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

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User Info: JMForte85

JMForte85
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: Xatinero

Xatinero
3 years ago#2
No, its stats will adjust when you evolve it. Feel free to evolve it when you want.
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User Info: endgel

endgel
3 years ago#3
No, there isn't any stat penalty.
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User Info: kirbydude385

kirbydude385
3 years ago#4
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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User Info: TorchicBlaziken

TorchicBlaziken
3 years ago#5
It will actually be more powerful because for level evolutions it gains more experience if you don't evolve it.

User Info: darkshadowspawn

darkshadowspawn
3 years ago#6
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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User Info: JMForte85

JMForte85
3 years ago#7
Awesome! Thanks for the help.
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User Info: Seferaga

Seferaga
3 years ago#8
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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User Info: ClassyOldHat

ClassyOldHat
3 years ago#9
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.

User Info: flamepelt

flamepelt
3 years ago#10
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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