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Is IV training required for competitive pokemon?

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User Info: Second_Hokage

3 years ago#1
I'm talking about random online battles on 3DS.

If i just catch the right nature and EV train it, will i be fine?

User Info: MysteriousZ

3 years ago#2
IV breeding is very very necessary for competitive play
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User Info: pythonkid

3 years ago#3
Yup. basically unless you play against friends who don't breed for IVs, you're gonna have a bad time.

User Info: kingjam1

3 years ago#4
It's required if you don't feel like getting crushed by any competent player.
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User Info: 91UKGamer

3 years ago#5
I've read speed needs to be 31(or 0 for Ferrothorn etc) but the rest of the stats can be a little lower like 25 or more. I haven't started competitive battling so I'm not too sure how much truth is to that.
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User Info: SorrySleeping

3 years ago#6
Technically yes, but you will always be at a disadvantage. IV Breeding is easy this gen. You really want that speed stat to be at 31 for most if not all pokemon.
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