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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?

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#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
EV's?
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#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.
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#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*
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#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.
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#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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