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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.


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