Pokemon Diamond and Pearl EV Training Hotspot Guide
Written by Jorge Vergara (Alexcalibur3000)


Table of Contents:

Preguide................................................................Forward
Preguide..........................................................What are EVs?
Preguide..............................................................Questions
Section 1..........................................................Wild Pokemon
Section 1.1..................................................................HP
Section 1.2..............................................................Attack
Section 1.3.............................................................Defense
Section 1.4......................................................Special Attack
Section 1.5.....................................................Special Defense
Section 1.6...............................................................Speed
Section 2............................................................Vs. Seeker
Section 2.1..................................................................HP
Section 2.2..............................................................Attack
Section 2.3.............................................................Defense
Section 2.4......................................................Special Attack
Section 2.5.....................................................Special Defense
Section 2.6...............................................................Speed
Closing Junk.......................................................Contact Info
Closing Junk........................................................Legal Stuff
Closing Junk............................................................Credits

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Preguide................................................................Forward
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So you found out about EV training, eh?  Or maybe you dont, and you clicked on 
this guide in hopes of finding out.  I might give a short description, but that
has already been done by the other guides here on Gamefaqs.  Figure that youre 
ready to start your self EV training yourself and start some competitive 
battling?  Well maybe not... Sure its all well and good to know that you can get
three EV points from a Salamence, but is that really the best and fastest way to
do it?  

Well this guide is here to tell you the best and most convenient ways to EV 
train your pokemon.  This guide will have a list of some of the best places in
the wild to train each stat, and then some trainers you can fight with the VS.
Seeker that give good EVs.  Why make this guide?  Because I see the same 
questions every day on the message board and thought I could cut down on some of
them.  So credit for this goes to all the people on the message board, for help
and for inspiration.

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Preguide..........................................................What are Evs?
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Well, like I said, these have been covered already, but I assume you know what 
they are.  However, I am sure this assumption is incorrect in some cases, so I 
might as well put it here.

EV is short for  Effort Value .  Every time your pokemon wins a battle and gets
experience it gains an EV point in specific stat?  Which stat does the pokemon
give a point in?  Well, I will not be answering that here, there is another 
guide dedicated solely to that purpose and to post it would be a waste of my 
time and theirs.

Okay, so each pokemon gives a point.  What do these points do?  Well, when you 
get four in a single stat, that stat will increase by one extra when you level 
up.  SWEET!  That means I can fight a million Bidoofs and give my Mewtwo 250,000
HP?  Well, no, unfortunately.

There are limits to how many EV points you can get, and this is why people EV 
train.  Altogether, you can only have 510, and a single stat can only have 255.
Why waste those points in stats you are not going to use?  My Gyarados doesnt 
know any special moves, so why waste the points there?  I will put them all in 
to attack instead.  Using EV points, you can give two stats a bonus of up to 63!

Also, just to save you some time, I will tell you that you should only put 252 
EV points in to a stat, even though you can put three more.  Why?  Because 252 
is the largest number divisible by four that goes in to 255.  So you would waste
3 Evs.  Unfortunately, you can not stop some waste, and the EV spread people use
the most is 252 in one stat, 252 in another, and 6 in the last.  This has the 
minimal amount of waste.

So I have to fight 252 of a certain pokemon... ok... that sounds like a lot.  
Well I have some good news for you!  There are ways to speed this up.  There is
a rare condition your pokemon can get called POKERUS.  This does not harm your 
game or your pokemon in any way, it actually doubles the rate you earn EV points
at.  There is also an item called the MACHO BRACE that double them again.  So 
each point is actually worth four.  Saves a lot of time, eh?

There are also the power items that you can buy at the battle tower.  I will try
to explain them.  Each item adds four to the EVs you would already be getting.  
So if you fight a magikarp, and have the power item for speed, you get five EV 
points.  In case you have the POKERUS at the same time, you add first then 
double.  So these are even faster then the MACHO BRACE.

The power items are:


   _____ _____ _____ _____
  /    Name   |    Stat   \
  |-----------|-----------|
  |   Weight  |     HP    |
  |   Bracer  |   Attack  |
  |    Belt   |   Defense |
  |    Lens   | SP Attack |
  |    Band   |SP Defense |
  |   Anklet  |    Speed  |
  |-----------|-----------|
  \_____ _____|_____ _____/

Okay, so it is a horrible box, give me a break, it's my first one!  At least 
it's easy to read, right?

