A couple weeks ago I traded on the traders board for a level 1 Squirtle, Chramander, Bulbasuar, and Pikchu. Now at different parts of the game I have started to train each of these, except the Charmander.
What I would do is say give Squirtle Share EXP and stick him in team rest of party is in their 60s. First battle I had he jumped 10-12 levels. I kept this up until he was a level 37 Blastoise. Now am I missing a bunch of EV's since he jumps a level every other battle now?
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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you never "see" the points granted by these EVs until level 100.
As far as I can tell the rest of your post is correct except for this part. In Gen V, EVs take effect after every battle, whilst you don't see the additional points upon leveling up, your Pokemon's stats with subtley increase (this is noticed more easily when training for HP EVs).
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