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A vial of Stardust

Stardust is a consumable, Pokémon-related resource that can be used by trainers to strengthen their Pokémon or perform trading. The amount of received Stardust in 30 minutes can be increased by 50% with the usage of a Star Piece.

Usage

Stardust Icon

Pokémon power up

Main article: Power Up

The amount of Stardust required to power up a Pokémon is proportional to the percentage of the Pokémon's maximum potential CP. The cost of each power up can be 200 to 15,000 Stardust. The cost of powering up a Lucky Pokémon is halved.

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.

Trading

Main article: Trading#Trading costs

Stardust is necessary to perform Pokémon trading. Pokédex unregistered, Shiny, and Legendary Pokémon require more Stardust to be traded. The amount required can be reduced by having higher friendship level with another trainer.

Second Charged Attack unlock

Stardust can be also used to unlock the second Charged Attack of Pokémon with more than one Charged Attack. Unlock cost can be 10,000, 50,000, 75,000, 80,000, or 100,000 Stardust.

Purification

Stardust is necessary to purify Shadow Pokémon left by Team GO Rocket. Purification cost can be 1,000, 3,000, 5,000, or 20,000 Stardust.

Sources

Stardust is acquired by:

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

Stardust bonuses from Pokémon

Starting from the Season of Celebration, the following Pokémon gave more Stardust than usual when caught. This bonus did not apply to Shadow Pokémon.[1]

Pokémon Stardust given
500
700
500
750
700
950
1000
1200
750
950
500
500
700
750
750
950
750
950
500
700

Stardust events

This list does not include bonuses in Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour.

