As you play Pokémon Go, you quickly realise increasing your Trainer Level allows you to encounter Pokémon at higher CP levels - helpful for raising a powerful squad to take on Gyms - and that it increases your chances of discovering rarer Pokémon out in the wild.
Each new level also gives you a number of items - such as Incubators, handy for hatching 2km, 5km and 10km Eggs - and at certain key points, you can unlock more powerful items that'll start appearing from PokéStops from that point onward.
So if you want your hands on higher level and rarer Pokémon - as well as access to powerful Great Balls and Ultra Balls, Super Potions and more - then start getting XP.
If you want to find out the many ways you can get experience, as well as a speedy way to earn 60,000 XP in 30 minutes, which is particularly helpful as you reach the 20s - then be sure to read our how to get XP fast in Pokémon Go page. Playing each day will also get you a Pokémon Go Daily Bonus, whereby you receive bonus XP for your first catch of the day, and much more if you catch creatures seven days in a row.
Pokémon Go level rewards list
The following table breaks down how much experience is required to reach the next level, the total amount of XP required to reach that level from the start of the game (which, as you can see from level 20 onwards, gets progressively more demanding, and towards the level cap, requires millions to level up each time), the items you receive and the items you unlock that can then start appearing at PokéStops.
We'll update this in the coming days, but in short, when you level, expect some Berries as part of the bargain.
|Level||Experience required||Total experience||Item rewards||Item unlocks|
|2||1,000||1,000||Poke Ball x10||-|
|3||2,000||3,000||Poke Ball x15||-|
|4||3,000||6,000||Poke Ball x15||-|
|5||4,000||10,000||Poke Ball x20, Potion x10, Revive x10, Incense||Gyms|
|6||5,000||15,000||Poke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Incubator||-|
|7||6,000||21,000||Poke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Incense||-|
|8||7,000||28,000||Poke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x10, Lure Module||Razz Berry|
|9||8,000||36,000||Poke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x3, Lucky Egg||-|
|10||9,000||45,000||Poke Ball x20, Super Potion x20, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module||Super Potion|
|11||10,000||55,000||Poke Ball x15, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3||-|
|12||10,000||65,000||Great Ball x20, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3||Great Ball|
|13||10,000||75,000||Great Ball x10, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3||-|
|14||10,000||85,000||Great Ball x10, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3||-|
|15||15,000||100,000||Great Ball x15, Hyper Potion x20, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module||Hyper Potion|
|16||20,000||120,000||Great Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5||-|
|17||20,000||140,000||Great Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5||-|
|18||20,000||160,000||Great Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5||-|
|19||25,000||185,000||Great Ball x15, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5||-|
|20||25,000||210,000||Ultra Ball x20, Hyper Potion x20, Revive x20, Razz Berry x20, Incense x2, Lucky Egg x2, Egg Incubator x2, Lure Module x2||Ultra Ball|
|21||50,000||260,000||Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Pinap Berry x10||-|
|22||75,000||335,000||Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10||-|
|23||100,000||435,000||Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Nanab Berry x10||-|
|24||125,000||560,000||Ultra Ball x15, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10||-|
|25||150,000||710,000||Ultra Ball x25, Max Potion x20, Revive x15, Pinap Berry x15, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module||Max Potion|
|26||190,000||900,000||Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15||-|
|27||200,000||1,100,000||Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Nanab Berry x15||-|
|28||250,000||1,350,000||Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15||-|
|29||300,000||1,650,000||Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Pinap Berry x15||-|
|30||350,000||2,000,000||Ultra Ball x30, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x20, Razz Berry x20, Incense x3, Lucky Egg x3, Egg Incubator x3, Lure Module x3||Max Revive|
|31||500,000||2,500,000||Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Max Revive x10, Nanab Berry x15||-|
|32||500,000||3,000,000||Ultra ball x10, Max Potion x15, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x15||-|
|33||750,000||3,750,000||Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Max Revive x10, Pinap Berry x15||-|
|34||1,000,000||4,750,000||Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x15||-|
|35||1,250,000||6,000,000||Ultra Ball x30, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x20, Nanab Berry x20, Incense x2, Lucky Egg x1, Lure Module x1||-|
|36||1,500,000||7,500,000||Ultra Ball x20, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x20||-|
|37||2,000,000||9,500,000||Ultra Ball x20, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x10, Pinap Berry x20||-|
|38||2,500,000||12,000,000||Ultra Ball x20, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x20||-|
|39||3,000,000||15,000,000||Ultra Ball x20, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x10, Nanab Berry x20||-|
|40||5,000,000||20,000,000||Ultra Ball x40, Max Potion x40, Max Revive x40, Razz Berry x40, Incense x4, Lucky Egg x4, Egg Incubator x4, Lure Module x4||-|
Pokémon Go in 2020 continues to add new features, such the arrival of the Go Battle League - which is currently highlighting the Ultra League - and soon, Clone Pokémon. We've also recently had the Buddy Adventure feature, which introduces a variety of perks - including finding Souvenirs - as well as a new trade evolution feature. 2019 saw the release of the first Gen 5 Pokémon, along with new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus evenings, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day, plus a new Giovanni counters quest - the latest being A Professor's Work Is Never Done.
When do you unlock item rewards in Pokémon Go as you level up?
The above table explains what you get at each level - both in terms of individual items and when certain items unlock and become regularly available at PokéStops - but here's the list at a glance:
- Level 5: Gyms, Potions, Revives
- Level 8: Razz Berry
- Level 10: Super Potion
- Level 12: Great Ball
- Level 15: Hyper Potion
- Level 20: Ultra Ball
- Level 25: Max Potion
- Level 30: Max Revive
What is the level cap in Pokémon Go, and what happens when you reach it?
Thanks to datamining, not only did we first learn about the (since-confirmed!) things like Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go, but we know that there is a Trainer level cap in Pokémon Go of level 40, and the amount of XP required to takes to get there. As you can see the above table, the amount required from level 20 onwards starts to become more and more demanding.
While it's taking many users some time to make their way towards the cap, someone's already hit Level 40 with the use of a script that automatically hoovers up Pokemon without any manual input, and the use of many Lucky Eggs to speed up the process. (If you want to do it without the use of external tools, be sure to read our how to get XP fast in Pokémon Go tips for the fastest way there.)
What happens when you hit max level? Outside of a handful of items - 40 Ultra Balls, Max Potions, Max Revives, Razz Berries, plus four Incense, Lucky Eggs, Incubators and Lure Modules - not a lot. With the existence of a Master Ball confirmed, some have speculated that this will be provided in the later ranks, but seemingly not. Of course, Pokemon Go is a game that's set to last for years, so perhaps we'll see more fruitful rewards - and new level caps - in time.