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at what point did you learn about EVs and IVs?

#1fallenswordsPosted 3/25/2013 4:08:52 PM
last week i stumbled across a youtube video describing the basics of breeding, IVs and EVs...

my mind was blown. i hadn't played pokemon since third grade and i had no clue these existed. so i dusted off my old copy of emerald and i can't believe how adaptive this game is i enjoyed this game ten years ago and now i'm enjoying all the number manipulation that i didnt even know you could do.

tldr: pokemon is magical.
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#2wahaha911Posted 3/25/2013 4:10:20 PM
when i got 3rd gen
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#3noname2lazyPosted 3/25/2013 4:11:29 PM
Fourth gen.
#4EnferolunosPosted 3/25/2013 4:11:43 PM
Hmm, not sure. I knew since yellow that "all pokemon are different" and that "trainer pokemon are stronger," but I don't think I knew the specifics until gen 4, when my friend started EV training
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#5UltimaZangetsuPosted 3/25/2013 4:12:23 PM
Gen 3. I either didn't know or just didn't care in Gen 2.
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#6fallenswords(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2013 4:12:46 PM
Enferolunos posted...
Hmm, not sure. I knew since yellow that "all pokemon are different" and that "trainer pokemon are stronger," but I don't think I knew the specifics until gen 4, when my friend started EV training


i knew that too but i thought that was all just RNG type stuff.
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#7CakeOfLiesPosted 3/25/2013 4:13:32 PM
Long before I even got my first game (SoulSilver).
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#8Thepenguinking2Posted 3/25/2013 4:14:19 PM
With PokeGen. that's when I truly understanded EVs.
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#9gamester_12345Posted 3/25/2013 4:15:05 PM
3rd gen, but still didn't get the true complexities of the system, all i knew was if i kill X amount of Y then i should have a boost of Z stats near/at level 100; i don't battle competitively though.
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#10FuneralCakePosted 3/25/2013 4:21:03 PM
I knew about IVs back in the first two gens (when they were DVs) because I started to get interested in hacking and such. I'm not sure if I knew about EVs (or Stat EXP). Really, it was more of a passing interest; I knew what they were, and a little bit about how they worked, but not much else.

Then when gen 3 came out and the IV and EV systems were overhauled, I got a lot more into the intricacies of how they worked, made my own IV calculators, stuff like that.
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