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Is there a stat penalty with waiting to evolve a Pokemon?

#1JMForte85Posted 11/11/2013 2:11:17 PM
What I mean is when the evolved Pokemon levels up does it get greater stat growth than the unevolved form? I'd like to wait to let it learn moves quicker but not if the end product is less powerful.
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#2XatineroPosted 11/11/2013 2:13:01 PM
No, its stats will adjust when you evolve it. Feel free to evolve it when you want.
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#3endgelPosted 11/11/2013 2:13:11 PM
No, there isn't any stat penalty.
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#4kirbydude385Posted 11/11/2013 2:16:19 PM
There's no stat penalty in the long run, but a first stage Pokemon at the same level with same IVs, EVs, nature as its evolved counterpart will have less stats.
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#5TorchicBlazikenPosted 11/11/2013 2:17:12 PM
It will actually be more powerful because for level evolutions it gains more experience if you don't evolve it.
#6darkshadowspawnPosted 11/11/2013 2:17:55 PM
As long as everything is the same (IVs, EVs, nature, etc.), you can hold out evolving if you want to.

For example, you have two Bulbasaur that are identical (same IVs, nature, everything). As long as you accrue the same EVs, you can evolve one at the regular levels and the other at 99 and 100...you'll end up with identical Venusaur.
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#7JMForte85(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2013 9:37:01 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the help.
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#8SeferagaPosted 11/11/2013 9:41:34 PM
Wow this is cool! I've always wanted to do this to make the game more challenging, but thought the stats would permanently suffer. :p Is this true for all generations?
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#9ClassyOldHatPosted 11/11/2013 9:50:43 PM
Actually, you may even sometimes want to hold off evolution even longer, seeing how in this game, Pokemon that evolve by level up get extra EXP if they they are higher than the level than they would normally evolve at.
#10flamepeltPosted 11/12/2013 12:00:51 AM
darkshadowspawn posted...
As long as everything is the same (IVs, EVs, nature, etc.), you can hold out evolving if you want to.

For example, you have two Bulbasaur that are identical (same IVs, nature, everything). As long as you accrue the same EVs, you can evolve one at the regular levels and the other at 99 and 100...you'll end up with identical Venusaur.


Actually....if you have those exact same IV/EV natures and evolve a bulbasiat at lvl 99, it would not be the same as the venasaur since the bulbasaur will become a lvl 100 ivysaur.

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