Experience

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Experience points (XP) are used to level up in the game. You can get experience points from:

  • Winning a fight with a pokemon at at an opposing team's gym (up to 150 XP)
  • Fighting a pokemon at an opposing team's gym (up to 100 XP)
  • Winning a fight with a Pokemon at a gym that belongs to your team (Amount of XP gained depends on the difference in CP the Pokemon have!) (up to 100XP) (50 Xp for same CP Pokemon, 100 XP for at least half CP of Defending Pokemon) (this also applies to the Prestige Amount)
  • Capturing Pokemon (100 XP)
  • Adding new Pokemon to your Pokedex (500 XP)
  • Evolving Pokemon (500 XP or more)
  • Going to Pokestops (50 XP or 100 XP if you get 6+ Items)
  • Hatching an egg (500 XP) (Unconfirmed: 100 XP/Kilometer, so 200 XP for 2km egg, 500 XP for 5km egg, 1000 XP for 10km egg)


  • Capturing a Pokemon with a Curveball (10 XP bonus) OR
  • Capturing a Pokemon with a Nice Throw (10 XP bonus) OR
  • Capturing a Pokemon with a Great Throw (50 XP bonus) OR
  • Capturing a Pokemon with an Excellent Throw (100 XP bonus)

All of these can be doubled by using the Lucky Egg item


Also see Level up tricks to see how you can get more XP faster.