Stardust (GO)

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Stardust in Pokémon GO

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, purify Shadow Pokémon, and add a second Charged Attack to Pokémon.

Obtaining Stardust

There are several ways to earn Stardust:

Name Stardust
Catching Pokémon
Unevolved Pokémon GO Stardust icon.png100
Second-stage Pokémon GO Stardust icon.png300
Third-stage Pokémon GO Stardust icon.png500
Chimecho GO Stardust icon.png1,000
Audino GO Stardust icon.png2,100
Weather bonus ×1.25
Bonus: Expert Handler GO Stardust icon.png25
Bonus: First catch of the day GO Stardust icon.png600
Bonus: Streak bonus (seventh day in a row catching a Pokémon) GO Stardust icon.png3,000
Hatching Eggs
Hatch a 2 km Egg GO Stardust icon.png400 - 800
Hatch a 5 km Egg GO Stardust icon.png800 - 1,600
Hatch a 7 km Egg GO Stardust icon.png800 - 1,600
Hatch a 10 km Egg GO Stardust icon.png1,600 - 3,200
At Gyms
Feed a Pokémon a Berry GO Stardust icon.png20
Complete a Raid Battle GO Stardust icon.png1,000
Trainer Battles
Train in Great League GO Stardust icon.png300 (×0 - 2)
Train in Ultra League GO Stardust icon.png400 (×0 - 2)
Train in Master League GO Stardust icon.png500 (×0 - 2)
Battle against other player GO Stardust icon.png500 (×0 - 2)
Team GO Rocket Battles
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt GO Stardust icon.png500
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader GO Stardust icon.png1,000
Defeat Giovanni GO Stardust icon.png5,000
Weekly Adventure Sync rewards
Walk 25 km GO Stardust icon.png1,000
Walk 50 km (not including 25 km reward) GO Stardust icon.png5,000*
Walk 100 km (not including 25 or 50 km rewards) GO Stardust icon.png10,000*
Open a Gift GO Stardust icon.png100 (×0 - 3)

Pokémon that can evolve from Baby Pokémon, except Togetic and Lucario, are considered to be unevolved Pokémon so they only award GO Stardust icon.png100 when caught, and their evolved forms only award GO Stardust icon.png300 when caught.

Completing certain Field Research and Special Research tasks awards Stardust at varying amounts. Unlocking a Research Breakthrough awards GO Stardust icon.png2,000.

Stardust can also be earned for participating in GO Battle League. Stardust is rewarded upon winning a certain number of battles, completing a set of five battles, and the end of a season, with the amount varying based on the player's performance.

If the player has a Star Piece active, all Stardust earned is temporarily increased by 50%.


Power Up

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 is shown on the Pokémon's summary screen and increases every four Power Up levels.


Main article: Trade → Pokémon GO

Trading Pokémon costs both players Stardust. While all regular trades cost GO Stardust icon.png100, Special Trades (Legendary, Mythical, and Shiny Pokémon) cost much more Stardust. The cost of Special Trades decreases the higher the Friendship level between the players.

New Attack

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, Smeargle, Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Taillow, Feebas, Beldum and Kricketot cannot learn a second Charged Attack.

Stardust Candy Pokémon
GO Stardust icon.png10,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png25 Pokémon with 1 km Buddy distance
Starter Pokémon
Baby Pokémon
GO Stardust icon.png50,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png50 Pokémon with 3 km Buddy distance
(except starter and baby Pokémon)
GO Stardust icon.png75,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png75 Pokémon with 5 km Buddy distance
(except starter and baby Pokémon)
GO Stardust icon.png100,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png100 Pokémon with 20 km Buddy distance


Main article: Shadow Pokémon (GO)

Shadow Pokémon can be purified using both Stardust and Candy, the amount required depends on the Shadow Pokémon's species.


GO Stardust icon.png
Stardust icon

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 星星沙子 Sīngsīng Sājí
Mandarin 星星沙子 Xīngxīng Shāzi
France Flag.png French Poussière Étoile
Germany Flag.png German Sternenstaub
Italy Flag.png Italian Polvere di stella
South Korea Flag.png Korean 별의모래 Byeol-ui Morae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Poeira estelar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Polvoestelar

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