"Pokemon Go" Has So Many Levels

by Allie Gemmill

Attention, all active players of the current phenomenon that is "Pokemon Go." I have a friendly reminder for you: levels are your friend. No, seriously, don't go underestimating the powers that come from leveling up. With every new level comes seriously cool rewards. You begin to feel the benefit from going through the levels when you hit Level 5. At Level 5, you get to join one of three awesome teams —Mystic, Valor or Instinct—and soon, your "Pokemon Go" appetite will be thoroughly whetted. You see, as you work up towards Level 5, you are just earning Pokeballs. Fun stuff, but not necessarily the most exciting of rewards. But alas, Level 5 is where the real fun begins. From there, watch out, because with experience comes great power. Here's a sneak peek at what awaits you in those higher levels:

Level 8: (unlocks Razz Berry) 8000 XP – 15 Poké Balls, 10 Potions, 5 Revives, 10 Razz Berry, 1 Lure Modulator

Level 9: 9000 XP – 15 Poké Balls, 10 Potions, 5 Revives, 3 Razz Berry, 1 Lucky Egg

Level 10: (unlocks Super Potions) 10000 XP – 15 Poké Balls, 10 Super Potions, 10 Revives, 10 Razz Berry, 1 Incense, 1 Lucky Egg, 1 Egg Incubator, 1 Lure Module

The more Pokemon you catch, the more XP you earn. The more XP you earn, the closer you get to achieving a new level. Which brings us to a very pressing question: How many of levels are there in "Pokemon Go"? Are there a finite number of levels, implying that there's a possible end to the game? Or are there simply a certain amount for now, with more in development?

There are currently twenty —I repeat: TWENTY—levels in "Pokemon Go," ready to be mastered by you, the erudite player. That means twenty levels to catch hundreds of Pokemon, score serious rewards, go through a plethora of gyms and battle different players and simply revel in the magic of the viral game. While there is no report out currently that states whether the game will only have twenty levels, I would seriously doubt the staff over at Niantic (creator of "Pokemon Go") would keep themselves so limited, especially when the game is so clearly a hit.

It's not hard to become a master of "Pokemon Go," that's for sure. As many can attest, it's certainly not a slog either, to go from level to level because getting there means having a ton of fun catching and battling Pokemon. Have you reached a level higher than Level 20 yet?

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