Every pokemon you battle gives you a certain EV (and a certain amount of them)

Every 4 EV's your pokemon earns in any one stat equals 1 stat point for that stat at level 100.

If you were to battle for example 252 Patrat (Patrat give 1 atk EV each and 252 is the max useful Ev's available in any given stat) you will end up with an additional 63 points in the attack stat when you reach level 100 compared to an identical blastoise which has been rare candied from lv1 - 100.

You can earn a max of 510 EV's (though only 508 are ever used)

255 ev's can be put into any one stat.

Thought the most you should ever put in is 252

If you battle random pokemon, the EV's you get are just going to be random unless you have only been battling specific pokes. But even then you need to remember how many battles you've had in order to tally up points in order to make sure you don't waste any EV's.

In short, you can never miss EV's every battle you enter gives you EV's and you never "see" the points granted by these EVs until level 100.

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