Now that we know all this information, let me clear up some common myths and answer some questions.

Q1) Are Rare Candies bad?

A1) No not at all. In fact, it's best to use them. Rare candies only do one thing, and that is increase your level by 1. The reason why a pokemon that has only been leveled up by Rare candies have low stats is because they haven't KOed any pokemon, which means they haven't gotten any Stat Exp. And Stat Exp can be obtained at any time, so that means you can still get the stats just as high. Normally, you can only get the Stat Exp calculated towards your stats if you level up, but if you deposit a pokemon, and withdraw it, the Stat Exp is calculated, which includes level 100s. This also means you may have to do additional training with your level 100s to get all the Stat Exp you need.

Q2) My pokemon's stats don't increase as much if I use vitamins early. Why?

A2) This is because when you use vitamins, you already increased the Stat Exp by a large amount, and it will take longer to get more. When you train pokemon without using vitamins, they gain lots of Stat Exp by themselves, so it

**only appears** that they are getting higher stats, but it is not true.

Q3) So what is the fastest way to get Stat Exp maxed out?

A3) Use vitamins to reach 25500, and get all the remaining points at the Elite Four. It's recommended to use Rare Candies to reach level 100, so you have an easier time KOing all of the opponents. You will have to beat the Elite Four 20 times to max them out. Alternatively, run around in the Cerulean Cave, and gain Stat Exp by KOing wild pokemon.

Q4) If the DVs are randomly generated, how will I ever get perfect pokemon?

A4) It's incredibly rare, and there's not much you can do about it. Generally, catch a bunch of the same species of pokemon, check the stats to find out the DVs, and pick the one that you like the most. It's also good to focus on pokemon's higher stats, for example, an Electrode you train should have its Speed DV at 15, since Electrode is chosen for its high speed.

Q5) How am I going to be able to calculate the DVs?

A5) There is a complex formula, but I've created a DV Calculator that can calculate these stat very quick. Download it at http://www.speedyshare.com/760738372.html

Q6) Why is it best to use vitamins early?

A6) Vitamins only work up to 25500 Stat Exp, so you aren't able to use them later. You might as well use them early, since it's basically like having free Stat Exp.

Q7) Is there a master formula for determining stats?

A7) Yes, here they are (and don't forget to always round down). HP is for HP, and Stat is for the other 4 stats.

HP = (Base stat +DV + 50) * level / 50 + 10 + Extra points from Stat Exp

Stat = (Base stat + DV) * level / 50 + 5 + Extra points from Stat Exp

So that should cover basically everything there is about Stats. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.

- The guy who asked if he was a PotDer.