Another thing that can shorten your training is the vitamins that you can buy on
the second story of the mall.  They give 10 EV points in their stat.  It's easy 
to figure out which stat, just check with the description.  

If you ever wanted to take EVs away, just use the berries.  They are easy to 
identify for the same reason as above.  They will take away 10 EV points, or if 
you have more than 100, they will lower them to 100.  If you have no idea about
the EV's of a pokemon, 11 berries will always lower them back down to zero.  I
would just save first, so you aren't wasting berries.

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Preguide..............................................................Questions
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Okay, so people still have a lot of questions?  Well look here for some of the 
most common questions I have answered.

Q: If I use the experience share, will the EVs be split and shared, like the 
experience?  

A: The answer is no.  Both pokemon will get the same amount of EVs.  The full 
amount.  The end.  Wait, one more thing.  Bonuses from POKERUS and the items 
won't be passed on.  The pokemon will be getting the normal amount it would.  
Unless of course, IT has POKERUS.  But it still can't hold the item, because it 
is holding the Exp. Share.

Q: Okay so I was EV training my pokemon, and I got like, a lot of EVs, but when 
I leveled it up, it didn't increase by a lot!  What gives?

A: You gain the stats from EVs on the way to level 100, not the second you level
up.  You might not even notice that you stats are going up extra.  One way to 
make them go up all at once is to have a level 99 pokemon and EV train it.  
There is only one level left, so they gain all the stats at once.  In other 
situations, it is distributed on the way to level 100.

Q: Can level a level 100 pokemon be EV trained?

A: The answer is no.  Your question might be a variant of this one, but this 
explanation should cover them all.  You only gain EVs when you gain experience.
Level 100 pokemon gain no experience, so they gain no EVs.  

Q: My pokemon stopped taking the medicine!  Why?

A: Your pokemon will only take medicine until the EV points in the stat are 
above 100.  Then it will stop.  So you can only use 10 of each if you start with
an untouched pokemon.

Q: I heard about rare candies that...

A: Ok, here's my answer.  Rare candies are completely safe to use.  They don't
affect your Pokemon in any way other than level.  Forget myths you have heard.
The ONLY way to harm a Pokemon's stats is to level it up to 100 before the 
Pokemon has all its EVs.  So as long as the EV traing gets done before 100,
you're safe.

Of course, there have been other questions, I forgot, or haven't gotten.  Keep
asking, and this section will grow.


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Section 1..........................................................Wild Pokemon
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Okay, the first section of the guide... Pretty self explanatory.  This section
is a list of the good places to get those EVs from wild pokemon.  I find that 
using the VS. Seeker with the Exp. Share is much faster, but many people like to
be able to get the training done at low levels and using the pokemon.  For this
reason, unless demand calls for otherwise, I am going to try to locate the 
lowest leveled location possible.  I most likely wont go in to much detail in
this part, because there are hundreds of places you could theoretically EV 
train, and Im only going try to use the best lowest level.  There will be no
difference which method you use, and in certain cases wild pokemon can give
faster EVs.  This section of the guide will be in the following format.

Where:    The route(s) in question
Who:      The pokemon that we are after followed by (the points they give) 
Comments: Any notes I might have about this place or method.

Another nice thing with wild pokemon is that you can use the pokeradar to start
a chain and find more of the same pokemon in a row.  This is nice and definitely
one of the pros for EV training in the wild.  Now Ill start with the REAL first
section.

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Section 1.1..................................................................HP
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Where:    Route 201
Who:      Bidoof (1)
Comments: Very easy for low level pokemon, and Bidoofs are very easy to find.
With the pokeradar you hardly ever see anything else.  Plus, killing Bidoofs is
fun.

Where:    Valley Windworks
Who:      Shellos (1) Bidoof (1)
Comments: Just average, nothing special about it, but it works.

Where:    Route 222
Who:      Gastrodon (2)
Comments: It gets the job done, but the pokemon are a bit higher level.  This
can be good or bad, depending on your pokemon and what you want.

Where:    Surfing on Route 212
Who:      Wooper (1) Quagsire (2)
Comments: You have to surf, but I'm pretty sure they are all that appear.


