One Pokemon Go player has seemingly done what no other player has done before, reaching level 30 without catching more than one Pokemon.
Pokemon Go is a drastically different experience than any other Pokemon game. Wild Pokémon spawns depend on your location in the real world, Pokémon have battle power instead of levels, and players can gain experience to increase their own trainer level.
A player’s trainer level is quite important as it grants access to certain items and allows players to make their Pokemon stronger. A level 20 Trainer can’t charge their Pokémon as much as they can at level 30.
But increasing your trainer level can be an absolute agony as millions of experience points are required for each level as you reach the upper levels. It can take months or even years for a new trainer to reach level 30 when playing normally, but one player has stunned the community by hitting that benchmark with an absurd, self-imposed ruleset.
The trainer reaches level 30 without catching any Pokémon
Reddit user notAKawaiiCatGirl posted their performance on the r/pokemongo subreddit. The post was captioned “Today I reached level 30 after just catching my starter and only adding friends I actually know.”
The post included screenshots of them hitting level 30 and proof that they had, in fact, just caught their starter. Their stats page also showed a start date of October 30, 2021.
This means that notAKawaiiCatGirl was able to reach level 30 in a little under 6 months without catching more than one wild Pokemon. So how did they accomplish this feat?
According to the OP, they gained every point of experience through Pokestops, Gyms, Eggs, Gifts, and Evolution. They could get new Pokemon with eggs, and so they could also get candies to evolve them.
In the responses to the post, they stated that trading was not allowed as it would make the challenge cheaper. They also announced that they will continue the challenge until they reach level 40, which is a cap for such a challenge.
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