I know your trainer has a level from 1-40, but the game doesn't show what level your pokemon are.

I've seen charts listing pokemon levels go up to 40 or 40.5, and sometimes even up to 80. Some of them mention "half-levels".

What's the real answer?

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There is a stat calculator at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wbtIc33K45iU1ScUnkB0PlslJ-eLaJlSZY47sPME2Uk/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true# that does various calculations for pokemon to work out among other things max stats.

In that spreadsheet the pokemon level can go up to 40.5. I believe that this terminology is used because 40 is the highest player level and your pokemon max level is tied to your character level. Each character level up allows you to boost your pokemon twice which is why the half level terminology is used here.

Obviously the number for the level is a relatively arbitrary one and you could as easily use just whole numbers as would be more traditional to get a max level of 80.

  • So a boost is a half-level, and you can do it twice for each of your trainer levels. So at level 1, you can get a pokemon from 1->1.5->2. Wouldn't this mean max level for pokemon is 40->40.5->**41**? And if we use the 80 level terminology, max is 80->81->**82**?
    – dragonfire
    Commented Jul 23, 2016 at 21:54
  • I'm not 100% sure but I believe that at level one your pokemon can be either level 1 or 1.5. So there are two possible pokemon levels per character level. Trainer 1 = 1/1.5, trainer 2 adds 2/2.5. Trainer level 40 adds 40/40.5. As you can see with 2 levels per character on the integer character scale that would be 1-80 (trainer 1 allows 1,2; trainer 2 allows 3,4; trainer 40 allows 79,80).
    – Chris
    Commented Jul 23, 2016 at 22:46
  • I think I get it now. So pokemon can be powered up once "beyond" your trainer level, so max pokemon level = your level, +1 power up. And "+1 power up" can be equal to +0.5 or +1, depending on if you are using a 40 (half) or 80 (full) level scale.
    – dragonfire
    Commented Jul 23, 2016 at 23:11
  • Yeah, if using the half scale you can go one beyond (to level.5). For the 80 scale you can go up to double your level (so level 18 could be pokemon level 36, level 40 up to pokemon 80, level 1 up to pokemon 2). As I mentioned in my answer given it never explicitly uses a pokemon level anywhere there is no right or wrong scale and somebody else could easily be using something different. Though having said that I think the two mentioned are the two obvious ones. But its probably important to try to understand from the context of whoever is talking about levels what they actually mean.
    – Chris
    Commented Jul 23, 2016 at 23:23
  • You say that "it never explicitly uses a pokemon level anywhere there is no right or wrong scale". So pokemon levels are arbitrary? I have heard there is a "CpMultiplier" used internally by the game, and that this is what levels are really referring to.
    – dragonfire
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 2:30

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