3. Incubate and Hatch Eggs
Hatching Pokémon Eggs earns you a decent amount of XP (200), but you have to follow specific steps to accomplish. In order to hatch a Pokémon Egg, you will need to incubate the egg while traveling a certain distance.
Once you have acquired a Pokémon Egg, place it into an incubator by tapping Start Incubation within the Eggs tab. Only one Egg can go in an incubator at a time, but you can purchase additional temporary incubators with real-world money if you wish to hatch multiple Pokémon Eggs at once.
While the Egg is in the incubator, you must travel a certain distance with the app open in order for the Egg to hatch. There are three types of Pokémon Eggs; 2km, 5km and 10km eggs (1.25, 3.1 and 6.3 miles). Like we mentioned in our second point, Pokémon Eggs can be obtained at PokéStops.
To make your steps count you must keep the Pokémon GO app open so that the Pokémon GO app can track your steps. To prevent cheating Niantic implemented a speed limit and anything over that speed limit won’t count.
Your Pokémon Egg will hatch after walking the allotted distance for that egg, earning you additional XP and a new Pokémon for your collection.
4. Evolve Your Pokémon
Evolving your Pokémon in Pokémon GO is a process you can’t avoid and there’s no reason to. Evolving the little bundle of joys is just as important as jumping off your sofa and hunting the streets for new additions.
Another great aspect of evolving the Pokémon in your possession is the amount of XP that can be earned from doing so. To evolve Pokémon you’ll need Candy and Stardust, available to purchase in-game, or naturally through hard craft. A fast way to make candy is by capturing the same Pokémon over and over, then exchange the Pokémon that have lower CP for Candy.
Evolving Pokémon is one of the best ways to gain XP in Pokémon GO and level up your character fast, so the next time you see that low-leveled Weedle, consider throwing Poké Ball their way.
5. Train and Battle at Gyms
By training in Pokémon Gyms, users can earn XP, prestige for the friendly gym and doesn’t cause Pokémon in your possession to faint if you decide to battle another member of a friendly gym.
Similar to PokéStops, Gyms are located through the in-game map, and to visit them you need to get up and move. They’re easier to find, just look out for the colored towers with Pokémon shooting out of them. As long as you’re past level 5 and apart of one of the three Pokémon teams, then access to these gyms should be granted to the user.
Depending on the type of gym you enter: rival or friendly, the gym owners will always be from the other two teams you decided not to choose. Battling either a Pokémon trainer or defeating a Pokémon whilst inside a given gym will give your character a boost of XP.