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Stardust (Japanese: ほしのすな Star Sand) is a type of currency in Pokémon GO. It can be used to Power Up Pokémon, trade Pokémon, and add a second Charged Attack to Pokémon.
There are several ways to earn Stardust:
- Catching a Pokémon gives the player 100, 300, or 500 Stardust depending on whether it has not evolved, has evolved once, or has evolved twice. (Prior to February 16, 2017, all Pokémon gave 100 Stardust.) Pokémon that evolve from Baby Pokémon are not considered evolved, except Togetic and Lucario.
- Hatching a Pokémon from an Egg gives the player some Stardust. The amount of Stardust obtained varies.
- Winning a Raid Battle rewards the player some Stardust.
- Some Field Research and Special Research give the player Stardust.
- Gifts from Friends can contain Stardust.
- Feeding a Berry to a Pokémon defending a Gyms gives 20 Stardust.
- Participating in Trainer Battles can reward Stardust.
If the player has a Star Piece active, all Stardust they earn is increased by 50%.
- Main article: Power Up → Levels
Powering Up a Pokémon requires both Stardust and candy, the amount required increasing with the Pokémon's current Power Up level (which increases every time it is powered up). The amount of Stardust and candy required for the next Power Up will be shown on the Pokémon's summary screen.
- Main article: Trade → Pokémon GO
Trading Pokémon costs both players Stardust. The cost to trade decreases the better friends the players are. Special Trades (Legendary, Mythical, and Shiny Pokémon) cost more Stardust than other trades.
- Main article: Move → Pokémon GO
The player can spend Stardust and Candy to teach a Pokémon a second Charged Attack. The cost varies on the Pokémon species and largely corresponds with the distance needed to walk for a Buddy Pokémon to find a Candy. There are some exceptions, such as Starter Pokémon and baby Pokémon. In addition, Caterpie, Metapod, Weedle, Kakuna, Magikarp, Ditto, Wynaut, Wobbuffet, Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Taillow, Feebas, Beldum and Kricketot cannot learn a second Charged Attack.
|| Most Pokémon with 1 km Buddy distance|
|| Most Pokémon with 3 km Buddy distance
|| Most Pokémon with 5 km Buddy distance
|| Pokémon with 20 km Buddy distance
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