a Pokémon's level in the core series games, but no explicit numeric level is ever given for Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Powering Up a Pokémon raises its stats, which is reflected on the Pokémon's summary screen in its HP and CP.

Power Up level

Each Pokémon effectively has a "Power Up level". This level dictates:

  • The cost of the next Power Up, and
  • A multiplier that determines the Pokémon's stats.

When a Pokémon is first caught or hatched, its Power Up level may be anywhere from 1 to a limit dictated by the player's Trainer level. This is the largest reason why two of the same Pokémon the player may encounter can have different CP and HP values, and it is likewise why the player will encounter Pokémon with higher CP and HP as their Trainer level increases. However, data uncovered from the game suggests that wild Pokémon will always consider the player to have, at most, a Trainer level of 30 for purposes of limiting their initial Power Up level, and that Eggs will always consider the player to have at most a Trainer level of 20.

A Pokémon's initial Power Up level is completely irrelevant to a Pokémon's eventual potential. Any two Pokémon can reach the same Power Up level, and the only thing that can make a difference between their stats at that point is their IVs. If two Pokémon have the same IVs, but different initial Power Up levels, the only difference between raising them will be that the lower one will require more Stardust and Candy to reach the same stats as the higher one.

The player's Trainer level limits the maximum Power Up level their Pokémon are able to reach.

max = Trainer_level * 2 + 2

This limit applies both to the initial Power Up level of caught or hatched Pokémon and to Powering Up a Pokémon from their summary screen. The half-circle gauge above or behind a Pokémon on its summary screen indicates how close it is to this limit.

Costs

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 Power Up 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 Power Up level increases by 1 and its stats are recalculated using the stat multiplier in the rightmost column below.

Power Up
level
Next Power Up costs Stat multiplier
Stardust Candy
1 200 1 0.094
2 200 1 0.1351374318
3 200 1 0.16639787
4 200 1 0.192650919
5 400 1 0.21573247
6 400 1 0.2365726613
7 400 1 0.25572005
8 400 1 0.2735303812
9 600 1 0.29024988
10 600 1 0.3060573775
11 600 1 0.3210876
12 600 1 0.3354450362
13 800 1 0.34921268
14 800 1 0.3624577511
15 800 1 0.37523559
16 800 1 0.3875924064
17 1000 1 0.39956728
18 1000 1 0.4111935514
19 1000 1 0.42250001
20 1000 1 0.4335116883
21 1300 2 0.44310755
22 1300 2 0.4530599591
23 1300 2 0.46279839
24 1300 2 0.4723360832
25 1600 2 0.48168495
26 1600 2 0.4908558003
27 1600 2 0.49985844
28 1600 2 0.508701765
29 1900 2 0.51739395
30 1900 2 0.5259425113
31 1900 2 0.53435433
32 1900 2 0.542635767
33 2200 2 0.55079269
34 2200 2 0.5588305763
35 2200 2 0.56675452
36 2200 2 0.574569153
37 2500 2 0.58227891
38 2500 2 0.5898879171
39 2500 2 0.59740001
40 2500 2 0.6048188139
41 3000 3 0.61215729
42 3000 3 0.6194041117
43 3000 3 0.62656713
44 3000 3 0.6336491729
45 3500 3 0.64065295
46 3500 3 0.6475809666
47 3500 3 0.65443563
48 3500 3 0.6612192524
49 4000 3 0.667934
50 4000 3 0.6745818959
51 4000 4 0.68116492
52 4000 4 0.6876849236
53 4500 4 0.69414365
54 4500 4 0.70054287
55 4500 4 0.70688421
56 4500 4 0.713169119
57 5000 4 0.71939909
58 5000 4 0.7255756036
59 5000 4 0.7317
60 5000 4 0.734741036
61 6000 6 0.73776948
62 6000 6 0.7407855738
63 6000 6 0.74378943
64 6000 6 0.7467812109
65 7000 8 0.74976104
66 7000 8 0.7527290867
67 7000 8 0.75568551
68 7000 8 0.7586303783
69 8000 10 0.76156384
70 8000 10 0.7644860647
71 8000 10 0.76739717
72 8000 10 0.7702972656
73 9000 12 0.7731865
74 9000 12 0.7760649616
75 9000 12 0.77893275
76 9000 12 0.7817900548
77 10000 15 0.78463697
78 10000 15 0.7874735776
79 10000 15 0.79030001
80 10000 15 0.7931163638
81 N/A N/A 0.79592275

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

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