If I evolve a pokemon and it turns into a pokemon that's not registered in my pokedex, will I get the same XP, candies, and stardust that I'd get if I caught one in the wild?

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If not in your Pokédex, you get extra 500 xp, the same as catching it, but catching also provides candies (3) and 100 stardust, while evolving only gives 1 candy.

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    Do note, you will receive a single candy when evolving.
    – Namaskar
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 19:27
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    And evolving will also (obviously) remove your old pokemon and the cost of evolving
    – SztupY
    Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 13:57

Evolving will give the following:

  • 500 xp
  • 1 candy
  • the evolved pokemon

Catching will give the following:

  • 100 xp
  • 100 stardust
  • 3 candies
  • bonus exp based upon the throw
  • the caught pokemon

Both instances will give an additional 500 xp if the resulting pokemon is not yet in your pokedex.

So they don't give the same thing. Exp: yes. Candies: no. Stardust: no.

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