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Section 1.2..............................................................Attack
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Where:    Route 202
Who:      Shinx (1)
Comments: Not really a great place, I recommend it only be used because it is
the first place available.  And the shinx dont really come along that often 
without the pokeradar.

Where:    Route 212
Who:      Kricketune (2) Bibarel (2)
Comments: It works too, much better than shinx.

Where:    Route 208
Who:      Bibarel (2) Machop (1)
Comments: I think this route has less variety in pokemon than the one above, 
making a bit better.  I could be wrong though.

Where:    Acuity Lakefront
Who:      Snover (1) Machoke (2)
Comments: This is one of my favorite places to train physical sweepers.  The 
only other pokemon around here all give speed EVs.  Namely Sneasel, Meditite,
and Medicham.  Handy.  See the speed section for exact details.

Where:    Lake Valor
Who:      Seaking (2) Gyarados (2)
Comments: Higher level wild pokemon, and you need to beat the elite four to get
the super rod to catch these guys with.  Otherwise fine.

Also note worthy is Unknown, found in the cave right of Solaceon Town.  I didnt
list them with the above because they also give Special Attack EVs. They give 1
attack and 1 special attack.

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Section 1.3.............................................................Defense
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Where:    Oreburgh Gate, Left of Oreburgh City
Who:      Geodude (1)
Comments: I think this is the first place in the game you can get defense EV?s.
Could be wrong.

Where:    Oreburgh Mine
Who:      Geodude (1) Onix (1)
Comments: I think it is a bit better than the above one, and mere seconds away,
so why not use it.  Still, there are better places.

Where:    Ruin Maniacs Cave
Who:      Hippopotas (1) Geodude (1)
Comments: Works Fine, I don't think there's anything to run away from...


Where:    Iron Island Mines
Who:      Graveler (2) Onix (1) Steelix (2)
Comments: This one is pretty good, I like it, and you almost always run into 
Graveler.

Where:    Snowpoint Temple
Who:      Graveler (2) Onix (1) Steelix (2)
Comments: I think you need a floor other then the first for these to appear.  
You need to run from Sneasel and Golbat, or you can train speed too, though I 
don't know why you would need defense AND speed, but, whatever.  At least these
guys are higher level.

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Section 1.4......................................................Special Attack
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Where:    Route 204
Who:      Budew (1)
Comments: Pretty much the worst option here.  But I think it is the first place
possible.

Where:    The old Chateau in Eterna Forest
Who:      Ghastly (1) Haunter (2) Gengar (3)
Comments: Pretty much the best option here.  They are the only pokemon that 
appear here.  Haunter and Gengar only appear if a GBA pokemon game is in your 
DS, and I think you have to be in the room with the eyes.

Where:    Lost Tower on Route 209
Who:      Ghastly (1)
Comments: Up here because the only other pokemon that is here is Zubat, which 
gives 1 speed, making this an ideal special sweeper training ground.

Where:    Route 229
Who:      Roselia (1) Gloom (2)
Comments: This is late in the game, and I think you might need the national dex,
limiting this ones usefulness.  But good for higher level pokemon.

Where:    Resort Areas pond
Who:      Golduck (2)
Comments: Wait... this could be the best option here... I am fairly certain 
Golduck is the only pokemon that appears in this pond.  I guess it depends on 
how often you can find Haunters and Gengars.

Also note worthy is Unknown, found in the cave right of Solaceon Town.  I didnt
list them with the above because they also give Attack EVs.  They give 1 attack
and 1 special attack.

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Section 1.5.....................................................Special Defense
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Where:    Route 223
Who:      Tentacruel (2) Mantyke (1)
Comments: I cant even think of an earlier place... this place is good though.

For this section I couldnt really think of anywhere.  So I listed this.  There 
really isnt much variety here, as the only other places I can think of are other
sea routes.  If you choose to use another route, Tentacool gives 1 point as 
well.

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Section 1.6...............................................................Speed
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Where:    Route 201
Who:      Starly (1)
Comments: Yeah, it is slow, but it is the first place I the game.  They appear 
often though and even more so with the pokeradar.

Where:    Caves With Zubats and Golbats
Who:      Zubat (1) Golbat (2)
Comments: There are tons of caves, and almost all of them have these pokemon.
So instead of picking one, I just wrote this.

