Pokémon Go level 50 – XP requirements, challenges, and more

Here's how to level up past 40 in Pokémon Go - level 50 is a real challenge

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For long-time players of Pokémon Go, level 50 has been nothing more than a pipedream for years. While it may not sound like a lot, the current level cap sits at level 40, and only an elite and dedicated subsection of players ever reach that cap. After that, they can continue earning experience and catching Pokémon, but leveling just stops.

It’s much like training your Pikachu up to level 100 in the main series games. But in Pokémon Go, level 50 is the new limit. It would be like Pokémon Sword and Shield turning around and saying that you can now train your lovely Pikachu up to level 125. Put simply: it’s game-changing. Everything will change, from Go Battle League metas to the best raid counters.

However, as well as just grinding out experience points – which is easier than ever to do now – trainers will have to complete challenges in order to level up from level 40 onwards. We already have a good idea of what those challenges will be, but we’ll also keep this page updated once we know the specifics.

How do I get to Pokémon Go Level 41?

To reach level 41, you’ll need to complete the following tasks and obtain six million XP.

  • Power up a legendary Pokémon 20 times
  • Win 30 raids
  • Catch 200 Pokémon in a single day
  • Earn five gold medals

On completion, you’ll receive these rewards:

  • 20 Ultra Balls
  • 20 Max Potions
  • 20 Max Revives
  • 20 Razz Berries
  • One Incubator
  • One Premium Raid Pass
  • One XL Candy

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HOW DO I GET TO POKÉMON GO LEVEL 42?

Congratulations on making it to level 41! Now, onto 42. Here’s every task you need to complete in order to level up. Oh, and you’ll also need a cool 7.5 million XP.

  • Evolve Eevee into each of its unique evolutions
  • Use items to evolve Pokémon 15 times
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws
  • Use 200 Berries to help catch Pokémon

Enjoy these rewards!

  • 20 Ultra Balls
  • 20 Max Potions
  • 20 Max Revives
  • 20 Nabab Berries
  • One Incubator
  • One Premium Raid Pass
  • One XL Candy

HOW DO I GET TO POKÉMON GO LEVEL 43?

You need to get a whopping five million XP in order to get to level 43, and that’s not all… You also have to complete these arduous tasks.

  • Earn 100,000 Stardust
  • Use 200 supereffective charged attacks
  • Catch five legendary Pokémon
  • Earn five platinum medals

Now that you’ve done all that, reap the benefits.

  • 20 Ultra Balls
  • 20 Max Potions
  • 20 Max Revives
  • 20 Silver Pinap Berries
  • One Incubator
  • One Premium Raid Pass
  • One XL Candy

HOW DO I GET TO POKÉMON GO LEVEL 44?

Now you’ve mastered battling Pokémon, to get to level 44 you’ll have to battle other trainers! Along the way, make sure you pick up at least 11 million XP.

  • Win 30 Trainer Battles in the Great League
  • Win 30 Trainer Battles in the Ultra League
  • Win 30 Trainer Battles in the Master League
  • Battle in the Go Battle League 20 times

Wow, that was a lot of battles… At least you get the following items as a reward.

  • 20 Ultra Balls
  • 20 Max Potions
  • 20 Max Revives
  • 20 Razz Berries
  • One Incubator
  • One Premium Raid Pass
  • One XL Candy

HOW DO I GET TO POKÉMON GO LEVEL 45?

To quote Bon Jovi, “Woah! We’re halfway there!” Now, gather up 13 million XP and complete these tasks.

  • Defeat 100 Team Go Rocket Grunts
  • Purify 100 Shadow Pokémon
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader 50 times
  • Earn 10 platinum medals

Here are the rewards for all your hard work.

  • 40 Ultra Balls
  • 40 Max Revives
  • One Elite Fast TM
  • Two XL Candy
  • Two Incense
  • Two Lucky Eggs
  • One Super Incubator
  • Two Lures

HOW DO I GET TO POKÉMON GO LEVEL 46?

Here are the exact requirements you need to reach in order to get to level 46:

  • Complete 100 field research tasks
  • Take a snapshot of a Pokémon seven days in a row
  • Make 50 excellent throws
  • Hatch 30 eggs
  • Earn 15.5 million XP

Yes, you read that right. Fifteen and a half million experience to level up to level 46. That’s nearly as much as it took to get to level 40 all over again!

HOW DO I GET TO POKÉMON GO LEVEL 47?

Here’s where things get really interesting: to progress to level 47, you’ll need to take on more raids. You also need to gather up 18 million XP.

  • Win 30 raids using a team of all unique Pokémon species
  • Win a three-star raid using only Pokémon with 1,500 CP or less
  • Power up three Pokémon to their max CP
  • Earn 20 platinum medals

These are the rewards you receive:

  • 30 Ultra Balls
  • 25 Max Potions
  • 20 Max Revives
  • 25 Nanab Berries
  • One Incubator
  • One Premium Raid Pass
  • One XL Candy

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HOW DO I GET TO POKÉMON GO LEVEL 48?

Now that you’re almost to level 50, it’s time to give your buddy some love. Don’t forget to pick up 21 million XP while completing the tasks.

  • Receive ten souvenirs from your buddy
  • Earn 300 hearts with your buddy
  • Walk 200km with your buddy
  • Walk 25km in a week eight times

Here are the goodies you will receive on completion.

  • 30 Ultra Balls
  • 25 Max Potions
  • 20 Max Revives
  • 25 Pinap Berries
  • One Incubator
  • One Premium Raid Pass
  • One XL Candy

HOW DO I GET TO POKÉMON GO LEVEL 49?

Your friendships will be tested to reach level 49. Send gifts, get lucky Pokémon, and complete other trade-related tasks to level up. Oh, you’ll also need 25 million XP.

  • Make ten trades with Pokémon caught at least 300km apart
  • Obtain 50 lucky Pokémon from trades
  • Send 500 gifts to friends
  • Earn 35 platinum medals

After all that is completed, the game will reward you with the following bits:

  • 30 Ultra Balls
  • 25 Max Potions
  • 20 Max Revives
  • 25 Pinap Berries
  • One Incubator
  • One Premium Raid Pass
  • One XL Candy

HOW DO I GET TO POKÉMON GO LEVEL 50?

Level 50. The final level. For now… You will have to be a real Pokémon master to complete all the tasks required. You will need 30 million XP to reach the max level.

  • Make 999 excellent throws
  • Catch a legendary Pokémon in your next five legendary Pokémon encounters
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader three times using only Pokemon with 2,500 CP or less
  • Achieve rank ten in the Go Battle League

Once you’ve finally completed those tasks, the game will reward you with the following goodies.

  • 50 Ultra Balls
  • 50 Max Potions
  • One Elite Charge TM
  • Two XL Candy
  • Five Incense
  • Five Lucky Eggs
  • Five Super Incubators
  • Five Lure Modules

While on the road to Pokémon Go level 50, keep an eye on our Pokémon Go event guide and check what’s currently in Pokémon Go raids to earn that XP.

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