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Best Ways to Earn Stardust

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Find out the best methods to collect Stardust in this guide! Also included are how to get Stardust efficiently and what you can spend it on.

Best Ways to Earn Stardust
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Best Ways to Earn Stardust

Method 1: Hatch Eggs

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

Hatching Eggs is one of the easiest and fastest ways of gaining Stardust in Pokemon Go! You can walk to hatch multiple eggs at once as long as you have the incubators for it. Allowing you to get thousands at a time.

Stardust Reward for Hatching Eggs

Type of EggStardust Amount
2 KM400 ~ 800
5 KM800 ~ 1600
7 KM800 ~1600
10 KM1600 ~ 3200

Method 2: Catch Pokemon

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

Catching Pokemon may not yield as much Stardust as hatching eggs, but it is more consistent and takes less time. Take advantage of Lure Modules and Incense to attract Pokemon, making it easier for you to earn Stardust!

Check Out How to Catch Pokemon Easily!

Earn More Stardust for Weather Boosted Pokemon

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

Pokemon boosted based on the weather have a bonus to the amount of Stardust you earn when catching them. Be sure to check the weather conditions and which Pokemons are affected by it!

Check Out Weather System Here!

Stardust Reward for Catching Pokemon

Type of PokemonNormal AmountWeather Boosted Amount
Base Form 100125
Secondary Evolution300375
Final Evolution500675

Other Ways to Earn Stardust

Doing any of the following will also yield you some Stardust but they're not as good as doing the previous ones above. Doing them regardless will give you a few Stardust.

Joining PVP Battles

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

Even if you win or lose a PVP Battle, you will get a reward for your effort. It's random so you're not exactly sure what you'll get, but there's a chance you will get Stardust!

Check Out How to PVP Battle Guide Here!

Winning Raid Battles

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

Raid Battles are a tough battle, but it will lead you with some good items and even a Legendary Pokemon. One of the rewards are Stardust!

Check Out The Raid Battle Guide!

Received from Gift Boxes

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

Gift Box contents are also random, but it also has a chance of giving you a few hundred Stardust. There's no limit to how many Stardust you can open for a day so open as much as you can!\

Check Out How To Send & Open Gifts!

Events & Item that Boost Earned Stardust

There are events that includes a feature that multiplies the amount of Stardust you get! There's also an item you can use to boost the number of Stardust you get when you want to.

Use Starpiece to Boost Stardust Earned

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

Starpieces boost the amount of Stardust you earn from any sources for 30 minutes! Time it when you're about to hatch a lot of eggs and/or about to start a Pokemon catching session to get the best of it!

Some Special Events have Stardust Multipliers

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

There are special events in Pokemon Go where the amount of Stardust you get will be boosted! Watch out for Community Days and Raid Boss announcements to gain extra Stardust.

Check Out What Are EventsHere!

Recommended Stardust Uses

Use to Power Up Pokemon

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

To power up Pokemon, you will need both Stardust and their respective candies. It take a large amount of Stardust to continuously power up Pokemon so be sure to save a lot for them.

Best to Use with Legendary / Final Evolution Pokemon

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

Don't waste your Stardust in powering up a base form Pokemon! It's better to level up Legendary Pokemon, such as Mewtwo or any of the Legendary Birds, or final evolution Pokemon like Dragonair.

Check Out Strongest Pokemon List!

Recommended for Pokemon with High IV

High IV Pokemon have the best possible stats capacity. Powering them up will yield higher stats, including better health, attack, and defense among others.

Check Out IV Guide Here!

Unlock Additional Pokemon Move

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

Pokemons start out with only two moves. You can unlock another Charge Move by using Stardust and Pokemon Candies. It will take a lot of Candies and Stardust though.

Required to Trade Pokemon

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

To be able to trade Pokemon with another player, you will need to pay a bit of Stardust first. Having a better friendship level will give you a stardust discount so it will take less Stardust to trade!

Check Out How to Trade Pokemon!

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