Pokemon Go: 41-50 level up guide; all the level challenges

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Experience is needed for all levels in Pokemon Go, but go beyond level 40 and you’ll start to encounter level challenges you’ll need to clear to advance further. If you want to achieve these higher levels you’ll need to earn plenty of experience and fulfil each of the challenges specified for that level.

Fortunately, these challenges do come with additional rewards, and levels from 41 to 50 have more generous rewards than usual when you do achieve them.

Pokemon Go: Go Beyond

Originally Pokemon Go had a maximum trainer level cap of 40, which would be achieved by earning a total of 20 million experience across your entire character. When you hit this point, you’d be done levelling up and have no use for any further XP, at all.

Since November back in 2020, the Go Beyond update was announced and added to the game. Go Beyond, among other things, introduced levels 41 through 50 to the game, as well as level challenges to earn them. These challenges include things like getting specific types of throws, defeating and capturing legendary Pokémon encounters, and earning high-level platinum medals in Pokémon Go, among other things.

Fortunately, they avoided giving us things like collecting all the unique evolutions, or all of the different shadow Pokémon. Regardless, all the details of the actual level challenges are the topic of today’s Pokemon Go article, so let’s get into it.

Level challenges

Pokemon Go Level 41 Challenges

  • Power up a Legendary/Mythical Pokemon 20 times
  • Win 30 raids
  • Catch 200 Pokemon in a single day
  • Earn 5 gold medals

Experience required: 6,000,000

If you manage to earn all that experience and fulfil these level challenges, then you’ll have earned yourself all of the following items:

  • 20× Ultra Ball
  • 20× Max Potion
  • 20× Max Revives
  • 20× Razz Berry
  • 1× Incubator
  • Premium Battle Pass
  • Rare Candy XL

Pokemon Go Level 42 Challenges

  • Evolve Eevee into each of the unique Eeveelution
  • Use items to evolve Pokemon 15 times
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws
  • Use 200 berries to help catch Pokemon

Experience required: 7,500,000

If you manage to earn all that required experience but are struggling with the Eevee challenge, give our article about the name tricks available for Eevee here a look.

When you’ve managed to earn all the EXP required and complete the challenges, then you’ll have earned yourself all of the following items:

  • 20× Ultra Ball
  • 20× Max Potion
  • 20× Max Revives
  • 20× Nanab Berry
  • 1× Incubator
  • Premium Battle Pass
  • Rare Candy XL

Pokemon Go Level 43 Challenge

  • Earn 100000 Stardust
  • Use 200 supereffective Charged Attacks
  • Catch 5 Legendary Pokemon
  • Earn 5 platinum medals

Experience required: 9,000,000

If you manage to earn all that experience and fulfil these level challenges, then you’ll have earned yourself all of the following items:

  • 20× Ultra Ball
  • 20× Max Potion
  • 20× Max Revives
  • 20× Silver Pinap Berry
  • 1× Incubator
  • Premium Battle Pass
  • Rare Candy XL

Pokemon Go Level 44 Challenge

  • Win 30 Trainer Battles in the Great League
  • Win 30 Trainer Battles in the Ultra League
  • Win 30 Trainer Battles in the Master League
  • Battle in the Battle League 20 times

Experience required: 11,000,000

If you manage to earn all that experience and fulfil these level challenges, then you’ll have earned yourself all of the following items:

  • 20× Ultra Ball
  • 20× Max Potion
  • 20× Max Revives
  • 20× Razz Berry
  • 1× Incubator
  • Premium Battle Pass
  • 1× Rare Candy XL

Pokemon Go Level 45 Challenge

  • Defeat 100 Team Rocket Grunts
  • Purify 100 Shadow Pokémon
  • Defeat a Team Rocket Leader 50 times
  • Earn 10 Platinum Medals

Experience required: 13,000,000

If you manage to earn all that experience and fulfil these level challenges, then you’ll have earned yourself all of the following items:

  • 40× Ultra Ball
  • 40× Max Revives
  • Elite Fast TM
  • Rare Candy XL
  • Incense
  • Lucky Egg
  • Super Incubator
  • Lure Module
Pokemon Go Team Rocket Promo Key Art
Fighting these Team Rocket leaders will be a part of the challenges you’ll have to complete.

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Pokemon Go Level 46 Challenge

  • Complete 100 Field Research tasks
  • Take a snapshot of a Pokemon 7 days in a row
  • Make 50 Excellent Throws
  • Hatch 30 eggs

Experience required: 15,500,000

If you manage to earn all that experience and fulfil these level challenges, then you’ll have earned yourself all of the following items:

  • 30× Ultra Ball
  • 25× Max Potion
  • 20× Max Revives
  • 25× Razz Berry
  • 1× Incubator
  • Premium Battle Pass
  • Rare Candy XL

As far as this level goes, this is probably one of the easier ones. Eggs, Excellent throws and field research are all things you’ll get sooner or later simply by playing the game, and taking a snapshot of a Pokémon 7 days isn’t that much more than simply logging in 7 days in a row.

