Pokémon Go hack: How to get stardust and level-up your Pokémon fast
If you’ve been playing Pokémon Go for the last few years, you’ll know just how important stardust is. Unlike candy, which helps you level up specific Pokémon, stardust is a universal resource, and that means it’s a massively important part of boosting your Pokémon’s CP and HP – and eventually taking down gyms. You can’t even buy stardust in the Pokemon Go store, so how do you get it? Although stardust is essential in the Pokémon world, it’s not that hard to accumulate when you know how to get it. Here we’ll show you three ways you can get stardust fast in Pokémon Go to level up your squad.
1. Catch lots of Pokémon
You can get a good amount of stardust from catching Pokémon. Whenever you get a new Pokémon you’ll also get three candies related to that Pokémon, along with 100 of its candy. That applies to every Pokémon you catch, so it’s worth catching those seemingly useless Pidgeys, Rattatas, and Drowzees – even if they’re a low level. Keep throwing those Pokeballs, and after a while, those stardust points will add up. Be sure to take part in the 7-day Catch Bonus, this will net you 3,000 stardust. You’ll also get more stardust for weather-boosted catches, the higher the evolution of your Pokemon, the more you’ll get.
2. Hatch more eggs
Hatching eggs is a slightly different way of developing some really powerful Pokémon, but it’s also a handy way to get stardust, too. When you hatch an egg, you get a new Pokémon, candy and also some stardust – and the amount of stardust you get depends on the type of egg you’re hatching: For example, if you’re hatching a 10km egg, you’re going to get more stardust than you would be hatching a 2km egg.
3. Defend a gym
Gyms are pretty weird to understand in Pokémon Go because the game gives you next to no help – but they’re also another source of valuable stardust. Once you reach level 5 in Pokémon Go, you’ll be asked to join one of three teams – and after that, you’re able to fight at gyms. If you’ve left at least one of your Pokémon at a friendly gym, you’ll be given daily stardust rewards. To claim this stardust, head to the shop, and click the shield icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen. As you’d expect, that number will increase if you have multiple Pokémon defending gyms for you.
4. Send and Receive Gifts
Hopefully, you have a few friends to play pokemon with. One great way to earn a little extra stardust is trying to get it through gifts. The gifting option is slightly limited and there isn’t any way to determine what you’ll give or get before sending.