For power leveling your player with common 3-Stage evolution Pokémon:

  1. Weedle
  2. Caterpie
  3. Pidgey

The first evolution costs 12 candies and gives 1000 player XP, which is 83 exp/candy.

How much player XP is granted for evolving to their final form for 50 candy?

  • Evolving Pokémon is similar to catching them. You get an extra 500 XP for registering a new Pokémon to the Pokedex, either through capture, or through evolution. So the actual amount of XP granted fro an evolution is 500 XP, regardless of the Pokémon, which does not change regardless of the evolution "stage".
    – Ben
    Jul 11, 2016 at 4:35

1 Answer 1


You gain 500 XP for evolving a Pokemon. This is a flat reward which has no bearing on whether the Pokemon is evolving into it's 2nd or 3rd stage.

You also gain 500XP for registering a new Pokemon. When you evolve a Pokemon, if that new Pokemon doesn't already exist in your Pokedex it will be added, and you will receive the 500XP for this action as well. This will net you a total of 1000XP (evolution + new registered Pokemon).

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