Guide to Power Up Costs in Pokémon GO

Power Up Costs in Pokémon GO
Power Up Costs in Pokémon GO

The ultimate guide to power up Costs in Pokémon GO. This page includes power up cost charts for all types of Pokémon available in Pokémon GO: normal, Lucky, Shadow and Purified Pokémon.

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All Pokémon GO Power Up Costs

This table shows aggregated power up costs for all types of Pokémon from Level 1 to 40. For post L40 power ups check the dedicated XL Candy table at the bottom of the guide.

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Level Regular Lucky Shadow Purified
Stardust Candy Stardust Candy Stardust Candy Stardust Candy
1 200 1 100 1 240 2 180 1
1.5 200 1 100 1 240 2 180 1
2 200 1 100 1 240 2 180 1
2.5 200 1 100 1 240 2 180 1
3 400 1 200 1 480 2 360 1
3.5 400 1 200 1 480 2 360 1
4 400 1 200 1 480 2 360 1
4.5 400 1 200 1 480 2 360 1
5 600 1 300 1 720 2 540 1
5.5 600 1 300 1 720 2 540 1
6 600 1 300 1 720 2 540 1
6.5 600 1 300 1 720 2 540 1
7 800 1 400 1 960 2 720 1
7.5 800 1 400 1 960 2 720 1
8 800 1 400 1 960 2 720 1
8.5 800 1 400 1 960 2 720 1
9 1000 1 500 1 1200 2 900 1
9.5 1000 1 500 1 1200 2 900 1
10 1000 1 500 1 1200 2 900 1
10.5 1000 1 500 1 1200 2 900 1
11 1300 2 650 2 1560 3 1170 2
11.5 1300 2 650 2 1560 3 1170 2
12 1300 2 650 2 1560 3 1170 2
12.5 1300 2 650 2 1560 3 1170 2
13 1600 2 800 2 1920 3 1440 2
13.5 1600 2 800 2 1920 3 1440 2
14 1600 2 800 2 1920 3 1440 2
14.5 1600 2 800 2 1920 3 1440 2
15 1900 2 950 2 2280 3 1710 2
15.5 1900 2 950 2 2280 3 1710 2
16 1900 2 950 2 2280 3 1710 2
16.5 1900 2 950 2 2280 3 1710 2
17 2200 2 1100 2 2640 3 1980 2
17.5 2200 2 1100 2 2640 3 1980 2
18 2200 2 1100 2 2640 3 1980 2
18.5 2200 2 1100 2 2640 3 1980 2
19 2500 2 1250 2 3000 3 2250 2
19.5 2500 2 1250 2 3000 3 2250 2
20 2500 2 1250 2 3000 3 2250 2
20.5 2500 2 1250 2 3000 3 2250 2
21 3000 3 1500 3 3600 4 2700 3
21.5 3000 3 1500 3 3600 4 2700 3
22 3000 3 1500 3 3600 4 2700 3
22.5 3000 3 1500 3 3600 4 2700 3
23 3500 3 1750 3 4200 4 3150 3
23.5 3500 3 1750 3 4200 4 3150 3
24 3500 3 1750 3 4200 4 3150 3
24.5 3500 3 1750 3 4200 4 3150 3
25 4000 3 2000 3 4800 4 3600 3
25.5 4000 3 2000 3 4800 4 3600 3
26 4000 4 2000 4 4800 5 3600 4
26.5 4000 4 2000 4 4800 5 3600 4
27 4500 4 2250 4 5400 5 4050 4
27.5 4500 4 2250 4 5400 5 4050 4
28 4500 4 2250 4 5400 5 4050 4
28.5 4500 4 2250 4 5400 5 4050 4
29 5000 4 2500 4 6000 5 4500 4
29.5 5000 4 2500 4 6000 5 4500 4
30 5000 4 2500 4 6000 5 4500 4
30.5 5000 4 2500 4 6000 5 4500 4
31 6000 6 3000 6 7200 8 5400 6
31.5 6000 6 3000 6 7200 8 5400 6
32 6000 6 3000 6 7200 8 5400 6
32.5 6000 6 3000 6 7200 8 5400 6
33 7000 8 3500 8 8400 10 6300 8
33.5 7000 8 3500 8 8400 10 6300 8
34 7000 8 3500 8 8400 10 6300 8
34.5 7000 8 3500 8 8400 10 6300 8
35 8000 10 4000 10 9600 12 7200 9
35.5 8000 10 4000 10 9600 12 7200 9
36 8000 10 4000 10 9600 12 7200 9
36.5 8000 10 4000 10 9600 12 7200 9
37 9000 12 4500 12 10800 15 8100 11
37.5 9000 12 4500 12 10800 15 8100 11
38 9000 12 4500 12 10800 15 8100 11
38.5 9000 12 4500 12 10800 15 8100 11
39 10000 15 5000 15 12000 18 9000 14
39.5 10000 15 5000 15 12000 18 9000 14