Where:    Victory Road Ponds
Who:      Golbat (2)
Comments: I think only Golbats appear.

Where:    Trophy Garden of Pokemon Mansion
Who:      Pikachu (2) Pichu (1) Staravia (2)
Comments: I like this one, it is pretty easy.  And remember that everyday a new
pokemon is put in the garden, which could add more to this list.

Where:    Lost Tower South of Solaceon town.
Who:      Zubat (1) Murkrow (1)
Comments: Why list this again when there are better options?  Ghastly also 
appears here, which give 1 Special Attack point, making this a good place to 
train Special sweepers.

Where:    Surfing on Route 228
Who:      Poliwhirl (2) Poliwag (1)
Comments: I think only they appear.  Supposedly it's sandstorming here.

Where:    Acuity Lakefront
Who:      Sneasel (1) Meditite (1) Medicham (2)
Comments: A good place to train physical sweepers, because the only other 
pokemon her give attack.  Check that section for those details.

Where:    Route 225
Who:      Spearow (1) Fearow (2) Rattata (1) Raticate (2)
Comments: There are a lot of them.  And higher level.


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Section 2............................................................Vs. Seeker
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That marks the end of the wild locations and brings us to the Vs. Seeker.  Of 
course, some people wont agree with my choices as to what I put in the wild 
pokemon section, so feel free to send me suggestions.  

Well the Vs. Seeker is my favorite way of training pokemon in certain stats. 
Why?  I just walk one hundred steps, use the Vs. Seeker, and am guaranteed a 
battle with someone who gives me a decent amount of EVs.  My format will have to
be a little more detailed here, so that you can find the trainer.  Here it is.

Where:          Location, and a brief description of where on that route
Who:            The name and type of trainer we are looking for         
What they have: The Pokemon that the trainer has and the approximate max levels
Total Evs:      The EVs gained in the stat from fighting this trainer 

Okay?  Good.  Now before I begin, I just want to say that I have tested some of
these, but not all, so bear with me.  I do not have all the exact location, just
the routes on most of them.  I have also heard that sometimes a pokemon evolves 
and so the total EVs are off, or completely different.  Please inform me of this
and I will test it further. 

Notice in my format, how I say max?  Don't email me saying that when you fought
the trainer, they sent out lower levels, or unevolved guys.  Fight them some 
more and their levels will go up to what I have listed.  I have heard reports of
some trainers not evolving for certain people, and I don't know how to help you 
there.  I guess you could use him as is, or keep trying.

Credit goes to:
Jiggy37 on Smogon

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Section 2.1.................................................................HP
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Where:          Route 209.  She is standing at the top of the sand for the bike
Who:            Cowgirl Shelly
What they have: 5 Bidoof around level 15
Total Evs:      5

Where:          Route 210
Who:            Bird Keeper Brianna
What they have: 2 Noctowl around level 40
Total Evs:      4

Where:          Route 212
Who:            Fisherman Travis
What they have: 3 Barboach and a Shellos
Total Evs:      4

Where:          Route 213
Who:            Tuber Jared
What they have: 3 Gastrodon around level 50
Total Evs:      6

Where:          Route 219
Who:            Tuber Mariel
What they have: 2 Marill around level 30
Total Evs:      4

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Where:          Route 203
Who:            Lass Madeline
What they have: Staraptor and Bibarel around level 40
Total Evs:      5

Where:          Route 213
Who:            Swimmer Sheltin
What they have: 3 Gyarados around level 30
Total Evs:      6

Where:          Cycling Road, third male from the top
Who:            Cyclist John
What they have: 2 Staraptors
Total Evs:      6

This trainer doesn't evolve for some people.  He stays with Staravia, changing
his EVs to speed.  For this reason, he is in both sections.  Use the one yours
is.

Where:          Route 214 
Who:            PI Carlos
What they have: 3 Seaking around level 60
Total Evs:      6

This trainer doesn't evolve for some people, and I had an old listing.  But mine
evolved, along with some others in emails, so this is the correct one. 

