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In X and Y, you get exp. for catching Pokemon. Do you get the same amount of experience as you would when you defeat the same Pokemon, or less? If the ladder is true, how much less?


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You would gain the same experience yield as if you defeated the Pokemon.

Tested on two Level 35 Relicanth with a Level 31 Tropius.
Defeated Relicanth: 850 Exp Points
Captured Relicanth: 850 Exp Points

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I honestly don't think this necessarily means that they gain the same XP.
its easy enough to test, though. Go catch a pokemon and take note of the XP you got. Then go and defeat a pokemon that is the same species and same level as the one you caught and see what the difference in XP is.