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If I am in a battle against a trainer with multiple Pokemon, and I beat one of them, and my Pokemon gains a level or two, but against the next Pokemon, it faints, will I lose the levels that my Pokemon gained?

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Nope. Once a pokemon has been assigned experience, fainting won't take it away from them.

In the extreme case, you can have a pokemon level up to an evolution trigger, then faint, then finish the battle, and they will evolve, despite being KO'd.

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I'm fairly certain a fainted pokemon can evolve, but nothing will evolve if you lose the battle completely. –  StrixVaria Feb 13 '12 at 3:54
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No. Pokemon always keep levels that they've gained unless you fail to save the game when shutting off, which I've done in frustration more times than I care to remember.

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