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Which Pokemon should I evolve or power up?

Pokemon GO: Why evolving first is preferred
If those moves are undesirable and players don't have TMs on hand to change them, it will cost a significant heap of Stardust to obtain a new move. In the long run, it costs less Stardust to evolve and then strategically power up Pokemon that are used in battles often.
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Should you power up Pokémon or evolve them first?

Should you evolve first or power up first? Evolve first, power up second. It's tempting to power up first, because instant gratification is instant, but it'll cost you less Stardust in the long run to evolve and the strategically power up only your best or favorite Pokémon.
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Is it cheaper to power up Pokémon before they evolve?

Power Up costs don't change when you evolve a Pokémon: as stated in the summary, percentage trained stays the same; it will cost you the same amount of Stardust and Candy to fully Power Up your Charmander before or after evolving it into Charmeleon and Charizard.
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Is it better to evolve a Pokémon with higher CP or IV?

You can check out our tips for evolving Pokémon in Pokémon Go for more detail, but generally it's advisable to evolve your high-IV Pokémon before you start spending Stardust to Power Up and increase its Level. That's because each time a Pokémon evolves, although its IVs stay the same, its moveset is randomised.
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Should I evolve higher CP or HP?

In Pokémon GO, CP stands for "Combat Power" and is entirely separate from the Pokémon's Hit Points (HP). While the two usually correlate (meaning a higher CP will yield a higher HP), the CP is important if you want to use the Pokémon in battle. A Pokémon with a higher CP will perform better than one with a lower CP.
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Pokemon Go Evolve or Power Up First Guide - Should You Evolve or Power Up Your Pokemon First?

Is it better to evolve a Pokémon with high CP or 3 stars?

It doesn't really matter what you do first as in the end it will cost the same amount of stardust and candy to power up and evolve.
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When should I power up Pokémon?

My main advice is avoid powering up any Pokemon until you reach a sufficiently high level. Currently I think the best level to start powering up is anywhere in the range 20–25, since when you get to that stage, leveling up becomes much harder than before.
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Why should I power up my Pokémon?

Powering up Pokémon you've caught increases their CP and HP. You can power up a Pokémon with Stardust and Candy, which you can acquire by catching Pokémon or hatching Eggs. You can also earn Candy by transferring Pokémon. How much you can power up a Pokémon is limited by your current level.
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How do I choose the best Pokémon to evolve?

In general, you want higher CP Pokémon to evolve over lower CP Pokémon, but just because a Pokémon has a high CP doesn't mean it's actually very good. Since you can't see the underlying stats, you won't know if the numbers are getting goosed because it has one high stat and a bunch of low ones, for instance.
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Are 3 star Pokémon better?

If your Pokémon has three stars and a red stamp, it means that it has 100% perfect IVs. If it has three star with an orange stamp, it has around 80-99% perfect IVs. Two stars means 66-80% IVs and one star means 50-65% IVs.
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Is it better to purify Pokémon?

Purified Pokemon will have better Appraisal and receive 2 points towards all their IVs. This can potentially bring a 2-star Shadow Pokemon to a 3-star if it's purified. Purified Pokemon will receive a significant boost in Combat Power (CP).
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Should you evolve Pokémon right away?

Evolved Pokémon often learn particular moves at later levels than unevolved Pokémon, or they might learn different moves altogether. Although evolved Pokémon's moves are generally more powerful, some Trainers may want to wait to evolve their Pokémon until it learns a certain favorite move.
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What gives you the most stardust?

The best ways to get Stardust in Pokémon Go
  • Catching Pokémon. The weather affects many things in Pokémon Go, from what spawns to how strong they are. ...
  • Hatching Pokémon. Just like catching Pokémon, hatching Pokémon gives you Stardust. ...
  • Opening Gifts. A single Gift in Pokémon Go can net you up to 300 Stardust. ...
  • PVP rewards.
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How many Pokémon should you keep in Pokémon GO?

There's no need to carry every type of Pokemon as a growing collection in your bag - that's what the Pokedex is for. It's better to keep only the Pokemon you need: that's an army to fight with in Gym and Raid battles.
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Should I power up Pokémon past level 30?

Powering up beyond this point may further reduce the value of any extra stardust and candy investments into that particular Pokémon as no additional damage can be gained from the Fast move after that point.
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What is the easiest Pokémon to evolve in Pokémon GO?

Pokémon: The 10 Easiest Pokémon To Evolve, Ranked
  • 8 Sentret.
  • 7 Seedot.
  • 6 Wynaut.
  • 5 Weedle.
  • 4 Caterpie.
  • 3 Nincada.
  • 2 Eevee.
  • 1 The Starters.
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Should I purify Pokémon before powering up?

Purifying a Shadow Pokémon will improve their appraisal and reduce the amount of Stardust and Candy required for them to Power Up, Evolve, or learn a new attack. When Purified, a Shadow Pokémon will forget Frustration and learn Return, a Charged Attack that's exclusive to Purified Pokémon.
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Should I power up Lucky Pokemon?

Lucky Pokémon are highly desired because of their reduced Stardust cost when powering up. Stardust cost is reduced by half for Lucky Pokémon.
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Is it worth keeping shiny Pokemon go?

Yes shiny Pokémon are incredibly rare very few people won't even have one and if you're lucky enough to have one can you set yourself incredibly lucky that's probably the only shiny Pokémon you are ever going to have legitimately so it's totally worth keeping you can totally evolve it it will remain shiny.
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Is CP more important than IV?

YES. It is 100% more important than CP. That is exactly why if I have a pokemon only halfway through its CP potential but being low on IV and a pokemon at 100CP but has max IV, I'd rather put all my candy on that max IV pokemon.
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Should I transfer Pokemon based on CP or stars?

Combat Power (CP)

Each one should have the letters CP next them, as well as a number. CP stands for combat power -- the higher the CP, the stronger the Pokémon will be in battle. In general, you want to trade away your low-value Pokémon so you can build up your stronger ones.
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Where are the rarest Pokémon in Pokemon go?

The Lake Guardians - Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf

This is due to two very important factors - they're very rare spawn rate and that all three are regionally exclusive Pokémon. The Lake Guardians can be found in the following regions: Uxie - Asia and Pacific regions. Mesprit - Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.
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What Pokémon gains the most CP when evolving?

  • Feebas to Milotic: +2,731.
  • Vigoroth to Slaking: +2,463.
  • Kirlia to Gardevoir/Gallade: +2,127.
  • Eevee to Espeon: +2101.
  • Gabite to Garchomp: +2,088.
  • Metang to Metagross: +2,070.
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Should I transfer all my low CP Pokémon?

Yes, I recommend always transferring low-level Pokemon except for the following cases: You only have one of that Pokemon. I like to have one of each so I can have a “living Pokedex” You have enough candies to evolve that Pokemon (even when you evolve starting from high-CP).
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