Event and date Details
Thanksgiving
(November 23rd, 2016 - November 30th, 2016)
Double Stardust for all actions
Equinox 2017
(September 22nd, 2017 - October 3rd, 2017)
Double catch and hatch Stardust
Global Catch Challenge
(November 20th, 2017 - November 26th, 2017)
Double catch and hatch Stardust
Holiday 2017
(December 21st, 2017 - January 4th, 2018)
250 catch Stardust for Pikachu and Delibird (+62 if weather boosted)
Valentine's Day 2018
(February 13th, 2018 - February 15th, 2018)
Triple catch Stardust for Chansey and Luvdisc
Lunar New Year 2018
(February 15th, 2018 - February 17th, 2018)
Triple catch Stardust for Growlithe, Eevee, Snubbull, Poochyena and Electrike
February 2018 Community Day
(February 24th, 2018)
Triple catch Stardust
Pokémon Day 2018
(February 26th, 2018 - February 28th, 2018)
Triple catch Stardust for Pikachu
Eggstravaganza 2018
(March 22nd, 2018 - April 2nd, 2018)
Double hatch Stardust
Earth Day 2018
(April 22nd, 2018 - April 30th, 2018)
Triple catch Stardust for Grass-, Water-, and Ground-type Pokémon
Battle Showdown 2018
(May 1st, 2018 - May 14th, 2018)
3,000 Stardust for participating Raid Battles
May 2018 Community Day
(May 19th, 2018)
Triple catch Stardust
Water Festival 2018
(June 7th, 2018 - June 21st, 2018)
Triple catch Stardust for Water-type Pokémon and double hatch Stardust
Special Trading Event
(August 2nd, 2018 - August 20th, 2018)
All trades costed 25% less Stardust
August 2018 Community Day
(August 11th, 2018 - August 12th, 2018)
Triple catch Stardust
Global Challenge 2018 3rd part
(September 3rd, 2018 - September 10th, 2018)
Double catch, hatch and Raid Battle Stardust
Stardust Blast
(November 6th, 2018 - November 13th, 2018)
Double catch and hatch Stardust
November 2018 Community Day
(November 10th, 2018)
Double catch Stardust
December 2018 Community Day
(December 1st, 2018)
Double catch Stardust
Part of Holiday 2018
(December 23rd, 2018 - December 26th, 2018)
Double catch Stardust
Adventure Sync Hatchathon
(January 2nd, 2019 - January 15th, 2019)
Double hatch Stardust
Friendship Event
(February 8th, 2019 - February 11th, 2019)
All trades costed half amount of Stardust only
February 2019 Community Day
(February 16th, 2019)
Triple catch Stardust
February 2019 Limited Research
(February 23rd, 2019)
Double catch Stardust for Water-type Pokémon
Battle Showdown 2019
(March 5th, 2019 - March 12th, 2019)
Double catch, Raid Battle and Trainer Battle Stardust
Earth Day 2019
(April 29th, 2019 - May 2nd, 2019)
Double catch Stardust for specific event spawn Pokémon only
May 2019 Community Day
(May 19th, 2019)
Triple catch Stardust
Extraordinary Raid Week
(May 21st, 2019 - May 28th, 2019)
Double Raid Battle Stardust
3rd Anniversary
(June 28th, 2019 - September 2nd, 2019)
All trades costed 25% less Stardust
Global Challenge 2019 3rd part
(August 13th, 2019 - August 20th, 2019)
Triple catch, hatch and Raid Battle Stardust
September 2019 Community Day
(September 15th, 2019)
Triple catch Stardust
World Tourism Day
(September 26th, 2019 - October 1st, 2019)
All trades costed 25% less Stardust
Stardust Blast
(October 3rd, 2019 - October 10th, 2019)
Double catch, hatch, Raid Battle and Team GO Rocket Stardust
Supereffective Week
(November 19th, 2019 - November 26th, 2019)
Double Trainer Battle Stardust
Friend Fest
(November 27th, 2019 - December 2nd, 2019)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
December 2019 Community Day
(December 14th, 2019 - December 15th, 2019)
Double catch Stardust
Part of Holiday 2019
(December 26th, 2019 - December 27th, 2019)
Double catch Stardust
Hatchathon 2020
(January 2nd, 2020 - January 16th, 2020)
Double hatch Stardust
February 2020 Community Day
(February 22nd, 2020)
Triple catch Stardust
GO Battle League Preparation
(March 10th, 2020 - March 12th, 2020)
Double Raid Battle and Trainer Battle Stardust
GO Battle League Season 1 Launch Celebration
(March 13th, 2020 - March 16th, 2020)
Bonus GO Battle League Stardust
A Drive to Investigate
(March 20th, 2020 - March 23rd, 2020)
Double catch and hatch Stardust
GO Battle Day: Marill
(April 12th, 2020)
Double catch Stardust for Marill
April 2020 Community Day
(April 25th, 2020)
Triple catch Stardust
Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto
(May 8th, 2020 - May 15th, 2020)
Double catch and Raid Battle Stardust
Summer Solstice 2020
(June 19th, 2020 - June 24th, 2020)
Double catch Stardust
June 2020 Community Day
(June 20th, 2020)
Triple catch Stardust (not stacking with Summer Solstice)
August 2020 Community Day
(August 8th, 2020)
Triple catch Stardust
October 2020 Community Day
(October 17th, 2020)
Triple catch Stardust
GO Battle Night
(November 5th, 2020)
Double GO Battle League Stardust
Wooper Watch
(December 10th, 2020 - December 11th, 2020)
Double catch Stardust
December 2020 Community Day
(December 12th, 2020 - December 13th, 2020)
Double catch Stardust
Part of Season 6
(December 28th, 2020 - January 4th, 2021)
Double GO Battle League Stardust
Part of Holiday 2020
(December 30th, 2020 - December 31st, 2020)
Double catch Stardust
New Year's
(December 31st, 2020 - January 4th, 2021)
Double hatch Stardust
January 2021 Community Day
(January 16th, 2021)
Triple catch Stardust
Weather Week
(March 24th, 2021 - March 29th, 2021)
1.5× catch Stardust on Weather Boosted Pokémon
April 2021 Community Day
(April 11th, 2021)
Triple catch Stardust
Rivals' Week after meeting Global Challenge
(April 17th, 2021 - April 18th, 2021)
Double catch Stardust
GO Battle Night
(June 3rd, 2021)
Triple GO Battle League Stardust
Part of Season 8
(June 28th, 2021 - July 12th, 2021)
Double GO Battle League Stardust
July 2021 Community Day
(July 3rd, 2021)
Triple catch Stardust
GO Battle Night
(July 11th, 2021)
Triple GO Battle League Stardust
Part of Season 8
(August 9th, 2021 - August 23rd, 2021)
Double GO Battle League Stardust
GO Battle Night
(August 26th, 2021)
Triple GO Battle League Stardust

Trivia

  • Stardust multipliers from concurrent events may not stack with each other, only the highest one will apply. This does stack multiplicatively with Star Piece and Weather boost, however.

References