Increasing the level of your Pokemon comes with a lot of different advantages. Aside from better stats., leveling up a Pokemon also lets it learn new moves, evolve, and do well during battles. On top of that, doing so is really simple. In this Pokemon: Scarlet and Violet guide, we’ve shared some tips and tricks to help you level up your Pokemon fast.
The easiest method of leveling up in Pokemon: SV is through battles. As you progress through the game, you’ll come across a number of Wild Pokemon that you can defeat in a battle to earn a good chunk of XP.
It’s important to note that the amount of XP earned depends on the level of the opposing Pokemon. For instance, a Pokemon that is close to your level will grant more XP as compared to one that is -20 under. Aside from these Wild Pokemon, you’ll also get a lot of XP by defeating Gym Leaders.
There are a couple of different types of Candies such as EXP Candy, Rare Candy, etc. that you can get in Pokemon: Scarlet and Violet. Once consumed, these Candies provide a large amount of XP to a Pokemon. You can find these Candies out in the open, by completing Tera Raid Battles, or in some cases: at select shops in the Paldea region.
Rare Candies are much more sought-after because they provide a full level as opposed to EXP Candies which only provide a fixed amount of XP. It is a good idea not to use these Candies unnecessarily. You’ll often find yourself in a place where XP from other sources won’t feel enough which is when these Candies truly shine.
Sandwiches at Picnics
You can also eat sandwiches while you’re at a Picnic to get a temporary XP boost. Once you’ve done that, every Pokemon you defeat will grant you a decent amount of XP — it isn’t much but every bit helps.
Lastly, you should always try to increase the Friendship Level with your Pokemon. Why? Because a Pokemon that has a higher Friendship Level gets an increased amount of XP throughout the game. As for increasing the Friendship Level, there are multiple ways of doing so such as having the Pokemon in your party as much as possible, using it a lot, giving it items, etc.
This is all we’ve got in how to level up fast in Pokemon: Scarlet and Violet. For more tips and strategies, be sure to see our detailed Pokemon: Scarlet and Violet wiki page.