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Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm, with more and more countries joining the fray every week. People everywhere are seemingly running around at random, looking at their phones for one express purpose: to catch ’em all

How to Earn XP and  Get More Poke Balls


Earn XP

Earn XP



The only way to level up in Pokemon Go is to gain experience, also called XP. The easiest way to get more XP in Pokemon Go is to capture as many Pokemon as possible. You receive 100 XP for catching a Pokemon, but the game will award you with 500 XP if this is the first time you captured Venonat, Pidgey or another Pokemon. You’ll even earn a modest 10 XP for a “nice throw.”

That said, you should capture the same Pokemon to get more XP in Pokemon Go. It’s OK to have five Pidgeys because each one after the first means 100 XP. And if you only want one Pidgey, you can transfer it to the Professor for Pokemon Candy. 

To transfer a Pokemon, press the Poke Ball icon at the bottom of the screen and then access the Pokemon menu. Select the Pokemon you want to transfer, then scroll down until you see the Transfer button. Choose “Yes” to receive your reward. 


Another trick is going into a gym battle, defeating the first opponent, then running. When timed correctly you will still get XP from the battle and can immediately go back into the gym to battle once more. Repeat this process as long as you care to grind for XP and you’ll get a decent amount of XP gain per hour, even if it feels a bit stale.

If you have some time, find an area with a few PokeStops in a short area. If you can hit three or four in a five minute period, that would be ideal. Move between these PokeStops, circling back every five minutes or so, catching all of the Pokemon you can find. This will help maximize your XP gain, and when you couple it with Candy and Lucky Eggs, you can get a ton of XP is a short period of time

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