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at what point did you learn about EVs and IVs?

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2 years ago#1
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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2 years ago#2
when i got 3rd gen
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2 years ago#3
Fourth gen.
2 years ago#4
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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2 years ago#5
Gen 3. I either didn't know or just didn't care in Gen 2.
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2 years ago#6
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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2 years ago#7
Long before I even got my first game (SoulSilver).
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2 years ago#8
With PokeGen. that's when I truly understanded EVs.
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2 years ago#9
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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2 years ago#10
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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