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What are the disadvantages to using a Rare Candy?

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5 years ago#1
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?

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5 years ago#2
every time you use a rare candy god kills a kitten
5 years ago#3
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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5 years ago#4
EV's?
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5 years ago#5
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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5 years ago#6
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.
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5 years ago#7
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.
5 years ago#8
Umm... What are EV's, and how do I tell how many I have, or when I am "done"? *shrug*
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5 years ago#9

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.
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5 years ago#10
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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