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Pokemon Go: Level Rewards and XP requirements
Trainer's in Pokemon Go level up by gaining XP and every time you level you are more likely to find stronger, higher CP Pokémon in the wild to capture and bolster your team. It's also said that the higher your level the more chances of discovering rarer mon's.

As you are rising through the ranks on the way to level 40 you'll recieve rewards each time you level and at certain milestone levels you'll unlock new items that weren't previously available to you. Also remember that if you're a level 15 for example and you have some of your best mon's on maxed out CP that once you level you'll be able to power them up to a new maximum... so each level you gain also raises the max CP ceiling for all existing Pokémon in your party and they can grow with you if you put the stardust in.

So in short the main benefits of levelling up? it enables you to obtain better Pokéballs and more potent potions, encounter stronger Pokémon in general and increase your chances of bumping into some rare mon's. Check out the XP and Levelling section of our Pokémon Go page to find out the best ways of getting XP fast. 

Level rewards and item unlocks chart

This table shows what level rewards you'll get each time you level up as well as any new item unlocks and the amount of XP you'll need to get there. For me personally the levelling process felt like it was going to be a breeze but once you pass level 20 and the amount of XP needed for the next level starts to rise rather sharply I soon woke up to the harsh realities which lay ahead and you will too! ;-)

Level XP Required Total accumulated XP Item rewards New unlock(s)
1 0 0 Sweet nothing N/A
2 1,000 1,000 10x Pokéball N/A
3 2,000 3,000 15x Pokéball N/A
4 3,000 6,000 15x Pokéball N/A
5 4,000 10,000 20x Pokéball, 10x Potion, 10x Revive, 1x Incense Gym access, Team selection, Potions and Revives
6 5,000 16,000 15x Pokéball, 10x Potion, 5x Revive, 1x Egg Incubator N/A
7 6,000 21,000 15x Pokéball, 10x Potion, 5x Revive, 1x Incense N/A
8 7,000 28,000 15x Pokeball, 10x Potion, 5x Revive, 10x Razz Berry and 1x Lure Module Razz Berry
9 8,000 36,000 15x Pokeball, 10x Potion, 5x Revive, 3x Razz Berry and 1x Lucky Egg N/A
10 9,000 45,000 20x Pokeball, 20x Super Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Razz Berry, 1x Incense, 1x Lucky Egg, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Lure Module Super Potion
11 10,000 55,000 15x Poke Ball, 20x Super Potion, 3x Revive and 3x Razz Berry N/A
12 10,000 65,000 20x Great Ball, 10x Super Potion, 3x Revive, 3x Razz Berry Great Ball
13 10,000 75,000 10x Great Ball, 10x Super Potion, 3x Revive, 3x Razz Berry N/A
14 10,000 85,000  10x Great Ball, 10x Super Potion, 3x Revive, 3x Razz Berry N/A
15 15,000 100,000 15x Great Ball, 20x Hyper Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Razz Berry, 1x Incense, 1x Lucky Egg, 1x Egg Incubator, 1x Lure Module Hyper Potion
16 20,000 120,000 10x Great Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 5x Revive, 5x Razz Berry N/A
17 20,000 140,000 10x Great Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 5x Revive, 5x Razz Berry N/A
18 20,000 160,000 10x Great Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 5x Revive, 5x Razz Berry N/A
19 25,000 185,000 15x Great Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 5x Revive, 5x Razz Berry N/A
20 25,000 210,000 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Hyper Potion, 20x Revive, 20x Razz Berry, 2x Incense, 2x Lucky Egg, 2x Egg Incubator and 2x Lure Module. Ultra Ball
21 50,000 260,000 10x Ultra Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Pinap Berry N/A
22 75.000 335,000 10x Ultra Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Razz Berry N/A
23 100,000 435,000 10x Ultra Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Nanab Berry N/A
24 125,000 560,000 15x Ultra Ball, 10x Hyper Potion, 10x Revive, 10x Razz Berry N/A
25 150,000 710,000 25x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 15x Revive, 15x Pinap Berry, 1x Incense, 1x Lucky Egg, 1x Egg Incubator and 1x Lure Module. Max Potion
26 190,000 900,000 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Revive, 15x Razz Berry N/A
27 200,000 1,100,000 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Revive, 15x Nanab Berry N/A
28 250,000 1,350,000 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Revive, 15x Razz Berry N/A
29 300,000 1,650,000 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Revive, 15x Pinap Berry N/A
30 350,000 2,000,000 30x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 20x Razz Berry, 3x Incense, 3x Lucky Egg, 3x Egg Incubator and 3x Lure Module Max Revive
31 500,000 2,500,000 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive and 15x Nanab Berry N/A
32 500,000 3,000,000 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive and 15x Razz Berry N/A
33 750,000 3,750,000 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive and 15x Pinap Berry N/A
34 1,000,000 4,750,000 10x Ultra Ball, 15x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive, 15x Razz Berry N/A
35 1,250,000 6,000,000 30x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 20x Max Revive, 20x Nanab Berry, 2x Incense, 1x Lucky Egg and 1x Lure Module N/A
36 1,500,000 7,500,000 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive and 20x Razz Berry N/A
37 2,000,000 9,500,000 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive and 20x Pinap Berry N/A
38 2,500,000 12,000,000 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive and 20x Razz Berry N/A
39 3,000,000 15,000,000 20x Ultra Ball, 20x Max Potion, 10x Max Revive, 20x Nanab Berry N/A
40 5,000,000 20,000,000 40x Ultra Ball, 40x Max Potion, 40x Max Revive, 40x Razz Berry, 4x Incense, 4x Lucky Egg, 4x Egg Incubator and 4x Lure Module N/A

You may notice from this table that you get more item rewards at milestone levels - that's any level that can be divided by 5. Also when you first unlock a new item you get more of that item than you'd normally get, for example when you unlock Hyper Potion at level 15 you get 20 of them.... even on the levels that follow you won't get that many again.

Level Cap

The initial and current level cap in Pokemon Go is 40. Given how few people have actually made it there via legitimate means even a year on from launch this isn't too restrictive, and infact for most normal trainers will actually be helpful. No one wants to be struggling through the 20's and early 30's and be bumping into level 100's at gyms. Pokemon Go is likely to be around for many years to come however so we are definitely expecting to see that cap lifted as time goes on. We'll update this page with the new rewards if/when that happens.

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