The ultimate guide to increasing costs in Pokémon GO. This page includes cost charts for turning on all types of Pokémon available in Pokémon GO: regular, Happy, Shadow and Refined Pokémon.
We recommend that you use the index to quickly jump to the desired section. Our power-on charts are quite long, saving you time searching for the information you want.
Regular costs of Pokémon
The following chart shows the cost of incorporating regular Pokémon into Pokémon GO. This does not include Lucky and Shadow Pokémon – these charts are below. The cost of activating a Level 40 Pokémon is listed below in our XL Candy chart.
Lucky Pokémon Stardust becomes
The following chart shows the start-up costs for Lucky Pokémon. You can learn much more about Lucky Pokémon in our guide to Lucky Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Lucky Pokémon requires 50% less Stardust to turn on.
Shadow Pokémon Power Up Cost
The following chart shows the Stardust and Candy required to turn on Shadow Pokémon from level 8 to level 40. Level 8 is the lowest level at which you will catch Shadow Pokémon, so it doesn’t mean much if you include levels 1-7. Read our Complete Guide to Shadow Pokémon for more information. Shadow Pokémon requires 20% more Stardust and Candy to turn on.
The cost of a refined Pokémon
The following chart shows the Stardust and Candy required to turn on a refined Pokémon from level 25 to level 40. Cleaning a shadowy Pokémon always gives you a Level 25 Pokémon, so it doesn’t make sense to include lower levels.
XL Candy and Stardust The cost of upgrading a Pokémon from level 41 to level 50
The following chart shows the XL Candy and Stardust power-on costs for Pokémon in excess of level 40. You can find more about XL Candy in our XL Candy guide: How to get there, power-on costs, and mechanics. Pokemon for level 40+ require XL Candy to be turned on.