How to Get to Level 40 in Pokemon GO

If you want to know how to get to Level 40 in Pokemon GO you’ve come to the right place. No matter which way you pursue, it’ll take a long while and dedication to farm all of that XP. However, there is one system that you can “misuse” to get there the fastest. Here’s what you need to do.

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how to get to level 40 in pokemon go
How to Get to Level 40 in Pokemon GO

How to Get to Level 40 Fast in Pokemon GO 2023

By far the fastest way to get to level 40 in Pokemon GO in 2023 is to send and receive Gifts from friends. Reddit user littleswenson has made a very interesting breakdown of how you can use this system to your advantage. Basically, the biggest problem here is adding as many people to your friend list as possible. Naturally, you can’t really add hundreds or thousands of people based solely on the people you meet naturally. Luckily for you, there are subreddits like PokemonGoFriends that should help you out here. Once that’s over and done with, it’s all a matter of strategically sending and receiving as many Gifts as you can, all the while having a Lucky Egg running if possible.

Interestingly enough, you will get to level 40 faster in Pokemon GO in 2023 if you send and receive Gifts from “lower-tier” friends, according to littleswenson. Although, in fairness, that does require you to add around three thousand new people. So, that’s not necessarily the way you have to go. You can also swing it so that you exchange presents with a smaller amount of better friends. Basically, just adapt the overall strategy to what (and who) you have available. And before we wrap it all up, what do you actually get for this huge grind? Four thousand Stardust, five Premium Battle Passes, and fifty Ultra Balls. Is it worth the insane effort? Personally, I’d say no, but hey… go for it if you feel like it.

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