I've been playing Pokemon Go since its release and have utilized the "Transfer" option to my advantage (to increase the level of my other Pokemon). However, I have only seen one candy being dropped every time I transfer a Pokemon to the Professor. Is the maximum amount of candy you can obtain from a Pokemon 1, or are there factors that enable you to gain more than one candy?

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Every Pokemon you transfer will only give you 1 candy when you're transferring it. Even when that Pokemon is evolved.

When you catch a Pokemon you will always get 3 candies.

When you get a Pokemon from an egg, you normally get a much higher number of candies with it for free. Compare this table, from a reddit thread:

 2 km eggs:  5 to 15 candy
 5 km eggs: 10 to 21 candy
10 km eggs: 16 to 32 candy
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    You also get 1 candy each time a Pokemon is evolved. So an evolve then transfer gives two.
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    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 11:43

You always get one candy for transferring Pokemon, there is nothing like a "Power-Up" to change this.


Well you do get 3 candies for a caught Pokemon and 1 for a transfer but the amount u get from an egg varies. For example I've gotten 6 from my last egg but 15 from the one before.


You get varying amounts of candy when hatching an egg, 3 pieces when catching a Pokemon, and 1 piece when transferring a Pokemon.

  • While your answering is correct, it's really adding nothing that wasn't already mentioned. Commented Jul 16, 2016 at 7:48
  • This is not actually correct, eggs will return a variable number of candies. I personally have seen as low as 4-5 and as high as 21. Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 13:36

3 for catching a pokemon 1 for transfering the higher level the egg generally the more candies but it is still extremely variable, I have gotten 21 candies from a 5km hatch yet only 15 from a 10km hatch so it just depends on your roll of the dice.


3 on catching and
1 on transfering
Eggs candies depends upon km.
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