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Pokemon Go: How to power up and evolve your PokemonStardust, Candy, trainer levels and CP -- what do they all mean?
[MUSIC] To advance in Pokemon Go you have to do two things. You have to power up the level of your trainer by getting points and power up your Pokemon by that power level. To do that by catching Pokemon to start. You grab a Pokemon out on the field, tap on it and the servers allow you to You can catch that Pokemon with a Pokeball. Each time, you'll gain experience points towards your trainer, and you'll have a new Pokemon that you can trade in to get some candy. Once you've captured a new Pokemon, it's time to level them up. I'm gonna head on over to the Pokemon screen and take look at my Rattata, which is one of the low-level Pokemon you'll get during the beginning of the game. As you can see here, we've got a pair of phones. My Samsung is a level six Pokemon trainer, and Rebecca's is a level ten. So you can see that although we have the same percentage of the Rattata's progress bar filled up, we have different combat levels. That's because more advanced trainers can level their Pokemon up further than weaker ones. Either way, once you got a Pokemon up on the page, you can power them up by spending some of your star dust and your candy. So we're gonna power up this Rattata to the maximum level we can. By spending that star dust and candy each time we can combat points and some health for our Pokemon, which will help it in battles. We're just gonna do that a few times until we reach the maximum that I can do with a Rattata with a level six trainer. With a level six Pokemon trainer, I can only get my Rattata up to 101 combat power, which is only about what Rebecca had with her level Ten without even upgrading this Pokemon. Now we're going to evolve these Pokemon and see what happens. It takes 25 candy to evolve this Rattata. I do it over here. [MUSIC] Raticate, the new Pokemon we're gonna get from this evolution. And we'll see what the combat power is like in a second. [MUSIC] 271. You get a huge boost To your combat power when you evolve a Pokemon and then you can further power it up from there. Even though I'm a level six trainer, I still have the ability to power up this Pokemon further. So something you might be wondering, should you power up First before you evolve or evolve before you power up. Let's put it to test. Here we have CP10 Rattata at the very beginning of its entire power ups game. We're going to try evolving it right away. We'll use 25 of these Rattata candy Instead of getting a Raticate with CP 271, we're gonna have something probably a bit weaker, which we can then up quite a bit weaker, CP 17. But what's important to note, here, is that the percentage of its growth is the same. It still only cost us 200 Stardust and one Rattata candy to power it up to its next amount. and it's still at the beginning of its progress cycle. One of the theories right now, on Reddit and other Pokemon Go forums, is that the percentage will stay the same regardless of when you evolve. So if you've got A fully maxed out Rattata, it'll turn out into a fully maxed Ratticate for your level. In my case, it's a leve six trainer that just evolved into a level seven. Trying to power it up into the next level right now, and you should see it progress the same amount it would've progressed if it were a Rattata. So, at a combat level 113, about halfway powered up, I've actually run out of star dust, so I can't upgrade any further. I can actually prove that fully upgraded, it would also have a power level of 271. It looks like it double a 113 to 226. It looks like if you filled up the progress under [UNKNOWN] all the way, it'd be approaching the power level of eradicate that we powered up before we evolved. But we're not sure, we can't prove it right now. So for now this remains an open question. Maybe you'll be the one to figure it out. Happy hunting, folks. Okay. Sweet. My God.