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Say I use Surf and KO all five pokes, do I get any bonus Exp. for that?


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You do not get any bonus exp. for sweeping a horde in one move.

After testing this further, I have found that you do not get any bonus experience for sweeping a horde of wild pokémon.

I used two pokémon to test this; a locally traded (1.5x exp.) Venusaur, and my own Hippopotas.

n.b. - I fainted all five opposing pokémon in one move.

Test 1: 5x Level 23 Durants, Terminus Cave. Traded Pokémon

What I would normally get for 5 single Durants:

   	169 (Durant base exp.) x 23 (level) x 1 (no lucky egg) x 1.5 (traded) x 1 (wild Pokemon) / 7 x 5 (no. of Pokemon)
   	169x23x1x1.5x1/7x5 = ~4165 exp.

What I received:

   	4160 exp. **No Bonus.**

Test 2: 4x Level 8 Zangoose + 1x Level 8 Seviper, Route 8. Traded Pokémon

What I would normally get for 4 single Zangoose + 1 Seviper:

   	160 (Zangoose/Seviper base exp.) x 8 (level) x 1 (no lucky egg) x 1.5 (traded) x 1 (wild Pokemon) / 7 x 5 (no. of Pokemon)
   	160x8x1x1.5x1/7x5 = ~1371 exp.

What I received:

   	1365 exp. **No Bonus.**

Test 3: 4x Level 8 Zangoose + 1x Level 8 Seviper, Route 8. My Own Pokémon

What I would normally get for 4 single Zangoose + 1 Seviper:

   	160 (Zangoose/Seviper base exp.) x 8 (level) x 1 (no lucky egg) x 1 (not traded) x 1 (wild Pokemon) / 7 x 5 (no. of Pokemon)
   	160x8x1x1x1/7x5 = ~915 exp.

What I received:

   	910 exp. **No Bonus.**

If anything, what this little experiment has uncovered is that Gamefreak's rounding system is a little odd, or they purposely decrease the amount of experience by approximately 5 points for some reason. Either way...

...no bonus experience.

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I'll select this if you don't mind running the test again on another different Horde. I'd do it myself but math is not a strong suit. If the calculations prove themselves on another horde, then that's enough proof for me.

Jumping on that now :)
Wow, thank you so much for all the testing (and math ugh) you put into this, definitely showed us a lot.

Once again thank you!
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I'm pretty sure the experience earned is the total amount of accumulated Exp multiplied by the amount of pokémon defeated by one attack.


Defeating 2 Pokémon with one attack:
100exp + 100exp = 200exp X 2 = 400exp

Defeating all Pokémon with one attack:
100exp + 100exp + 100exp +100exp +100exp = 500exp X 5 = 2500exp

I'm not entirely sure myself, but based on my own experience with horde battles, this seems to be the most accurate (and the only logical) formula.
OK, I'll wait and see if anything else comes in before I go ahead and select the BA.
This is incorrect, see my answer :)
First off, welcome to PokeBase! I'm saying this because you've only been on the site for about 15 minutes.

Secondly, you seem to have no questions or answers. Don't say this answer is incorrect until you have a source and valid credibility.

Third, don't comment on older posts like this. The post is nearing to be a month old and it already has a best answer chosen. If you REALLY needed to post and say this is incorrect, go ahead with some credibility. Which you don't have yet.

But welcome to PokeBase and I hope you have a great time here. The community's nice and everyone is welcoming unless you're toxic.
The reason his post isn't showing is because it has yet to be approved. If he does answer and has a good source then I as the Asker of the question would be willing to look at his answer and decide whether or not it's viable and correct or not.
I forgot you had to get posts approved at 20 points... *facedesk*
I commented on this because I was trying to find the answer to this myself and was led here, noticed the best answer was misleading, and decided to provide more accurate info.

Thanks for the welcome. I hope I can contribute more than just this :)
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Yes you do :O
I'm not sure how much though, but you even get a message saying that you get extra experience (well, its more like "You fainted all 5" and you get like a chunk of points)
Source: Experience.

Also I don't know the boost that it is, so don't BA me if someone puts in the percent increase.

Ok, I'll leave it for a while in case someone does know the percentage.