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What are the disadvantages to using a Rare Candy?

#1VGPod3Posted 3/28/2010 8:57:37 PM
I have 3 Rare Candy's, and I dunno if I want to use them or not. Why should I? And why shouldn't I?

#2WeOwnGamesPosted 3/28/2010 8:58:57 PM
every time you use a rare candy god kills a kitten
#3Elemaster55Posted 3/28/2010 8:59:09 PM
Well, they're not bad - you just don't get any EVs when you use them. As long as you don't overdo them you should be fine.
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#4VGPod3(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2010 8:59:44 PM
#5ManiacOVGPosted 3/28/2010 8:59:56 PM
If you're finished EV training your Pokemon, then there is no downside to Rare Candies besides not having anymore Rare Candies.
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#6weenogPosted 3/28/2010 9:01:02 PM
They make your pokemon fat and diabetic. Good luck finding insulin at the pokemart, and they won't let you take it out of the pokemon centers, either.
I'm sick of people that suck at video games blaming games and developers. Listen, it's not their fault you're lazy, dumb, and have the reflexes of a dead cow.
#7GoldPhoenix001Posted 3/28/2010 9:01:05 PM
It really only matters in competitive battles. Rare Candies prevent you from gaining EV's as you level up, making your pokemon weaker overall. However, they're pretty useful in-game because you gain EV's throughout the game. Besides, three levels would make nearly no difference. So go ahead and use them, you have nothing to lose.
#8VGPod3(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2010 9:06:02 PM
Umm... What are EV's, and how do I tell how many I have, or when I am "done"? *shrug*
#9Wiiman741Posted 3/28/2010 9:11:33 PM

From: VGPod3
Umm... What are EV's, and how do I tell how many I have, or when I am "done"? *shrug

Don't worry about it. You can use 1,2, or even 3 rare candies and it won't affect your pokemon.
I do have an idea, but let's run some expensive tests just to be sure
#10arkan_chozPosted 3/28/2010 9:13:59 PM
Effort Value at it's simplest is just an invisible number for each stat on a pokemon that raises based on the pokemon you beat. You gain them at the same time as experience points.
It was a system implemented to make "trained" pokemon seem stronger than ones that were just caught at a high level, or rare candied to level 100 (wish I knew about EVs in Red and Blue >.>)
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