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Power up is a game mechanic in Pokémon GO that allows Trainers to strengthen their Pokémon by increasing their CP level. It has no effect on the Individual Values.

Powering up Pokémon in the first 40 levels consumes Stardust and Candy with amounts depending on their level. Each Power Up increases the level of a Pokémon by 0.5. Trainer can Power Up their Pokémon to their Trainer levels + 10, which implies that Trainers only need to be level 30 to get a Pokémon at level 40.

Powering up Pokémon to level 41 to 50 consumes Stardust and Candy XL. Similarly, Trainers at level 40 can make their Pokémon reach the max level 50.

Powering up

In order to power up desired Pokémon open Pokémon summary page accessible from Pokémon collection page and to do so:

  1. in Map View touch Main Menu button Button Main Menu.png
  2. touch Pokémon button White Button Pokemon.png

After opening page of Pokémon selected to power up, there is a Power Up button with amount of required Candy and Stardust displayed next to it. There can be three instances of this button and its label:

  • Power up button is green and tappable if player has a required amount of resources,
  • Power up button is faded and cannot be tapped, and any of displayed resource amounts are red if player has not a required amount of any resources,
  • Power up button is not displayed at all if selected Pokémon reached its maximum level.

Power up button with the amount of required resources: 600 Stardust and 1 Candy

Simply by tapping power up button a prompt pop-up will appear to confirm action. After confirming the action a quick animation will run, required number of resources will be consumed and Pokémon's CP and HP will increase.

Since game version 0.173.0, Trainers are able to power up their Pokémon to the desired CP by using all the required Candies and Stardust at once. [1]

Power up costs

The cost increase as each Pokémon level increases. Amounts of Candy and Stardust required to next power up is a good way to determine the Pokémon level since this value is hidden.

Lucky Pokémon only require half of the Stardust cost to power up and Purified Pokémon take 10% less of both Stardust and Candy. The discounts can be stacked, thus Lucky Purified Pokémon costs 45% of the origin cost.

The tables below record the power up costs to the next half level.

Level 1 to 39.5

Level Stardust Candy Total Stardust Total Candy
1 200 1 200 1
1.5 200 1 400 2
2 200 1 600 3
2.5 200 1 800 4
3 400 1 1200 5
3.5 400 1 1600 6
4 400 1 2000 7
4.5 400 1 2400 8
5 600 1 3000 9
5.5 600 1 3600 10
6 600 1 4200 11
6.5 600 1 4800 12
7 800 1 5600 13
7.5 800 1 6400 14
8 800 1 7200 15
8.5 800 1 8000 16
9 1000 1 9000 17
9.5 1000 1 10000 18
10 1000 1 11000 19
10.5 1000 1 12000 20
11 1300 2 13300 22
11.5 1300 2 14600 24
12 1300 2 15900 26
12.5 1300 2 17200 28
13 1600 2 18800 30
13.5 1600 2 20400 32
14 1600 2 22000 34
14.5 1600 2 23600 36
15 1900 2 25500 38
15.5 1900 2 27400 40
16 1900 2 29300 42
16.5 1900 2 31200 44
17 2200 2 33400 46
17.5 2200 2 35600 48
18 2200 2 37800 50
18.5 2200 2 40000 52
19 2500 2 42500 54
19.5 2500 2 45000 56
20 2500 2 47500 58
20.5 2500 2 50000 60
21 3000 3 53000 63
21.5 3000 3 56000 66
22 3000 3 59000 69
22.5 3000 3 62000 72
23 3500 3 65500 75
23.5 3500 3 69000 78
24 3500 3 72500 81
24.5 3500 3 76000 84
25 4000 3 80000 87
25.5 4000 3 84000 90
26 4000 4 88000 94
26.5 4000 4 92000 98
27 4500 4 96500 102
27.5 4500 4 101000 106
28 4500 4 105500 110
28.5 4500 4 110000 114
29 5000 4 115000 118
29.5 5000 4 120000 122
30 5000 4 125000 126
30.5 5000 4 130000 130
31 6000 6 136000 136
31.5 6000 6 142000 142
32 6000 6 148000 148
32.5 6000 6 154000 154
33 7000 8 161000 162
33.5 7000 8 168000 170
34 7000 8 175000 178
34.5 7000 8 182000 186
35 8000 10 190000 196
35.5 8000 10 198000 206
36 8000 10 206000 216
36.5 8000 10 214000 226
37 9000 12 223000 238
37.5 9000 12 232000 250
38 9000 12 241000 262
38.5 9000 12 250000 274
39 10000 15 260000 289
39.5 10000 15 270000 304

Level 40 to 49.5

Level Stardust Candy XL Total Stardust Total Candy XL
40 10000 10 280000 10
40.5 10000 10 290000 20
41 11000 10 301000 30
41.5 11000 10 312000 40
42 11000 12 323000 52
42.5 11000 12 334000 64
43 12000 12 346000 76
43.5 12000 12 358000 88
44 12000 15 370000 103
44.5 12000 15 382000 118
45 13000 15 395000 133
45.5 13000 15 408000 148
46 13000 17 421000 165
46.5 13000 17 434000 182
47 14000 17 448000 199
47.5 14000 17 462000 216
48 14000 20 476000 236
48.5 14000 20 490000 256
49 15000 20 505000 276
49.5 15000 20 520000 296

Trivia

  • Before the introduction of level 50 from GO Beyond, Trainer could power up their Pokémon to their Trainer levels + 2 only. Therefore, Trainers needed to be level 38 to max out a Pokémon.

References