Pokemon stats explained! EVs, IVs, Natures, everything! PLEASE READ!

jayman7
Posted: 2/9/2014 9:24:55 PM
How do you get EVs through battle?

Each Pokemon species grants between 1 and 3 EVs when defeated. Everything that gets EXP also gets EVs in full, including when the EXP share is active, when the Pokemon was fighting the enemy but switched out, and when the Pokemon is captured (in the sixth gen), but not when the Pokemon is knocked out. EVs are not split; everything that can get them gets all of them. The level of the defeated Pokemon doesn't matter, only its species.

Most Pokemon give EVs in the stats they excel in. Weak and unevolved Pokemon typically give 1 EV, moderately strong Pokemon and those that have evolved once usually give 2, and legendary Pokemon and those that have evolved twice generally give 3. For a list of what Pokemon give which EVs, I again point you to fansites like Serebii and Bulbapedia.

If your Pokemon already has max EVs in the relevant stats or total, then nothing will change; no EVs will be lost and none will be added.

Any way to get them faster?

There's a rare status called Pokerus, which spreads from Pokemon to Pokemon in your active party as you battle if any of them have it. It wears off after a few days in the active party, but this only means it cannot be spread. Pokemon that have ever had Pokerus - even if it has worn off - receive double EVs from battle.

There are also items that affect EV gains. The Macho Brace doubles them; the Power items (Weight, Bracer, Belt, etc.) automatically add four EVs to the stat that matches them with every Pokemon defeated in addition to the EVs the Pokemon normally gives. Both of these stack with Pokerus, meaning it is theoretically possible to get 14 EVs from a single Pokemon (if the Pokemon gives 3 EVs, your Pokemon is holding a Power item, and it has Pokerus: (3 + 4) * 2 = 14.)

Hordes are a very powerful EV-training tool, if you have Pokerus and a Power item. A horde of 1-EV Pokemon will give 50 EVs to a Pokemon with both, and a horde of 2-EV Pokemon will grant 60! (There are no 3-EV Pokemon hordes, but if they existed, they'd grant a whopping 70 EVs.)

Though multiple Pokemon can get EVs from a single opponent, only the ones that actually have Pokerus or the boosting items get any effect from them. That said, it doesn't matter if the Pokemon is actively doing the fighting or just sitting back and absorbing the EVs through the EXP Share; the boosts still affect it when it has them.

What are some good places to fight hordes for particular stats?

Remember to use Sweet Scent or Honey to attract hordes... and that you can't attract them if it's raining on the overworld. I'm compiling information from Smogon for this.

HP: Route 5 (Gulpin - 1), Connecting Cave (Whismur - 1), Route 20 (Foongus - 1)

Attack: Route 19 (Weepinbell - 2 and Arbok - 2), Route 14 (Bellsprout - 1 and Ekans - 1)

Defense: Terminus Cave (Durant - 2, Geodude - 1, and, in X, Aron - 1), Victory Road (Geodude - 1 and, in some caves, Graveler - 2)

Special Attack: Frost Cavern (Vanillite - 1 and Smoochum - 1)

Special Defense: Reflection Cave (Mime Jr. - 1)

Speed: Route 8 (Wingull - 1 and Taillow - 1), Route 12 (Wingull - 1), Route 15 (Murkrow - 1)

See more info here: http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/a-guide-to-ev-training-with-hordes.3490052/

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jayman7
Posted: 2/9/2014 9:05:04 PM
How do you get EVs through battle?

Each Pokemon species grants between 1 and 3 EVs when defeated. Everything that gets EXP also gets EVs in full, including when the EXP share is active, when the Pokemon was fighting the enemy but switched out, and when the Pokemon is captured (in the sixth gen), but not when the Pokemon is knocked out. EVs are not split; everything that can get them gets all of them. The level of the defeated Pokemon doesn't matter, only its species.

Most Pokemon give EVs in the stats they excel in. Weak and unevolved Pokemon typically give 1 EV, moderately strong Pokemon and those that have evolved once usually give 2, and legendary Pokemon and those that have evolved twice generally give 3. For a list of what Pokemon give which EVs, I again point you to fansites like Serebii and Bulbapedia.

If your Pokemon already has max EVs in the relevant stats or total, then nothing will change; no EVs will be lost and none will be added.

Any way to get them faster?

There's a rare status called Pokerus, which spreads from Pokemon to Pokemon in your active party as you battle if any of them have it. It wears off after a few days in the active party, but this only means it cannot be spread. Pokemon have have ever had Pokerus - even if it has worn off - receive double EVs from battle.

There are also items that affect EV gains. The Macho Brace doubles them; the Power items (Weight, Bracer, Belt, etc.) automatically add four EVs to the stat that matches them with every Pokemon defeated in addition to the EVs the Pokemon normally gives. Both of these stack with Pokerus, meaning it is theoretically possible to get 14 EVs from a single Pokemon (if the Pokemon gives 3 EVs, your Pokemon is holding a Power item, and it has Pokerus: (3 + 4) * 2 = 14.)

