Leveling fast and gaining XP as fast as possible is extremely important in Pokemon Go.
How to get EXP to level up in Pokemon GO
Pokemon Go XP Chart
You can get experiences by many activities as this chart:
|Catching a Pokemon with a Curveball||10|
|Catching a Pokemon with a Nice Throw||10|
|Catching a Pokemon with a Great Throw||50|
|Spinning a PokeStop||50|
|Catching a Pokemon with an Exellent Throw||100|
|Catching Any Pokemon||100|
|Winning a Gym Battle Against One Pokemon||150|
|Winning a Gym Battle Against Two Pokemon||250|
|Winning a Gym Battle Against Three Pokemon||350|
|Winning a Gym Battle Against Four Pokemon||450|
|Hatching a New Pokemon||500|
|Evolving a Pokemon||500|
|Catching a New Pokemon||600|
|Evolving a New Pokemon||1000|
#1. Capture Pokemon
Well this is a pretty obvious one, especially due to the fact that “Gotta Catch Em’ All” is the Pokemon franchise slogan. However, capturing Pokemon is one of the best and most efficient ways to gain XP. You will gain experience points for skillfully throwing Pokeballs (Eg. Nice throw, great throw, excellent throw) and capturing wild Pokemon.
Not only will you gain a set amount of XP for capturing Pokemon, if the Pokemon is new you will get an added XP bonus! Even better, this added bonus is substantially more than the standard XP award you get normally. Capturing new Pokemon is most effective for lower level players, as the XP requirement for each Level up is much less in the early stages of the game.
#2. Hatch Those Eggs!
Carry around those Eggs you find at Pokestops, walk a total distance of about one Kilometer (0.621 miles) and your Egg will hatch into a Pokemon. You will gain XP for hatching the Pokemon, regardless of the species and if the Pokemon happens to be new you will gain the added XP bonus for obtaining the new Pokemon!
#3. Evolve Pokemon
Capturing Pokemon will award you with Candy. Each species of Pokemon needs a specific amount of Candy before it can be evolved.
Acquiring Candy for Evolution can take some time, therefore the XP reward is much greater than that of a standard capture. Make sure to try and evolve as many Pokemon as you can. You will not only strengthen your Pokemon team, you will also be rewarded with a great deal of XP.
Pidgeys, Weedles and Caterpies are everywhere. Let’s catch em all and level up.
#4. Train & Battle at Gyms
Now Gyms are not as easy to find as Pokestops, but when found are great areas for gaining XP. Do your best to find friendly Gyms, especially if you are a newer Pokemon Go player. Friendly Gyms allow you to train your Pokemon without having to deal with the (usually more powerful) opposing Teams’ Pokemon. Your Trainer will gain XP for each defeated Pokemon.
If you stumble across a Gym controlled by another Team, you can still battle, but winning these battles is oftentimes more challenging. Check the Gym first to see which defending Pokemon you are up against. If you have the CP and/or Pokemon Type advantage go ahead and initiate the battle. You will gain XP for each Pokemon that you defeat!
#5. Visit Pokestops
As you travel you will find a variety of Pokestops to visit. These locations will give you Pokeballs, Revives, Eggs, etc. Most importantly, visiting Pokestops will give you some XP. It should be noted that you will not get tons of XP from Pokestops. However, you can visit a lot of these in a short period of time and the XP really does add up, especially for beginners with lower Trainer levels.
#6. Gain 1,000XP per minute!
Collect as many Pidgeys, Caterpies and Weedles as you can. Next make sure you have a Lucky Egg (With doubles XP for a short period of time), which you will get as a Level Up reward after reaching Level 9. You can also purchase a Lucky Egg from the Shop for Pokecoins.
See the video below for a good explanation of how to gain 30,000XP in 30 minutes:
The reason you want to focus on capturing these three Pokemon is that they are easy to find/capture and only require 12 Candy each to Evolve. Once you have collected enough Candy for each of these Pokemon (try to get at least 15 evolutions worth) you are ready to Evolve them.
Use the Lucky Egg and immediately begin evolving those Pidgeys, Caterpies and Weedles. You will gain a lot of XP for the evolutions plus that XP will be doubled because you are using the Lucky Egg buff!