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Pokemon GO Guide

Two very important items that don’t take up any space in your Trainer bag are Pokemon Candies and Stardust. These two groups of items have a variety of uses: to Power-Up Pokemon, unlock a second charged attack, evolve Pokemon, and trade Pokemon with friends. Stardust and candies can only be seen when viewing a Pokemon’s summary page.

Pokemon Candies

Pokemon Candies are special items which are obtained after capturing Pokemon, transferring Pokemon, and hatching Pokemon eggs. They do not take up any space in your bag, and can only be seen when looking at a Pokemon’s summary page. The table below lists possible ways to obtain Pokemon candies.

Method Candies
Capture a Pokemon 3 Candies
Capture an evolved Pokemon 5 Candies
Use a Pinap Berry before capturing a Pokemon 2x Candies
Transfer a Pokemon 1 Candy
Hatch an Egg 16 Candies
Walk with your Pokemon Buddy 1 Candy / 1-5km

Pokemon Candies are required to evolve Pokemon into a stronger form; however, not all Pokemon can evolve, and some newer Pokemon require special items or methods alongside Pokemon candies in order to evolve. See the page on Pokemon evolution for more information.

Additionally, Pokemon Candies are used alongside Stardust to power-up a Pokemon. This will increase a Pokemon’s CP a small amount (usually between 20-45cp). The CP limit will increase for all Pokemon as your Trainer level increases. As a Pokemon’s CP raises, so too does the amount of Pokemon Candies and Stardust required to power-up the Pokemon.

Another use for Pokemon Candies is teaching Pokemon a new charged attack. After obtaining a set amount of candies and stardust, click the “New Attack” button near the bottom of a Pokemon’s summary.

Pokemon Candies will be named the base species of the Pokemon. For example, Bulbasaur candy is used to evolve Bulbasaur to Ivysaur and Ivysaur to Venusaur. Bulbasaur candy is also used to power up all three evolutionary stages: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur. If a pre-evolution was added in a later generation, the original stage is used as the Pokemon candy’s name. For example, Pikachu candy are used to evolve Pichu to Pikachu and Pikachu to Raichu.

Stardust

Stardust is an important item in Pokemon GO that is used as a sort of currency alongside Pokemon Candies. Using a Star Piece will increase the amount of Stardust you earn by 50% for 30 minutes. Possible ways to obtain Stardust include:

  • Exchange gifts with friends
  • Battle a Friend
  • Win a Raid Battle
  • Win a Gym Battle
  • Complete Field and Special Research
  • Capture Pokemon
  • Feed berries to Pokemon in your Team’s Gym
  • Get a Daily Catch Streak (up to 7 Days)
  • Get a Daily PokeStop Streak (up to 7 Days)

As outlined before: Pokemon Candies are used alongside Stardust to power-up a Pokemon. This will increase a Pokemon’s CP a small amount (usually between 20-45cp). The CP limit will increase for all Pokemon as your Trainer level increases. As a Pokemon’s CP raises, so too does the amount of Pokemon Candies and Stardust required to power-up the Pokemon.

Another use for Pokemon Candies is teaching Pokemon a new charged attack. After obtaining a set amount of candies and stardust, click the “New Attack” button near the bottom of a Pokemon’s summary.

Stardust is also spent when trading Pokemon with friends. The stronger or rarer the Pokemon, the more Stardust is needed to trade.