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Toad's EV training guide (since I know you guys miss it lol)

#1the_1337_toadPosted 12/10/2007 1:48:32 PMmessage detail
Well, the last one got knocked off the board before it was stickied, and I never had the time to repost it. So here it is!

(please don't post until I'm done)


Effort Value Points Introduction

Effort Value Points or EV points as they're so commonly called are the points that a pokemon gets from gaining experience (EXP) in battle. The EV points you obtain vary from pokemon to pokemon. For example, fighting a Magikarp will get you 1 speed EV while fighting it's evolution Gyarados you will get 2 attack EV points. These points can increase a pokemon's stats greatly, and are a must in competitive play. Every 4 EV points you obtain amounts to 1 stat point, so getting 8 EV points from fighting a pokemon, when you level up your pokemon will gain an extra 2 stat points from what it would usually get. This is easier to recognize on higher leveled up pokemon since it takes longer for them to level up but it has the same long term effect as if you were to do it with a lower level pokemon. Each pokemon can have 510 EV points and the limit for each individual stat is 255. Although it is more common and makes more sense to EV train your pokemon to 252 EV points since 252 is divisible by 4 and the other 3 EV points wouldn't make your stats go any higher. Now on to EV training.

*You will need to have beaten the story to use this guide

Required Items

01. Pokerus - Doubles the amount of EV points gained per battle
02. Power Weight - Adds 4 HP EVs to the amount gained after each battle
03. Power Bracer - Adds 4 Attack Evs to the amount gained after each battle
04. Power Belt - Adds 4 Defense EVs to the amount gained after each battle
05. Power Lens - Adds 4 Special Attack EVs to the amount gained after each battle
06. Power Band - Adds 4 Special Defense EVs to the amount gained after each battle
07. Power Anklet - Adds 4 Speed EVs to the amount gained after each battle
08. Macho Brace - Double the mount of Evs gained after each battle
09. HP Up - Raises HP Evs by 10 points
10. Protien - Raises Attack Evs by 10 points
11. Iron - Raises Defense Evs by 10 points
12. Calcium - Raises Special Attack Evs by 10 points
13. Zinc - Raises Special Defense Evs by 10 points
14. Carbos - Raises Speed Evs by 10 points
15. Money - Used to by the Vitamins used to quickly gain EV points
16. Vs. Seeker - Item used to re-battle old trainers
17. National Pokedex - Item used to see older pokemon

~ Pokerus is a rare disease obtained by fighting/catching a wild pokemon with pokerus. Nurse Joy will tell you if you have this disease
~ The Power items can be obtained by spending 16 Battle Points (BP) at the battle tower
~ The Vitamins can be bought at the Veilstone City Department Store second floor for $9800 each. These can also be purchased at the Battle Tower for 1 BP each
~ Money can be obtained through fighting trainers. The best two trainers to fight are south of Hearthome City. They are the elder trainers standing by each other near the Pokemon Mansion. The maximum amount they give (with an amulet coin) is 24000 which is enough to buy 2.5 vitamins. The elder man has a level 60 Chatot and the elderly woman has a level 60 Roselia both should go down fairly easily to a pokemon level 50 with an Ice Beam.
~ The Vs. Seeker is given to you by Lucas/Dawn
~ Talk to Prof. Rowen after seeing every pokemon in Sinnoh to get the National Pokedex

*Items 1-8 are optional, although I strongly suggest you getting at least the power items as they will save you a LOT of battles
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#2the_1337_toad(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2007 1:49:09 PMmessage detail
Effort Value Lowering Berries

There are certain berries in the game that lower your pokemon's EVs, you may wonder why people would want to lower their own EVs but there is a reason for it. If you happen to give your pokemon too many EVs or give them the wrong EVs you would use these berries to start over on EV training.

