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Pokemon level up with experience.

The rate at which a Pokemon gains experience follows a rather complicated formula. Shinx happens to be in the Medium Slow Experience Group.

Factors that boost experience include:

  • Winning a battle with a traded Pokemon
  • Battling a trainer
  • Holding a lucky egg (Gen II+)
  • High affection (Gen VI+)
  • Positive Exp. Point Power (Pass PowerGen V or O-PowerGen VI) is active
  • Unevolved, but past level at which it evolves (Gen VI+)
  • Catching wild Pokemon (Gen VI+)