GO Beyond Levels: Pokémon GO Max Level Cap Increased

For the first time since the game’s launch, leveling up will be rebalanced in Pokémon GO.
For the first time since the game’s launch, leveling up will be rebalanced in Pokémon GO. | Photo courtesy of Niantic

 The GO Beyond levels system aims to give veteran Pokémon GO trainers more challenges while offering easier access to the game's latest content for those just starting out.

Here's the latest updates to XP and Trainer leveling in Pokémon GO.

 GO Beyond Levels: Pokémon GO Max Level Cap Increased

For those who haven't played Pokémon GO in awhile, Niantic will grant more XP from catching Pokémon, evolving Pokémon, hatching Eggs, registering new Pokédex entries, and more in hopes of catching trainers up to speed. Additionally, players will soon be able to power up their Pokémon to a higher CP than was previously possible at each trainer level.

Trainers who reach level 40 before the end of the year on Dec. 31 at 11:59 p.m. local time will earn the Legacy 40 Trainer title and exclusive rewards, including an exclusive Gyarados Hat avatar item and a special Legacy 40 medal.

Trainers already at level 40 will finally be able to progress further soon as well. While level 50 will be the new ceiling, getting there will require trainers to compete new Level-Up Research tasks in addition to collecting XP.

These changes are set to be implemented with Niantic's GO Beyond update at the end of the month. Until then feel free to check out Pokémon GO's 12 Days of Friendship special event here, which is live at the moment with a double Catch XP bonus.