Pomeg Berry - This berry makes pokemon more friendly but lowers it's base HP stat
Kelpsy Berry - This berry makes pokemon more friendly but lowers it's base Attack stat
Qualot Berry - This berry makes pokemon more friendly but lowers it's base Defense stat
Hondew Berry - This berry makes pokemon more friendly but lowers it's base Special Attack stat
Grepa Berry - This berry makes pokemon more friendly but lowers it's base Special Defense stat
Tamato Berry - This berry makes pokemon more friendly but lowers it's base Speed stat

**The berries lower your pokemon's EVs 100 points if over 100 and 10 if under making the maximum amount of berries usable

Hit Points (HP)

Items: Power Weight + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 HP Ups
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Weight and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Solaceon town and go south. Battle the girl closest to the mud ramp
05. Defeat her 5 Bidoof 3 times (3 battles)
06. You now have 250 EV points
07. Remove your Power Weight
08. Fight 1 more Bidoof, it doesn't matter where
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Power Weight
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 HP Ups
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Weight
04. Head to Solaceon town and go south. Battle the girl closest to the mud ramp
05. Defeat her 5 Bidoof 6 times (6 battles)
06. You now have 250 EV points
07. Remove your Power Weight
08. Fight 2 more Bidoof, it doesn't matter where
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 HP Ups
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Macho Brace and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Solaceon town and go south. Battle the girl closest to the mud ramp
05. Defeat her 5 Bidoof 7 times (7 battles)
06. You now have 240 EV points
07. Remove your Macho Brace
08. Fight her once more
09. You now have 250 EV points
10. Fight 1 more Bidoof, it doesn't matter where
11. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace/Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 HP Ups
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Macho Brace
04. Head to Solaceon town and go south. Battle the girl closest to the mud ramp
05. Defeat her 5 Bidoof 15 times (15 battles)
06. You now have 250 EV points
07. Fight 1 more Bidoof, it doesn't matter where
08. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: None
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 HP Ups
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Head to Solaceon town and go south. Battle the girl closest to the mud ramp
04. Defeat her 5 Bidoof 30 times (30 battles)
05. You now have 250 EV points
06. Fight 2 more Bidoof, it doesn't matter where
07. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points
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#3the_1337_toad(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2007 1:49:45 PMmessage detail
Attack (Attk)

Items: Power Bracer + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Protien
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Bracer and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Sunyshore City and go west from there
05. Fight the fisherman farthest to the left
06. Defeat both of his Gyarados 6 times (6 battles)
07. You should now be at 244 EV points
08. Remove your Power Bracer and fight him once more
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Power Bracer
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Protien
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Bracer
04. Head to Sunyshore City and go west from there
05. Fight the fisherman farthest to the left
06. Defeat both of his Gyarados 12 times (12 battles)
07. You should now be at 244 EV points
08. Remove your Power Bracer and fight him twice more
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Protien
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Macho Brace and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Sunyshore City and go west from there
05. Fight the fisherman farthest to the left
06. Defeat both of his Gyarados 9 times (9 battles)
07. You should now be at 244 EV points
08. Remove your Macho Brace and fight him once more
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace/Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Protien
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Macho Brace
04. Head to Sunyshore City and go west from there
05. Fight the fisherman farthest to the left
06. Defeat both of his Gyarados 19 times (19 battles)
07. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: None
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Protien
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Head to Sunyshore City and go west from there
04. Fight the fisherman farthest to the left
05. Defeat both of his Gyarados 38 times (38 battles)
06. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

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#4the_1337_toad(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2007 1:51:05 PMmessage detail
Defense (def)

Items: Power Belt + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Iron
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Belt and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Soloceon and go north from there
05. Fight the Ninja Boy hiding in the grass north of the Cafe Cabin
06. Defeat his 3 Geodude 5 times (5 battles)
07. You should now be at 250 EV points
08. Remove your Power Belt and fight 1 more Geodude
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Power Belt
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Iron
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Belt
04. Head to Soloceon and go north from there
05. Fight the Ninja Boy hiding in the grass north of the Cafe Cabin
06. Defeat his 3 Geodude 10 times (10 battles)
07. You should now be at 250 EV points
08. Remove your Power Belt and fight 2 more Geodude
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Iron
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Macho Brace and have it infected with pokerus
04. Head to Soloceon and go north from there
05. Fight the Ninja Boy hiding in the grass north of the Cafe Cabin
06. Defeat his 3 Geodude 12 times (12 battles)
07. You should now be at 244 EV points
08. Fight 2 more Geodude
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace/Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Iron
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Macho Brace
04. Head to Soloceon and go north from there
05. Fight the Ninja Boy hiding in the grass north of the Cafe Cabin
06. Defeat his 3 Geodude 24 times (24 battles)
07. You should now be at 244 EV points
08. Fight him once more
09. You are now at 250 EV points
10. Fight 1 more Geodude
11. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: None
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Iron
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Head to Soloceon and go north from there
04. Fight the Ninja Boy hiding in the grass north of the Cafe Cabin
05. Defeat his 3 Geodude 48 times (48 battles)
06. You should now be at 244 EV points
07. Fight him twice more
08. You are now at 250 EV points
09. Fight 2 more Geodude
10. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points
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#5the_1337_toad(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2007 1:51:31 PMmessage detail
Special Attack (Sp attk)

