I can't seem to find the answer to this:

Will the New Pokemon bonus of 500XP double with the Lucky Egg's double XP effect?

I'm saving my evolutions for my Lucky Egg and I know I'll be evolving some Pokemon into ones I haven't before (thus the bonus).


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The Lucky Egg bonus does increase the +500xp new Pokémon bonus. I've been saving my eggs until I can get about 2-3 new evolutions in addition to my stock Weedle and Pidgey evolution sprees.

  • Take into accoutn that you'll loose some time for the new Pokémon to be registered into the Pokédex
    – thomaux
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 12:47
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    @Anzeo You lose about 6 seconds due to the registering effect but gain double the exp as a repeat evolution would. I'd think that a spree of only "new" pokemon would provide more experience even though you wouldn't have time for as many evolutions.
    – Kadima
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 13:37
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    @Anzeo I'm sorry if I didn't explain myself well, but you just said "not true" to my statement and then agreed with me. Evolution animations take about 20-25 seconds, the exact number is somewhere on this site. Registering a new pokemon takes less than 10 seconds. Since they both provide 500xp, evolutions with new pokemon take longer but are technically more "exp dense" over an equalized time period of multiple evolutions, due to the fact that a single evolution with the new pokemon effect gives the same exp as two evolutions without the new pokemon effect.
    – Kadima
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 13:50
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    @Anzeo Ah, okay. But it does gain double, because you gain 500xp for the evolution and 500xp for the new pokemon being registered, so you get 1000xp total from evolving a single pokemon.
    – Kadima
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 14:13
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    ...and then of course doubles on a Lucky Egg. So an evolution, into a new Pokemon, while using a Lucky Egg, will net you 2000xp
    – Tim Malone
    Commented Aug 20, 2016 at 23:03

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