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Can someone help me understand EV's?

#1Nate545Posted 12/30/2012 9:33:54 PM
Can someone help me understand EV leveling? I think I get a jist of it but I don't know. An I going to have grind certain pokemon just to make my certain pokemon strong because that would be boring maybe. Or can my "certain pokemon" be strong enough to face the computer or pvp just by leveling up by facing all kinds of pokemon and trainers?
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#2CheckmateD1Posted 12/30/2012 9:35:27 PM
This should help:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/661226-pokemon-black-version-2/64612734
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#3thejectPosted 12/30/2012 9:38:48 PM
Certain pokemon give you EV points into a certain stat.

Each pokemon your pokemon defeats gives it x of that ev stat, up to 255 in any particular area of HP, ATK, DEF, SpA, SpD, Spe. (252 being the last point that will boost stats.)

You basically find one pokemon that gives the most EV points per kill in the stat you want to get EVs in.

Say Pokemon A gives 2 HP Evs and you want 252 EVs in HP you would just keep knocking out pokemon A, ignoring or running away from B, C and D.

Rinse and repeat for any stat.
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#4Nate545(Topic Creator)Posted 12/30/2012 9:53:30 PM
That makes more sense, thank you! Still feels a bit eh though, on the grinding part lol, especially with your starter when your limited to what pokemon you run into in the grass.
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#5Octaivian_RexPosted 12/30/2012 9:58:57 PM(edited)
From: Nate545 | #004
That makes more sense, thank you! Still feels a bit eh though, on the grinding part lol, especially with your starter when your limited to what pokemon you run into in the grass.

Beat the game first, then EV train later. You have to rebreed/catch fresh Pokemon anyway. If your Pokemon have battled any Pokemon at all that you didn't record then their EVs are screwed up.
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#6MileRunPosted 12/30/2012 11:05:52 PM
Nate545 posted...
That makes more sense, thank you! Still feels a bit eh though, on the grinding part lol, especially with your starter when your limited to what pokemon you run into in the grass.


The grinding isn't so bad if you have the right tools. It's actually faster than grinding for experience at mid to high levels.

Your starter is pretty much doomed, though. You'll probably want to breed a new for online play anyways, though, considering IVs, natures, egg moves, and all that.
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#7CheckmateD1Posted 12/31/2012 4:15:10 AM
It's kind of a pain and it can be time consuming, but the more you practice EV training, the easier it gets. You definitely wanna get the Power items at some point from PWT after you raise a few potent mons.
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#8GRTooCoolPosted 12/31/2012 4:22:15 AM
You only EV train for these two reasons:

1) If you want to battle competitively against people online.
2) Battle Frontier/Pokemon World Tournament/Battle Subway

If you're just playing the game itself, story mode wise... you absolutely do not need to worry about EVs, IVs, or even Natures. Just level up and you're good.
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#9Asemu_AsunoPosted 12/31/2012 4:40:58 AM
TC, I suggest you ask someone for the "virus" Pokerus. It doubles the EV's a Pokemon earns in battle. Using that along with the Vitamins you buy (Calcium, Protein, ect) you can basically EV train a Pokemon in twenty minutes once you've done it enough to get the hang of it.