Where:          Route 218
Who:            Fisherman Miguel
What they have: 2 Gyarados around level 50
Total Evs:      4

Where:          Route 222
Who:            Fisherman Alec
What they have: 2 Gyarados Around Level 50
Total Evs:      4

Where:          Route 222
Who:            Rich Boy Trey.  He gives lots of money
What they have: 1 Luxio around level 60
Total Evs:      2

Where:          Route 225
Who:            Ace Trainer Quinn
What they have: 1 Pinser and 1 Mightyena around level 50
Total Evs:      4

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Where:          Route 210
Who:            Ninja Boy Fabian
What they have: 3 Geodude around level 20
Total Evs:      3

Where:          Route 212
Who:            Collector Dominique
What they have: 3 Geodude around level 20
Total Evs:      3

Where:          Route 221
Who:            Collector Ivan
What they have: 3 Hippopotas around level 50
Total Evs:      3

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Section 2.4.......................................................Special Attack
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Where:          Route 212
Who:            PKMN Ranger Jeffrey
What they have: 2 Prinplup around level 20
Total Evs:      4

Where:          Route 212, you will need cut
Who:            Scientist Shaun
What they have: 2 Alakazam around level 50
Total Evs:      6

Where:          Route 214
Who:            Psychic Mitchell
What they have: 1 Haunter and 1 Kadabra
Total Evs:      4

Where:          Route 214
Who:            Collector Douglas
What they have: 3 Roselia
Total Evs:      6



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Section 2.5......................................................Special Defense
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Where:          Route 210, is Foggy
Who:            Ninja Boy Davido
What they have: Dustox
Total Evs:      3

Where:          Route 230, need Surf
Who:            Swimmer Sophia
What they have: 2 Mantyke
Total Evs:      2

Where:          Route 230, need surf
Who:            Swimmer Mallory
What they have: 1 Seel 1 Dewgong
Total Evs:      3

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Section 2.6................................................................Speed
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Where:          Route 205, on the bridge, the second fisherman from the right
Who:            Fisherman Andrew
What they have: 6 Magikarp Level 10.  This is definitely the easiest and best.
Total Evs:      6

Where:          Cycling Road, third male from the top
Who:            Cyclist John
What they have: 2 Staravia around level 40
Total Evs:      4

I am leaving this here, but I don't really know if I should.  I have confirmed
that the Staravia trainer does evolve, which changes the EVs to strength.  He 
will be in that section as well, with his max levels.

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Closing Junk........................................................Contact Info
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Okay, so now we reach the end of this guide.  It was fun for me to write, but 
now it is the end.  Of course, I am sure I missed things, and there can always
be improvements, so feel free to contact me at the following email:

A lexcalibur 3000@yahoo.com

Remove the spaces.  This is just to get rid of some spam.

I will try to respond to everything I get.  No guarantee anymore, becuase I am 
busy, but here are some reasons why I might not answer. So if I do not answer, 
a few things could have happened.

1.  I have not received it yet.  If it has been a reasonable time since you 
emailed, check my email and try again.

2.  I am out of town.  If I still do not answer, it is probably this one.

3.  You offended me in some way and I stopped reading.  Profanity, among other
obvious things will do this to me.  Just use you head.  I can take constructive
criticism, but do not like hate mail.

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Closing Junk.........................................................Legal Stuff
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I will keep this short.  Nobody is allowed to use this guide without my 
permission.  It may not be reproduced in any form except for private use.  If
you want to host this on your website, ask and I will most likely let you.  
Unless you break my rules, in which case I will not.  If you put this on your
site, do not edit it without permission and be sure to give me, the author 
credit.  Follow this and we will get along fine.

Sites allowed to host:
Gamefaqs.com
Supercheats.com
Neoseeker.com
Pokemon National League
Forum Pwnamon

I don't even know if some of these have it up yet, but I gave them permission,
so... whatever.

Copyright 2008 Jorge Vergara

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their 
respective trademark and copyright holders.

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Closing Junk.............................................................Credits
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My friends, for keeping me interested in pokemon.

The message board, for ideas and inspiration.

Gamefaqs and CJayC for hosting this.

You, for reading this.

One I have to give credit to, for making the Vs. Seeker list: Jiggy37 on Smogon

Everyone else.  Eventually (hopefully soon), I will go through my emails again,
and this list will grow.  Because I didn't write them down the first time....

And with that, I close my first guide for now.  I hope to write more in the 
future, and hopes this one helps!