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, and add a second Charged Attack to Pokémon.

Obtaining Stardust

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%.


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 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.

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, 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 Most Pokémon with 1 km Buddy distance
Starter Pokémon
Baby Pokémon
GO Stardust icon.png50,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png50 Most Pokémon with 3 km Buddy distance
GO Stardust icon.png75,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png75 Most Pokémon with 5 km Buddy distance
GO Stardust icon.png100,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png100 Pokémon with 20 km Buddy distance


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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