Items: Power Lens + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Calcium
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Lens and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Veilstone City, go south and go into the Spring Path
05. Go to the lake by the cave entrance
06. Defeat 12 wild Golduck in battle
07. You should now be at 244 EV points
08. Remove your Power Lens and fight 2 more Golduck
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Power Lens
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Calcium
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Lens
04. Head to Veilstone City, go south and go into the Spring Path
05. Go to the lake by the cave entrance
06. Defeat 25 wild Golduck in battle
07. You should now be at 250 EV points
08. Remove your Power Lens and fight 1 more Golduck
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Calcium
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Macho Brace and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Veilstone City, go south and go into the Spring Path
05. Go to the lake by the cave entrance
06. Defeat 19 wild Golduck in battle
07. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace/Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Calcium
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Macho Brace
04. Head to Veilstone City, go south and go into the Spring Path
05. Go to the lake by the cave entrance
06. Defeat 38 wild Golduck in battle
07. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: None
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Calcium
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Head to Veilstone City, go south and go into the Spring Path
04. Go to the lake by the cave entrance
05. Defeat 76 wild Golduck in battle
06. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points
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#6the_1337_toad(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2007 1:52:26 PMmessage detail
Special Defense (Sp def)

Items: Power band + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Zinc
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Brace and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Celestic Town and go east a ways into the fog
05. Use your bike to cross the thin path
06. Fight the Ninja Boy hidden in the ground
07. Defeat his Dustox 10 times
08. You should now be at 240 EV points
09. Remove your Power Brace and fight him 2 more times
10. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Power band
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Zinc
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Brace
04. Head to Celestic Town and go east a ways into the fog
05. Use your bike to cross the thin path
06. Fight the Ninja Boy hidden in the ground
07. Defeat his Dustox 20 times
08. You should now be at 240 EV points
09. Remove your Power Brace and fight him 4 more times
10. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Zinc
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Brace and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Celestic Town and go east a ways into the fog
05. Use your bike to cross the thin path
06. Fight the Ninja Boy hidden in the ground
07. Defeat his Dustox 12 times
08. You should now be at 244 EV points
09. Remove your Power Brace and fight him 1 more time
20. Fly to Sunyshore and fight 1 wild Tentacool
11. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace/Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Zinc
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Brace
04. Head to Celestic Town and go east a ways into the fog
05. Use your bike to cross the thin path
06. Fight the Ninja Boy hidden in the ground
07. Defeat his Dustox 24 times
08. You should now be at 244 EV points
09. Remove your Power Brace and fight him 1 more time
10. Fly to Sunyshore and fight 1 wild Tentacool
11. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: None
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Zinc
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Head to Celestic Town and go west onto the rocks
04. Head to Celestic Town and go east a ways into the fog
05. Use your bike to cross the thin path
06. Defeat his Dustox 48 times
07. You should now be at 244 EV points
08. Remove your Power Brace and fight him 2 more times
09. Fly to Sunyshore and fight 2 wild Tentacool
10. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points
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#7the_1337_toad(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2007 1:53:04 PMmessage detail
Speed (spd)

