Pokemon Go: Raising and Evolving Pokemon

Pokemon Go: Raising and Evolving Pokemon


You have caught some Pokemon, Good job! Now you have the challenge of investing into the Pokemon and increasing their power. When you get enough of the right supplies you will be able to evolve them into the next form, if they have one.


Raising CP

Pokemon Go CP

Once you have caught a number of Pokemon, you will realize just what supplies that you need to start increasing your Pokemon's Combat Points. You can access the ability to power up the Pokemon through the Pokemon tab. Underneath the Pokemon's portrait you will find the option to power up your Pokemon.

 Pokemon Go Power Up

The more you raise your Pokemon's CP, the more it will cost to do so in the future. It maxes out at a particular point. How much you can raise your CP is dependent on your Trainer Level. The higher it is, the more you can raise a Pokemon's Combat Points.


200 Stardust + Candy


400 Stardust + Candy


600 Stardust + Candy


800 Stardust + Candy


1000 Stardust + Candy


1200 Stardust + 2 Candy


The cost increases as you raise the CP of your Pokemon higher and higher. Because of the high Stardust cost, it is recommended that you get some Pokemon into a Gym. Having Pokemon in a Gym will grant you the Gym Defender bonus which lets you get Pokecoins and 500 Stardust for each of up to 10 Pokemon in various Gyms.


Evolving Pokemon

 Pokemon Go Evolve

When you have collected enough of the Pokemon's candy, you will be able to evolve the Pokemon. Just how much depends on the Pokemon itself. Some Pokemon, who evolve early, only need 12 candies. Others will evolve with 25 or 50 candies. Magikarp though, requires 400 candies to evolve.

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