Any experienced “Pokémon GO” player will tell you that the key to quickly levelling up your trainer is to evolve a bunch of Pokémon while using an item called a Lucky Egg.
Evolving a Pokémon normally earns you 500 XP points, making it one of the most lucrative actions you can do in the game. Under the influence of a Lucky Egg, those points double to 1,000 XP per evolution.
A website called PidgeyCalc helps you figure out exactly when to evolve a batch of Pokémon and the number of XP points you’ll gain with a Lucky Egg. It will even tell you when you should hold off on evolving and catch more creatures instead.
For those looking to not waste a bunch of Pidgeys and Weedles, it’s a must-use tool.
Pidgeys are one of the most common Pokémon in the game, and they’re great to evolve because they only need 12 candies. On PidgeyCalc, I entered how many Pidgeys I had along with the number of candies I had to evolve with.
The tool told me that I shouldn’t transfer any Pidgeys to Professor Willow for more candies. It also told me the number of XP points I’d gain evolving with a Lucky Egg and the amount of time it will take per evolution.
A Lucky Egg only lasts 30 minutes, so this is helpful information for maximizing the number of evolutions you can perform for double XP points.