When I do a lot of evolutions at once without going back to the main screen it shows up the xp you gain all at once. Ex. If I evolve 2 zubats in a row it shows up as +1000 xp when I return to the map.

If I have a lucky egg active do the xp I gain double as I evolve each pokemon or only at the end when I return to the map? This is important because if I return to the map after the lucky egg expires I might not get the double xp bonus.

  • If there is a bug where the exp and the lucky egg multiplier don't get applied till you leave the 'pokemon' tab and return to the 'world map' it would be great to know and point out to Niantic, though I doubt they would make such an error in their code. I am not sure if there is a way to check your exp without first going back to the map though.
    – Theyna
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 3:11
  • This was also a concern of mine, I didn't want to risk it and so kept going back to the main screen just in case. As it turns out I had a few minuets to spare after evolving everything so it didn't really matter.
    – Aequitas
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 3:44

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I have done this multiple times, and I know that the experience is applied appropriately. I kept count of the amount of Pokémon I evolved and how many did/did not gain the XP bonus.

This experiment was carried out by not exiting the menus until I had completed the evolutions, as well as timing the applicable duration of the XP boost. Additionally, all of these Pokémon (and their evolutions) had already been added to the Pokédex, so no additional bonuses were gathered (however, from additional testing this is also appropriately applied).

Pokémon evolved under the effects of the Lucky Egg:

  • 12 Pidgeys
  • 4 Rattatas
  • 2 Zubats
  • 1 Oddish
  • 1 Paras
  • 1 Caterpie
  • 2 Weedles
  • 1 Slowpoke

Total XP: 24000 (1000 XP per Pokémon)

After 35 mins (to make sure that the effect had ended) of applying the Lucky Egg - Pokémon evolved without the Lucky Egg

  • 2 Pidgeys
  • 1 Rattata
  • 1 Psyduck
  • 1 Goldeen

Total XP: 2500 (500 XP per Pokémon)

Upon exiting to the map, I levelled up, and was greeted with a counter of 26500 XP.

  • The Lucky Egg lasts 35 mins? I thought it was 30... Does it depends on the level you are?
    – elki42
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 13:09
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    It is only 30 mins, they are showing how the XP is effected differently with and without the lucky egg. Even though they didn't return to the main screen, the effect of the lucky egg had been granted to the Pokemon they had evolved whilst having the lucky egg active, but not to those that where evolved after the 30 mins. Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 14:42
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    @Momop. I waited 35 mins to make sure that the effect of the egg had expired.
    – Ben
    Commented Jul 30, 2016 at 0:24

It definitely goes up as you evolve them. I used a lucky egg and evolved at least 7 pokemon, and went from the beginning of level 13 to 14 and a half when I came back out. Even though it only lists one evolutions worth of xp, it gives you all the xp. Unless there's an occasional bug for some and not others, this has been my experience with lucky eggs and evolving

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    But the question is was the boost in xp after your lucky egg had run out?
    – Kevin Tian
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 3:57
  • You mean if you're evolving pokemon, and the egg runs out while you're in the screen, will you're experience from all that evolving be doubled? Of course it would. The experience is doubled upon reward, not return to map. When you have a lucky egg on and catch a pokemon, the experience listed after the catch is doubled. No return to map necessary. Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 3:59
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    The question is when is the xp rewarded? Do you have evidence that shows the xp gained is calculated as soon as a pokemon is evolved?
    – Kevin Tian
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 4:02
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    lol you could easily try. just wait close until the end of a lucky egg. evolve a pokemon. wait 3 minutes, return to screen and check your gained exp. its either 500 or 1000. Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 15:36
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    "this HAS to be this way or it would be a silly design choice". I'm with you on it being a silly design choice. But that does NOT mean that this is how it works. A lot of games have silly design choices.
    – Patrice
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 20:01

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