Looking for a new challenge in Pokemon GO? Niantic has finally bumped up the level cap, making Level 50 the new high watermark. There's even something special for those of you at Level 40. Check out full details below!
Since Pokémon GO's 2016 launch, Trainers have worked hard to reach level 40. And beginning on Monday, November 30, 2020, they'll have an exciting new goal to achieve as Pokémon GO's level cap is increased to 50!
Advancing beyond level 40 will require more than just XP. To prove themselves, Trainers will also have to complete new Level-Up Research to advance to the next level. These new tasks won't be simple and may take some time to complete, but no one said being a Pokémon Trainer would be easy!
Trainers who reach level 40 before the end of the year will earn the title of Legacy 40 Trainer and some exciting rewards, like the Legacy 40 medal and Timed Research that rewards an exclusive Gyarados Hat avatar item! To help Trainers level up faster, a double Catch XP bonus will be in effect until Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. local time.
Trainers will also be able to power up their Pokémon to a higher CP than was previously possible at their Trainer level. Powering up Pokémon past a certain CP will require Candy XL, which can be acquired by catching Pokémon and converting normal Candy into Candy XL.
Good luck on your journey to level 50!