Stardust is a consumable, Pokémon-related resource that can be used by trainer to increase the CP level of their Pokémon by powering up.


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Main article: Power Up#Power Up costs

The amount of Stardust required to power up a Pokémon is proportional to the percentage of the Pokémon's maximum potential CP.

There is no difference in the amount of Stardust required to power up a Pokémon regarding its evolution stage form. For instance, the same amount of Stardust is needed to power up Pikachu as Raichu that evolved from the same Pikachu.


Stardust is acquired by capturing Pokémon in the wild, hatching them from eggs, participating in or winning a raid, or by feeding Pokémon in a gym.

The amount of received Stardust can be increased by 50% with usage of a Star Piece. Some events may also temporarily (Thanksgiving) increase the amount of Stardust acquired generally or from catching certain types of Pokémon (Lunar New Year).

Pokémon that are evolved provide more Stardust on capture than the base forms and weather boosted Pokémon provide a 25% boost to the amount of Stardust received on capture.

Pokémon Type Base Dust Weather Boost Total
Basic 100 25 125
1st Stage 300 75 375
2nd Stage 500 125 625