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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

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 from 200 to 15,000 Stardust, depending on what level certain Pokémon is. There is no difference in the amount of Stardust required to power up a Pokémon regarding its evolution stage form. The cost of powering up a Lucky Pokémon is halved. Shadow Pokémon require 20% more Stardust while Purified Pokémon require 10% less Stardust to power up. The Lucky and Purified reduction can stack to become only 45% of original value.

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, or 100,000 Stardust. Shadow Pokémon require 20% more Stardust while Purified Pokémon require 20% less Stardust to unlock.

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.

Form Changing[]

Main article: Form Change

Stardust can be used to change the forms of certain Pokémon.

Adventure Effects[]

Main article: Adventure Effects

Stardust can be used to activate Adventure Effects.

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[]

Chimecho and Audino always give extra Stardust when caught since their release. Starting from the Season of Celebration, more Pokémon give more Stardust than usual.[1]

Pokémon Stardust given
500
700
500
750
700
950
1000
1200
750
950
500
500
700
750
1000
750
950
2100
750
950
500
700
500[2]
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 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
Hatchathon 2019
(January 2nd, 2019 - January 15th, 2019)
Double hatch Stardust
Friendship Event 2019
(February 8th, 2019 - February 11th, 2019)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
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 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
Friendship Event 2020
(February 21st, 2020 - February 24th, 2020)
All trades costed 50% less 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 2021
(December 31st, 2020 - January 4th, 2021)
Double hatch Stardust
January 2021 Community Day
(January 16th, 2021)
Triple catch Stardust
Weather Week 2021
(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
GO Battle Day
(September 18th, 2021)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
October 2021 Community Day
(October 9th, 2021)
Triple catch Stardust
GO Battle Day
(November 1st, 2021)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
Día de Muertos 2021
(November 1st, 2021 - November 2nd, 2021)
Double catch Stardust
GO Battle Day
(November 20th, 2021)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
November 2021 Community Day
(November 21st, 2021)
All trades costed 25% less Stardust
December 2021 Community Day
(December 18th, 2021 - December 19th, 2021)
Double catch Stardust
December 2021 Community Day
(December 17th, 2021 - December 20th, 2021)
All trades costed 25% less Stardust
New Year's 2022
(December 31st, 2021 - January 4th, 2022)
Double hatch Stardust
GO Battle Day
(January 8th, 2022)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
GO Battle Day
(January 23rd, 2022)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
GO Battle Day
(February 6th, 2022)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
Lunar New Year 2022
(February 1st, 2022 - February 7th, 2022)
Double Stardust from opening Gifts
February 2022 Community Day
(February 12th, 2022)
Triple catch Stardust
GO Battle Day: Seel
(March 5th, 2022)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
GO Battle Day: Beginner's Paradise
(April 17th, 2022)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
April 2022 Community Day
(April 23rd, 2022)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
May 2022 Community Day
(May 21st, 2022)
Triple catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Alola to Alola
(May 25th, 2022 - May 31st, 2022)
Double Stardust from opening Gifts
GO Battle Day: Mega Stardust Surprise
(May 29th, 2022)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
Pokémon GO Fest 2022
(June 5th, 2022)
Double Raid Battle Stardust
GO Battle Day: Mankey
(June 18th, 2022)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
June 2022 Community Day
(June 25th, 2022)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Battle Weekend
(July 9th, 2022 - July 10th, 2022)
1.5× Stardust from defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts
5× GO Battle League Stardust
July 2022 Community Day
(July 17th, 2022)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
August 2022 Community Day
(August 13th, 2022)
Triple catch Stardust
All trades costed 75% less Stardust
Pokémon World Championships 2022
(August 18th, 2022 - August 23rd, 2022)
Triple GO Battle League Stardust
September 2022 Community Day
(September 18th, 2022)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
GO Battle Day: Guzma
(October 1st, 2022)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
October 2022 Community Day
(October 15th, 2022)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Community Day Classic: Dreaming of Dratini
(November 5th, 2022)
Triple catch Stardust
GO Battle Day: Miltank
(November 6th, 2022)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
November 2022 Community Day
(November 12th, 2022)
Triple catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
December 2022 Community Day
(December 17th, 2022 - December 18th, 2022)
Double catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Holiday 2022 Part 2
(December 23rd, 2022 - December 31st, 2022)
Double catch Stardust (if chosen in Winter Wishes)
January 2023 Community Day
(January 7th, 2023)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
