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So I finally decided to start caring about EVs and IVs, a few questions.

#1ajko000Posted 7/24/2013 9:30:29 PM
IVs are the base multipliers of a Pokemon's stats for when it increases in level, but EVs are the points it gains from specific Pokemon? EVs change, so when my Pokemon levels up, those numbers that usually have a "+" in front of them indicating increase are sometimes if not often different? I never noticed if this is the case. Do EVs only stack up from the last Pokemon you defeated until a level up, or are they grouped together from that level's KOs entirely?

I looked on Bulbapedia, but I'm still a little confused.
#2Toasty_KabalPosted 7/24/2013 9:39:56 PM(edited)
EVs are static, but you only get their full effect at level 100. If you fully EV trained something between levels 1 and 2 you wouldn't get their full effect at level 2. 4 EVs in 1 stat will eventually be 1 point in that stat at level 100. This is off the top of head and I'm not sure if this is exactly what you were confuses about, but I hope it helps.
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#3Toasty_KabalPosted 7/24/2013 9:38:21 PM
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#4jamieyelloPosted 7/24/2013 9:56:48 PM
Ivs are stuck the whole time, you can't change them, ev points get added on every time you kill a Pokemon, and after you get 510 ev points total you can't get anymore and you're stuck with what you got.

Iv points can be from 0-31 in each stat, a Pokemon at level 100 with an hp iv of 28 will have a stat 28 points higher than a Pokemon with an hp iv of 0.

A Pokemon can have 255 ev points in each stat, but no more than 510 total. After it reaches that cap, it'll gain no more ev points. Ev points are 1/4 as effective as iv points, so a Pokemon with 255 ev points at level 100 will have a stat 63 points higher than a Pokemon with 0 evs in that stat.

Natures are just as important, they raise one stat by 1.1 and lower one by 0.9.
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#5javel34Posted 7/24/2013 10:00:35 PM
Toasty_Kabal posted...
EVs are static, but you only get their full effect at level 100. If you fully EV trained something between levels 1 and 2 you wouldn't get their full effect at level 2. 4 EVs in 1 stat will eventually be 1 point in that stat at level 100. This is off the top of head and I'm not sure if this is exactly what you were confuses about, but I hope it helps.


I think most people probably only care up to level 50 where it's halved. The only time you'll use Lv 100 pokes would be wireless battles with friends I think.
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#6Toasty_KabalPosted 7/24/2013 10:03:09 PM
javel34 posted...
Toasty_Kabal posted...
EVs are static, but you only get their full effect at level 100. If you fully EV trained something between levels 1 and 2 you wouldn't get their full effect at level 2. 4 EVs in 1 stat will eventually be 1 point in that stat at level 100. This is off the top of head and I'm not sure if this is exactly what you were confuses about, but I hope it helps.


I think most people probably only care up to level 50 where it's halved. The only time you'll use Lv 100 pokes would be wireless battles with friends I think.


I only use EVs for competitive, which I do at 100, though little cup is fun on occasion, if not the most complicated EV calculations.
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#7ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 7/25/2013 1:32:46 AM
How do items like Zinc affect them?
#8javel34Posted 7/25/2013 1:38:52 AM
ajko000 posted...
How do items like Zinc affect them?


Every vitamin takes 10 off of the 252 total

Example 10 zinc=100 defense

252-100=152 evs needed before defense is maxed out.

You can only use 10 of a vitamin before it stops working.
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#9ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 7/25/2013 5:47:51 PM
javel34 posted...
ajko000 posted...
How do items like Zinc affect them?


Every vitamin takes 10 off of the 252 total

Example 10 zinc=100 defense

252-100=152 evs needed before defense is maxed out.

You can only use 10 of a vitamin before it stops working.


Understood, they're better than Rare Candies then? I saw that Rare Candies don't affect the EVs and IVs of a Pokemon.
#10reannamatorPosted 7/25/2013 5:51:19 PM
ajko000 posted...
javel34 posted...
ajko000 posted...
How do items like Zinc affect them?


Every vitamin takes 10 off of the 252 total

Example 10 zinc=100 defense

252-100=152 evs needed before defense is maxed out.

You can only use 10 of a vitamin before it stops working.


Understood, they're better than Rare Candies then? I saw that Rare Candies don't affect the EVs and IVs of a Pokemon.


Exactly. In fact, if possible I'd hold off using rare candies at all until you've finished EV training. Those levels you get from rare candies only have the Pokemon's base stat gains, and none of the additional gains that would have come from achieving the level through battle. :)
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