Hordes are a very powerful EV-training tool, if you have Pokerus and a Power item. A horde of 1-EV Pokemon will give 50 EVs to a Pokemon with both, and a horde of 2-EV Pokemon will grant 60! (There are no 3-EV Pokemon hordes, but if they existed, they'd grant a whopping 70 EVs.)

Though multiple Pokemon can get EVs from a single opponent, only the ones that actually have Pokerus or the boosting items get any affect from them. That said, it doesn't matter if the Pokemon is actively doing the fighting or just sitting back and absorbing the EVs through the EXP Share; the boosts still affect it when it has them.

What are some good places to fight hordes for particular stats?

Remember to use Sweet Scent or Honey to attract hordes... and that you can't attract them if it's raining on the overworld. I'm compiling information from Smogon for this.

HP: Route 5 (Gulpin - 1), Connecting Cave (Whismur - 1), Route 20 (Foongus - 1)

Attack: Route 19 (Weepinbell - 2 and Arbok - 2), Route 14 (Bellsprout - 1 and Ekans - 1)

Defense: Terminus Cave (Durant - 2, Geodude - 1, and, in X, Aron - 1), Victory Road (Geodude - 1 and, in some caves, Graveler - 2)

Special Attack: Frost Cavern (Vanillite - 1 and Smoochum - 1)

Special Defense: Reflection Cave (Mime Jr. - 1)

Speed: Route 8 (Wingull - 1 and Taillow - 1), Route 12 (Wingull - 1), Route 15 (Murkrow - 1)

See more info here: http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/a-guide-to-ev-training-with-hordes.3490052/

(nope, not done yet!)
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Creator of Jay's Journey (see quote!)
"It's not ten years old! Therefore, it sucks!" - Nostalgia whores everywhere
jayman7
Posted: 2/9/2014 9:23:55 PM
How do you get EVs through battle?

Each Pokemon species grants between 1 and 3 EVs when defeated. Everything that gets EXP also gets EVs in full, including when the EXP share is active, when the Pokemon was fighting the enemy but switched out, and when the Pokemon is captured (in the sixth gen), but not when the Pokemon is knocked out. EVs are not split; everything that can get them gets all of them. The level of the defeated Pokemon doesn't matter, only its species.

Most Pokemon give EVs in the stats they excel in. Weak and unevolved Pokemon typically give 1 EV, moderately strong Pokemon and those that have evolved once usually give 2, and legendary Pokemon and those that have evolved twice generally give 3. For a list of what Pokemon give which EVs, I again point you to fansites like Serebii and Bulbapedia.

If your Pokemon already has max EVs in the relevant stats or total, then nothing will change; no EVs will be lost and none will be added.

Any way to get them faster?

There's a rare status called Pokerus, which spreads from Pokemon to Pokemon in your active party as you battle if any of them have it. It wears off after a few days in the active party, but this only means it cannot be spread. Pokemon that have ever had Pokerus - even if it has worn off - receive double EVs from battle.

There are also items that affect EV gains. The Macho Brace doubles them; the Power items (Weight, Bracer, Belt, etc.) automatically add four EVs to the stat that matches them with every Pokemon defeated in addition to the EVs the Pokemon normally gives. Both of these stack with Pokerus, meaning it is theoretically possible to get 14 EVs from a single Pokemon (if the Pokemon gives 3 EVs, your Pokemon is holding a Power item, and it has Pokerus: (3 + 4) * 2 = 14.)

Hordes are a very powerful EV-training tool, if you have Pokerus and a Power item. A horde of 1-EV Pokemon will give 50 EVs to a Pokemon with both, and a horde of 2-EV Pokemon will grant 60! (There are no 3-EV Pokemon hordes, but if they existed, they'd grant a whopping 70 EVs.)

Though multiple Pokemon can get EVs from a single opponent, only the ones that actually have Pokerus or the boosting items get any affect from them. That said, it doesn't matter if the Pokemon is actively doing the fighting or just sitting back and absorbing the EVs through the EXP Share; the boosts still affect it when it has them.

What are some good places to fight hordes for particular stats?

Remember to use Sweet Scent or Honey to attract hordes... and that you can't attract them if it's raining on the overworld. I'm compiling information from Smogon for this.

HP: Route 5 (Gulpin - 1), Connecting Cave (Whismur - 1), Route 20 (Foongus - 1)

Attack: Route 19 (Weepinbell - 2 and Arbok - 2), Route 14 (Bellsprout - 1 and Ekans - 1)

Defense: Terminus Cave (Durant - 2, Geodude - 1, and, in X, Aron - 1), Victory Road (Geodude - 1 and, in some caves, Graveler - 2)

Special Attack: Frost Cavern (Vanillite - 1 and Smoochum - 1)

Special Defense: Reflection Cave (Mime Jr. - 1)

Speed: Route 8 (Wingull - 1 and Taillow - 1), Route 12 (Wingull - 1), Route 15 (Murkrow - 1)

See more info here: http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/a-guide-to-ev-training-with-hordes.3490052/

(nope, not done yet!)
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Creator of Jay's Journey (see quote!)
"It's not ten years old! Therefore, it sucks!" - Nostalgia whores everywhere

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