In PokÃ©mon games, leveling up signifies that a PokÃ©mon has gotten stronger. In core PokÃ©mon games, this happens via the PokÃ©mon getting enough experience to climb to the next level. Evolution is also a significant feature of PokÃ©mon games, when PokÃ©mon meet certain requirements such as reaching a certain level of having a high enough friendship with their trainer they can evolve in new and more powerful forms. In PokÃ©mon GO, however, these features are a little bit different than in the usual fashion.
In PokÃ©mon GO, leveling up a PokÃ©mon does not need battle experience, PokÃ©mon need a certain amount stardust and 1 PokÃ©mon candy of its species. For example your starter PokÃ©mon is Bulbasaur and you want to level up Bulbasaur, you need to go into the PokÃ©mon page by tapping the PokÃ©ball icon and selecting PokÃ©mon and then tapping on Bulbasaur. Once you’re in Bulbasaur’s stats page you can press the POWER UP button and spend the displayed amount on stardust and candy to perform a level up. Evolution works by the same process except you need to tap on the EVOLVE button and you don’t have to spend stardust, only a high amount of candies. The stardust you spend will vary from 200 up to 10,000 depending on the current level of your PokÃ©mon, Evolution also needs a higher amount of candies the closer the PokÃ©mon is to their final form.
When you level up or evolve your PokÃ©mon, you will see that their CP (combat power) and HP will increase, you won’t see it but their attack and defense will also increase. Evolution can also change a PokÃ©mon’s moves, like a Rattata that knows Tackle and Body Slam can evolve into a Raticate that knows Quick Attack and Hyper Beam. Leveling up and evolving your PokÃ©mon will help you in PokÃ©mon battles that you will surely com to face in the near future.
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