Items: Power Anklet + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 7 Carbos
02. You should now have 70 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Anklet and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Eterna City and go west onto the docks
05. Fight the middle fisherman
06. Defeat his 6 Magikarp 3 times (3 battles)
07. You should now be at 250 EV points
08. Remove your Power Anklet and fight 1 more Magikarp
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Power Anklet
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 7 Carbos
02. You should now have 70 EV points
03. Equip it with Power Anklet
04. Head to Eterna City and go west onto the docks
05. Fight the middle fisherman
06. Defeat his 6 Magikarp 6 times (6 battles)
07. You should now be at 250 EV points
08. Remove your Power Anklet and fight 2 more Magikarp
09. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace + Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 6 Carbos
02. You should now have 60 EV points
03. Equip it with Macho Brace and have it infected with Pokerus
04. Head to Eterna City and go west onto the docks
05. Fight the middle fisherman
06. Defeat his 6 Magikarp 8 times (8 battles)
07. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: Macho Brace/Pokerus
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Carbos
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Equip it with Macho Brace
04. Head to Eterna City and go west onto the docks
05. Fight the middle fisherman
06. Defeat his 6 Magikarp 12 times (12 battles)
07. Fight 1 more Magikarp
08. You should now have 248 EV points
09. Remove Macho Brace and fight Fisherman once more
10. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points

Items: None
Steps:
01. Give the desired pokemon 10 Carbos
02. You should now have 100 EV points
03. Head to Eterna City and go west onto the docks
04. Fight the middle fisherman
05. Defeat his 6 Magikarp 25 times (25 battles)
06. Fight two more Magikarp
07. You now have all 252/252 Effort Value Points
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#8the_1337_toad(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2007 1:53:47 PMmessage detail
Effort Value Calculator
This section is for those who do not wish to bring their stats to the maximum all of the time, there will be times where you want to distribute EV points throughout more stats. Unfortunately I will not list the exact way to get every single number you could possibly want, but I will list how much each of these pokemon give you.

Hit Points (HP)

Pokerus + Power Weight
10 EV points per Bidoof
50 EV points per battle

Power Weight
5 EV points per Bidoof
25 EV points per battle

Macho Brace + Pokerus
4 EV points per Bidoof
20 Ev points per battle

Macho Brace/Pokerus
2 Ev points per Bidoof
10 EV points per battle

No Items
1 Ev point per Bidoof
5 Ev points per battle

Attack (Attk)

Pokerus + Power Bracer
12 EV points per Gyarados
24 EV points per battle

Power Bracer
6 EV points per Gyarados
12 EV points per battle

Macho Brace + Pokerus
8 EV points per Gyarados
16 EV points per battle

Macho Brace
4 EV points per Gyarados
8 EV points per battle

No Items
2 Ev points per Gyarados
4 EV points per battle

Defense (Def)

Pokerus + Power Belt
10 EV points per Geodude
30 EV points per battle

Power Belt
5 EV points per Geodude
15 EV points per battle

Macho Brace + Pokerus
4 EV points per Geodude
12 EV points per battle

Macho Brace/Pokerus
2 EV points per Geodude
6 EV points per battle

No Items
1 EV point per Geodude
3 EV points per battle

Special Attack (Sp Attk)

Pokerus + Power Lens
12 EV points per Golduck

Power Lens
6 EV points per Golduck

Macho Brace + Pokerus
8 EV points per Golduck

Macho Brace/Pokerus
4 EV points per Golduck

No Items
2 EV points per Golduck

Special Defense (Sp Def)

Pokerus + Power Band
14 EV points per Dustox
Power Band
7 EV points per Dustox

Macho Brace + Pokerus
12 Ev points per Dustox

Macho Brace/Pokerus
6 EV points per Dustox

No Items
3 EV points per Dustox

Speed (SPD
Pokerus + Power Anklet
10 EVs per Magikarp
60 EVs per battle

Power Anklet
5 Evs per Magikarp
30 Evs per battle

Macho Brace + Pokerus
4 EV points per Magikarp
24 EV points per battle

Macho Brace/Pokerus
2 EV points per Magikarp
12 EV points per battle

No Items
1 Ev point per Magikarp
6 EV points per battle
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#9the_1337_toad(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2007 1:56:00 PMmessage detail
Ok, I'm done. Any questions or comments would be appreciated, I'll be at
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if you have any questions just PM me or talk in the chat.
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#10NebulaBluePosted 12/10/2007 2:11:57 PMmessage detail
Ah. Good to see that you brought it back.
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