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Level Up Fast in Pokemon Go

So you've been on several Pokewalks and caught Pokemon with the best of them, but there always seems to be one of your friends that are always ahead. You could also be a beginner and find it impossible to compete in battle because everyone has been playing for a few weeks now. If you find yourself in either of these predicaments and want to level up fast in Pokemon Go, this guide is for you. Use these tips to level up quickly without using or buying Pokecoins. This guide will help you optimize your character and level fast so that you can enjoy the more entertaining parts of Pokemon Go.

If you are looking for a general guide on how to play Pokemon Go, check out our Pokemon game guide here. If you are having a hard time leveling up your Pokemon character, or just want to catch Pokemon easier, these tips help you to level up fast.

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Throw curveball Pokeballs

Throw curveball Pokeballs

It takes some practice to catch Pokemon, even using the straight ahead approach. However once you learn how to throw a curveball, you can really level up fast in Pokemon Go. When you catch Pokemon using the curveball technique, you gain an additional 10 experience points.

This is on top of the capture ratings that will also give you an extra experience boost. When you catch a Pokemon with a good throw, Pokemon Go will give you extra points for style and effectiveness. To see how these experience points break down, check out our game guide here.

Not to mention, your Pokemon Go catch success rate goes up when you throw a curve. So get out there and practice to get it down just right.

How to Throw a Curveball in Pokemon Go
1. Press and hold on the Pokeball in question once you have found Pokemon to catch.
2. Make small circles with the Pokeball
3. Once you notice the Pokeball spin up, let it go at an angle.
4. Capture Pokemon

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Use Items

Use Items

The use of Lures and Incense can help you uncover and catch those rare or hard to find Pokemon. Lures are used at Pokestops, so get out there and map out the Pokestops for your route or your Pokewalk. When there are many Pokestops around, the use of Incense will help you discover new Pokemon to add to your Pokedex.

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Play in Groups

Play in Groups

Organizing a large Pokewalk or converging on places where many other Pokemon Go players are present can really help you level up fast. You will have a better chance at catching rare Pokemon and finding those elusive Pokemon you have always wanted but could never find.

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Low level Pokemon need love too

Low level Pokemon need love too

Depending on where you live and where you most often play, there's bound to be a long list of common Pokemon. These are Pokemon like Pidgey, Rattata, Eevee and Caterpie are overlooked by many Pokemon players. Many of them think it's a waste of time to collect these lesser Pokemon.

Unfortunately they are missing out because these little guys are the key to leveling up fast in Pokemon Go. When you want to level up fast, make sure to catch Pokemon whenever you can. Many of these Pokemon require just 25 candy to evolve, which is a cool bundle of 500 experience points each and every time.

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Lucky Eggs

Lucky Eggs

There are many different types of Pokemon Go eggs in the game. One of the most important when you want to level up fast is the Lucky Egg. You can get Lucky Eggs at regular intervals and are extremely valuable to leveling up quickly.

When you use this Lucky Egg, the experience you get will be doubled for half an hour. When you want to really level up fast, you should have enough candy to evolve for as much of the 30 minutes as possible. Each time you evolve a Pokemon, you'll get 1000 experience points, not just 500. This makes it easy to level up fast in Pokemon Go with just the right amount of planning.

So don't waste time evolving Pokemon. Instead save up all your candidates and evolve them when you have a Lucky Egg to take advantage.