Regular Pokémon Power Up Costs

The following chart shows power-up costs for regular Pokémon in Pokémon GO. These doesn’t include Lucky and Shadow Pokémon – those charts are below. Costs to power up Pokémon beyond Level 40 are listed below in our XL Candy chart.

Pokémon Stardust and Candy Power Up Costs
Level Stardust Candy
1 200 1
1.5 200 1
2 200 1
2.5 200 1
3 400 1
3.5 400 1
4 400 1
4.5 400 1
5 600 1
5.5 600 1
6 600 1
6.5 600 1
7 800 1
7.5 800 1
8 800 1
8.5 800 1
9 1000 1
9.5 1000 1
10 1000 1
10.5 1000 1
11 1300 2
11.5 1300 2
12 1300 2
12.5 1300 2
13 1600 2
13.5 1600 2
14 1600 2
14.5 1600 2
15 1900 2
15.5 1900 2
16 1900 2
16.5 1900 2
17 2200 2
17.5 2200 2
18 2200 2
18.5 2200 2
19 2500 2
19.5 2500 2
20 2500 2
20.5 2500 2
21 3000 3
21.5 3000 3
22 3000 3
22.5 3000 3
23 3500 3
23.5 3500 3
24 3500 3
24.5 3500 3
25 4000 3
25.5 4000 3
26 4000 4
26.5 4000 4
27 4500 4
27.5 4500 4
28 4500 4
28.5 4500 4
29 5000 4
29.5 5000 4
30 5000 4
30.5 5000 4
31 6000 6
31.5 6000 6
32 6000 6
32.5 6000 6
33 7000 8
33.5 7000 8
34 7000 8
34.5 7000 8
35 8000 10
35.5 8000 10
36 8000 10
36.5 8000 10
37 9000 12
37.5 9000 12
38 9000 12
38.5 9000 12
39 10000 15
39.5 10000 15


Lucky Pokémon Stardust cost

Lucky Friends

The following chart shows power-up costs for Lucky Pokémon. You can learn much more about Lucky Pokémon in our Guide to Lucky Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Lucky Pokémon require 50% less Stardust to power up.

Lucky Pokémon Stardust and Candy Power Up Costs
Level Stardust Candy
1 100 1
1.5 100 1
2 100 1
2.5 100 1
3 200 1
3.5 200 1
4 200 1
4.5 200 1
5 300 1
5.5 300 1
6 300 1
6.5 300 1
7 400 1
7.5 400 1
8 400 1
8.5 400 1
9 500 1
9.5 500 1
10 500 1
10.5 500 1
11 650 2
11.5 650 2
12 650 2
12.5 650 2
13 800 2
13.5 800 2
14 800 2
14.5 800 2
15 950 2
15.5 950 2
16 950 2
16.5 950 2
17 1100 2
17.5 1100 2
18 1100 2
18.5 1100 2
19 1250 2
19.5 1250 2
20 1250 2
20.5 1250 2
21 1500 3
21.5 1500 3
22 1500 3
22.5 1500 3
23 1750 3
23.5 1750 3
24 1750 3
24.5 1750 3
25 2000 3
25.5 2000 3
26 2000 4
26.5 2000 4
27 2250 4
27.5 2250 4
28 2250 4
28.5 2250 4
29 2500 4
29.5 2500 4
30 2500 4
30.5 2500 4
31 3000 6
31.5 3000 6
32 3000 6
32.5 3000 6
33 3500 8
33.5 3500 8
34 3500 8
34.5 3500 8
35 4000 10
35.5 4000 10
36 4000 10
36.5 4000 10
37 4500 12
37.5 4500 12
38 4500 12
38.5 4500 12
39 5000 15
39.5 5000 15


Shadow Pokémon Power Up Costs

Shadow Pokemon

The following chart shows Stardust and Candy needed to power up Shadow Pokémon from Level 8 to Level 40. Level 8 is the minimum Level you will catch a Shadow Pokémon at, so it doesn’t mean much to include Levels 1-7. For more information read our Complete guide to Shadow Pokémon. Shadow Pokémon require 20% more Stardust and Candy to power up.

