About a week ago, data miners revealed various hidden files in Pokémon GO's code. Among these things, the level cap was found to be at level 40, which would take an eye-watering 5 million experience to achieve. Considering that the Master Ball was also found in the game's code, many assumed that players would be given access to it upon fully leveling up. Unfortunately, the reality is far less exciting.
A Reddit user named _problemz was curious as to what would happen upon maxing out a trainer, so they used a bot to accelerate the process. They bought 125 Lucky Eggs to achieve the feat, raking in nearly 300,000 XP per hour. After all that work, even with a bot, this is what was awarded:
- 40 Ultra Balls
- 40 Max Potions
- 40 Max Revives
- 40 Razz Berries
- 4 Incense
- 4 Lucky Eggs
- 4 Incubators
- 4 Lure Modules
All told, it's not a bad haul, but considering that it would take an actual user years to hit the same mark, it seems a little anticlimactic. Of course, there are theories that this level cap will be raised at a later date, and that it will become easier to reach 40 as a result. Also, for those of you that are concerned, _problemz deleted the account as soon as they'd seen what happens at level 40.
What do you think? Will you ever reach level 40? Do you think the cap will be raised? Share your thoughts in the comments below.