It might be slightly easier to forget about doing though, so make sure to set yourself some reminders to avoid dropping any progress you make.

Pokemon Go Level 47 Challenge

  • Win 30 raids using a team of all unique Pokemon species
  • Win a three-star raid using only Pokemon with 1,500 CP or less
  • Power up 3 Pokemon to their max CP
  • Earn 20 Platinum Medals

Experience required: 18,000,000

If you manage to earn all that experience and fulfil these level challenges, then you’ll have earned yourself all of the following items:

  • 30× Ultra Ball
  • 25× Max Potion
  • 20× Max Revive
  • 25× Nanab Berry
  • 1× Incubator
  • Premium Battle Pass
  • Rare Candy XL

Pokemon Go Level 48 Challenge

  • Receive 20 Souvenirs from your buddy
  • Earn 300 hearts with your buddy
  • Walk 200km with your buddy
  • Walk 25 km in a week 8 times

Experience required: 21,000,000

At this stage, you need to earn as much experience as you did from level 1 to level 40, so good luck with these experience requirements. Should you somehow complete that and fulfil these level challenges, then you’ll have earned yourself all of the following items:

  • 30× Ultra Ball
  • 25× Max Potion
  • 20× Max Revive
  • 15× Silver Pinap Berry
  • 1× Incubator
  • Premium Battle Pass
  • Rare Candy XL

Pokemon Go Level 49 Challenge

  • Make 10 trades with Pokemon caught at least 300km apart
  • Obtain 50 Lucky Pokémon in trades
  • Send 500 gifts to friends
  • Earn 35 Platinum medals

Experience required: 25,000,000

If you manage to earn this crazy amount of experience and fulfil these level challenges, then you’ll have earned yourself all of the following items:

  • 30× Ultra Ball
  • 25× Max Potion
  • 20× Max Revive
  • 25× Pinap Berry
  • Incubator Limited
  • Premium Battle Pass
  • Rare Candy XL

On top of that, you’ll be able to move on the next level; the final trainer level in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go Level 50 Challenge

  • Make 999 Excellent throws
  • Catch a Legendary Pokemon in your next five Legendary Pokemon encounters
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader three times using only Pokemon with 2,500 CP or less
  • Reach Rank 10 in the Go Battle League

Experience required: 30,000,000

If you manage to earn that insane amount of experience and fulfil these level challenges, then you’ll have earned yourself all of the following items:

  • 50× Ultra Ball
  • 50× Max Potion
  • Elite Charged TM
  • Rare Candy XL
  • Incense
  • Lucky Egg
  • Super Incubator
  • 5× Lures
Kangaskhan chose violence
You may wish to hand over an egg or two to Kangaskhan to avoid the same fate as Scizor here…
Credit: Pokemon.com

Some of these challenges, such as collecting Lucky Pokemon or making a total of 999 Excellent throws aren’t exactly difficult, but they are going to take quite some time to achieve, if only due to the sheer scale and odds involved in the process.

At least the team achievement is limited to using a team of all unique Pokémon species in raids, and not completing the dex of all unique Pokemon species in your Pokemon storage or something crazier. You’ll still need to make use of raid passes for it though, whether that be the free remote raid passes or premium raid ticket and premium raid pass items instead.

READ MORE: Pokemon Go: How many Gifts can you open a day?

About the experience requirements

You may be reading these challenges and assuming that the experience requirements are your total character experience. This is unfortunately not the case.

Each levels experience requirement is specifically for experience earned while on that level.

For some context, a player earns 20 million experience points to go from level 1 to level 40. This means that by the time you’re at level 48, you need to earn as much as you did for all the first 40 levels, and then some extra on top of that, just to get one level up. Runescape flashbacks, anyone?

Level-challenge Special Research

Some of these levels have their own special research tasks you can do for extra rewards.

The challenge rewards are fortunately more generous than the ones earned from just doing the level-up itself, and thankfully at that – it is quite the large ask to complete some of these challenges alone, never mind with 20 million additional experience thrown on as a bonus requirement.

Specifically, Trainer levels 43, 45, 48 and 50 have these additional special research tasks, on top of the rest.

Is there anything else to be aware of?

That’s about it for the Pokemon Go level challenges, not a whole lot else to say for these – the majority of them are pretty self-explanatory. That doesn’t make them easy though, and the experience requirements alone are quite steep by Pokemon Go standards.

Oh and one small tip, anywhere that specifies needing Legendary Pokemon should also count Mythical Pokemon towards those objectives.

That’s it for this article, but if you’d like more stories, articles and guides for Pokemon Go, you can find them right here on The Click, and if you’d instead like to see more by me specifically, a list of my articles is available here.

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