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Shadow Pokémon Stardust and Candy Power Up Chart
Level Stardust Candy
8 960 2
8.5 960 2
9 1200 2
9.5 1200 2
10 1200 2
10.5 1200 2
11 1560 3
11.5 1560 3
12 1560 3
12.5 1560 3
13 1920 3
13.5 1920 3
14 1920 3
14.5 1920 3
15 2280 3
15.5 2280 3
16 2280 3
16.5 2280 3
17 2640 3
17.5 2640 3
18 2640 3
18.5 2640 3
19 3000 3
19.5 3000 3
20 3000 3
20.5 3000 3
21 3600 4
21.5 3600 4
22 3600 4
22.5 3600 4
23 4200 4
23.5 4200 4
24 4200 4
24.5 4200 4
25 4800 4
25.5 4800 4
26 4800 5
26.5 4800 5
27 5400 5
27.5 5400 5
28 5400 5
28.5 5400 5
29 6000 5
29.5 6000 5
30 6000 5
30.5 6000 5
31 7200 8
31.5 7200 8
32 7200 8
32.5 7200 8
33 8400 10
33.5 8400 10
34 8400 10
34.5 8400 10
35 9600 12
35.5 9600 12
36 9600 12
36.5 9600 12
37 10800 15
37.5 10800 15
38 10800 15
38.5 10800 15
39 12000 18
39.5 12000 18


Purified Pokémon Power Up Costs

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The following chart shows Stardust and Candy needed to power up Purified Pokémon from Level 25 to Level 40. Purifying a Shadow Pokémon always gives you a Level 25 Pokémon, so it doesn’t make sense to include lower levels.

Purified Pokémon Stardust and Candy Power Up Chart  
Level Stardust Candy
25 3600 3
25.5 3600 3
26 3600 4
26.5 3600 4
27 4050 4
27.5 4050 4
28 4050 4
28.5 4050 4
29 4500 4
29.5 4500 4
30 4500 4
30.5 4500 4
31 5400 6
31.5 5400 6
32 5400 6
32.5 5400 6
33 6300 8
33.5 6300 8
34 6300 8
34.5 6300 8
35 7200 9
35.5 7200 9
36 7200 9
36.5 7200 9
37 8100 11
37.5 8100 11
38 8100 11
38.5 8100 11
39 9000 14
39.5 9000 14


XL Candy and Stardust Cost for upgrading Pokémon from Level 41 to Level 50

The following chart shows XL Candy and Stardust power up costs for Pokémon beyond Level 40. You can more about XL Candy in our XL Candy Guide: How to get, Power Up Costs and Mechanics. Level 40+ Pokémon require XL Candy to power up.

You need 296 XL Candy to fully power up a Pokémon to Level 50. Each level has two power ups. You need the same amount of XL Candy for every Pokémon, with the exception of Shadow and Purified Pokémon. Shadow Pokémon require 360 XL Candy and Purified Pokémon 272 XL Candy to fully power up.

XL Candy and Stardust Cost from Level 40 to 50
Level Stardust cost XL Candy CP Multiplier
41 10000 10 0.7953
41.5 10000 10 0.7978
42 11000 10 0.8003
42.5 11000 10 0.8028
43 11000 12 0.8053
43.5 11000 12 0.8078
44 12000 12 0.8103
44.5 12000 12 0.8128
45 12000 15 0.8153
45.5 12000 15 0.8178
46 13000 15 0.8203
46.5 13000 15 0.8228
47 13000 17 0.8253
47.5 13000 17 0.8278
48 14000 17 0.8303
48.5 14000 17 0.8328
49 14000 20 0.8353
49.5 14000 20 0.8378
50 15000 20 0.8403
50.5 15000 20 0.8428

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