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As the title suggests, what are all the possible sources of XP on PokemonGo? I just manually evolved a Kakuna into a Beedril last night, and got 1000 XP for that, which has never happened to me before. Obviously there could still be other sources that I do not know about.

So, what are all possible ways to get XP?

  • One of the best thing you can do to get a large amount of XP is to wait for evolves your pokemon. When you get a large amount of candy of Weedle/Caterpie/Pidgey(for exemple 100) you use a Lucky Egg and evolves your pokemon ! – Phoke Jul 13 '16 at 15:25
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    Probably a bunch of .cpp files on a Microsoft server. – Tobia Tesan Jul 14 '16 at 12:29
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    @TobiaTesan what exactly are you talking about? – Kaizerwolf Jul 14 '16 at 12:38
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    That's where the sources for (Windows) XP probably are. Sorry. Terrible pun. – Tobia Tesan Jul 14 '16 at 13:02
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There are several ways to get XP in the game. I've copied this from the Pokemon GO Wiki.

  • Win a fight with a pokemon at at an opposing team's gym: 150 XP

  • Fighting a pokemon at an opposing team's gym: 100 XP

  • Win a fight with a Pokemon at a gym that belongs to your team: 50 XP

  • Capturing Pokemon (100 XP)

  • Adding new Pokemon to your Pokedex, whether seen, caught, or evolved (500 XP)

  • Evolving Pokemon (500 XP)

  • Going to Pokestops (50 XP)

  • Hatching an egg (500 XP for new Pokemon or 200XP for existing)

  • Capturing a Pokemon with a Nice Throw (10 XP bonus) OR

  • Capturing a Pokemon with a Great Throw (50 XP bonus) OR
  • Capturing a Pokemon with an Excellent Throw (100 XP bonus) OR
  • Capturing a Pokemon with an Curve ball (10 XP bonus)

All of these can be doubled by using the Lucky Egg item

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    Note that the eggs will give you differing amounts of experience based on how many KM it took to hatch it – Mizmor Jul 13 '16 at 15:22
  • Sometimes I seem to get 100 XP or 150 XP from a pokestop for no apparent reason. – KRyan Jul 13 '16 at 19:46
  • Evolving Pokemon can be worth more than 500 XP without the use of a Lucky Egg. I evolved an Eevee into a 850 CP Vaporeon and got 1000 XP for it. I'm trainer level 14. – Ellesedil Jul 13 '16 at 21:46
  • I think hatching gives 200 exp for pokemon you already had before. (atleast my rattata did) – Gigala Jul 13 '16 at 21:55
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    Yesterday I won a battle against 1 out of 3 pokemon at a friendly gym, and received <25exp (19, I think). I've seen no evidence that you get 50exp for winning these fights. – SnoringFrog Jul 14 '16 at 12:21
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Here's an exhaustive list with the exact XP values:

  • Catching a pokemon: 100 XP
  • Adding a new pokemon to the pokedex: 500 XP
  • Evolving a pokemon: 500 XP
  • Curve ball: 10 XP
  • "Nice" throw: 10 XP
  • "Great" throw: 50 XP
  • "Excellent" throw: 100 XP
  • Visit a Pokestop: 50 XP
  • Hatch an egg: 200 XP
  • Beating a pokemon at a gym: 150 XP
  • Battling a pokemon at a gym: 100 XP
  • Beat a pokemon in training at a gym: 50 XP

It's worth noting that using a special egg will double these XP values for the next 30 minutes.

  • How can we have a nice, great, excellent and curve throw? – STT LCU Jul 13 '16 at 13:30
  • You can't. You might be able to get a curve throw and one of the others, but I can't get even a "Nice" throw consistently, so good luck. The "Excellent" and "Great" throws are just better versions of the "Nice" throw. – Wires77 Jul 13 '16 at 13:37
  • Unfortunately only one can be applied Wires77; no Curve + Nice/Great/Excellent throws. A throw might have multiple qualities, but only one bonus will be rewarded. Also, I thought evolving was 500 XP? – Ekmod Jul 13 '16 at 13:41
  • I can throw curve balls by spinning the ball at the bottom of the screen before throwing it. Depending on how you swipe, you can curve it a lot more easily. – Kaizerwolf Jul 13 '16 at 13:44
  • Evolving a pokemon is +500, not +100. I tried to edit it but it's not large enough of a change for the site to allow – Harrison Paine Jul 13 '16 at 13:50
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Here is a list (not exhaustive though):

  1. Evolution
  2. Catching a Pokemon
  3. Catching a new Pokemon (for discovery)
  4. Nice throw, great throw and curve throw
  5. Visit a Pokestop
  6. Visit a gym
  7. Hatch an egg
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Complete List :

  • Visit Pokestop 50
  • Catch Pokemon 100
  • Catch New Pokemon 500
  • Nice Throw 10
  • Great Throw 50
  • Excellent Throw 100
  • Hatch Pokemon 200
  • Evolve a Pokemon 500
  • Defeat Pokemon Training 10
  • Defeat Enemy Pokemon 100
  • Defeat All Enemy Pokemon 50

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