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'Pokémon Go' Gets Bonkers When You Hit Level 30

Despite how many hours you've spent playing Pokémon Go when you should have been working, cleaning your apartment, and paying attention to the real world amid your search for Pikachu, there's a good chance you've still only scratched the surface of the wildly popular game. At least one person, however, has already made it level 30, and it looks insane. And hard.

As explained in a report by Mashable, an avid Pokémon Go player in California took to Reddit on Sunday to reveal what it's like to reach the ridiculously high level, including the rewards they received, the strength of their Pokémon, and some pointers on how you can get there, too. Well, at least eventually. Yes, someone has already hit level 30 in the less than two weeks since the game launched.

Interestingly, this particular player still hasn't encountered any legendary Pokémon or unlocked the ultra-powerful Master Balls, despite all their progress, per the report. But here are a few things you can expect when you get to level 30 (someday):

You earn a crapload of rewards

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You get some badass Pokémon

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It takes an insane amount of xp points to hit level 31

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It'll probably cost you

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Pokémon become increasingly hard to catch...

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... to the point where it's not even worth trying

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Everyone will want to know your secrets


This is all to say, challenge accepted. In the meantime, be sure to check out the full Reddit thread.

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