GO Battle Weekend: Steven Stone
(January 14th, 2023 - January 15th, 2023)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
Lunar New Year 2023
(January 19th, 2023 - January 23rd, 2023)
Double Stardust from opening Gifts
Double catch Stardust (if chosen in Lucky Wishes)
February 2023 Community Day
(February 5th, 2023)
Triple catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Valentine's Day 2023
(February 8th, 2023 - February 14th, 2023)
Double Stardust from opening Gifts
GO Battle Day: Vulpix
(February 12th, 2023)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
March 2023 Community Day
(March 18th, 2023)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
GO Battle Day: Palmer
(March 25th, 2023)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
April 2023 Community Day
(April 15th, 2023)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
April 2023 Community Day Classic
(April 29th, 2023)
Triple catch Stardust
An Instinctive Hero
(May 2nd, 2023 - May 8th, 2023)
Double hatch Stardust
GO Battle Day: Stardust
(May 14th, 2023)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
May 2023 Community Day
(May 21st, 2023)
Triple catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
June 2023 Community Day
(June 10th, 2023)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Solstice Horizons
(June 16th, 2023 - June 25th, 2023)
Double catch Stardust
GO Battle Weekend: Clay
(July 1st, 2023 - July 2nd, 2023)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
Part of 7th Anniversary Party
(July 7th, 2023)
Double catch Stardust
Riolu Hatch Day
(July 22nd, 2023)
Double hatch Stardust
July 2023 Community Day
(July 30th, 2023)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Glittering Garden
(August 5th, 2023 - August 8th, 2023)
1.5× hatch Stardust
August 2023 Community Day
(August 13th, 2023)
Triple catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
September 2023 Community Day Classic
(September 2nd, 2023)
Triple catch Stardust
A Paldean Adventure
(September 5th, 2023 - September 10th, 2023)
Quadruple catch Stardust
Ultra Unlock: Paldea
(September 10th, 2023 - September 15th, 2023)
Quadruple catch Stardust
Oddish Research Day
(September 17th, 2023)
Double catch Stardust
September 2023 Community Day
(September 23rd, 2023)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Azurill Hatch Day
(September 30th, 2023)
Double hatch Stardust
GO Battle Weekend: Adventures Abound
(October 7th, 2023 - October 8th, 2023)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
October 2023 Community Day
(October 15th, 2023)
Triple catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
November 2023 Community Day
(November 5th, 2023)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Festival of Lights 2023
(November 7th, 2023 - November 12th, 2023)
Double hatch Stardust
Mega Garchomp Raid Day
(November 11th, 2023)
Double Raid Battle Stardust (ticket-only)
Hisuian Samurott Raid Day
(December 3rd, 2023)
Double Raid Battle Stardust (ticket-only)
Along the Routes
(December 5th, 2023 - December 8th, 2023)
Double Stardust from opening Gifts
December 2023 Community Day
(December 16th, 2023 - December 17th, 2023)
Double catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Holiday 2023
(December 18th, 2023 - December 31st, 2023)
Double catch Stardust (if chosen in Winter Wishes)
January 2024 Community Day
(January 6th, 2024)
Triple catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Dazzling Dream
(January 13th, 2024 - January 16th, 2024)
Double catch Stardust
Double hatch Stardust
Hisuian Typhlosion Raid Day
(January 14th, 2024)
Double Raid Battle Stardust (ticket-only)
GO Battle Week: Timeless Travels
(January 19th, 2024 - January 24th, 2024)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
February 2024 Community Day
(February 4th, 2024)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed
(February 5th, 2024 - February 11th, 2024)
Double Stardust from opening Gifts
Timeless Travels: GO Battle Day
(February 10th, 2024)
Quadruple GO Battle League Stardust
Hisuian Decidueye Raid Day
(February 11th, 2024)
Double Raid Battle Stardust (ticket-only)
Weather Week 2024
(March 14th, 2024 - March 18th, 2024)
Double catch Stardust
1.5× catch Stardust on Weather Boosted Pokémon
March 2024 Community Day
(March 16th, 2024)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Primal Kyogre Raid Day
(March 17th, 2024)
Double Raid Battle Stardust (ticket-only)
Primal Groudon Raid Day
(March 23rd, 2024)
Double Raid Battle Stardust (ticket-only)
Mega Heracross Raid Day
(April 13th, 2024)
Double Raid Battle Stardust (ticket-only)
April 2024 Community Day
(April 20th, 2024)
Triple catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Cleffa Hatch Day
(April 28th, 2024)
Double hatch Stardust (ticket-only)
Catching Wonders
(May 14th, 2024 - May 19th, 2024)
5× Stardust for the first catch of the day
May 2024 Community Day
(May 19th, 2024)
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
Stadium Sights
(June 1st, 2024 - June 4th, 2024)
1.5× hatch Stardust
June 2024 Community Day
(June 9th, 2024)
Triple catch Stardust
All trades costed 50% less Stardust
June 2024 Community Day Classic
(June 22nd, 2024)
Double catch Stardust
Part of 8th Anniversary Party
(July 2nd, 2024 - July 3rd, 2024)
Double catch 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.
  • Initially on launch, the bonus Stardust from certain Pokémon did not apply to Shadow Pokémon[1]. This was later fixed in an update.

References[]

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